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2021 HP OMEN 25L Gaming Desktop Revealed!

2021 HP OMEN 25L Gaming Desktop Revealed!

HP just revealed the 2021 HP OMEN 25L gaming desktop, powered by AMD and NVIDIA! Here are the details…

 

2021 HP OMEN 25L Gaming Desktop Revealed!

The 2021 HP OMEN 25L gaming desktop packages the latest AMD Ryzen processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphics in a slim, minimalistic design that will fit right into any modern home.

On top of using branded gaming components, it is also designed to be easily upgradable, and software-customisable via the OMEN Command Center.

Performance

The 2021 HP OMEN 25L gaming desktop is built around the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 9 or Ryzen 7 processor, paired with up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card.

All that is kept cool by Cooler Master cooling solutions – you can opt for a 92 mm round air cooler, or a 120 mm liquid cooled radiator.

It also features redesigned elevating 15 mm legs, and a new raised graphics slot, to improve system air intake.

Memory + Storage

HP offers up to 32 GB (64 GB in some countries) of Intel XMP-certified HyperX DDR4 memory, with and without RGB lighting.

You can equip it with up to a 2 TB WD Black PCIe TLC SSD, with up to two additional 2 TB hard disk drives for maximum storage capacity.

Connectivity

The HP OMEN 25L comes with both Gigabit LAN wired connectivity, as well as WiFi-6 wireless connectivity through its built-in AX 2×2 card.

DTS Headphone: X Technology

The HP OMEN 25L supports DTS Headphone: X technology, which gives you spatially-accurate 3D sound through any headphones or earbuds.

Micro-ATX Upgradability

The galvanised steel chassis is designed to offer easy tool-less access, and easy cable management. It also lets you easily upgrade the OMEN 25L with aftermarket parts.

 

2021 HP OMEN 25L : Specifications + Configuration Options

The 2021 HP OMEN 25L gaming desktop comes with these configuration options :

Specifications HP OMEN 25L
Colour Shadow Black
Design Options Glass Side Cover (optional dust filter)
Metal Side Cover (optional dust filter)
OS Options Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
FreeDOS 3.0
CPU Options AMD Ryzen 9 3900
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Chipset AMD B450
RAM Options Up to 32 GB HyperX DDR4 RGB
Lighting
Up to 32 GB HyperX DDR4
GPU Options NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
Storage Options Up to 2 TB WD Black PCIe SSD
Up to 2 x 2 TB 7200 RPM HDD
Audio DTS Headphone:X support
Networking AX WiFi-6 and Bluetooth 5.1 combo
Gigabit LAN Ethernet
Top I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.0 Type A
1 x audio combo jack
Rear I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A
2 x USB 3.0 Type A
3 x audio ports
1 x RJ45 LAN port
Power Supply 500 Watt ATX power supply
Security Kensington Security Lock Slot
Dimensions 165.1 mm wide
394.5 mm deep
433.1 mm tall
Weight 11.5 kg

 

2021 HP OMEN 25L : Price + Availability

The new HP OMEN 25L desktop has a starting price of RM 6,899 (about US$1,707 / £1,205 / A$2,154 / S$2,252).

It comes with 3-years of on-site warranty, and is available from the HP Online Store in Malaysia right now.

Here are purchase options in other countries :

 

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Acer Predator : New December 2020 Desktop + Monitor!

Acer just released a new pair of Predator gaming desktop and gaming monitor, just in time for Christmas 2020!

Take a look at the new Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktop and Predator XB273U GX gaming monitor!

 

2020 Acer Predator XB273U GX Gaming Monitor

The new Acer Predator XB273U GX is a 27-inch gaming monitor that supports NVIDIA G-SYNC, and is DisplayHDR 400 certified.

Its IPS panel has a WQHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, a 0.5 ms response time, and can be overclocked to a 270 Hz refresh rate.

Gamers who also create content will love its wide 99% AdobeRGB colour gamut, with Delta E<2. And it comes with the ability to deliver 65W power directly from its USB Type C port!

The Acer Predator XB273U GX has a launch price of RM 3,299 (approximately US$813 / £611 / A$1,082 / S$1,086)

Here are some online purchase options :

 

2020 Acer Predator Orion 3000 Gaming Desktop

The 2020 Acer Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktop is built around the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor, with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPERGeForce RTX 2060 SUPER or GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER.

