What is fast becoming the worst kept secret in tech is the pending launch of a GeForce GTX 1660 Super model. NVIDIA has not yet officially announced any such product, but the leaks keep coming. The latest one is a series of what look to be official press renders of a couple Zotac brand SKUs.
We will get to those in a moment, but first let's discuss the Super brand. NVIDIA refreshed its higher end Turing cards with Super models shortly before AMD launched its Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 cards. So far there are three Super SKUs. They include...
There has been plenty of chatter pointing to NVIDIA refreshing other Turing models with upgraded Super specs, primarily the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660 (though also perhaps the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti).
The folks at Videocardz managed to get their hands on a set of press renders showcasing two Zotac brand GeForce GTX 1660 Super models. Both have two cooling fans and, outside of the shading in the images, look identical—it's likely one is a factory overclocked model and the other is a stock variant.
There is not much to be gleaned from the images, except (A) apparent confirmation the GeForce GTX 1660 Super is real, and (B) it will have 6GB of GDDR6 memory, as previously rumored. To put things into perspective, here's NVIDIA's current GTX lineup in the Turing family...
- GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: 1,536 CUDA cores, 1,500MHz base / 1,770MHz boost, 6GB GDDR6 (12Gbps) on 192-bit bus, $279 MSRP
- GeForce GTX 1660: 1,408 CUDA cores, 1,530MHz base / 1,785MHz boost, 6GB GDDR5 (8Gbps) on 192-bit bus, $219 MSRP
- GeForce GTX 1650: 896 CUDA cores, 1,485MHz base / 1,665MHz boost, 4GB GDDR5 (8Gbps) on 128-bit bus, $149 MSRP
The bump to GDDR6 memory would give the GeForce GTX 1660 Super a boost, and it's been rumored it might be running 14Gbps, which is even faster than the GDDR6 memory on the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. We presume the number of CUDA cores would stay the same, and who knows how the GPU clocks will shake out.
Stay tuned, as we expect an announcement can't be far behind at this point.