NVIDIA released the NVIDIA GTX 1660, a new mid-range desktop graphics card, after the introduction of the 1660 Ti. The new GTX 1660 is based on the same 6th generation Turing architecture as the GTX 1660 Ti and RTX models. Starting at $ 219, it’s the cheapest GPU ever.
The GTX 1660 is the same TU116 GPU as the 1660 Ti, but with some modifications. The number of CUDA cores increased from 1536 to 1408. The texture units went from 96 to 88. The memory clock is now 8 GHz of 12 GHz and the memory bandwidth of 192 Gbit / s instead of 288.1 GB / s. The memory itself is now 6GB of GDDR5 instead of 6GB of GDDR6.
The clock rate provides slight improvements, increasing the base clock from 1660Ti to 1500MHz from 1500MHz to 1530MHz and the clock from 1770MHz to 1785MHz. However, these numbers are in stock, so OEM cards are likely to ship with a higher number. Like the 1660 Ti, there will be no NVIDIA cards for the Founders Edition.
Both cards have a 120 W TDP and can be powered by a single 8-pin connector.
With the GTX 1660, NVIDIA says you’ll see a 35% improvement in performance over the GTX 1060 with 3GB at 1080p and more than 130% compared to the GTX 960.
The graphics card is available today and is offered by major manufacturers including Asus, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Palit and Zotac.