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MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Details Revealed

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Details surrounding the new unreleased MSI GeForce GTX 1660 have just been revealed. The new dual-slot card will feature 1408 CUDA cores running with a base clock of 1530MHz and a boost clock of 1785MHz. The new GPU is expected to be based off the Nvidia Turing TU116 silicon, which is manufactured by TSMC on its 12nm node, the same die used in the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. The leak surrounding the new MSI card was originally posted by which also posted several images of the three MSI offerings which are as folows:

  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ventus XS OC Edition
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660 ARMOR OC Edition
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X

The MSI GeForce GTX 1660 features a little less than 10% of the recently released GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, which according to the leak will put the card somewhere about 5% faster than the Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card, however we won’t know for sure until official benchmarks have been released. Like it’s big brother, the GTX 1660 Ti, the GTX 1660 also features 8GB of GDDR5 which runs interfaces to the GPU over a 192-bit bus which will operate at 193GB/sec. The exact speed of the memory hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we’d expect it to be somewhere in the 1350MHz ballpark.

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MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Specifications & Comparison

GeForce GTX 1660 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce RTX 2060
Architecture TU116 TU116 Pascal/GP106 Turing/TU106
Process 12nm 12nm 16nm 12nm
GPU Core Clock 1530 MHz 1500MHz 1506MHz 1365MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1785 MHz 1770MHz 1709MHz 1680MHz
Die Size 284 mm² 284 mm² 200mm2 445mm2
Transistor Count 6.6 billion 6.6 billion 4.4 Billion 10.8 Billion
Shader Count 1408 CUDA Cores 1536 CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores
Memory Size 6GB GDDR5 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR5(X) 6GB GDDR6
Memory Clock Speed 1500MHz 1001MHz 1750 MHz
Memory Bus Width 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 192GB/s 288GB/s 192GB/s 336GB/s
TMU/ROP Count ?/48 96/48 80/48 120/48
Ray Tracing 0 0 30 RT Cores
Tensor Cores 192 240
MSRP ~$280 $240 $350

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