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NVIDIA has decided to discontinue its entire GeForce GTX 16 series GPU lineup by Q1 2024 & has sent out the notification to AIBs.

The Last “GTX” Family: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16 GPUs Will No Longer Be Produced By Q1 2024

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16 series are the last remnants of the pre-RTX era when all GPUs were branded under the “GTX” lineup. It’s been more than a year since we last saw a graphics card in this lineup and that too was a low-end design, the GeForce GTX 1630. But starting Q1 2024, the GeForce GTX 16 series is expected to enter the discontinuation phase which means these GPUs will no longer be produced.

The information comes from the Chinese Board Channel Forums where it is reported that NVIDIA has announced plans to discontinue its last GeForce GTX family. The GeForce GTX 16 GPU family includes a range of graphics cards such as the GTX 1660 SUPER, GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660, GTX 1650 Ti, GTX 1650 SUPER, and the GTX 1630. These are very popular graphics cards in the mainstream and low-end segment as they are affordable and can provide decent gaming performance in eSports titles & older games.

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However, these GPUs lack lots of features that have now become the staple of the NVIDIA GeForce ecosystem such as Ray Tracing, DLSS, AV1, and much more. These GPUs feature the same Turing GPU architecture which was incorporated by the first RTX family, the RTX 20 series but due to perf per dollar limitations, NVIDIA had to cut back on the feature support for these entry-level cards. You can enable ray tracing on these cards but you won’t get optimal performance since they lack RT cores.

AIBs will continue to sell these cards until their inventories run dry and you will be able to see some nice deals on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16 series family at various retailers too. NVIDIA will introduce a new GeForce GTX 3050 6 GB variant to cover the sub-$ $200 US segment in early 2024.

NVIDIA GeForce 16 Series Specifications

GeForce RTX 2060 FE GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB
GeForce GTX 1660 6GB
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GeForce GTX 1630 4 GB
Architecture (GPU)
TU106 TU116-400 TU116-300 TU116-300 TU116 TU117
TU106
TU117
CUDA Cores
1920 1536 1408 1408 1280 896 512
Tensor Cores
240 N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A
RT cores
30 N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A
Texture Units
120 96 88 88 80 56 32
ROPs
48 48 48 48 32 32 32
Base Clock
1365 MHz 1500 MHz 1530 MHz 1530 MHz TBD 1485 MHz TBD
GPU Boost
1680 MHz 1770 MHz 1785 MHz 1785 MHz TBD 1665 MHz 1800 MHz
Memory
6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR6 6GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR6?
Memory Bus
192-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit 128-bit 128-bit 64-bit
Memory Clocks
14 Gbps 12 Gbps 14 Gbps 8 Gbps 12 Gbps 8 Gbps 12
L2 cache
3 MB 1.5 MB 1.5 MB 1.5 MB 1.5 MB 1.5 MB 1.5 MB
TDP
160 W 120W 125W 120W 100W 75W >75W
Transistors
10.8 billion 6.6 billion 6.6 billion 6.6 billion 6.6 billion 4.7 billion 4.7 billion
Die Size
445 mm² 284mm2 284mm2 284mm2 284mm2 200mm2 200mm2
Price
$349 $279 $229 $229 $159 $149 $119?


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