Nvidia Allegedly Working On GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Agreed - that's just outright bizarre. And that it's ending in -60Ti, yet the CUDA cores are cut down by 20%?

I guess they're trying to make sure it doesn't have any parallel to anything existing? I don't know - just weird. But performance will obviously be below the 2060.
 

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Odd. Likely a less costly option with an eye on the massive 1080p market without Ray Tracing due to the T series being exhausted. What else could it be (and why)?
 

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According to VideoCardz's sources, Nvidia will equip the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 1,536 CUDA cores so it won't eat into the recently launched GeForce RTX 2060's sales.
Yeah...about that...this is the thing: current ray-tracing is a) extremely limited in terms of the games that support it (not just currently but even in the pipeline) and b) due to the reduced number of cores on the 2060 is already going to be limited in performance for mainstream purposes (particularly when at mainstream 1080p resolutions even the 2080 struggles to perform with RT turned on), so even cut-down this 1660TI is going to cut into the sales of the 2060. So they're really kind of shooting themselves in the foot here.
 

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It's a lower cost product to compete with AMD RX570/580 cards on price and performance. The name is a mystery, but the article starts out by saying "the final product name is still subject to change". It may simply be a code name. Maybe it's the next 2050Ti.
 

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This is very ‘underwhelming’ considering it lacks all of the important new ground shattering features of the RTX line-up.... (sarcasm)
 

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Doesn't really look like it's this one, but when will the next-generation -50ti show up? One that will run entirely from the PCI bus power budget like the 750/ti and 1050/ti (when properly configured)?
 
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Is this aimed at existing AMD products or is it a reaction to the proposed 7nm AMD Navi cards? As already mentioned, the market for 1080p is still huge, so this might well be aimed at "performance per watt", but the price point will also play a massive part in whether this sells or not.
 
Specs-wise, I get the impression that at best this card may perform roughly similar to a GTX 1070, albeit with 25% less VRAM. It's certainly not a 2060 without raytracing, if it also has 20% fewer cores.

I guess it might be alright if they sell it for $250, though considering the 1060 6GB was that price two-and-a-half years ago, those are still somewhat mediocre performance gains. If it's $300, with a cut-down non-Ti version at $250, we should all probably just go back to bed.
 

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Nvidia naming scheme is giving me a head ache. They should of went with something like this
RTX-2080ti
RTX-2080
GTX-2070ti
GTX-2070
RTX-2060ti
RTX-2060
GTX-2060ti. etc...

The even numbers being RTX and the odd being GTX.
Less confusing and neatly orders cards arcording to their performance. (Well roughly)

What does everyone think?
 

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Doesn't make sense. Why disable their RT block for the higher-end 2070? Also the GTX 2060 Ti is confusing since it's lower-spec (way less cores) than the base RTX 2060. It should be GTX 2050 Ti or something.
 

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So nVidia bashes AMD for announcing a card that doesn't support Ray Tracing and then announces a card that doesn't support Ray Tracing. Makes sense!
 

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it makes sense if it's due to yields where the tensor or RT cores are faulty. This means there probably would be a GTX 1670/80 (or whatever naming scheme they choose) in the future as well.
 

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how about a 1880TI that is 30% faster than the 1080Ti without rt and tensor
with the same msrp as the gtx 1080ti...
pretty sure it will sell way better than any of the current rtx cards
 

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Not with a Turing GPU.
They're in different performance brackets. Nobody's expecting Nvidia to have RT support below RTX 2060, but the cheap(*) Radeon VII compete with RTX 2080.

I haven't seen any GTX 1050Ti feeding off the PCIe slot only...?

(*) Radeon VII = Radeon Instinct MI50, overclocked and with better cooler, at an 86% discount!
 

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