The GTX 1660 Ti is rumored to be a next-gen entry-level graphics card from Nvidia which, as its name suggests, would be a more mid-range and mainstream GPU. According to TechRadar, after the rumor mill has already announced a timely release of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti as the smallest Turing graphics card, for the time being, there are now the first signs of an early (semi) official release. MSI has registered four custom designs of the 1660 Ti with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).

The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) is emerging as the number 1 leak source for unpublished hardware..

The nice thing is that the Eurasian Economic Commission is a government agency where manufacturers have to (officially) register their products. Accordingly, the database entries there is a reliable indicator of upcoming releases. Already this month, X570 motherboards for Asrock's Ryzen 3000 processors, Radeon VII custom designs, and previously Geforce RTX 2060 models appeared there, now is the Geforce GTX 1660 Ti off.

MSI with four custom designs of the Geforce GTX 1660 Ti

Very little is known about the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti at the moment except for the rumor. It is speculated that the use of the Turing TU116 GPU with 1.536 shaders and 6 GiByte GDDR6 RAM on a 192-wide memory interface. Unlike the RTX graphics cards, the raytracing functionality and the tensor cores are missing.

As to the raw power of the mentioned GPU, we’ve had a glimpse of that thanks to a leaked Ashes of the Singularity benchmark, which indicates that the GPU will be almost 20-percent faster than the GTX 1060.

Also, the GPU might even have enough grunt to push decent frame rates at the 1440p resolution, given the venerable GTX 1060 could just about do that with a few settings.

Meanwhile, there’s a new image floating around on Reddit and Taiwanese gaming forums that shows Nvidia introducing a new GTX Turing series of GPUs.

Rumored price

On the website, four custom designs from MSI have been featured in the EEC's database, which was registered there last week. The Armor 6G OC, Ventus XS 6G OC, Gaming X 6G and Gaming Z 6G are expected to cover all price ranges from budget-priced models close to Nvidia's MSRP (reportedly $ 279) to more expensive OC variants with RGB lighting.

Presumably, the whole point of the new GTX cards is to give buyers more affordable options, if they are willing to forego real-time ray tracing support and possibly DLSS. Stay tuned for more news and updates on technology. And don't forget to follow our tech channel.