NVIDIA launches new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1650 for notebooks

NVIDIA has just announced the new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1650 mobile GPUs for notebooks, both of which deliver a major jump in overall gaming performance and power efficiency.

Before we dive into these new GPUs, here’s a quick look at their important specs.

Model GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GeForce GTX 1650
CUDA cores 1536 1024
Base clock 1140 – 1455 MHz 1020 – 1395 MHz
Boost clock 1335 – 1590 MHz 1245 – 1560 MHz
Memory speed 12Gbps Up to 8 Gbps
Memory config 6GB GDDR6 4GB GDDR5
Memory interface 192-bit 128-bit
Memory bandwidth 288GB/s 128GB/s

The GTX 1660 Ti also offers up to 4x higher performance compared to the four-year old GTX 960M. This means that players will see huge performance gains using these GPUs while playing some of the most competitive games available today. According to NVIDIA’s in-house benchmarks, esports-centric games like Apex Legends, Fortnite and PUBG can be played at 100 frames per second at 1080p.

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These GPUs offer players a complete upgrade to their older systems, giving them the ability to play newer games with a much better performance. The Turing Architecture these GPUs are based on allow for this increased performance, as well as power efficiency, enhanced image quality and higher levels of geometric complexity during gameplay.

The GeForce GTX 1650 will be NVIDIA’s mainstream mid-range mobile GPU offering, but has tamer performance due to its slower clock speeds and memory subsystem. Still, NVIDIA claims the GeForce GTX 1650 will be up to 70% faster than the old GeForce GTX 1050 and over 250% faster than the GeForce GTX 950M.

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The GeForce GTX 1650 will also be able to run popular titles like Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends at over 60fps at 1080p resolution at High settings.

And for those curious about ray-tracing, these two new GPUs will also support real-time ray-tracing, though they will do so at a penalty to performance because of their lack of dedicated RTX cores.

NVIDIA says gaming notebooks with the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti should start at around US$999 ( est. S$1,355) while notebooks with the GeForce GTX 1650 will start at a much lower US$799 (est. S$1083).


– With additional reporting by Tim Augustin

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