Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming Spotted with Dual-fan design and Full Cover backplate
Gigabyte is all set to release their GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming graphics card based on the next generation Pascal architecture. Looking at the leaked images, the card apparently features a dual-fan design rather than the triple-fan WindForce cooler.
The G1 Gaming model is equipped with the full cover backplate, and like any other custom GTX 1060 version, it comes with a single 8-pin power connector which should be enough 120% power limit.
Highlight features of the Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming are the signature Windforce cooling technology and the Super Overclock GPU. The Windforce 2X cooling system includes dual 90mm alternate-spinning fans with two composite copper heat pipes with direct touch to the GPU. This entire assembly keeps the card cool and quiet even under high load.
Further, when the system is running at low load or idle, the 3D Active Fan provides semi-passive cooling operation with no fans spinning. This is indicated by an LED on the top of the graphics card, which is illuminated providing gamers an instant display of the fan status.
Gigabyte has incorporated the GTX 1060 G1 Gaming with the top-notch GPU cores through its very own GPU Gauntlet Sorting technology, which pushes overclocking capability to the limit without affecting the system performance. We don’t know about clockspeeds of the GPU yet, but Gigabyte does tout the 6+1 phase design on the GTX 1060 G1 Gaming compared to the the reference’s 3+1 power phases.
The card also offers one-click overclocking via the XTREME Engine. This allows gamers to tweak their cards as per their gaming requirements with just a simple mouse click, even having no prior knowledge about overclocking.
The G1 gaming version also sports full-spectrum RGB illumination, giving gamers maximum freedom to choose the right scheme for their gaming rigs with 16.8M customizable color options.