Palit Lends Credence to GeForce GTX 1160 Rumors

Graphics card manufacturer Palit recently registered various new products with the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC), including graphics cards using Nvidia's rumored GeForce GTX 1160, GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti. This new listing disputes rumors that the GeForce GTX 1160 is fake; although, Lenovo has previously listed the graphics card with its Legion laptops.

These past months have been an interesting time for Nvidia rumors. But one thing is certain, Nvidia's GTX branding will continue to coexist alongside the current RTX 20-series, whether it be via the GTX 11-series or GTX 16-series. In either case, they are not expected to have real-time ray tracing.

Here's a table comparing the potential specifications of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660, and GTX 1160.

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Row 0 - Cell 0 GeForce RTX 2060GeForce GTX 1660 TiGeForce GTX 1660GeForce GTX 1160
Architecture (GPU)Turing (TU106)Turing (TU116)*Turing (TU116)*Turing (TU116)*
CUDA Cores19201536*1280*?
Tensor Cores240N/AN/AN/A
RT Cores30N/AN/AN/A
Texture Units12096*80*?
Base Clock Rate1365 MHz???
GPU Boost Rate1680 MHz???
Memory Capacity6GB GDDR66GB GDDR6*? GDDR5*3GB or 6GB*
Memory Clock14 Gbps???
Memory Bus192-bit192-bit*??
Memory Bandwidth336 GB/s???
L2 Cache3MB???
Transistor Count10.8 billion???
Die Size445 mm²???


The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660 and GTX 1160 are said to feature TU116 silicon. The GTX 1660 Ti allegedly comes with 1,536 CUDA cores and 6GB of GDDR6 memory. According to a recent HardOCP article, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is reportedly priced at $279 and will be announced on February 15. The GeForce GTX 1660 supposedly sports 1,280 CUDA cores and GDDR5 memory. It purportedly will be available in March for $229.

As for the GeForce GTX 1160, the only specification we've heard so far is around onboard memory. The graphics card seemingly comes equipped with 3GB or 6GB of memory. It's uncertain whether it'll be GDDR5, GDDR5X or GDDR6.

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  • TechyInAZ
    LOL This is gona get confusing for average gamers.
  • lanceperez94
    the new xx30 and xx50/ti
  • kansaskingperson
    These cards will be mostly made for mass market pre-build PCs. I'm betting only the 1660 and 1660ti are available for purchase and the 1160 will be reserved for PC manufacturers. It would seem odd to have three lower-level mainstream cards.

    It could also be plausible that the 1160 won't be available in the US or North America. The 1160 may be a budget European option since cards are more expensive there.
  • mellis
    unless really need to, I would not buy a new GPU card at this time. I have been thinking about upgrading, but I will probably wait until AMD has come out with their options too and they all get tested. I would hate to throw my money away at this time.
  • s1mon7
    Just call it Nvidia 2050, skipping the RTX part on the box. I don't think they'd actually go with a GTX 1160 designation.
  • edvysas
    This is just becoming more and more ridiculous, instead of announcing GTX 11/16 besides 2060 at CES they'll release lower end products to semi DOA market over the hills filled with either continuing GTX 10 owners (not disregarding previous generations), RX/Vega owners and those who bought RTXsses. Nvidia clearly overreacted with ray tracing failure and should've instead shifted release dates to late Q3/early Q4 2019 to grant people some break over this shitloaded fiasco Nvidia has been since last year RTX annoucement.