Whereas we’re ready for Nvidia’s Turing-based mostly GTX 1660 Ti to launch, outstanding graphics card leaker VideoCardz has unearthed a couple of particulars concerning the GTX 1650 — one other entry in Nvidia’s mainstream RTX-much less product stack.
VideoCardz cites a number of sources confirming that Nvidia will launch the GTX 1650 in late March, preceded by the GTX 1660.
The rumors level to the GTX 1650 ranging between $one hundred fifty and $199, a worth level that traditionally strikes a ton of models and also needs to be common with OEMs like HP and Dell.
Including to the cardboard’s attraction is that, like its predecessors, the GTX 1650 will allegedly want solely 75W of energy, which means the motherboard’s PCI-Categorical slot will provide all of the juice it wants. When the Maxwell-based mostly GTX 750 Ti launched, I keep in mind Nvidia elevating consciousness about this very function. Take into consideration what number of low cost, boring PC towers might be upgraded to an honest gaming rig while not having to improve the facility provide.
Now that very same 75W will in all probability ship excessive-to-extremely high quality 1080p gaming, so this shall be one to observe particularly when you take pleasure in constructing SFF packing containers.
When it comes to arduous specs, nicely, there’s solely hypothesis till in any other case confirmed. TechSpot believes the GTX 1660 Ti will pack a base GPU clock of 1485MHz and 4GB of GDDR6 reminiscence.
It seems to be like Nvidia is getting ready a critical assault on the midrange GPU market, with three playing cards within the $149-$300 window releasing earlier than the top of March. Following a disappointing decline in yr-over-yr gaming gross sales, it is in all probability a sensible transfer to start out interesting to mainstream shoppers as quickly as attainable.
The GTX 1660 Ti is predicted to launch later at this time.
In the meantime, AMD continues to be pushing its Polaris lineup of RX playing cards — the newest being the RX 590 which retails for about $279. However Polaris is rising lengthy within the tooth, and AMD must introduce a brand new sub-$300 stack that sips energy to compete with Nvidia’s continued dominance in that space.