PALIT GTX 1660 Ti Pictured – Clock Speeds Revealed

PALIT GTX 1660 Ti Pictured - Clock Speeds Revealed

PALIT GTX 1660 Ti Pictured – Clock Speeds Revealed

PALIT is prepping two GTX 1660 Ti SKUs, utilising Nvidia’s TU116 core and Turing Shaders to offer performance levels that exceed the company’s exceptionally popular GTX 1060 6GB. These two models are the Geforce GTX 1660 Ti StormX and the GTX 1660 Ti StormX OC, both of which use the same basic cooler and PCB design. 

Videocardz has reported that both of these graphics cards will launch on February 22nd, with the StormX OC model featuring a factory overclocked core boost of 1815MHz while the non-OC StormX model features Nvidia’s default core boost speed of 1770MHz. Both variants will use the same single-fan cooler and use 6GB of GDDR6 memory. 

It has also been reported that this graphics card will feature 1536 CUDA cores, a 256-core boost over the Pascal powered Geforce GTX 1060 6GB, which combined with Turing’s architectural enhancements will deliver a significant performance advantage for the GTX 1660 Ti. 

The Geforce GTX 1660 Ti name likely signifies the fact that the 1660 Ti is the halfway point between Pascal and Nvidia’s full-on RTX series of Turing graphics cards. Recent rumours have claimed that the 1660 Ti features no support for hardware accelerated ray tracing or AI accelerating tensor cores for DLSS. This means that the 1660 Ti uses Nvidia’s Turing architecture but lacks Nvidia’s RTX features, hence its GTX branding.  

 

  

PALIT GTX 1660 Ti Pictured - Clock Speeds Revealed

(Image from Videocardz)

Last week, information about PAIT’s GTX 1660 Ti was leaked via a Russian retailer, detailing the specifications of the GTX 1660 Ti StormX while lacking any images of the graphics card. This leak revealed that the GPU uses slower GDDR6 memory than Nvidia’s RTX series GPUs, using 12Gbps modules instead of faster 14Gbps chips. This change gives the GTX 1660 Ti a disadvantage over the RTX 2060 in terms of memory bandwidth. 

  Geforce RTX 2080 Ti (FE) Geforce RTX 2080 Ti (Ref) Geforce RTX 2080 (FE) Geforce GTX 2080 (Ref)  Geforce RTX 2070 (Fe)
Geforce RTX 2070 (Ref) Geforce RTX 2060 (FE) Geforce GTX 1070 (FE) Palit Geforce GTX 1660 Ti StormX (Leaked) Geforce GTX 1060 6GB (FE)
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing Pascal Turing Pascal
CUDA Cores 4,352 4,352 2,944 2,944  2,304 2,304 1,920 1,920 1,536 1280
Ray Tracing Performance
(Gigarays)
10 GR 10 GR 8 GR 8 GR 6 GR 6 GR 5 GR N/A N/A
Base Clock
1350MHz 1350MHz 1515MHz 1515MHz 1410MHz 1410MHz 1365MHz 1607MHz 1500MHz 1506MHz
Boost Clock 1635MHz 1545MHz 1800MHz 1710MHz 1710MHz 1620MHz 1680MHz 1683MHz 1770MHz 1708MHz
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR5 GDDR6 GDDR5
Memory Capacity 11GB 11GB 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB 6GB 8GB 6GB 6GB
Memory Speed 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 8Gbps 12Gbps 8Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 616GB/s 616GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/S 336GB/s 256GB/s 288GB/s 192GB/s
Memory Bus Size 352-bit 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit
256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit
SLI Via NVLink Via NVLink Via NVLink Via NVLink N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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