$199 Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB Coming Next Month; GTX 1050 Planned for October Launch
Nvidia has dominated the GPU market and has taken it by storm. The RX 480 had the title of being the budget king for about a month but that changed when the GTX 1060 came out and showed that it performed better. However, the improvement is very minor and you can decide whether or not it is worth paying the extra money or not. Specifications of the GTX 1060 3GB have now been confirmed and it is expected to sometime in September.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Specs
The war between AMD and Nvidia is on once again. The 6 GB version was released to take on the RX 480 and now the GTX 1060 3GB is coming out to take on the RX 470. The specifications of the GTX 1060 3GB are as follows:
- 1152 CUDA cores
- GP106-300 die
- 48 ROPs
- 72 TMUs
- 192-bit memory bus
- 3GB GDDR5
- 8 GHz effective clock speed
- 192 GB/s bandwidth
- 120W TDP
- single 6-Pin connector
- NVIDIA SMP Support
- NVIDIA ANSEL Support
- DirectX 12 / Vulkan API Support
What you can take away from this is the fact that the GTX 1060 3GB is not a full blown version but a cut-down version of the 6 GB model and is optimized accordingly. The GPU will cost $199 US. From the pricing, I would say that it will not only be going up against the RX 470 but the 480 as well.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Launching in October; Priced at $149
There have also been rumors about a GTX 1050 in the works. We have seen the previous generation GTX 950 so it is possible that Nvidia will introduce a similar GPU in their new range as well. This will be priced at about $149 US and could come out in October.
It is based on the GM206 GPU and features a 128-bit bus interface. This GPU will be going up against the AMD mainstream GPU, the RX 460. You are paying a bit more to be on team green as you can see.
What do you think about the GTX 1060 3GB and GTX 1050?