It comes with 8 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM as standard, but can be upgraded to 64 GB. It can also be configured with up to 1 TB of SSD storage.

It also comes with Killer E2600 for fast Gigabit LAN connectivity, as well as Intel Wi-Fi 6 wireless connectivity. To keep things cool inside its compact case, the Predator Orion 3000 has dual FrostBlade fans.

Acer is offering two variants in Malaysia :

  • Core i7 + RTX 2060 SUPER : RM 6,799 (approximately US$1,678 / £1,268 / A$2,228 / S$2,244)
  • Core i5 + GTX 1660 SUPER : RM 4,099 (approximately US$1,012 / £765 / A$1,343 / S$1,353)

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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Cyberpunk 2077 : Updated PC Specifications For RTX Gaming

NVIDIA just released updated PC specifications for RTX gaming on Cyberpunk 2077!

Check out these updated requirements to make sure you are ready to turn RTX on when Cyberpunk 2077 launches!

 

Cyberpunk 2077 : Updated PC Specifications For RTX Gaming

NVIDIA today revealed their updated system configurations for RTX gameplay.

CPU

  • 1080p : Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • 1440p or 4K : Intel Core i7-6700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Graphics Card

Graphics Memory

  • 1080p : 6 GB
  • 1440p : 8 GB
  • 4K : 10 GB

System Memory + Storage

  • All resolutions : 16 GB RAM + 70 GB SSD

This is what NVIDIA says about RTX gaming on Cyberpunk 2077 :

The minimum GPU for Ray Tracing, at 1920×1080, is the GeForce RTX 2060. Gamers will explore Night City with Medium Ray Tracing Preset powered by DLSS.

At 2560×1440, we recommend a GeForce RTX 3070 or GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Ray tracing is taken to Ultra, which greatly increases the fidelity of the aforementioned effects, and the distance at which they are visible, while DLSS provides boosted frame rates with uncompromised image quality.

And with rasterized settings also being cranked to Ultra, GeForce RTX 3070 and 2080 Ti gamers receive an incredible experience at the highest detail levels, unmatched by any other platform.

And finally, if you’re playing at 4K or beyond, the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 deliver the performance to play Cyberpunk 2077 with ray tracing at Ultra at this incredibly demanding resolution.

Both GPUs are powered by Ampere — NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture — with dedicated RT Cores for ray tracing, and Tensor Cores for DLSS AI acceleration, delivering an unrivaled cinematic-quality experience.

 

Cyberpunk 2077 : Updated PC Specifications With RTX Off

What if you don’t feel the need to turn on ray tracing in Cyberpunk 2077?

Here are the recommended system specifications to game on Cyberpunk 2077 with RTX off :

CPU

  • 1080p : Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • 1440p or 4K : Intel Core i7-6700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Graphics Card

Graphics Memory

  • 1080p or 1440p : 6 GB
  • 4K : 8 GB

System Memory + Storage

  • All resolutions : 16 GB RAM + 70 GB SSD

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series : Where To Buy?

Malaysia

RTX 3070 : ZOTACZOTAC | MSI | Colorful | GIGABYTE | ASUS
RTX 3080 :
ZOTAC | GIGABYTE | ASUS |
RTX 3090 : ZOTAC | ZOTAC | GALAX | Leadtek | PNY | INNO 3D | MSI | EVGA | ASUS

Singapore

RTX 3070 : ZOTAC | MSI | ASUS | ASUS
RTX 3080 : PALIT
| PALIT | PALIT | GIGABYTE | MSI | GIGABYTE | MSI | AORUS | AORUS
RTX 3090 : ZOTAC
| ZOTAC | ZOTAC | ASUS | GIGABYTE

United States

RTX 3070 : MSI | MSI | ZOTAC | MSI | GIGABYTE | EVGA | ASUS | ZOTAC | ASUS
RTX 3080 : EVGA | ASUS | ZOTAC | MSI | ZOTAC | MSI | ASUS | MSI | NVIDIA | ASUS
RTX 3090 : EVGA | ASUS | MSI | ASUS | MSI | ZOTAC | EVGA | NVIDIA | PNY | GIGABYTE

United Kingdom

RTX 3070 : MSI | PNY | GIGABYTE | GIGABYTE | GIGABYTE | MSI | ZOTAC | MSI | GIGABYTE | ASUS
RTX 3090 : MSI | MSI | ZOTAC | ASUS | GIGABYTE | PALIT | PNY

Australia

RTX 3070 : GIGABYTE | GIGABYTE | MSI | MSI | MSI | ASUS | GIGABYTE | ASUS | ZOTAC | Palit
RTX 3080 : MSI | ASUS | MSI | MSI | NVIDIA | EVGA
RTX 3090 : MSI | MSI | GALAX | MSI | ASUS | MSI

 

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Dell XPS Desktop (8940) : Premium Desktop PC!

