GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB Founders Edition
Lower Price / Still Heaps Of Powah!
Hot on the heels of the competition and starting today, Nvidia offers their all new GeForce GTX 1060. In this article we'll review the founders edition model, aimed at the mainstream segment in a sub 299 USD price bracket. These cards perform ABOVE or around the GeForce GTX 980 and will become available in both a 3 GB and 6 GB model, though primarily and predominantly you will see 6 GB models. Will they have enough muscle to tackle the Radeon RX 480 8 GB? Well, lets find out. The new GeForce GTX 1060 is once again based on Pascal, fabbed at a 16 nm node with fins baby. As it turns out, the smaller 16 nm FinFET fabrication process works out really well for Nvidia. The 1070 and 1080 have been a high clocked success story ever since their launch. Meanwhile the GeForce GTX 1060 really wasn't supposed to be launched already. But you guys can thank AMD for that, the Radeon RX 480 release definitely made some eye-browses frown at team green. Originally the 1060 was planned and due for release at the end of the summer, however again... 16 nm works out well for Nvidia and they very simply moved forward the introduction as starting today you will spot the GTX 1060 in the stores. Again high clocks, again nice memory configurations (8 GHz effective BTW) and again a product series that will be massively interesting.
- GeForce GTX 1080 offers 9 TFLOP/s Single-precision floating point performance
- GeForce GTX 1070 offers 6.45 TFLOP/s Single-precision floating point performance
- GeForce GTX 1060 offers 4 TFLOP/s Single-precision floating point performance