Originally Posted by lightsout
1660?? I don't get where the 16 came from. Weird
Sure if you call $300 a "budget" card (my speculation on the price)
Well, they jumped from the 10 series with Pascal to the 20 series with Turing, so this one, to avoid the RTX moniker, is being put in a lower series. It could have been the 11 series, but 11 doesn't sound as nice or distinctive and is closer to Pascal than Turing in number, so 16, which resonates with the x60 midrange numbering, it is.
Originally Posted by AlphaC
The only way this would be appealing is if it was 75W power envelope and below $200. I highly doubt that's the case , it's probably along the lines of 120-150W and $250+.
1536 CUDA cores is 80% of a RTX 2060 (which is roughly a GTX 1070 Ti). It's probably a GTX 1070 level of performance, a card released to combat the RX 590/RX580.
You're probably right on almost everything. Nvdia didn't release any card this generation with a decent price, and considering that they expect the 1060 to be sold out in "several weeks" and that the RX 590 is winning on performance, this 1660 Ti without RTX will slot right into the $250 price bracket to compete with the AMD card. I don't think that they will have the gall to price it at $299, especially as the AMD card is already on the market, so they will look good after all the RTX drama by displacing it at a lower price. As to the performance, it will probably land lower than the 1070 still, maybe up to it when overclocked.