The Sparrows have been whistling from the roofs for quite some time that Nvidia is preparing to release a Geforce GTX 1660 Ti. The 1660 Ti is one of the most highly anticipated GPUs of this year. The rumour mill has already spoken several times regarding 1660 Ti, which might strike a kind of bridge between Pascal and the previous Turing graphics cards. According to Tom's Hardware, the GPU is going to be Nvidia's first Turing-powered 12nm Gaming graphics card that will not come with the real-time ray tracing capability.

The release date of Geforce GTX 1660 Ti

An official release date of the rumoured Nvidia graphics card is not confirmed yet. However, NDTV reported that the GPU might launch on February 22. If rumours are to be believed, the graphics card will come up with 6 GiByte and 3 GiByte models. On the other hand, 1660's Non-Ti version might be unveiled during the beginning of March. GTX 1650 will also be launched; the entry-level graphics card is due to go on sale in late March.

The official prices of all the versions are not known yet. However, speculations suggest that GTX 1660 Ti will indeed cost 279 USD.

Meanwhile, the snapshots from videocardz.com were released, comparing the TU116-400-A1 GPU to the heart of the Geforce RTX 2060 - TU106-400-A1. It was speculated in advance that the TU116 GPU is based on the TU106, it is now clear that this is not the case. Notably, Asus has registered several custom designs of the graphics card with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). In addition to 6 GiByte models, several are listed with 3 GiByte memory.

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GPU got listed

The custom design of the GPU was already confirmed by the end of January by the EEC. Four models registered the manufacturer with the economic commission. The leaked picture of the GPU shows the 4 + 2 VRM phase design; there is also an 8-pin power connector and six memory chips from Micron. A German Amazon listing shows graphics card with a triple-fan cooler, backplate, three DisplayPort outputs and one HDMI port, reports NDTV.

The Twitter user Tum Apisak has found the benchmark of GTX 1660 Ti on a website. The GPU was tested in 2560x1440 at high graphics settings and ranks just above the GTX 1070 or a Vega 64. Austrian-based dealer I-CS also lists two custom designs by Zotac in advance. In Russia, several dealers have listed the first custom designs of the Geforce GTX 1660 Ti with the specifications including reportedly 12 instead of 14 Gbps fast GDDR6 memory.

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