Aorus To Offer 1080 and 1060 Cards With 11 GT/s
Nvidia recently gave card manufacturers permission to begin making GTX 1060 6GB and GTX 1080 cards with the faster 11 GT/s chips. Asus was the first company to bring one to the market. However, Gigabyte has now responded by releasing three new Aorus cards with faster RAM. The card manufacturer is offering two versions of the GTX 1080 with 11 GT/s memory and one version of the GTX 1060. The 1060 features six GB of RAM clocked at nine GT/s.
Aorus GeForce GTX 1060 6G 9Gbps features six GB of nine GT/s RAM making it a bit of an upgrade over the standard 8 GT/s that previous versions of the card have shipped with. In terms of clock speed, it offers a base speed of 1607 HMz and a boost speed of 1835. While overclocked, those speeds jump to 1632 and 1860 respectively.
It’s nice that Aorus is offering a mid-range card for those on a tighter budget, but the higher end cards are naturally going to be of more interest to gaming enthusiasts. The first of the company’s higher-end offerings is the GeForce GTX 1080 8G 11 Gbps. This card offers a base speed of 1708 MHz and a boost speed of 1847. The GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition 8G 11Gbps is even faster than the standard version of this card offering a base speed of 1759 and a boost speed of 18983.
The GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition 8G 11Gbps is even faster than the standard version of this card offering a base speed of 1759 and a boost speed of 1898. In overclock mode, those speeds are increased to 1784 and 1936.
Aside from the speeds, these two cards feature the same hardware so the choose will come down to how important memory speed is to you. Aorus has not yet announced a release date or price for any of these cards though obviously, the 1080s will likely be more expensive than the 1060s.
Eric is an avid tech junkie, gamer, and comic fan. When he's not working on his PC, you'll find him at your local comic book shop.