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.