It’s rumour time once again in the world of graphics cards and it looks as if Nvidia is planning to bolster its line-up of mid-range GeForce GTX 16 Series graphics cards with two new arrivals.
We’ve already heard plenty of rumours pertaining to a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, a new low/mid Nvidia GPU which would slot in between the GeForce GTX 1650 and the GeForce GTX 1660. But, we’re also hearing the first murmurs of a GeForce GTX 1660 Super, a potentially tasty new mid-ranger which would be sandwiched between the GeForce GTX 1660 and the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
Obviously there are a lot of brands and naming conventions being thrown around now, and Nvidia is in serious danger of muddying the markets when dealing with Ti and Super GPUs, both of which essentially mean the exact same thing to the consumer. But, if these rumours are true then the GeForce GTX 16 Series would line up something like this, from weakest to stronger:
- GeForce GTX 1650
- GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Rumoured)
- GeForce GTX 1660
- GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Rumoured)
- GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
We’ll start with the lower-end GTX 1650 Ti, which rumours suggest will come equipped with a TU117 GPU, the same as the GTX 1650. It’ll be a fully unlocked variant though, increasing the CUDA core count from 896 up to 1024 - 1152 (details are still sketchy). It’ll also allegedly come with 4GB GDDR5 memory. We predict the price of a such a graphics card would be around $180.
Higher up the family, and offering a potentially tasty upgrade option for those will using a GTX 960 or GTX 1060, is the GeForce GTX 1660 Super. This is expected to use a TU116 GPU, the same as both the GTX 1660 and the GTX 1660 Ti. It has 1408 CUDA cores, 6GB GDDR6 memory, and a 192-bit memory bus. This is the exact same core count as the GTX 1660 but it would benefit from the faster memory. We wouldn’t expect massive gains in performance over the GTX 1660, although the GTX 1660 Super could be a great purchase if it can come in under $240.
We’ll have to wait and see whether there’s any truth to these rumours just yet, although there’s certainly a degree of common sense to Nvidia plugging the price gaps in mid-range and lower-end graphics card models so we’d be inclined to agree.
Do either of these graphics cards interest you? Should Nvidia be extending the Super range down to the GTX 16 series or could it end up too confusing?