Nvidia GTX 1060 Offers Better Performance, More Power Efficiency, and Lower Price Than GTX 970
Computex 2016 has just kick started this week which means you should be ready for plenty of surprise announcements related to gaming hardware. In fact, we’ve already witnessed one of the big surprises as add-in-board partner Inno3D confirms a third Pascal based graphics card which appears to be the GeForce GTX 1060.
Inno3D has shared a chart which appears to drop heavy hints on what level of performance we should be expecting from Nvidia’s forthcoming graphics card in the GTX 10-series. From the looks of it, it is pretty clear that this card which is likely to be the GTX 1060 will deliver performance somewhere between the currently available GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 graphics cards.
Rumors around Nvidia GTX 1060 have been swirling around the web for a while. If these rumors are to be believed, the next card from team green could be powered by Pascal GP106 GPU. While this chip won’t be as powerful as the GP104 GPU inside the recently launched GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, yet it will be more efficient.
Inno3D’s roadmap suggests that the Pascal GP106 silicon exceeds the performance of the GTX 970 with lower power consumption but slightly slower than the GTX 980. Recent leaks also point towards 4GB and 8GB GDDR5 versions, connected via a 256-bit memory bus. TDP is rumored to be set around 100 watts.
Moreover, the GTX 1060 won’t only beat the GTX 970 in terms of the efficiency and performance, but is also expected to be priced lower than the GTX 970. Nvidia’s new Pascal card could be priced anywhere from $225 to $275.
Pricing could be a big deal, especially when we know that new AMD cards based on their next gen Polaris architecture are around the corner, and that how huge the mid-range market is. In other words, a more competitve price will be a decisive factor to becoming victorious in this graphics race.
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