It appears as though MSI is ready to go with several versions of NVIDIA's not-yet-announced GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, all it is waiting for is an formal unveiling. We heard rumblings that might happen today, though if not, we anticipate it will be soon. In the meantime, more leaked photos and press renders are finding their way to the web.
To quickly recap, the rumored GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is said to be based on a version of NVIDIA's Turing GPU architecture, but without real-time ray tracing and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) support. Recent pictures of a naked GeForce GTX 1660 Ti showed a GPU die that is physically smaller than RTX silicon, which leads us to believe it will lack RT and Tensor cores altogether.
That particular leak came by way of an MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS graphics card. Now Videocardz has gotten its mitts on several press renders of two other models—MSI's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X (shown up top) and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Armor OC Edition (shown above).
There is no information about the clockspeeds on either model, only that the former will feature RGB lighting and the latter will be overclocked. Both cards will also sport dual fan cooling solutions and occupy two expansion slots.
As for the rumored specs of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and also the non-TI variant, here's what we're looking at:
- GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: 1,536 CUDA cores, 96 Texture Units, 1,500MHz base clock, 1,770MHz boost clock, 6GB GDDR6 memory, 192-bit memory bus, 6,000MHz memory clock
- GeForce GTX 1660: 1,280 CUDA cores, 80 Texture Units, 1,530MHz base clock, 1,785MHz boost clock, 6GB GDDR5 memory, 192-bit memory bus, 4,000MHz memory clock
There has also been chatter of a GeForce GTX 1650, though we have not seen any leaked photos of retail packaging or press renders of that particular model. All of these models will presumably be cheaper than NVIDIA's GeForce RTX series.
While initial reports pointed to NVIDIA launching its new GTX cards today, more recently it's been said the launch is more likely to occur on February 22.