GTX 1060 Coming This Month for $249; 980 Performance For Less
The much anticipated GPU, GTX 1060, has just been announced this morning to release on July 19. It will cost $249, targeting the mid-range PC market. The GTX 1060 is supposed to beat the budget king Radeon RX 480.
Nvidia has the higher-end market covered and now it seems it is looking to take back the mid-range market from AMD as well.
Partners for the GTX 1060 are expected to be ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. Their GTX 1060 GPUs might be slightly factory overclocked as compared to the Founder’s Edition GTX 1060 GPUs.
The GTX 1060 features a new chip, the GP106. Unlike the 1080 and 1070 which both use the GP104. The new GPU has 1,280 CUDA cores along with 6GB of GDDR5 memory at 8Gbps, a boost clock of 1.7GHz and can be overclocked to 2GHz.
We know that the RX 480 does not overclock well at all and this could be due to the single 6 pin power connector. But it seems that the GTX 1060 will not have the same overclocking issue. Though this problem will be soon resolved in the aftermarket custom design RX 480s.
The GTX 1060 comes without this problem out of the box.
The RX 480 has had some time in the market and Nvidia’s 1060 is still a few days from release. It will be interesting to see how the 1060 impacts the RX 480 in terms of price to performance and sales. So the AMD Vs Nvidia war is on once again.
We also have heard rumors about an upcoming RX 490 that will come out later next year with the help of AMD Vega 10. This might be a high-end GPU that will take on the GTX 1080 and 1070. But that is for next year and the 1060 is what is hot right now.
Will you wait for the GTX 1060 or are you going to stick with the AMD RX 480 for now? Let us know.