NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 1060


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Good Morning to all!

Today I come bearing the news of imminent arrival of the GTX 1060. NVIDIA has announced this GPU will be available on July 19th, starting at an MSRP of $249 (Founders Edition $299). Performance is being compared to the GTX 980 which, at the price and power (120 W), is quite a solid graphics card!

All specifications, features, and pictures below are from the NVIDIA website:

GeForce GTX 1060 Specs
NVIDIA CUDA Cores1280
GPU CoreGP106
Base Clock1506 MHz
Boost Clock1708 MHz
Memory Speed8 Gbps
Standard Memory Config6 GB GDDR5
Memory Interface Width192-bit
Memory Bandwitdth192 GB/s
Maximum Resolution7680×[email protected]
Standard Display ConnectorsDP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link DVI
Multi MonitorYes
HDCP2.2
Height4.378″
Length9.823″
Width2-Slot
Max Temperature94°C
Graphics Card Power (TDP)120 W
Recommended System Power400 W
Supplemental Power Connectors1x 6-Pin

Notably missing from this list of features is support for SLI.

GeForce GTX 1060 Technology Support
Multi-ProjectionYes
VR ReadyYes
NVIDIA AnselYes
NVIDIA SLI ReadyNo
NVIDIA G-SYNC-ReadyYes
NVIDIA GameStream-ReadyYes
NVIDIA GPU Boost3.0
Microsoft DirectX12 API with feature level 12_1
Vulkan APIYes
OpenGL4.5
Bus SupportPCIe 3.0
OS CertificationWindows 7-101, Linux, FreeBSDx86

NVIDIA PASCAL

THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED GPU ARCHITECTURE

GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards are powered by Pascal to deliver up to 3x the performance of previous-generation graphics cards, plus innovative new gaming technologies and breakthrough VR experiences.

*Up to 3X faster performance for GeForce GTX 10 Series when compared to the GTX 900 Series

PERFORMANCE

The GeForce GTX 1060 takes advantage of Pascal to significantly improve speed and power efficiency.

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-Austin (ATMINSIDE)

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captainthrall

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1060 whaaaat?

The projected specs look pretty good, especially considering the low price.
Here's my prediction: MSRP $249 actual retail price: $399

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Janus67

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The projected specs look pretty good, especially considering the low price.
Here's my prediction: MSRP $249 actual retail price: $399

I highly doubt we will see 399. I could imagine 350 for the higher end cards. Most I'd bet will be around 300.

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ATMINSIDE

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Reference cards will be ~$250, reference w/ a cooler (e.g. EVGA ACX) will be ~$260-270, custom PCB cards (e.g. EVGA FTW, ASUS Strix, etc) will be ~$280-300.
There will be a select few, as there always are, pulling almost 1070 prices.

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[email protected]

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Hello Overclockers.com account that wasnt online for about 10 years!

I dont know how this card will perform like a 980 cause the 1070 falls behind 980ti, So the 1060 will probably fall behind 980 too, Hope for Nvidia they get it right this time saying it'll perform like 980

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ATMINSIDE

Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner

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Hello Overclockers.com account that wasnt online for about 10 years!

I dont know how this card will perform like a 980 cause the 1070 falls behind 980ti, So the 1060 will probably fall behind 980 too, Hope for Nvidia they get it right this time saying it'll perform like 980

Leaked benchmarks jive with 980 performance...
http://www.overclockers.com/forums/...Rumor-Leak-GTX-1060-Firestrike-benchmark-leak

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m
magellan

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Why did they disable SLI for the GTX 1060? They allowed it for the GTX 960.

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Janus67

Benching Team Leader

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Why did they disable SLI for the GTX 1060? They allowed it for the GTX 960.

My guess is for something that rhymes with honey. Although I agree with you, I'm a bit surprised as well.

I imagine the majority of people that utilize a multi-gpu configuration do so with the two highest available configurations (970/980 then later 980ti). The development time to utilize a multi-gpu configuration generally isn't worth the effort so maybe by streamlining the cards further than support it they can better support the configurations? Or more than likely, 'if you want multi-gpu - buy 1070+'

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Alaric

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Why did they disable SLI for the GTX 1060? They allowed it for the GTX 960.

Probably because it would take sales from more expensive cards, provided the 1060 prices behave. The track record on that is, well, not good.

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