The Dell XPS Desktop (8940) is a premium desktop PC, designed to offer the most powerful performance with massive expandability options.

Here is everything you need to know about the new Dell XPS Desktop PC!

 

Dell XPS Desktop (8940) : Premium Desktop PC!

Designed for maximum performance with massive expandability options, it comes with the latest 10th Gen Intel processor and both AMD and NVIDIA graphics options.

Latest 10th Gen Intel Processors

Dell offers a variety of 10th Gen Intel processors, from the Core i3-10100 all the way to the Core i9-10900K.

AMD + NVIDIA Graphics Options

You can rely on the built-in Intel UHD Graphics processor graphics, or opt for an AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce graphics upgrade.

Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi 6 Connectivity

Built into the Dell XPS Desktop is the Killer AX1650i, which offers Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, which is nearly 3X faster than the previous generation WiFi-AC connectivity.

Smaller With The Same Expandability

Despite being smaller than the last generation (19L vs 23.7L), the XPS Desktop 8940 offers the same expansion options – four storage drives, three tool-less backplane slots, etc.

 

Dell XPS Desktop (8940) : Specifications

Here are the specifications and configuration options for the Dell XPS Desktop (8940) :

Specifications Dell XPS Desktop (8940)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Options Intel Core i3-10100
Intel Core i5-10400
Intel Core i5-10600K
Intel Core i7-10700
Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel Core i9-10900
Intel Core i9-10900K
Memory Options 8 GB DDR4-2666
16 GB DDR4-2666
32 GB DDR4-2666
64 GB DDR4-2666
128 GB DDR4-2666
Graphics Options Intel UHD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (2 GB GDDR5)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER (4 GB GDDR6)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER (6 GB GDDR6)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR6)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER (6 GB GDDR6)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5300 (3 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5600 (6 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8 GB GDDR6)

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
Storage Options 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA hard disk drive
2 TB 7200 RPM SATA hard disk drive
128 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
256 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
512 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
1 TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
2 TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
Optical Drive (Optional) DVD-RW Drive
Blu-ray Drive
Expansion Slots Up to 2 HDDs
Up to 2 SSDs
3 PCIe slots (x1, x4, x16)
Four DIMM slots (up to 128 GB)
Connectivity Options Dell Wireless 1810 (1×1) 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1
Killer AX1650i (2×2) 802.11ax + Bluetooth 5.0
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet
Audio Integrated 5.1 Channel Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Card Reader SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Front Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x Headset jack
1 x SD card slot
Rear Ports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI 1.4 (Intel UHD Graphics)
1 x DisplayPort 1.2 (Intel UHD Graphics)
1 x Gigabit Ethernet
3 x audio ports (5.1-channel)
Keyboard Dell KB216 Multimedia Keyboard
Mouse Dell MS116 Optical Mouse
PSU Options 360 W PSU
500 W PSU
Dimensions 367 mm high
169 mm wide
308 mm deep
Weight 6.3 kg
Colour Options Mineral White
Night Sky

 

Dell XPS Desktop (8940) : Price + Availability

The Dell XPS Desktop (8940) PC will be available in two colour options – Mineral White or Night Sky.

You can purchase it in the US and Canada effective immediately – 9 July 2020, with a rollout through Europe and Asia in July 2020.

In the US and Canada, it has a starting price of US$649.99 (about £515 / A$934 / S$905 / RM 2,771)

 

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GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super Graphics Card Review!

The GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC) is one of the first NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER graphics cards to be introduced.

Let’s take a closer look at the GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC), and find out how well it performs!

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Primer

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 is basically the regular GTX 1660 with 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory, increasing its memory bandwidth from 192 GB/s to 336 GB/s.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER : The Full Details!

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Price + Availability

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER has a launch price starting from $229 onwards, which is $10 more than the regular GTX 1650. 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 OC : 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

 

The GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC)

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER cards are only be available from NVIDIA board partners as custom cards, without a Founders Edition reference design.

