Nvidia May Be Releasing a 5GB GeForce GTX 1060
There are rumors that Nvidia may be launching a 5GB version of its Geforce GTX 1060 graphics card. This one would offer a middle-ground between the company’s current 3GB and 6GB offerings.
This announcement has not been confirmed and the sources remain speculative. Earlier this week, Experview posted an image of the card’s GPU(GP106-350-K3-A1) and said it would be arriving in internet cafes throughout China.
Now, Videocardz has posted images of the GeForce GTX 1060 5GB Windforce OC. Assuming the images are real, the existence of an overclock setting suggests that Nvidia may be aiming for a market beyond China’s internet cafes. It is possible we’ll see OEM support as well though it may not release outside of Asia.
The leaked details state that the card will feature a base clock speed of 1,556MHz , a speed of 1,771MHz in Gaming mood. In OC mode, it features a base clock speed of 1,582MHz and a boosted speed of 1,797MHz.
The memory runs at 8,008MHz on a 160-bit bus which means it will have 160GB/s of memory bandwidth. This does mean that it has 32GB/s less than the 6GB model. However it does offer the same number of CUDA cores at 1,280.
Assuming this model is real, that would make it the fourth consumer-oriented version of the GeForce GTX 1060 to hit the market. This is including the the refreshed and original version of the 6GB model.
However, it remains to be seen if this model will actually hit the market. Four different versions of the GeForce GTX 1060 is a bit much. It is possible that the company is planning on replacing the 3GB model, but that would be a strange decision if the card is not launching outside Asia.
For now, all we have are rumors and speculation so take things with a grain of salt.
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