After several leaks, Nvidia has officially unveiled mid-range graphic card based on Pascal architecture – GeForce GTX 1060, on Thursday. True to the recently leaked information, the current GPU will have a Boost clock speed of up to 1.7 GHz, 1280 CUDA cores, 192-bit 6GB GDDR5, and the pricing will be starting from $249.
Like the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080, Nvidia will also sell GTX 1060 Founders Edition version for $ 299, and will be available worldwide from partner companies including Asus, MSI, Gigabyte and Zotac on 19th July. It will be available only in France, Germany and the UK, directly through Nvidia’s online store.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics processor for ordinary users based on the latest architecture of Nvidia Pascal. Similar to the previous high-end GPU models such as NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs. But in this version, the CUDA cores number dropped to 1280, clock speed of 1506 MHz (Boost 1708 MHz) and using 6GB of GDDR5 memory has a 192-bit pathway to the GPU, resulting in memory bandwidth of up to 8Gbps.
Nvidia said the strength of this new card equivalent to the GTX 980. So this time Nvidia just announced 6GB version of GeForce GTX 1060, but there is also rumored about 3GB RAM version in recent times did not appear. However, some still believe that Nvidia will introduce a 3GB version in the near future, the price will be around $149 ($199 for the Founders Edition version).
As for more GTX 1060 Specs, it will have three DisplayPort 1.4 outputs; a single HDMI 2.0b port and one dual-link DVI-D port. It will also come with extra HDMI outputs to allow users to connect a VR headset and monitor at the same time. NVIDIA GTX 1060 with Pascal architecture, is the company’s first on a new 16nm process, with improved performance for VR and multi-monitor experiences. SMP support is built into the Unreal 4 and Unity engines, and will be coming to over 30 titles including Obduction, Raw Data, Unreal Tournament, and Adr1ft.