NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Turing Branding Confirmed In Presentation Leak

NVIDIA has not yet formally introduced its upcoming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards to the public at large, but lest anyone is still skeptical that they exist (and are coming), a picture of a recent presentation might convince them otherwise. It appears to show NVIDIA discussing the new cards with its hardware partners.

GeForce GTX 1660 Presentation
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The picture was originally posted to a web forum in Taiwan with the claim that it was taken in China. In it, we see NVIDIA giving a presentation on the new cards. The slide in the background says, "One more thing, new GTX Turing," and shows a partial shot of the GeForce GTX 1660 or GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (the picture is cut off after the second "6").

Obviously this could simply be an edited photo, especially given the low quality nature of the shot—it's blurry and grainy. Assuming it is real, though, it confirms the GTX branding and model nomenclature, as well as the fact that the upcoming cards are based on Turing.

According to previous leaks and rumors, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660 will sport a Turing GPU inside, but will not support real-time ray tracing. Or more precisely, they will not have dedicated RT cores enabled

Specs are still up in the air, naturally, though here is what has been rumored and speculated:
  • 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 is also said to be a 3GB version of the GeForce GTX 1660. None of that is actually confirmed, so take it all with a grain of salt.

According to the forum post where the above picture was leaked, NVIDIA is set to launch the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti in February for 2,399 Chinese Yuan. That's equivalent to around $353 in US currency, though actual pricing doesn't always follow straight conversions from one territory to another. In this case, NVIDIA's more potent GeForce RTX 2060 with real-time ray tracing support launched at $349, so we would expect the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to cost less.

The post also points to NVIDIA launching the non-Ti model in March, though it doesn't mention a projected price.

Image, credit: Gamer.com.tw forums