1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

AIDA64 Adds Support for NVIDIA TU116 GPU GeForce GTX 1660

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

    Messages:
    34,407
    Likes Received:
    3,578
    GPU:
    AMD | NVIDIA
    BlackZero, airbud7 and fantaskarsef like this.
  2. Ricepudding

    Ricepudding Master Guru

    Messages:
    436
    Likes Received:
    87
    GPU:
    1080ti MSI Light
    The 1660ti looks like it could be interesting if priced well, not sure about the non-ti versions, they look more like a rehash of the 1060 instead of a new turning chip. be interesting to see reviews however and price/performance ratios
     
  3. HardwareCaps

    HardwareCaps Master Guru

    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    57
    GPU:
    Intel UHD 630
    the 1660Ti is rumored to be at 280$ and performance around the 1070 while having 6GB instead of 8GB.
    the only savior for Turing is that Navi seems to be far off into 2019....
     
  4. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    10,314
    Likes Received:
    455
    GPU:
    Aorus RX580 XTR 8GB
    1660ti 280$
    rx590 260$
    1660 230$
    rx580 180$

    Mid range competition until Navi replaces Polaris.
     

  5. buhehe

    buhehe Member Guru

    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    15
    GPU:
    R9 290 Tri-X Vapor-X
    1060... 2060... 1660

    Who came up with this naming pattern? Jesus christ
     
  6. ezodagrom

    ezodagrom Master Guru

    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    19
    GPU:
    MSI GTX 1060 6GB
    Despite having the same core count as the 1060 and having GDDR5 memory, the 1660 is still a Turing chip, so I guess we should see it perform slightly better than the 1060 (I'm speculating it to be competitive with the RX 590, maybe).
     
  7. FrostNixon

    FrostNixon Member Guru

    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    9
    GPU:
    GT 555M 1GB
    Only thing I don't understand, why not name it 2050, because that's clearly what it is, why 1660?
     
  8. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    11,866
    Likes Received:
    923
    GPU:
    EVGA 1080Ti
    I guess because it doesn't support RTX/DLSS so they didn't want people to get confused.
     
  9. coth

    coth Master Guru

    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    26
    GPU:
    MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G
    But they could name it GTX 2050 and GTX 205o Ti.

    On the other hand TU116 just fits to be named 1160.
     
  10. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    11,866
    Likes Received:
    923
    GPU:
    EVGA 1080Ti
    Idk they probably sat in a room with a focus group and asked them "GTX 2050 vs 1660 which makes it clearer that one is a different product group than the other" and the GTX vs RTX confused people. All these types of decisions are driven by marketing research. I personally prefer 2050 myself but Nvidia is going to do what their $500m marketing team is going to tell them so they can justify that expense.
     
    fantaskarsef likes this.

  11. Aekold

    Aekold Member

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    2
    GPU:
    MSI GTX 1080
    The geek side of me is really interested in seeing the review of the GTX 1160. With nearly identical specs to the 1060, it will be great for comparing the performance of the two architectures.
     
  12. HardwareCaps

    HardwareCaps Master Guru

    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    57
    GPU:
    Intel UHD 630
    Just look at the 1070 vs 2060. same CUDA count, similar clocks
     
  13. Aekold

    Aekold Member

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    2
    GPU:
    MSI GTX 1080
    That's true. The 1160 will supposedly use GDDR5, though, so it should be an even better comparison.
     
  14. HardwareCaps

    HardwareCaps Master Guru

    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    57
    GPU:
    Intel UHD 630
    It's true that it would be the best comparison but since the 1070 has 256 bit bus, the effective bandwidth difference isn't as massive as you would think.
    performance jump seems to be engine sensitive but nothing huge, the cards are underwhelming considering we got roughly the same perf/dollar in 2016.
     
  15. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    6,099
    Likes Received:
    595
    GPU:
    MSI 2080Ti Trio
    If 1660 exists, what will the next generation be called? 1760?`
    I would really like an explanation to the naming decision.
     

  16. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    8,374
    Likes Received:
    1,436
    GPU:
    -NDA +AW@240Hz
    Absinthe.
     
  17. ezodagrom

    ezodagrom Master Guru

    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    19
    GPU:
    MSI GTX 1060 6GB
    Maybe in the next generation they won't need to cut raytracing for the lower models, making the whole range RTX 3000 series?
     
  18. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    10,314
    Likes Received:
    455
    GPU:
    Aorus RX580 XTR 8GB
    With such a low sales i wont be surpised if even 3000 series dont have the whole range.
     
  19. NiColaoS

    NiColaoS Master Guru

    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    34
    GPU:
    1060 6GB Armor OC
    Too bad for me the final specs of AV1 codec isn't out yet for final implementation into cards. That was the reason I got a GTX960 ( full H265 support ). Now why I got a 1060, don't ask, don't tell. But a 1160 with Hardware Support for AV1 that would be something to consider, since this codec is a collaboration of almost all big companies.

    Nevermind anyway. Let's enjoy the 1060 a bit. It's as if I'm throwing money out of the window lately. Even Got an ASUS Z390 Gaming Plus, an i5 8500 and an SSD Samsung 860 ( had already two 850 ). Meanwhile my previous CPU ( i5 4690 ) was way more than enough for my games/movies/series etc. The i5 8500 single thread performance only increased by 12%. Obviously the multithreading only worth it, 57%. At least the Z390 supports 9th gen CPUs. I'll get the i7 9700 no matter what.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
    airbud7 likes this.
  20. HardwareCaps

    HardwareCaps Master Guru

    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    57
    GPU:
    Intel UHD 630
    AV1 is still far off. even if final specs were out, the support and adoption would come much later.
    and btw still most content is H.264....
     

Share This Page