AMD recently took the wraps off its Radeon RX 5500 Series and it now looks as if Nvidia is preparing to unleash yet another answer to the mid-tier GPU market with the long-rumoured ¬¬gc_id:4722[Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB]¬¬.
The first pictures have emerged today of the first AIB variants of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super, all but confirming Nvidia’s new graphics card is a done deal.
These leaked images show a Zotac Gaming Amp GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB with IceStorm thermal regulation, dual-fan cooling system, and FireStorm overclocking software integration. It comes with a 6GB GDDR6 VRAM configuration. As an Amp version of the GeForce GTX 1660 Super it should also come with tuned boost clock speeds.
There are also pictures of a standard edition Zotac Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super which comes with a slightly different cooling profile and lacks the IceStorm thermal regulation.
Both of the Zotac GTX 1660S graphics cards come with three DisplayPort outputs and a single HDMI output. They’re dual-slot video cards with an eight-pin power connector on each.
Based upon previous leaks, we’re potentially looking at the exact same TU116-300 GPU used for the standard GTX 1660, complete with 1408 CUDA Cores, 80 TMUs, and 48 ROPs. Clock speeds could well differ from the GTX 1660 to the GTX 1660 Super and would go some way toward making the GTX 1660 Super a more distinct model.
The big difference would come from the memory, which as we now know is 6GB GDDR6 on the GTX 1660 Super rather than the 6GB GDDR5 used on the standard GTX 1660, ramping up memory speed from 8 to 14 Gb/s. Based upon a 192-bit memory bus, this would increase the maximum memory bandwidth of the GTX 1660 Super from 192 GB/s all the way up to 336 GB/s. This would make it a stronger graphics card for higher resolutions, in terms of both screen resolution and texture resolution, than the vanilla GTX 1660. The GeForce GTX 1660 Super will be ideally suited toward 1080p screen resolution.
Considering the advanced state of these leaks it’s probably not too long until Nvidia makes this all official with an announcement.