NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER : The Full Details!

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 :

Specifications GTX 1660
Ti
GTX 1660
SUPER
GTX 1660 GTX 1650
SUPER
GTX 1650
GPU TU116-400 TU116-300 TU116-300 TU116-300 TU117-300
Transistors 6.6 billion 6.6 billion 6.6 billion 6.6 billion 4.7 billion
Fab Process 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 16 nm
Die Size 284 mm² 284 mm² 284 mm² 284 mm² 200 mm²
Stream Processors 1536 1408 1408 1280 896
Base Clock 1500 MHz 1530 MHz 1530 MHz 1530 MHz 1485 MHz
Boost Clock 1770 MHz 1785 MHz 1785 MHz 1725 MHz 1665 MHz
TMUs 96 88 88 80 56
Max. Texture Rate 169.9 GT/s 157.1 GT/s 157.1 GT/s 138.0 GT/s 93.2 GT/s
ROPs 48 48 48 32 32
Max. Pixel Rate 85.0 GP/s 85.7 GP/s 85.7 GP/s 55.2 GP/s 53.3 GP/s
Memory Size 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR5 GDDR6 GDDR5
Memory Speed 12 Gbps 14 Gbps 8 Gbps 12 Gbps 8 Gbps
Bus Width 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth 288.1 GB/s 336.0 GB/s 192.1 GB/s 192.1 GB/s 128.1 GB/s
TDP 120 watts 125 watts 120 watts 100 watts 75 watts
Launch Price $279 $229 $219 NA $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.

Specifications Radeon RX 5500 GTX 1660 SUPER
GTX 1650 SUPER
Transistors 6.4 billion 6.6 billion 6.6 billion
Fab Process 7 nm 12 nm 12 nm
Die Size 158 mm² 284 mm² 84 mm²
Stream Processors 1408 1408 1280
Base Clock 1717 MHz 1530 MHz 1530 MHz
Boost Clock 1845 MHz 1785 MHz 1725 MHz
TMUs 88 88 80
Max. Texture Rate 162.4 GT/s 157.1 GT/s 138.0 GT/s
ROPs 48 48 32
Max. Pixel Rate 88.6 GP/s 85.7 GP/s 55.2 GP/s
Memory Size 4 GB / 8 GB 6 GB 4 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 12 Gbps
Bus Width 128-bit 192-bit 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth 192.1 GB/s 336.0 GB/s 192.1 GB/s
TDP 150 watts 125 watts 100 watts

 

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