As expected, NVIDIA today announced the launch of GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card for mid-range market under $300 pricing. The new graphics card will be released on July 19 at a price of $ 249 and $ 299 for Founder’s Edition. Based on official prices announced at the launch of the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080, so “$ 299” is a barrier and all will be limited to the price of the Founder’s Edition, realistically.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Official Specifications
On the other hand, the specifications are also confirmed of GeForce GTX 1060. The Graphics card will use Pascal GP106 silicon features 1280 CUDA Cores that reach a Base / Turbo frequency of 1709 MHz with 6GB of GDDR5 @ 8.00 GHz memory (finally nothing 3GB) fed by a PCI-Express 6 – pin connector and a TDP of 120W. Remember that the RX 480 Radeon Custom will go on sale on 14 July. So it will be an entertaining battle between the two GPUs.
GeForce GTX 1060 Vs Radeon RX 480
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 *||AMD Radeon RX 480|
|Graphics processor||Pascal GP106||Polaris 10 XT|
|Process Node||16nm FinFET||14nm FinFET|
|1506 MHz||1120 MHz|
|1709 MHz||1266 MHz|
|Maximum performance||4.4 TFLOPs||5.8 TFLOPs|
|VRAM||3 / 6GB GDDR5||4/8 GB GDDR5|
|Memory Speed||2000 MHz||2000 MHz|
|Bandwidth||192GB / s||256 GB / s|
|Release date||July 2016||June 2016|
|Price||$ 249 6GB||$ 199 (4 GB)|
$ 239 (8 GB)
According to the official slide of NVIDIA, GeForce GTX 1060 will be 15% better than the Radeon RX 480 at clock frequencies and up to 25% better in VR Gaming thanks to NVIDIA’s Simultaneous Multi-Projection Technology and more than 40% better in terms of power efficiency. The GTX 1060 does not feature SLI functionality which means there won’t be multi-GPU support on GP106 based GPUs.