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Sorry, a 3GB Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti graphics card is unlikely

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
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We’ve seen more than a few Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti models leak out, but these new 3GB variants are a curious development.

Asus has apparently registered nine models of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti featuring 3GB video memory with the Eurasian Economic Community (opens in new tab)

This seems a bit strange as Ti-cards often tune the best performance you can possibly get out of a GPU. Halving the video memory of what we’ve heard to be in a traditional 6GB GTX 1660 Ti – and all of these new Asus models are listed in 6GB VRAM capacities as well – so far seems antithetical to Nvidia’s strategy so far. 

Another potential wrench this this rumor mill is the fact that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 was also listed by the EEC in six different variants with 6GB, 4GB and 3GB of video memory that could have been either GDDR6 or GDDR5. However, when the card officially released, Nvidia’s mid-range Turing GPU ended up launching in only one SKU. We’ve also yet to see any of these other registered models come to market.

It’s much more likely that Asus is just covering its bases by trademarking every potential version of its GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics cards. Whether the gaming hardware maker has any intention to actually produce these 3GB variants seems unlikely.

Via Videocardz (opens in new tab)

Kevin Lee
Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee was a former computing reporter at TechRadar. Kevin is now the SEO Updates Editor at IGN based in New York. He handles all of the best of tech buying guides while also dipping his hand in the entertainment and games evergreen content. Kevin has over eight years of experience in the tech and games publications with previous bylines at Polygon, PC World, and more. Outside of work, Kevin is major movie buff of cult and bad films. He also regularly plays flight & space sim and racing games. IRL he's a fan of archery, axe throwing, and board games.