MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti VENTUS XS With Turing TU116 GPU Leaked

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti news has been coming in at a furious pace over the past few weeks. Just yesterday, listings popped up on Amazon for iBuyPower gaming PCs with the graphics card installed, and numerous retail cards have been spotted

Today, a new leak gives us a look at MSI's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti VENTUS XS, which features a 4+2 VRM design. The card has a dual-fan cooling setup, which was thankfully removed in subsequent photos which give us a look at the TU116-400 Turing GPU.

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According to our previous reporting, this GPU has 1536 CUDA cores and will be paired with 6GB of GDDR6 memory. As graphics cards based on this GPU will be slotting in below the GeForce RTX 2060, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti will lack the necessary RT cores to enable real-time ray tracing.

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At this point, there are at least two GeForce GTX Turing cards rumored to be made available:

  • 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 talk about a possible GeForce GTX 1650, but we don't have any specifications for that particular SKU. It's rumored that the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti will be priced at around $279, while the GeForce GTX 1660 will have an MSRP of around $229. If the GeForce GTX 1650 does end up seeing the light of day, it could feature a price tag of $179.

Early speculation pointed to a February 15th launch date for the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, but VideoCardz is now saying that it will debut on February 22nd.