Inno3D GTX 1060 Joins The Lineup Of Custom Nvidia GPUs
Inno3D GTX 1060 is the latest GPU to join the list of custom variants for Nvidia’s recently launched GTX 1060. The company has been Nvidia’s manufacturing partner for a long time now and Inno3D GTX 1060 is just another step in their partnership goal of creating custom versions of mainstream graphics cards.
Touted as the first Inno3D GPU that has this feature, this custom model of GTX 1060 uses dual 10cm fans for cooling purposes in order to deliver an idea VR performance even when the GPU is under heavy load while maintaining a low level of noise from the card.
The card has heatpipes running underneath the fans to transfer heat from the memory and other components of the GPU directly to the aluminum fins. From there, the dual fans with 11 blades each maximize airflow to ensure the card stays cool and delivers a stable performance.
The card also incorporates an Intelligent Fan technology that stops the fans when the GPU is in idle mode so that the noise level stays at 0 and there is no useless power consumption.
According to the relative performance chart released by Inno3D, their custom version delivers approximately double the performance of a reference GTX 960. The Inno3D GTX 1060 Gaming OC GPU has a boost clock of 1784MHz.
While this may not be incredible but it’s certainly a good speed especially considering that Inno3D traditionally makes slower cards compared to companies like EVGA or Gigabyte but due to that their prices are also very lucrative.
Inno3D has not announced any availability date or pricing of this model. They haven’t also mentioned the possibility of another custom variant, perhaps without the HerculeZ backplate that this model has in order to further decrease the price a bit.
Nvidia’s latest mainstream GPU GTX 1060 launched on 19th July and while it may have a slight edge over AMD’s RX 480, the increased price tag over AMD’s offering has some people disappointed and chalking it up to corporate greed.