One of the first examples is the GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC), and we managed to get our grubby hands on an early sample!

The GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super hews quite close to the reference specifications, with one exception.

It has a 15 MHz higher boost clock out-of-the-box, with a further 15 MHz enabled by its 1-Click OC feature. This gives it a maximum boost clock of 1815 MHz.

Here is a table comparing the GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super, with the reference GTX 1660 SUPER, the GTX 1660 Ti and the regular GTX 1660.

Specifications NVIDIA
GTX 1660
Ti
GALAX
GTX 1660
SUPER
NVIDIA
GTX 1660
SUPER
NVIDIA
GTX 1660
Stream Processors 1536 1408 1408 1408
Base Clock 1500 MHz 1530 MHz 1530 MHz 1530 MHz
Boost Clock 1770 MHz 1815 MHz 1785 MHz 1785 MHz
TMUs 96 88 88 88
Max. Texture Rate 169.9 GT/s 159.7 GT/s 157.1 GT/s 157.1 GT/s
ROPs 48 48 48 48
Max. Pixel Rate 85.0 GP/s 87.1 GP/s 85.7 GP/s 85.7 GP/s
Memory Size 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR5
Memory Speed 12 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 8 Gbps
Bus Width 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 288.1 GB/s 336.0 GB/s 336.0 GB/s 192.1 GB/s
TDP 120 watts 125 watts 125 watts 120 watts

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GALAX GTX 1660 Super : Display Ports

The GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super offers three display ports. From left to right, they are :

  • DisplayPort 1.4
  • HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 support
  • DVI-D

Technically, this allows it to display out to a maximum of three monitors, but it might not be practical in real life.

It is, in particular, difficult to do so for three similar monitors, because they would have to support three different ports!

Incidentally, the cooling vents above the display ports are purely decorative. Not only are the heatsink fins aligned in parallel, the cooler shroud actually blocks hot air from exiting through these vents.

 

GALAX GTX 1660 Super : RGB Heatpipe Cooler

The GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super is kept cool by an aluminium heatsink, with four copper heat pipes.

The finish of the aluminium heatsink isn’t that awesome, but at least it has heat pipes to transfer heat from the GPU to the entire heatsink.

The heatsink is kept cool by two 90 mm fans, that not only has fan stop capability, but also comes with programmable RGB lighting!

Hot air from this cooler exhausts upwards and downwards. This is a shame, because it means the hot air recirculates within the PC case, instead of exhausting out the back.

 

GALAX GTX 1660 Super : Thermal Output

Note that these are not the recorded temperatures, but how much hotter the exhaust air is above ambient temperature.

The GALAX GTX 1660 Super with a 125 watt TDP has roughly the same peak exhaust temperature as the GeForce RTX 2060 with a much higher 175 watt TDP.

 

GALAX GTX 1660 Super : Noise Level

How noisy is the GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super? Check it out for yourself in this video!

Despite its rough finish, the aluminium heat pipe cooler does a great job of keeping the NVIDIA TU116 GPU cool, without the fans. In fact, the fans did not start spinning until about a minute into the Time Spy Extreme benchmark!

If you are not gaming and just doing work or watching YouTube or a movie, it will be completely silent. Even when you are running a strenuous game, the fans are quiet. That said, we did hear some rattling from the fans in our sample…

 

GALAX GTX 1660 Super : PCIe Power + Interface

The GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super has a TDP of 125 watts, and requires an 8-pin PCIe power cable.

It uses the good old PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface, which gives it the same PCIe bandwidth as the PCI Express 4.0 x8 interface used by the competing AMD Radeon RX 5500.

Next Page > GALAX GTX 1660 SUPER : 3DMark + Division 2 Benchmark Results

 

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GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Benchmarking Notes

In this review, we will take a look at its gaming performance, in comparison to 7 other graphics cards :

Here is a quick comparison of their key specifications :

Min. Texture
Fill Rate
Min. Pixel
Fill Rate
Memory
Size + Type
Memory
Bandwidth
Radeon RX Vega 64 319.2 GT/s 81.5 GP/s 8 GB HBM2 484 GB/s
Radeon RX Vega 56 258.9 GT/s 74 GP/s 8 GB HBM2 410 GB/s
Radeon RX 5700 211 GT/s 93.8 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 199.9 GT/s 94.1 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1070 180.7 GT/s 96.4 GP/s 8 GB GDDR5 256 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2060 163.8 GT/s 65.5 GP/s 6 GB GDDR6 336 GB/s
GALAX GTX 1660 SUPER 134.6 GT/s 73.4 GP/s 6 GB GDDR6 336 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1060 120.5 GT/s 72.3 GP/s 6 GB GDDR5 192 GB/s

Here are the specifications of the AMD testbed we used.

Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Memory Speed G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX
DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
Monitor Dell P2415Q Ultra HD Monitor
Storage SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD (1 TB)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

 

Synthetic Game Test – 3DMark

We used 3DMark’s Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme synthetic benchmarks, which offers a great approximation of gaming performance in general.

The Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme benchmarks support DirectX 12, and the latest features like asynchronous compute, and multi-threading support.

Time Spy – 2560 x 1440

Wow! In the Time Spy test, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER was 3% faster than the GTX 1070, and 46% faster than the GTX 1060! In fact, it was just 5.5% slower than the Vega 56.

Its overall gaming score was 3% higher than the GTX 107042% higher than the GTX 1060 and just 4.7% lower than the Vega 56.

Time Spy Extreme – 3840 x 2160

At the higher 4K resolution, the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER was equal to the GTX 1070 in performance, but 47% faster than the GTX 1060. It was also 10% slower than the Vega 56.

Its overall gaming score was the same as the GTX 1070, 42% higher than the GTX 1060, and 9.2% lower than the Vega 56.

 

The Division 2

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is a third-person shooter game released in March 2019.

We tested it in two resolutions using the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440 pixels

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, it was 3% faster than the GTX 1070 and 43% faster than the GTX 1060. However, both Vega 56 and RTX 2060 were 20% faster.

However, it’s important to note that the GALAX GTX 1660 SUPER was able to deliver an average frame rate way above 60 fps.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, it was 5% faster than the GTX 1070 and 69% faster than the GTX 1060.

Next Page > GALAX GTX 1660 SUPER : Strange Brigade | Metro Exodus | AOTS Benchmark Results

 

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Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade is also a third-person shooter game, released in August 2018.

We tested it in two resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440 pixels

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, it was 6.5% faster than the GTX 1070 and 52% faster than the GTX 1060. The Vega 56 was just 14% faster.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, it actually extended its lead over the GTX 1070 to 14%, and the GTX 1060 to 58%! It was now just 11% slower than the Vega 56.

 

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus is a relatively new first-person shooter game, released in February 2019.

We tested it in two resolutions using the Ultra settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440 pixels

1080p Gaming Resolution

It didn’t do so well in Metro Exodus. At 1080p, it was 6.5% slower than the GTX 1070, and just 29% faster than the GTX 1060.

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, it was 5.5% slower than the GTX 1070, and 31% faster than the GTX 1060.

 

Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is a 2016 game that supports multi-core processing and asynchronous compute.

We tested it in two resolutions using the DirectX 12 API at the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440 pixels

1080p Gaming Resolution

It didn’t do well in AOTS, where it was 14% slower than the GTX 1070, and 35% faster than the GTX 1060 at 1080p.

1440p Gaming Resolution

It did better at 1440p, where it tied with the GTX 1070, and was 67% faster than the GTX 1060!

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GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super : Performance Summary

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is nothing more than the regular GTX 1660 with faster GDDR6 memory. This gives it the same GPU performance, but with 75% higher memory bandwidth.

This addresses a key deficit of the regular GTX 1660 cards, enough to give it a 10% to 25% boost in 1080p gaming performance according to NVIDIA.

The GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC) is a slightly-overclocked variant of the GTX 1660 SUPER, with just a 30 MHz increase in the boost clock speed.

In our tests, it did pretty well, matching or even beating the GeForce GTX 1070 in many games :

  • Time Spy : 3% faster at 1080p, 2.4% faster at 4K
  • The Division 2 : 3% faster at 1080p, 5% faster at 4K
  • Strange Brigade : 6.5% faster at 1080p, 14% faster at 4K
  • Metro Exodus : 6.5% slower at 1080p, 5.5% slower at 4K
  • AOTS : 14% slower at 1080p, 1.9% slower at 4K

There’s something odd with the AOTS results, so we will be retesting the cards with the newer 441.08 driver that was released just after the launch.

But generally, the GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super card offers real good value for the money. For just $229, you are getting a card that’s basically equal in performance to the GeForce GTX 1070.

