NVIDIA has announced the successor to the GTX 960 of last year and the latest in the new 10-series, the GeForce GTX 1060. This will be NVIDIA’s latest bang-for-the-buck card and will compete with AMD’s recently announced RX 480 in the mainstream segment.
The GTX 1060 is NVIDIA’s latest graphics card to be based on the company’s current generation Pascal architecture. The card claims to offer up to 3x the performance of its predecessor, the GTX 960, but that’s mostly in VR, although NVIDIA still claims roughly 2x improvement in standard 2D gaming in titles such as Rise of the Tomb Raider (DX12), The Witcher 3, and Overwatch.
The 1060 has 1280 CUDA cores with a base clock of 1506 MHz and boost clock of 1708 MHz. You get 6GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8Gbps, 192-bit memory bus width and 192 GB/s memory bandwidth. In comparison, the RX 480 ships in 4GB and 8GB configurations.
Connectivity wise you get DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, and Dual Link-DVI with maximum supported resolution of 8K at 60Hz. TDP is 120W and the card takes its power from a 6-pin connector.
The 1060 has full support for NVIDIA features such as simultaneous multi-projection, Ansel, G-Sync, GPU Boost 3.0, and GameStream but there is no SLI support.
The 1060 will be available in two variants. There will be the standard OEM variant, which will come in many shapes and forms, and then the Founders Edition, which will be available directly from NVIDIA and feature the NVIDIA reference design and cooler.
The prices for the 1060 start at $249 for the OEM variant and $299 for the Founders Edition.