Leaked Slides Show Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Much Faster Than AMD RX 480 – 1280 CUDA Cores, 1.7 GHz Boost
New slides have leaked online which reveal the official specifications and performance of the Nvidia’s upcoming GeForce GTX 1060.
Leaked slides also confirm previous rumors that Nvidia has indeed moved the GTX 1060 launch up to July 7th, with the GPU hitting the market on July 14th. The new GTX 10-series Pascal based card will be aimed at the mainstream market, and will go head to head against AMD’s just launched Radeon RX 480.
Specs-wise, the GeForce GTX 1060 would be based on the 16nm FinFET Pascal GP106 GPU, featuring 1280 CUDA cores and 80 TMUs. The GPU has a boost clock speed of 1.7 GHz paired with 6GB of GDDR5 memory which is clocked at 8 GHz. The card comes with a memory bus of 192-bits, delivering a total bandwidth of 192 GB/s.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 would boast a TDP of just 120W – which is even lower than the TDP of RX 480 rated at 150W. Further, power is provided through a single 6-pin connector, with the card using the reference Pascal display configuration of three Display Port 1.4, single HDMI 2.0b and also a single DVI port.
Looking at a previous leaked image of the GTX 1060, the PCB of the GPU appears to be shorter than that of the GTX 1080 and 1070, with the cooler shroud extending beyond the length of the PCB. Moreover, the card is rumored to be available in 3GB and 6GB variants.
The GeForce GTX 1060 will offer performance somewhere beween the last-gen GTX 970 and GTX 980. If slides are to be believed, the new mid-range Pascal offering will beat the Radeon RX 480 both in terms of performance and power efficiency.
The GTX 1060 is said to be 15% faster than the RX 480, up to 25% better in VR Gaming and more than 40% efficient. These performance numbers are really impressive aren’t they?
Pricing details are not revealed yet but expect the new GeForce GTX 1060 to cost between $235 to $275.
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