NVIDIA has officially announced the GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. This card will be the third desktop consumer graphics card based on the “Pascal” architecture. This card is set to hit that price-performance sweetspot being aggressively priced at $249, with the reference “Founders Edition” variant being priced at $299. Retail availability of the cards will start from July 19th 2016.
The card is based on the new 16nm “GP106” silicon, this is the third ASIC based on the “Pascal” architecture after GP100 and GP104. It features 1280 CUDA cores spread across ten streaming multiprocessors, 80 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 6 GB of memory. The card draws power from a single 6-pin PCI-Express power connector and has a rated TDP of just 120W. The core is clocked up to 1.70 GHz, and the memory at 8 Gbps, which gives it 192 GB/s of memory bandwidth.
Display outputs on the card include three DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.0b, and DVI. NVIDIA wanted to make sure two of these cards at $500 would not cannibalize their top-end GeForce GTX 1080 at $599-$699 so the card does not support 2-way SLI. The SLI fingers are not even on the card.