Nvidia is at full swing regarding graphics card launches in recent three months. Today Nvidia officially revealed another addition into their 10 series GPU family, the GTX 1060.
Nvidia fills $250-$300 GPU segment with GTX 1060
Nvidia today revealed most of the specifications for 1060. It will utillize their new GP106 graphics chip built on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process and featuring 1280 CUDA cores, which should be about half the size of GTX 1080, with 1700MHz boost clock achieving 4.4TFlops of compute performance. At TDP of 120W the reference version features only 1 six pin power connector same as RX 480. GTX 1060 will be available for purchase on 19th July in 6GB and 3GB GDDR5 version at price raging from $249(MSRP) to $299 for Founders Edition.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
|GeForce GTX 1060||GeForce GTX 960|
|VRAM||8GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5|
GTX 980 performance for $250-$300
So we talked about specifications. What about the performance? Well unfortunately we don’t have any reviews out yet but Nvidia claims that we’ll see similar levels of performance to last generations GTX 980. Seeing as how the claims of Titan X performance and above with the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 have been mostly true, with some benchmarks, we may very well see just that performance level. What does this mean for AMD’s recently released RX 480? As we say in our own review, it could occasionally match wits with the GTX 980 and is theoretically less expensive and with more VRAM than the GTX 1060, so it seems that NVIDIA has placed it rather well in this price range. And we may see higher or even lower performance the expected. We hope to have a sample of one soon in order to properly test it. We also hope to have a GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 when stock levels are a bit higher, and more stable.