Last week NVIDIA introduced its latest GeForce GTX 1660 Super performance mainstream GPU. There are plenty of designs to chose from, and both ASUS and GIGABYTE are now set to offer small form factor designs. 

ASUS has two new GeForce GTX 1660 Super boards that are 17.4 centimeters (6.9 inches) long. The ASUS Phoenix PH-GTX1660S-6G and Phoenix PH-GTX1660S-O6G cards are based on NVIDIA’s TU116 GPU with 1408 CUDA cores, carry 6 GB of GDDR6 memory, share the same PCB design with one 8-pin auxiliary PCIe power connector, feature three display outputs (DVI-D, DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b), and use the same dual-slot cooling system with one dual ball bearing fan. The only difference between the two are their clocks and even they are pretty close: up to 1815 MHz vs 1830 MHz in OC mode.

GIGABYTE has a more 'canonical' GeForce GTX 1660 Super Mini ITX OC 6G (GV-N166SIXOC-6GD) board that is exactly 17 centimeters long. The card has NVIDIA’s TU116 GPU clocked at up to 1800 MHz, 6 GB of 14 Gpbs GDDR6 RAM, uses a dual-slot single-fan cooler with a heat pipe that can stop the fan in idle mode, has an 8-pin PCIe power connector, and offers four display outputs (DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Graphics Cards for Mini-ITX
  NVIDIA
Reference
ASUS
Phoenix
PH-GTX1660S-6G
ASUS
Phoenix
PH-GTX1660S-O6G
GIGABYTE
GV-N166SIXOC-6GD
CUDA Cores 1408
ROPs 48
Core Clock 1530 MHz 1530 MHz (?)
Boost Clock 1785 MHz 1815 MHz 1830 MHz 1800 MHz
Memory Clock 14 Gbps GDDR6
Memory Bus Width 192-bit
VRAM 6 GB
Single Precision Perf. 5 TFLOPS ~5 TFLOPS
Display Outputs 1×DVI-D
1×DP 1.4
1×HDMI 2.0b
1×DVI-D
1×DP 1.4
1×HDMI 2.0b
3×DP 1.4
1×HDMI 2.0b
TGP 125W ? ? ?
GPU TU116
(284 mm2)
Transistor Count 6.6B
Architecture Turing
Manufacturing Process TSMC 12nm "FFN"
Launch Date 10/29/2019 Q4 2019
Launch Price $229 ? ? ?

All three graphics cards are listed at ASUS’ and GIGABYTE’s websites, so expect them to be available shortly. Pricing wise, they should not be much more expensive than NVIDIA’s $229 MSRP for the GeForce GTX 1660 Super.

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Sources: ASUS (1, 2), GIGABYTE

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  • Death666Angel - Thursday, November 7, 2019 - link

    My 4k AOC had a VGA connector, it was useful for having old laptop connected to it and running some diagnosis. I'm all for options. Reply
  • Flunk - Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - link

    I'm still wondering why some monitors are still made without DisplayPort connectors and why a bunch of them have DVI connectors. DVI has a royalty and DisplayPort doesn't, but for some reason DisplayPort is "premium". Reply
  • eek2121 - Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - link

    Quite a few people upgrade their gear, but not their monitors. Much later they upgrade their monitors and not their gear.

    That being the case, I only have 2 DP and 1 HDMI ports on my monitor (along with a sound jack...lol...)
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  • nevcairiel - Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - link

    They aim for maximum compatibility on these mid-range cards, where having 3 different connectors is an advantage over not having them. Reply
  • LapinLaid - Saturday, November 16, 2019 - link

    Every time a manufacturer doesn't include a DVI connector on a current-generation board design, he kills an old monitor that is usually still very good ! Reply
  • eek2121 - Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - link

    Card too thick. Needs to be skinnier. Reply
  • StevoLincolnite - Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - link

    I wish we could get more powerful GPU's that are single slot, half height... Buying OEM slim machines and whacking a cheap GPU in it is a good way to get a gaming rig happening on a budget. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Thursday, November 7, 2019 - link

    There is only so much heat you can dissipate with a single slot air cooler. Reply
  • DanNeely - Thursday, November 7, 2019 - link

    Yup, without the fan getting really obnoxious 75W is about the upper limit. And there are a few single slot 1650's. 1650 super is 100W so probably won't get a single slot version. Reply
  • StevoLincolnite - Thursday, November 7, 2019 - link

    Nah. You can push past 75w.
    AMD had an Oland XT based single slot, half height GPU with a TDP of 75w, yet it only had a chunk of aluminum with a 40mm fan for the cooling...

    Make the cooler a heatpipe design with a pair of 40mm fans and that TDP limit could be higher.

    As far as I know the Geforce 1030 is the fastest half height GPU at the moment and that has a TDP of 30w, so there is allot of room to take the performance up a notch, especially on a smaller fabrication process with GDDR6.
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