Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Leaked Pics Confirm No SLI Bridge, Single 6-Pin Power Connector
With launch date of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 nearing by, we’re seeing new details rolling out every single day. Last week, the first picture of the GeForce GTX 1060 leaked out on the web followed by press slides revealing some key specifications of the upcoming Pascal based graphics card. Today, PurePC unveiled more photos of the Nvidia GTX 1060 Founders Edition, which confirm that the card is already in the hands of reviewers and ready to launch later this week.
Aimed at the mainstream market, the GeForce GTX 1060 is based on the Pascal GP106 GPU featuring 1280 CUDA cores and 80 TMUs. The graphics card has 6GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 GHz. Further, the memory will be spread across a 192-bit bus interface, delivering a total bandwidth of 192 GB/s.
The GPU on the GTX 1060 features a boost clock speed of 1.7 GHz however, given it is built using the latest 16nm FF process we can expect it to go beyond 2 GHz when overclocked. The TDP is rated at just 120W, and power is provided through a single 6-pin connector. The card uses the reference Pascal display configuration of three Display Port 1.4, single HDMI 2.0b and also a single DVI port.
Looking at the leaked images, the GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition bears striking resemblance to the other two Pascal based cards. It features the same black and silver textures across its shroud, with the “GeForce GTX” logo engraved on the side which should sport LED lightning.
The PCB is however shorter than that of the GTX 1080 and 1070, with the cooler shroud extending beyond its length. Also, the 6-pin power connector is not part of the PCB and placed at the very rear of the shroud itself.
Another interesting detail is that the GeForce GTX 1060 completely lacks SLI bridge fingers which means it won’t offer multi-GPU support. Though that would likely be exclusive to the 3GB version, according a previous report from VideoCardz. This makes sense considering two GTX 1060 cards in SLI will match a single GTX 1080 in terms of performance which could potentially affect the sales of the flagship Pascal card.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is set to launch on July 7th, with an expected price tag of $250.