NVIDIA finally bring Pascal to mid-range market with the NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU, offering the performance of GTX 980 at a lower price and with much lower power consumption.
With it, performance GTX 1060 also bringing NVIDIA’s new technologies to mass, the new Pascal architecture offering what NVIDIA say is 15% more GPU power and 75% more power efficiency than the nearest competitive product.
What the GTX 1060 offers if the same as every other Pascal GPU, VR-ready performance with Simultaneous Multi-projection support.
The GeForce GTX 1060 is based on the new 16 nm “GP106” silicon, the company’s third ASIC based on this architecture after GP100 and GP104. It features 1,280 CUDA cores spread across ten streaming multiprocessors, 80 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 6 GB of memory. The card draws power from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector, as the GPU’s TDP is rated at just 120W. The core is clocked up to 1.70 GHz, and the memory at 8 Gbps, on 192 GB/s of memory bandwidth. Display outputs include three DisplayPorts 1.4, one HDMI 2.0b, and a DVI.
NVIDIA Founders Edition GTC 1060 GPU, but it will only be available from NVIDIA directly at the price of $299.99 and custom GTX 1060 GPUs will become available to purchase for the price of $249.99 from July 19th, with aftermarket custom cards coming from ASUS, EVGA, Gainward, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Plait, PNY and Zotac.