Inno3D GeForce GTX 1060 Revealed; iChiLL X3 Features Three Fans, 1784 MHz Boost Clock
Inno3D has just unveiled their new family of Inno3D GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards, comprising of the Gaming OC and flagship iChiLL series.
The Inno3D GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming OC X2 features a dual-fan design, with black shroud sporting several translucent red accents. The more expensive GeForce GTX 1060 iChiLL X3, on the other hand, employs three relatively smaller fans, plus a silver and black shroud with not colored accents.
According to Inno3D, both cards share the same set of specifications, which are as follows:
Inno3D GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming OC X2 / iChiLL X3:
- Boost Clock: 1784 MHz
- Memory Clock: 8.2Gbps
- Memory Size: 6GB
- Memory Type: GDDR5
- Memory Interface: 192-bit
- Output: DP x 3 + HDMI + DVI
Built using the 14nm FinFET process, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 runs on a GP106 GPU featuring 1280 CUDA cores, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs. It features 6GB of GDDR5 memory and 192-bit bus interface, delivering a total of 192 GB/s bandwidth.
The card has the highest boost clock speeds of 1.7 GHz which is easily overclocked to 2 GHz. The TDP is rated at just 120W and power is provided through a single 6 Pin connector.
Performance-wise, Nvidia claims that the GeForce GTX 1060 is faster than a GTX 980 at half the price of the latter’s launch MSRP. Which means it should be faster than AMD’s new Polaris based budget king Radeon RX 480 which delivers performance comparable to the GeForce GTX 970.
The GeForce GTX 1060 is set to launch worldwide on July 19 at a starting price of $249 for the custom models and $299 for the Founders Edition.
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