This is pretty impressive, because the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 has a 34% higher texture fill rate and 31% higher pixel fill rate on paper. What the GTX 1070 was short on was memory bandwidth, just 256 GB/s – 24% lower than the GTX 1660 SUPER.

 

GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super : Our Verdict

Its aluminium heatsink isn’t all that nicely-finished, but it does the job well enough, thanks to the four copper heat pipes and dual 90mm fans.

The fans only spin up when the GPU gets hot, which means it’s virtually silent until you start gaming. They are pretty quiet, but we noticed some rattling.

Now, it is factory-overclocked with a 15 MHz higher boost clock. But it’s called a 1-Click OC model because you actually need to use the 1-Click OC button in the GALAX Xtreme Tuner utility to increase the boost clock by another 15 MHz.

Interestingly, their latest Xtreme Tuner utility has not been updated to support this card, so the 1-Click OC option is greyed out. However, you can manually overclock the card… so you have to wonder – why bother with the 1-Click OC option?

A 30 MHz increase in the boost clock is nothing special. They should have just set the boost clock to 1815 MHz right out-of-the-box, and save everyone the hassle.

Our quibbles aside, the GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super is a decent card. More importantly, it’s cheaper than many of its competitors.

So yes, the GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super is definitely a card to consider, if you are looking for an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER card.

 

GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 Super (1-Click OC) Specifications

Specifications GALAX GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
Model 60SRL7DSY91S
GPU NVIDIA TU116-300
Base Clock 1530 MHz
Boost Clock 1815 MHz
Max. Texture Rate 159.7 GT/s
Max. Pixel Rate 87.1 GP/s
Graphics Memory 6 GB GDDR6 (14 Gbps)
Memory Bandwidth 336.0 GB/s
Cooling 2 x 90 mm cooling fans
Aluminium heatsink
2 x copper heatpipes
TDP 125 watts
Power Connector 8-pin
Interface PCI Express 3.0 x16
Display Ports 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x DVI-D
Dimensions (w/o bracket) 214 mm wide
118.65 mm tall
38.6 mm thick

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER : Where To Buy

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 OC : 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

 

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX SUPER : Everything You Need To Know!

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX SUPER graphics cards are here, and here is everything you need to know about these new SUPER edition cards!

Find out if these are the graphics cards you are looking for!

 

The Official NVIDIA GeForce GTX 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 both cards in an exclusive pre-launch briefing, which we prepared for you here, including a short Q&A session :

 

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX SUPER Cards

NVIDIA announced two models, both using the same NVIDIA TU116-300 GPU, which powers the GTX 1660.

They promise to offer a significant performance boost over existing Turing-based GTX cards, with these changes :

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER : The Full Details!

Here is how they compare against the existing Turing-based GTX cards :

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

From what NVIDIA has revealed, we believe the GTX 1660S will replace the GTX 1660.

The GTX 1650S, on the other hand, will slide in above the existing GTX 1650 as the GTX 1650 Ti that some suggested would be released this month.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER : The Full Details!

 

How Fast Are The GTX SUPER Cards?

Both GTX SUPER cards are targeted at 1080p gaming, with the GTX 1660 SUPER targeted at those 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.

The GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER offers an even bigger boost in performance for esports gamers – up to 2X better than the GTX 1050.

 

NVIDIA GTX SUPER Price + Availability

Both GeForce GTX SUPER cards will only be available from NVIDIA board partners. There will be NO Founders Edition for either cards.

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

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

Malaysia

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  • 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

The 1650 SUPER, on the other hand, will only be available from 22 November 2019 onwards. Its starting price will be revealed in November.

 

Increased TDP For Both

The 1660 SUPER is essentially the GTX 1660 with much faster GDDR6 memory. So, it only incurs a small 5 watt increase in its TDP, from 120 watts to 125 watts.

The 1650 SUPER, on the other hand, uses a larger GPU with higher clock speeds. This increases its TDP by 33% over the GTX 1650, from 75 watts to 100 watts.

 

NVIDIA GTX 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

Next Page > NVIDIA GeForce GTX SUPER Slides, Recommended Reading

 

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Complete Set Of NVIDIA GeForce GTX SUPER Series Slides

Here is the complete set of slides for your perusal, which Justin used in his presentation.

 

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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!

 

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.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER : The Full Details!

 

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 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.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce GTX SUPER : Everything You Need To Know!

 

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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