Nvidia is as soon as once more planning the launch of Tremendous variations of its graphics playing cards in an effort to thwart AMD’s Navi plans. Following the announcement of the RX 5500 and 5500 XT, leaks and rumors have appeared of a brand new pair of Nvidia’s Tremendous graphics playing cards, this time bolstering the vary of GTX 16-series GPUs. New benchmark outcomes for a GTX 1660 Tremendous have appeared on-line, suggesting the playing cards are getting very near launch.
Whether or not you consider AMD’s spin that it’s at all times been prepared for Tremendous and adjusted its RX 5700 pricing accordingly, is immaterial. The Tremendous sequence is right here and affords stiff competitors to AMD’s greatest midrange playing cards. Any Tremendous GTX playing cards would do a lot the identical, even when they’d be refreshing playing cards which can be barely six months outdated. With anticipated launch dates for each upcoming GTX Tremendous playing cards simply days and weeks away, it’s little shock to see the GTX 1660 Tremendous being examined with public benchmarks.
Specs for Nvidia’s GTX 1660 first leaked out of JD.com in mid-October, with different sources confirming them and people of the GTX 1650 Tremendous a couple of days later, by way of Videocardz.com. The 1660 Tremendous options nearly similar specs to that of the usual 1660, however with quicker reminiscence (14Gbps versus 8Gbps), which ends up in a 75% enchancment in reminiscence bandwidth.
The GTX 1650 Tremendous has a way more general uptick in specs, with a rise to 1,280 CUDA cores (versus 896 on the non-Tremendous 1650), elevated base and increase clocks by 45 and 60MHz, respectively, in addition to a RAM pace enhance to 12Gbps from 8Gbps.
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We don’t have any efficiency numbers on the GTX 1650 Tremendous but, however leaked benchmark outcomes for the 1660 Tremendous, by way of Hexus, present an enchancment of almost 20% within the Ultimate Fantasy XV benchmark, closing the hole significantly with the GTX 1660 Ti. Contemplating urged pricing has a full $50 between these two playing cards, Nvidia might have to shuffle round its product stack somewhat to not invalidate its personal card within the technique of this Tremendous launch.
However that’s the least of its worries as a result of the discharge of recent Nvidia GTX Tremendous playing cards is, as soon as once more, a response to AMD’s impending Navi launch. Simply because the RTX 2060 Tremendous and 2070 Tremendous have been designed to outperform AMD’s RX 5700 and 5700 XT in the summertime, the 1660 Tremendous and 1650 are designed to fight the upcoming RX 5500 and 5500 XT. The query stays, although, how profitable will such a plan be?
These AMD playing cards have been formally introduced in early October and look set to interchange AMD’s growing old 500-series Polaris graphics playing cards. That’s a tall order, as these playing cards could also be outdated, however they’re nonetheless fantastically aggressive with Nvidia’s GTX 16-series GPUs, providing comparable, or higher efficiency at a lowered value. Primarily based on the identical Navi RDNA structure because the RX 5700, they are going to include 38% fewer stream processors (1,408 vs 2,304), however the next clock pace. The sport clock on each is rated at 1,717MHz, whereas it might often increase as excessive as 1,845MHz, thermal and energy headroom relying.
The one distinction between the 5500 and 5500 XT is reminiscence and value. The place the previous can have 4GB, the latter can have 8GB. AMD has mentioned that producers will have the ability to set their very own pricing on these playing cards, however WCCFTech speculates that they could possibly be as little as $130 and $150, respectively. That appears optimistic, particularly contemplating the Nvidia competitors might be simply above and under the $200 mark.
Launch dates for AMD’s playing cards have but to be introduced, however with Nvidia’s slated to debut on October 29 (1660 Tremendous) and November 22 (1650 Tremendous) we’d be shocked if AMD’s playing cards didn’t make their debut within the coming weeks.