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NVIDIA launches GTX 1660Ti and GTX 1650 for laptops

It has been a couple of months since Nvidia first launched the GTX 16-series, so now is the time to expand on it. Today, the GTX 1660Ti and newly announced GTX 1650 are both making their way to gaming laptops. There are going to be roughly 80 laptop models rolling out packing Turing graphics, with prices set to start at the $799 mark.

Compared to a GTX 960M, the 1660Ti is up to four times faster depending on the game. According to Nvidia’s own testing, a GTX 1660Ti powered laptop should be capable of running titles like Fortnite, Apex Legends or PUBG at over 100 frames per second at 1080p. Aside from that, the jump to the Turing architecture also brings improvements to power efficiency. Compared to Pascal, Turing can deliver 1.5x instructions per clock and 1.4x power efficiency.

For the GTX 1650, Nvidia promises up to 2.5x higher performance compared to the GTX 950M and 1.7x the performance of a GTX 1050. Both the GTX 1660Ti and GTX 1650 will be available in Max-Q designs too, so expect plenty of ultra-thin gaming laptops from various OEMs.

Here is a breakdown of the specifications for both GPUs:

GPU GTX 1660Ti GTX 1650
CUDA Cores 1536 1024
Base Clock (MHz) Between 1335 & 1590 Between 1245 & 1560
Boost Clock (MHz) Between 1140 & 1455 Between 1020 & 1395
TDP (W) 60 to 80 35 to 50
Memory Speed (Gbps) 12 up to 8
Memory Bandwidth (GB/s) 288 128
Memory Interface Width 192-bit 128-bit
Memory 6GB GDDR6 4GB GDDR5

We have already had the chance to check out a few laptops packing GTX 16-series graphics. Last week, we were able to attend an ASUS ROG event to see a few different models, including the Zephyrus G, several new STRIX laptops and a couple of other Zephyrus models. We expect to see more laptops from MSI, Gigabyte, Samsung, Razer and more over the coming weeks/months.

KitGuru Says: The GTX 1660Ti and GTX 1650 both look like capable 1080p GPUs for portable gaming. We’ll be looking to get our hands on review units over the next few months to really put them to the test. Are any of you planning on grabbing a gaming laptop this year?

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