Nvidia Launches GTX 1660 Super and GTX 1650 Super

With the launch of two new graphics cards, Nvidia has extended its mid-range segment. The extension comes in the older 16 series GTX models. Labeled as the GTX 1660 SUPER and GTX 1650 SUPER, these chipsets are all set to compete with the soon to be launched RX 5500 series from AMD.

For the past few weeks, multiple rumors about these cards had been swirling on the internet. And now that they are finally here, let’s see some concrete news about them. Confirming the multiple speculations, these cards offer Ti-level performance. However, their pricing will be similar to the standard mid-range GPUs.

The GTX 1660 Super is priced at $229 and will be sold through the likes of ASUS, MSI, EVGA among many more. However, the GTX 1650 Super will be available only from the 22nd of November. And that is when its pricing will be also revealed.

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Talking about the GTX 1660 Super, the graphic card uses 1408 CUDA cores. That’s similar to the GTX 1660 model. Furthermore, their 1530MHz base speed and the 1785MHz boost clock speeds are also the same. Nevertheless, there is a difference between them. The major one being the use of a faster 14Gbps GDDR6 memory on GTX 1660 Super as compared to the GTX 1660 which uses 8Gbps GDDR5. Nvidia also claims that the GTX 1660 Super is 20% faster than the GTX 1660.

However, the GTX 1660 Super still lags behind the GTX 1660 Ti. On paper at least! Now, that might be primarily because it packs more CUDA cores. 1536 to be specific. However, that might not be the case in actuality. That’s because the GTX 1660 Ti is not that faster than the standard GTX 1660. Also, the GTX 1660 Super has a higher clocked memory. Thus, I do not think we will find the correct answer without putting them to test.

Moving on to the GTX 1650 Super, it comes as the extension of standard GTX 1650. It packs 1280 CUDA cores. More than the 896 cores that the GTX 1650 uses. It also has a higher base clock of 1665MHz and also a higher boost clock of 1485MHz. Furthermore, it comes with 12Gbps GDDR6 memory. However, 4GB is its limitation. Per Nvidia, the upgrades, make the GTX 1650 Super 50% faster than the GTX 1650.

Now, these new graphics cards won’t bring you real-time ray tracing. That’s still limited to the RTX and the RTX Super models only. However, the 1660 Super offers two times better performance than the 10- series cards. Furthermore, these new cards come with the latest Nvidia drivers. This introduces features such as ReShade, Nvidia Ultra Low Latency, Turning Encoder, and many more.

NVIDIA GTX 1650 Super & 1660 Super Price in Nepal

We can expect the MSI and Asus branded GTX 1650 Super and 1660 Super to launch in Nepal in Jan of 2020. Since the price are like 40-50% more than the US pricing, the expected price of 1660 super will be around Rs. 40000. The pricing of the 1650 Super in Nepal will be revealed after its international availability.