NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER : The Full Details!

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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is here, offering a nice boost in graphics memory performance.

Find out if this is enough to really call it a SUPER edition of the GeForce GTX 1660!

NVIDIA GeForce GTX SUPER : Everything You Need To Know!

 

The Official NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Tech Briefing

A few months after launching the RTX SUPER family of graphics cards, NVIDIA has finally unleashed the GTX SUPER series!

GeForce Product Manager Justin Walker briefed us on the GTX 1660 SUPER, as well as the GTX 1650 SUPER, in an exclusive pre-launch briefing, which we prepared for you here, including a short Q&A session :

 

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is basically the regular GTX 1660 with a GDDR6 memory upgrade.

NVIDIA basically swapped out 8 Gbps GDDR5 memory for 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory, increasing its memory bandwidth from 192 GB/s to 336 GB/s.

All other performance characteristics remained unchanged – it has the same base and boost clocks, delivering the same texture and pixel fill rates.

Here is how it compares against the existing Turing-based GTX cards, and the GTX 1650 SUPER :

SpecificationsGTX 1660
Ti
GTX 1660
SUPER
GTX 1660GTX 1650
SUPER
GTX 1650
GPUTU116-400TU116-300TU116-300TU116-300TU117-300
Transistors6.6 billion6.6 billion6.6 billion6.6 billion4.7 billion
Fab Process12 nm12 nm12 nm12 nm16 nm
Die Size284 mm²284 mm²284 mm²284 mm²200 mm²
Stream Processors1536140814081280896
Base Clock1500 MHz1530 MHz1530 MHz1530 MHz1485 MHz
Boost Clock1770 MHz1785 MHz1785 MHz1725 MHz1665 MHz
TMUs9688888056
Max. Texture Rate169.9 GT/s157.1 GT/s157.1 GT/s138.0 GT/s93.2 GT/s
ROPs4848483232
Max. Pixel Rate85.0 GP/s85.7 GP/s85.7 GP/s55.2 GP/s53.3 GP/s
Memory Size6 GB6 GB6 GB4 GB4 GB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6GDDR5GDDR6GDDR5
Memory Speed12 Gbps14 Gbps8 Gbps12 Gbps8 Gbps
Bus Width192-bit192-bit192-bit128-bit128-bit
Memory Bandwidth288.1 GB/s336.0 GB/s192.1 GB/s192.1 GB/s128.1 GB/s
TDP120 watts125 watts120 watts100 watts75 watts
Launch Price$279$229$219NA$149

With its higher memory bandwidth and slightly higher price point, we believe the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER will directly replace the regular GeForce GTX 1660.

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How Fast Is The GTX 1660 SUPER?

The GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER targeted at 1080p gamers who want all the bells and whistles turned on.

Here is a quick and dirty performance comparison provided by NVIDIA, showing the GTX 1660 SUPER delivering up to 50% better performance than the Pascal-based GTX 1060.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super performance by NVIDIA

 

NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER Price + Availability

The GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER has a starting price of US$229, and is available starting 29 October 2019 from NVIDIA board partners.

Like the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, it will only be available from NVIDIA board partners. There will be NO Founders Edition for either cards.

Here is a list of online purchase options, and their prices (accurate as of 1 November 2019) :

Malaysia

  • GALAX GeForce GTX 1660S (1-Click OC) : RM 1,089
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming OC : RM 1,259
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S OC : RM 1,179
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming X : RM 1,239
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660S Ventus XS : RM 1,129
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660S Aero : RM 1,049
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660S AMP : RM 1,129
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660S Twin Fan : RM 1,069

United States

  • ASUS GeForce GTX 1660S OC : $229.99
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S OC : $239.99
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming OC : $249.99
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660S Ventus XS OC : $239.99
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming X : $259.99
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660S AMP : $249.99

United Kingdom

  • ASUS GeForce GTX 1660S Phoenix : £218.11
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 1660S EVO OC : £228.09
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1660S SC Ultra Gaming : £227.61
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming OC : £237.46
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660S Ventus XS OC : £240.94
  • Palit GeForce GTX 1660S StormX : £269.99
  • Palit GeForce GTX 1660S StormX OC : £276.09
  • PNY GeForce GTX 1660S Single Fan : £282.77
  • PNY GeForce GTX 1660S Twin Fan : £291.02
  • PNY GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming Pro OC : £301.34

Australia

  • ASUS GeForce GTX 1660S Phoenix : A$413.00
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 1660S TUF Gaming X3 : A$516.80
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S OC : A$435.23
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1660S Gaming OC : A$466.00
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660S Twin Fan : A$413.00
  • ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660S AMP : A$434.00

 

Slightly Increased TDP

As mentioned earlier, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is basically just the regular GeForce GTX 1660 with GDDR6 memory. So, it only incurs a small 5 watt increase in its TDP, from 120 watts to 125 watts.

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NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER vs AMD Radeon RX 5500

Here is a comparison of the two new cards against the recently-announced AMD Radeon RX 5500 graphics card.

SpecificationsRadeon RX 5500GTX 1660 SUPER
GTX 1650 SUPER
Transistors6.4 billion6.6 billion6.6 billion
Fab Process7 nm12 nm12 nm
Die Size158 mm²284 mm²84 mm²
Stream Processors140814081280
Base Clock1717 MHz1530 MHz1530 MHz
Boost Clock1845 MHz1785 MHz1725 MHz
TMUs888880
Max. Texture Rate162.4 GT/s157.1 GT/s138.0 GT/s
ROPs484832
Max. Pixel Rate88.6 GP/s85.7 GP/s55.2 GP/s
Memory Size4 GB / 8 GB6 GB4 GB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6GDDR6
Memory Speed14 Gbps14 Gbps12 Gbps
Bus Width128-bit192-bit128-bit
Memory Bandwidth192.1 GB/s336.0 GB/s192.1 GB/s
TDP150 watts125 watts100 watts

 

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