NVIDIA drops GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER with 75% higher memory bandwidth
The rumors of the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER coming around were true. The GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER card has just been announced with a 75% increase in memory bandwidth thanks to the adoption of 14 Gbps GDDR6. That’s faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti’s memory, mind you.
Aside from the upgraded memory which gives it a whopping 336GB/s of memory bandwidth, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is identical to the GeForce GTX 1660. The TU116-300 is what’s under the hood, with 1408 CUDA cores clocked at up to 1785 MHz boost, at least according to NVIDIA’s reference guidelines.
Thanks to just this one upgrade, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is up to 20% faster than the standard GeForce GTX 1660, and 50% faster than a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.
Here are the specs of the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER:
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Specs
- TU116 @ up to 1785 MHz, 12nm FinFET
- 1408 CUDA cores
- 6GB GDDR6 @ 14 Gbps, 192-bit memory interface
- 125W TDP
- 1x 8-pin PCIe power connector
- From $229 (~RM959)
Now the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is getting really close to a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, which touts a mere 128 CUDA cores (2 SMs) more than the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER. We might see NVIDIA limit the overclocking that AIBs are allowed to apply on the new GPUs out of the factory to avoid cannibalizing the flagship GeForce GTX 16-series card. There will be no reference designs for the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, with partners releasing their cards today.
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER coming soon
In addition to the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, there will also be a more affordable GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER. This card has yet to have a price tag attached to it, with a launch date set for 22nd November.
The GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER will feature the same TU116 GPU as the higher end GeForce GTX 16-series cards instead of the GeForce GTX 1650’s TU117 GPU. Of course, it’s going to be a cut-down version, with 1280 CUDA cores instead of the full 1536 that’s in the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
We also see 12 Gbps GDDR6 fitted on the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, giving it a good 192GB/s of memory bandwidth. This in combination with the beefier GPU gives this card a pretty big bump in performance over the older GeForce GTX 1650, and up to 200% the performance of a GeForce GTX 1050.
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER Specs
- TU116 @ up to 1725 MHz, 12nm FinFET
- 1280 CUDA cores
- 4GB GDDR6 @ 12 Gbps, 128-bit memory interface
- 100W TDP
- 1x 8-pin PCIe power connector
NVIDIA will be revealing more details about the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER as we get closer to the launch date.
NULL upgrade and ReShade Filters in latest drivers
Accompanying the new GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER are new drivers, and this is quite a feature packed one. The new driver brings with it support for ReShade filters in GeForce Experience, giving gamers an easier way to apply their favorite filters to their games in NVIDIA Freestyle and NVIDIA Ansel.
For the performance buffs who are more into the go rather than the show, NVIDIA has upgraded NVIDIA Ultra Low Latency (NULL) mode to support G-SYNC as well. The previous implementation forced gamers to choose one or the either, with the new update allowing gamers to enjoy both at the same time.
Speaking of G-SYNC, the new driver also adds support for another seven G-SYNC Compatible monitors, bringing the total to 57 FreeSync monitors which are validated to work with variable refresh rate on NVIDIA cards. The monitors are as follows:
- Acer CG437K P
- Acer VG272U P
- Acer VG272X
- AOC 27G2G4
- ASUS XG279Q
- Dell AW2720HF
- Lenovo Y27Q-20
Pokdepinion: I must say the SUPER cards are bringing the performance leap we expected from Pascal to Turing…