The GTX 1660 Super, GTX 1650 Ti and the upcoming budget GPU wars

gtx 1660 super rumors

Last updated on September 29th, 2019

According to a possible leak from MyDrivers, Nvidia is preparing two new budget graphics cards to take on AMD. These include the GTX 1660 Super, and the GTX 1650 Ti.

The GTX 1660 Super would likely take a curious position between the GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti, in both price and performance. The main difference between the 1660 and its Super variant would be the VRAM used, with the Super upgrading to GDDR6 over the original GDDR5. This would make the card more potent in more situations, especially at higher resolutions. 

The GTX 1660 is priced at $219 at the time of writing, with the GTX 1660 Ti priced at a much more expensive $279. This makes one of two scenarios likely:

  1. The GTX 1660 Super will replace the GTX 1660 entirely at the same price point, like the 2070 and 2080 Supers replaced their original variants. This may also result in a corresponding price drop to the GTX 1660 Ti, so the card doesn’t become awful from a price-to-performance standpoint.
  2. The GTX 1660 Super will not replace the GTX 1660, but will instead serve as an in-between for the 1660 and the 1660 Ti. This would make a price point of ~$249 quite likely for the card.

When it comes to a possible GTX 1650 Ti, it would occupy a position between the GTX 1650 and the GTX 1660. Seeing as the 1650 is priced at $150, this could mean quite a few things for the pricing of both cards. 

Unless the prices of one or both cards are changed, this narrows down the viable price points of the 1650 Ti significantly, likely in the range of $175 to $200. At this point, Nvidia would be most fiercely competing with… itself, with major leaps in performance only $25 away in either direction.

We speculate that a GTX 1650 Ti would result in a price drop to the 1650, likely down to $125. This would make a 1650 Ti priced at $175 make a little bit more sense as an upgrade, rather than a “just-buy-this-instead” card.

Whatever happens, things are bound to get interesting soon. The Polaris-based RX 570 and 580 still dominate in this price range and have themselves seen price drops since the release of the Nvidia 20- and 16- Series. The improvements of the Navi architecture seen in the higher-end RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT cards are bound to come down to the budget price range eventually, and when they do…

Things are going to get very, very interesting for everyone involved.

Stay tuned with us to learn about those events as they unfold, and to find the best budget GPU for you when they do.

Source: MyDrivers

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