NVIDIA Releases GTX 1660 SUPER, GTX 1650 SUPER Launches November 22
“The GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is up to 20% faster than the original GTX 1660 and up to 1.5X faster than the previous-generation GTX 1060 6GB. Powered by the award-winning NVIDIA Turing architecture and ultra-fast GDDR6 memory, it’s a supercharger for today’s most popular games. Time to gear up and get SUPER.”
The big story with the 16 series SUPER launch is memory, as this gets a sizable boost from the 1660’s 8 Gbps GDDR6 to the 1660 SUPER’s 14 Gbps, with a memory bandwidth increase from 192.1 GB/s to 331 GB/s with the 1660 SUPER.
The GTX 1650 SUPER Arrives November 22
The bigger story with these new SUPER cards may end up being the upcoming GTX 1650 SUPER. Not only does this new card move up from 8 Gbps GDDR5 to 12 Gbps GDDR6, but the GTX 1650 SUPER is not actually using the same GPU as before, as the original’s TU117 has been replaced with the same TU116 found in the GTX 1660.
“The GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER is up to 50% faster than the original GTX 1650 and up to 2X faster than the previous-generation GTX 1050. Powered by the award-winning NVIDIA Turing™ architecture and ultra-fast GDDR6 memory, it’s a supercharger for today’s most popular games. Time to gear up and get SUPER.”
Not only does this TU116 upgrade provide GDDR6 support, but it also brings Turing’s NVENC encoder – fixing one of the complaints about the original GTX 1650. Of course the bigger story will end up being performance if indeed the SUPER version delivers on the “up to 50% faster than the original GTX 1650” promise.
One important piece of the puzzle still remains, however: price. While we know that the new GTX 1660 SUPER is launching at $229, NVIDIA has not revealed pricing for the GTX 1650 SUPER. We may have to wait for the November launch to learn more – since of course nothing in this industry ever seems to leak out early…