NVIDIA has announced the GeForce GTX 1060 with 3GB of GDDR5 memory. The new graphics card is not only equipped with half the memory, but also GP106 manufactured @16nm silicon has been slightly castrated.  This one has 1152 CUDA cores compared to the full complement of 1280 in the top tier model.

NVIDIA Releases GeForce GTX 1060 3Gb For $199

GeForce GTX 1060

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The NVIDIA GeFoce GTX 1060 3 GB is equipped with cut-down GP106 silicon consists of 1152 CUDA Cores keeping the 48 ROPs, but TMU also have been cut down to 72 units (Vs 80) at a Base / Turbo frequency 1506 / 1708 MHz gives us a power of 4 TFLOPs, slower than 0.4 TFLOPs of the 1060 GTX 6GB. The silicon attached to 3GB maintains a frequency of 8.00 GHz.

GTX 1080 3GB GTX 1060 6GB
CUDA Cores 1152 1280
Base Clock 1506MHz 1506MHz
Boost Clock 1708MHz 1708MHz
Memory 3GB GDDR5 6GB GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth 192GB/s 192GB/s

Generally speaking, the more memory you have, the more future-proof you are. However, 3Gb variant is good enough to run any game at an ultra setting @1080p resolution.

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