Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti was recently leaked by Amazon, sparking speculation about the release date and MSRP. It turns out that the release date is apparently 22 February 2019 and the suggested price will be $279. Not bad for a 1070 competitor.
NVidia GTX 1660 Ti price of $279 / €246.5 was leaked almost a month ago, and now it seems to be correct. The original leak specified 15 February 2019 as the release date, however, which has been now moved to 22 February 2019.
According to Videocardz, the release date was only for 1660 Ti, but it is unknown whether the change will affect the release dates of GTX 1660 and GTX 1650, which are slated for release in early and late March, respectively. The strongest in the bunch of new GPUs here, the GTX 1660 Ti, was also benchmarked for Final Fantasy XV and the results are interesting.
The GPU performed slightly better than GTX 1070 and every so slightly worse than GTX Titan X, offering the users an alternative with decent performance at a much lower price. While the $279 price is listed, some people have much higher prices at online retailers, with €321 / $363 on Amazon.de before the page with the leak was removed.
Pricing for GTX 1660 is expected to be $229 /€202, while GTX 1650 will be $179 / €158. That is, before additional costs are applied, which will likely cause a bump in their prices just like with GTX 1660 Ti. These two lower-end cards will mostly serve to replace the GTX 10 series, even though GTX 1050 Ti to retailers, at a lower price to keep it competitive.
If you are thinking about upgrading your GPU, you may still want to wait for a while until more benchmarks happen and the price stabilises. This especially applies to those waiting to see yet unrevealed system requirements for upcoming games such as Cyberpunk 2077. On the other hand, highly anticipated releases such as Mortal Kombat 11 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice have recommended PC specs with GPUs apparently weaker than GTX 1660 Ti.
Mortal Kombat 11 is a fighting game by NetherRealm Studios
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