Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Listed by Korean Retailer, No SLI Support for 3GB version
Expected to arrive this week on July 7th, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 has just been spotted listed by a Korean retailer. The listing shows graphics cards that will be offered in Overwatch bundle promotion between June 28th and August 31st.
Rumors around the GeForce GTX 1060 have been making rounds for the past few weeks. According to a recent leak, the card is based on the 16nm FinFET Pascal GP106 GPU, featuring 1280 CUDA cores and 80 TMUs. The GPU has 6GB of GDDR5 memory over a 192-bit bus, delivering a total bandwidth of 192 GB/s.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 features a boost clock speed of 1.7 GHz, while the memory is clocked at 8 GHz. The TDP is rated at just 120W, with power provided through a single 6-pin connector. Moreover, the card uses the reference Pascal display configuration of three Display Port 1.4, single HDMI 2.0b and also a single DVI port.
As reported earlier, the GTX 1060 will be available in two variants, the 6GB and 3GB models. A report from VideoCardz suggests that at least one of those variants will not support SLI. This is further confirmed by a reports which claim that the two versions, unlike the 4GB & 8GB variants of the Radeon RX 480, don’t even share the same driver codenames.
It’s more likely that the 3GB version won’t support SLI, given that the setup would match a single GTX 1080 in terms of performance which could potentially affect the sales of the flagship Pascal card.
Speaking of performance, the GeForce GTX 1060 is rumored to be 15% faster than the RX 480. Not only would it beat AMD’s first Polaris based offering in terms of performance, but the card is said to be 40% more efficient, as well.
The GeForce GTX 1060 could be priced between $235 to $275.
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