NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Now Available

NVIDIA has officially announced availability of the GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. The GTX 1060 is aimed to compete with AMD’s Radeon RX 480 as it is priced at $249, but NVIDIA’s own Founder’s Edition (reference) card is priced at $299. The GTX 1060 makes use of the new GP106 silicon, which features 1280 CUDA cores, 80 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and a 192-bit GDDR5 memory interface holding 6 GB of memory.

The GTX 1060 has a core clock speed of 1506 MHz and a maximum GPU boost frequency up to 1709 MHz. The memory runs at 8 Gbps, which puts out 192 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The card draws power from a single 6-pin PCI-Express power connector and has a TDP of just 120W. The big thing with the GTX 1060 is that it lacks NVIDIA SLI support, even custom-designed cards will lack SLI support. This is likely because NVIDIA does not want to cannibalize their current offerings.

NVIDIA will launch their Founder Edition SKUs today and add-in card (AIC) partners will launch their offerings as well.

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