Earlier today, we’ve spotted the leaked photos of the GTX 1660 Ti and Turing TU116 GPU that was supposed to launch at the rumored February 22nd launch on videocardz. As of now, the leaked photos shows only the GTX 1660 Ti from the AIB partners and this time it’s from MSI.
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X, Ventus XS, Ventus and Armor
Based on the leaks, current confirmed GTX 1660 Ti from MSI are the Ventus XS and non-XS, Gaming X and Armor. According to videocardz, the Gaming X will be the fastest of all GTX 1660 Ti available from MSI but no further information or specs are available at the moment. The GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X will feature a new cooler design that matches the color scheme of the new MSI Z390 motherboards and of course, RGB lighting as well.
The Armor and Ventus series GTX 1660 Ti will not be having any RGB lighting, as it’s more of an entry level or budget series as compared to the Gaming X. Though, it seems that all the GTX 1660 Ti from MSI will come with the same or if not similar fan as the TORX 2.0 fan which according to MSI, generates 22% more air pressure for supremely silent performance.
Leaked photo of the PCB shows that the GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS shares the same PCB design as the GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X, which features 4+2 VRM phases.
TU116-400 and TU106-400
There are rumor saying that TU116-400 GPU are basically a rebranded TU106-400 GPU with the RT and Tensor cores disabled. However, it doesn’t seems to be the case here, as the leaked photo shows that both TU116-400 and TU106-400 are actually two different GPU with different die size.
Due to the absent of RT and Tensor cores, the TU116-400 for the GTX 1660 Ti will have a much smaller GPU die as compared to the TU106-400. With that said, you won’t be able to enable any of the RTX features in RTX games i.e Battlefield V, Final Fantasy XV, Anthem, Metro Exodus, etc.