Nvidia GTX 1060 leaked specifications show it is ‘much faster’ than AMD Radeon RX 480
Ahead of the launch of the GeForce GTX 1060, alleged Nvidia presentation slides have been leaked out. According to the slides, the new GTX 1060 provides “the power of a GTX 980 for every gamer,” and challengingly it is said to be “much faster than an RX 480”.
According to the report accompanying these slides, Nvidia is releasing GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards in both 3GB and 6GB GDDR5 configurations. The card is likely to use a 192-bit memory interface. With its 1280 CUDA cores and 1.7GHz boost clock, this graphics card is expected to provide a maximum compute performance of about 4.4TFLOPs.
Other specs as seen in the presentation slide include; a memory speed of 8GB/s, a TDP of 120W with a 6-pin power connector, and a standard array of 3x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0B, and 1x DL-DVI connectors.
In terms of design, the GTX 1060 looks very much like a smaller version of the 1070 and 1080 cards, with the Founder’s edition being included. There’s also a leaked slide that suggests the GTX 1060 performs better than the RX 480 in both standard gaming and VR.
While there is no price revealed for the new card, it is definitely meant to be an affordable model. Pricing will be key and according to Overclockers staff “NVIDIA will not undercut AMD and they will also not price it under 970, the 1060 shall go in the gap the 980 once was with similar performance at around 300 quid because that gives NVIDIA a good lineup as 970 and 960 shall remain for a few more months which fill the 220GBP and 150GBP gaps.”
Nvidia is hosting a special event on July 7 in Melbourne, Australia at the Therapy Nightclub to celebrate Pascal with fans. It is speculated that since the press has already been briefed on the GTX 1060, Nvidia is likely to announce the card at this event to the public, probably via a livestream. It is also expected that the card may go on sale a week later on July 14th.