[RUMOR] Today we have the latest news on NVIDIA’s mid-range affordable graphics card for most of the gamers who want to run games at high settings on a Full HD resolution without spending too much money, we are talking about the GeForce GTX 1060.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 could feature 6GB GDDR5 memory
The rumor is coming from China, according to the source GeForce GTX 1060 would make use of GP104-150-A1 silicon, which translates into 2048 CUDA Cores accompanied by 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM with an 192 bits memory interface, same interface that can be found in the GeForce GTX 970M or GeForce GTX 960 OEM, so it’s not a surprise.
Moreover, these leaks are consistent with all of the above GPUs, which means that the GeForce 1070 GTX will use GP104-200-A1 silicon with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory while the GeForce 1080 GTX would use GP104-400-A1 silicon coupled with 8GB of memory GDDR5X, which can be up to twice faster than current GDDR5 memory. NVIDIA has taken the decision to add 6GB of memory to compete with the Polaris 10, because it is expected that GeForce GTX 1060 / Ti will face Radeon R9 480 with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, but the Radeon R9 480 would feature 2560 Stream Processors with new architecture GCN 4.0 and also an interface of 256 bits, which would pale even the GTX 1070.
NVIDIA has an even bigger problem, first is that, its GeForce GTX 1060 should be enough powerful to beat its competitor from AMD and second it that, it should also be the same or much faster than Maxwell high-end GPU while maintaining low cost, so NVIDIA would have to decide if they really want to get into a fierce battle to dominate sales in the new generation of graphics or just be as “supervisor” while still selling Maxwell GPUs together with a Pascal GPUs.
|NVIDIA Pascal GP104 Graphics Cards|
|Model||GPU Variant||Memory Size||Memory Type|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080||GP104-400-A1||8GB||GDDR5X|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070||GP104-200-A1||8GB||GDDR5|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060||GP104-150-A1||6GB||GDDR5|