We have new information on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, mainstream graphics cards based on Pascal GP106 silicon, which could be powerful enough to dive into the world of virtual reality. Thanks to the Indian exporter Zauba, we know that the GeForce GTX 1060 offer a memory interface of 256 bits, same interface found in the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 and twice over its predecessor, the GeForce GTX 960 (128 bits).
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 would have a memory interface of 256 bits
Along with the 256-bit interface, we would have two models with 4GB / 8GB of GDDR5 memory. The die size appears to be around 200mm² and if the GPU has two Global Processing Clusters then we can expect around 1280 CUDA cores (256 CUDA Cores per Streaming Multi Processor and 5 SMPs per GPC). Regarding consumption, it could be fed directly from the PCI-Express slot, while custom models will power through a single 6-pin PCI-Express connector in order to provide additional power to further increase its performance by Overclocking.
At the start, we referred to the virtual reality, because GeForce GTX 960 has a maximum theoretical yield of 2.4 TFLOPS (1024 CUDA Cores @ 1178 MHz) with a bandwidth of 112 GB / s. Virtual reality requires at least 3.5 TFLOPS, so a GeForce GTX 1060 with 1280 CUDA Cores @ 1600 MHz could give a power of 4.0 TFLOPs with a bandwidth of 224 GB / s (if all the puzzle pieces fit perfectly), so the GeForce GTX 1060 would not only stand as a perfect choice in terms of performance, but also for gamers who are willing to enter into the world of Virtual Reality.