AMD has undoubtedly been making waves in the CPU market with its Ryzen lineup, but the same can’t be said about the brand’s presence in the GPU market. That said, the launch of its Navi GPU appears to have rocked NVIDIA’s boat, the latter reportedly working on a GeForce GTX 1660 Super.
According to multiple reports, the alleged Super variant of the GeForce GTX 1660 is expected to ship out with 6GB of the faster GDDR6 memory running at a frequency of 14Gbps. That’s quite a bump up in specs over its non-Super variant that runs on the older GDDR5 memory, and at a speed of 8Gbps.
if the rumours are to be believed, then it’s highly possible that NVIDIA is aiming the GTX 1660 Super specifically at AMD’s own mid-range Radeon RX 5700 series GPU. Specifically, the non-XT version of the Radeon RX 5700.
The GeForce GTX 1660 series first came on to the scene back in April of this year, along with the more entry-level GeForce GTX 1650. Both variants are still based on NVIDIA’s Turing GPU architecture. Unlike their GeForce RTX brethren, however, neither the GTX 1660 series or GTX 1650 are equipped with NVIDIA’s RT Cores or Tensor Cores.
Once again, reports of the GTX 1660 Super are still unverified, and NVIDIA itself has not confirmed these rumours, nor a possible launch date. So, until the GPU maker actually comments on the GPU, it’s best to take this news with a large pinch of salt.