The GPU space has definitely become more interesting in the last few months. While Nvidia has had its Ray Tracing capable GPUs, AMD has competing GPUs available for cheaper price, offering the same or better raw performance. It is always a cat and mouse game, with many factors such as game optimisations and drivers coming into play. Not wanting to be left behind, Nvidia has now announced two new GPUs in based on its Turing architecture, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 (Review) Super takes over from the GTX 1060, arguably the most popular 10-series GPU. The 1660 Super offers more of, well, everything in comparison to the GTX 1060. For starters, the 1660 Super comes with 1408 CUDA cores as against 1280 CUDA cores on the GTX 1060. The card also sports a higher base and a boost clock of 1530 MHz and 1785MHz respectively. While both the GTX 1060 and the GTX 1660 Super sport 6GB of VRAM, the latter now comes with GDDR6 memory instead of GDDR5. There is no Founder’s Edition of the card, but the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super is available from various OEMs from today starting price of Rs 20,500.
Alongside the GTX 1660 Super, Nvidia has also unveiled the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super. This card comes with 1280 CUDA cores and can go from 1530MHz base clock all the way to 1725MHz boost. The GPU sports 4GB of GDDR6 memory as well. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super will be available starting November 22, but the pricing has not yet been revealed.
In addition to the new GPUs, Nvidia has also released new Game Ready drivers which bring four new features to gamers; ReShade, NVIDIA Ultra Low Latency, Enhanced Customizable Image Sharpening, and Turing Encoder. While ReShade allows you to apply custom visual filters to compatible games, Turing Encoder brings NVENC support to the GTX 1660 Super and the GTX 1650 Super, so that everyone can stream their games.
The new GTX 1660 Super will sit just below the existing GTX 1660 Ti, as is the case with the RTX 2080 Super and the RTX 2080 Ti. With the introduction of these new cards, Nvidia’s lineup has grown immensely and seems to cover a rather broad budget segment, something that had not been the case with the 10-series cards.