The NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 looks set to receive Super processing, with the Turing-based low-end card game ramping up for a launch in October.
At least that’s what Videocardz says, which caught the attention of a few at Asus. The hardware manufacturer has a trio of GTX cards in preparation, which will come in the form of Super versions of the GTX 1660 and will integrate into its ranges TUF3, Phoenix and Dual Evo. Theory is that this Super variant will keep the same GPU as the GTX 1660 vanilla and the upgrade will be in the video memory. The new card will use 6 GB of 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory, compared to the same amount of 8 Gbps GDDR5 VRAM on the existing Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660.
As for the other details, we are concerned that they are thin on the ground, so let’s move on to our speculation hat. The GeForce GTX 1660 Super will likely have slightly higher speeds and faster GDDR6 video memory, delivering 12 Gbps per second, instead of the 8 Gbps of the slower GDDR5 memory of the current GTX 1660.
The increased performance of the GTX 1660 Super could mean that it is in the same graphics envelope as the current GTX 1660 Ti; we would not be surprised to see this card also get a Super version that would bring it closer to the power of the GeForce RTX 2060, without the ray tracing chops.
Taking into account the lower GeForce range, Nvidia will have more GPUs capable of holding AMD’s powerful Radeon cards, which are inexpensive but powerful; The Radeon RX 580 and RX 590, for example, offer reliable performance and competitive pricing. Team Red could also consider budget cuts for its Navi graphics cards.
This competition will be interesting for PC builders wanting to create a new machine by the end of the year, without spending a lot of money, because they will probably have many GPU options.