Although previous rumors on GeForce RTX 2060 will not feature any RT and Tensor cores has been debunked, that’s not really the end of the rumor on RT and Tensor coreless Turing GPU from NVIDIA.
Renown site for GPU leaks and rumors videocardz reported that NVIDIA might still retain its GTX branding instead of just replacing it entirely with RTX. That is, with the release of the GTX 1660 Ti (TU116), its first Turing architecture based GPU without the ray tracing feature – locked or removed RT cores?
According to videocardz, the TU116 GPU of the GTX 1660 Ti are based on the same 12nm FFN (FinFET NVIDIA) node as the RTX 2060 and will feature the same GDDR6 and 192-bit bus. The only thing that is different here is the lack of ray tracing feature (label showing Turing Shaders instead of Ray Tracing) and lower CUDA cores count of 1536 instead of 1920. This means that the GTX 1660 Ti will not be as powerful as the RTX 2060, but it’ll come in a lower price due to the lack of RT and Tensor cores.
Ma boule de cristal a parlé :
GTX 1660 et 1660Ti pour le 22 Février / prix respectifs ( au plus bas ) : 220TTC pour la 1660 et 299€ pour la 1660Ti pic.twitter.com/DcXqQbpdmm
— Djey (@NotDjey) January 18, 2019
While videocardz didn’t specifically mention any information on the availability or price of the GTX 1660 Ti, we spotted a rather interesting comment on a twit by Twitter user Djey from vonguru.fr. The tweet mentioned that February 22nd will be the launch date for the GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti at the price of 220 euro and 299 euro respectively.
Update: GTX 1660 Ti Ashes of the Singularity Benchmark Result Leaked
AOTS – GTX 1660 Ti High (1080p) Score 7400 ( Laptop )
GTX 1060 High (1080p) Score 6200 ( Laptop ) pic.twitter.com/wdQ1lgFJ1C
— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) January 21, 2019
Just few hours ago, the benchmark score for the alleged GTX 1660 Ti was found in a tweet by Tweeter user TUM_APISAK. In the tweet he mentioned that the benchmark was run on 1080p using the laptop version of both GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1060.
That’s pretty much it for the information we can find at this moment, do keep in mind that these are the speculations at this stage, so take the information above with a grain of salt for now.