Nvidia is reportedly set to ship the budget 16-series cards, the GTX 1660 and GTX 1650 by the end of April, with prices starting at $179. Ever since Nvidia fired the starting gun on the Turing generation of GeForce graphics cards we’ve been waiting for Jen-Hsun and co. to fill out the mainstream and budget end of the market, and the latest rumours suggest we’ll be GPU-complete before May.
The 16-series cards have launched with the Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti at the helm, and a mighty fine graphics card it is too. The new GeForce GPU might be lacking in the ray tracing and AI finery that marks out its 20-series brethren, but it’s delivering traditional gaming performance at an unprecedented price/performance level.
And if that follows with the new GTX 1660 and GTX 1650 cards then we could be looking at a pair of GPUs that offer gamers more power, and at a better price, than ever before. With the competing RX 580 and RX 570 dropping down below $200 in recent times, however, they’re going to need to be seriously powerful if they want to take back control of the low-end from AMD.