Ahem, so it looks as if the ridiculous rumours of an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti are gaining a head of Steam.
A graphics card by the name of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti has reportedly popped up in the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database. Nvidia’s rumoured mainstream Turing graphics card crops up with a score of 7400, some 1200 points higher than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB can score in the test.
The so-called GTX 1660 Ti will allegedly feature a Turing TU116 GPU (versus TU106 GPU on the RTX 2060) with 1536 CUDA Cores, 6GB GDDR6 memory on a 192-bit memory interface, and of course no RT or Tensor Cores, and therefore no raytracing capabilities.
The Ashes of the Singularity benchmark was allegedly performed at 1080p on the High preset using the DirectX 11 graphics API. Curiously it looks as if it’s paired with a laptop processor judging by the lowly clock speed. There are no dedicated laptop CPUs with 8C/16T though unless this is a Core i9-9900K reconfigured for laptops with a specialised LGA 1151 socket design, as some of the top models do. This would mean the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is a mobile version of the graphics card and therefore doesn’t tell us a great deal about its exact performance.
Anyway, here are the benchmark results so you can judge for yourself. You can see it’s averaging 75.6 frames per second across the entire Ashes of the Singularity benchmark run. I ran the same benchmark with a GTX 1060 6GB, Intel Core i7-5820K and 16GB DDR4 RAM and achieved 58.8 FPS.
For what it’s worth, I can’t actually see it in the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database. I don’t know how regularly the database is updated but it isn’t there in the web interface. The benchmark scores below are ordered by their score and you’ll see there’s nothing that scores 7400.
The GTX 1660 Ti may have been removed from the database, it may not have appeared yet in the web version, or it may have never actually been there at all. Personally, I think there’s every reason to doubt its veracity. That doesn’t mean the GTX 1160 Ti isn’t real, it just means there’s no evidence here to actually back up this ‘leak’.
Best to chalk this one up as 'highly suspicious' for now then.