As we previously reported, NVIDIA is going to replenish the midrange range of video cards with the new Turing models belonging to the GeForce GTX 16. And now these plans have begun to take on a specific shape. The new GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, which NVIDIA needs to close the price gap between the GTX 1650 and the GTX 1660, is expected to be unveiled on October 22.
This day as the date of the announcement of the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti named the Chinese site ITHome, which in turn refers to information received from regional partners of NVIDIA. In addition, another interesting fact appears in the original message: the price of the new product will be about 1100 yuan, which will be converted into amounts of about $ 160. And if this information is true, it means that with the release of the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, NVIDIA will have to lower the price of the GeForce GTX 1650 graphics cards, which today (according to official figures) is $ 150.
All these maneuvers can mean only one thing: NVIDIA is preparing to actively rebuff the new rivals of its budget Turing generation GPUs. Obviously, these rivals will have to become AMD Radeon RX 5600 video cards based on Navi 14 graphics processors. Judging by the available data, they, like the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, will be released during October of this year.
As for the alleged characteristics of the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, then there is no new data. It is assumed that this card will use the full TU117 chip without blocked multiprocessors, which can offer 1024 stream processors (versus 896 on the GTX 1650) and 4 GB GDDR5 with a frequency of 8 GHz and a 128-bit bus. The exact frequencies of the GPU are unknown, but it is easy to assume that the GTX 1650 Ti will be between GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 in terms of performance, that is, at a level roughly corresponding to the speed of the GeForce GTX 1060.
In addition, it was previously reported that NVIDIA is preparing another video card – the GeForce 1660 Super, but there are no specific details about the timing of its appearance on the market.