According to Chinese sources, the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card of the Turing family will be officially announced in mid-January. And this video card will become the youngest accelerator of NVIDIA with hardware support for RTX – ray tracing in real time. Cheaper than GeForce RTX 2060, video cards will be deprived of this technology, and the first representative of the “Turing without rays” subgroup will be a graphic card with a rather unexpected name, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
Judging by the available information, the expected graphics accelerator GeForce RTX 2060 will become a kind of trimmed version of the RTX 2070. Both of these video cards will be based on the TU106 class GPU: the TU106-400 version will be used in the more powerful card, and the TU106-200 c will be used in the younger accelerator reduced from 36 to 30 the number of streaming multiprocessors. Nevertheless, GeForce RTX 2060 will be able to offer its owners not only 1920 CUDA cores, but also a set of 240 tensor and 30 RT cores.
The more accessible video cards in the Turing family, as reported, will receive a different GPU – TU116, in which there will be no dedicated hardware for ray tracing and tensor calculations. The first “Turing without rays” will be the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphic card. The list of its key features in marketing materials includes only Turing shaders, GDDR6 memory support, DirectX 12 and support for Ansel technology.
Unfortunately, at the moment there is no reliable information about what level of performance should be expected from this new product. However, judging by the name, we can hope that the performance of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti will fall in the interval between the GTX 1060 and the GTX 1070.
Data on the cost and timing of the announcement of such news yet, and all information about the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti has not yet been confirmed by reliable sources.
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