Nvidia’s GTX 1600 series gets leaked at a recent Chinese retailer event leaked. Acer’s upcoming Nitro gaming laptops will feature Intel’s 9th-generation Coffee Lake H-series processors and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
Not the first Nvidia’s 16-series Leak
This isn’t the first time that we’re seeing Nvidia’s GTX 16-series offerings in mobile devices. Just last week, a couple of Asus’ FX505DU and GU502DU gaming laptops were seen with the GTX 1660 Ti in a 3DMark leak. Unlike Asus, which went with AMD’s Ryzen 3000-series Picasso APUs, Acer will seemingly roll with Intel’s 9th-gen Coffee Lake H-series chips instead.
ACER’s NITRO GAMING LAPTOPS
According to the image, the Nitro AN515-54 comes with a 15.6-inch IPS panel, while the larger Nitro AN517-51 has a 17.3-inch IPS panel. Both have a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080. The display on AN515-54 comes with a 60Hz or 144Hz refresh rate with the latter coming with a 3ms response time. As for the AN517-51, you can choose between a display that has a 60Hz refresh rate with a 72 percent color gamut or one with a 144Hz refresh rate.
The slide hints Acer planning to offer both models with two graphics card options, the GTX 1660 Ti or GTX 1650. As a quick refresher, the GTX 16-series graphics cards are based on the chipmaker’s latest Turing architecture but lack RT cores for real-time ray tracing and Tensor cores for AI workloads.
The GTX 1660 Ti performs on par with the GTX 1070. Whereas the GTX 1650 has not been released yet, but recent leaks have claimed that its performance is right in the ballpark of the GTX 1060 3GB and AMD Radeon RX 580 2048SP.
The release date for the GTX 1650 is still uncertain. Initial rumors put it at the end of March or April 30. However, the latest rumor points to April 22. So, we’ll have to stay vigilant.