The RT and tensor coreless TU116 GPU of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti seems to be NVIDIA’s answer to gamers who doesn’t wanted to spend an extra buck on the RTX features. While the previous leaked specifications suggests that the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti are expected to perform similarly to a GTX 1070, the latest leaked benchmark of FFXV shows that it’s more capable than that.
The leaked benchmark was tweeted by Twitter user @TUM_APISAK, who pointed out that the GTX 1660 Ti FFXV benchmark result for 1440p at high quality settings are actually really close to a GTX Titan X (Maxwell).
Just in case if you wonder how the specs will be like, we’ve compiled the information we have on hand as of now to the following table for your convenience:
|GPU||GTX 1070||GTX Titan X (Maxwell)||GTX 1660 Ti|
|GPU Boost Clock||1683 MHz||1089 MHz||1770 MHz|
|Memory Data Rate||8 Gbps||7 Gbps||12 Gbps|
|Total Video Memory Size||6G GDDR5||12G GDDR5||6G GDDR6|
If you’re not into the RTX hype and planning on upgrading from a GTX 900 series or lower, the GTX 1660 Ti seems to be a pretty beefy card to go for. Though, you will not be able to enjoy any of the RTX features such as DLSS, real-time Ray Tracing that heavily relies on the dedicated RT and Tensor cores.
Although the GTX 1660 Ti is rumored to launch at $279 later at February 22nd, we’re can’t expect it to be priced at the directly converted RM1139 at launch. Based on the RTX 2060 launch price $349, we’re seeing a much higher price after the launch instead of the directly converted RM14xx range. The RM1599 GALAX RTX 2060 1-click OC is probably the cheapest RTX 2060 you can find in Malaysia. So, we’re expecting to see the cheapest GTX 1660 Ti to be at around RM1299 or more after the launch.