5 Different Asus GTX 1060 Models Revealed To Be Released Soon
With the launch of Nvidia’s GTX 1060, more information about custom built GPUs from Nvidia’s manufacturing partners have started rolling in as well, one of which is Asus. According to the reveal, there are 5 different Asus GTX 1060 models which are planned to release real soon.
When Asus launched their GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 cards, they only talked about Strix models while the Dual and Turbo models were revealed at a later date. This time however they have unveiled the full Asus GTX 1060 line up at once with their detailed specifications and how they differ from the reference models of Nvidia.
Three of these GTX 1060 models will feature the same boost clock as the one found in Nvidia’s Founder’s Edition GTX 1060. The Turbo GTX 1060 features a blower style cooler for the PCB while using a simple black shroud design for a normal look. There is no factory overclocking of any kind in this model.
The Dual GTX 1060 features dual fans for better and slightly quieter cooling. This once again has no factory overclocking and will be at the same speed as Founder’s Edition GPU. The ROG Strix GTX 1060 features the reference boost clock, triple fan cooler like the one on GTX 1080 and 1070 as well as an optional OC mode which gives a slight 38MHz clock boost.
The other two models are factory overclocked. The Dual GTX 1060 O6G features dual fans like its non-overclocked variant but has two factory overclock settings. The GPU comes out of the box with an already added 76MHz to the base clock and can be further overclocked by 25MHz to reach a total of 1809MHz speed.
The Strix OC is Asus’s flagship GTX 1060 card. It comes out of the box clocked all the way up to 1847MHz, and the OC Mode pushes another 25MHz out of the boost clock. It features Asus’ Direct CU III technology for cooling that is parallel to the Strix GTX 1080 and 1070.
Asus said the basic GTX 1060 Strix would sell for $309, and the overclocked version will be available for $319. The company has not released pricing for the Dual and Turbo models, yet.