When NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards in Texas earlier this year, the company teased that its GP104 GPU could hit 2.1GHz, and that has been true - most samples can run between 1.9GHz and 2.1GHz - but 3GHz? Yes, please.
The GALAX GeForce GTX 1060 HOF GOC was used to hit 3010MHz (3.01GHz) on its Pascal-based GP106 core, with the same card reaching 2.8GHz under LN2 last month, but the 3GHz milestone is a big one. Inside, the GALAX GTX 1060 HOF GOC features 1280 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 RAM, and a 1620MHz clock that gets boosted to 1847MHz. The 8GB of GDDR5 is clocked at 8GHz, providing 192GB/sec of memory bandwidth.
GALAX provides a TDP of 120W, but includes improved PWM and VRMs that require more power to the card for improved stability and overclocking. But where does it help? At the 3GHz barrier, GPUPI (10M) calculations were just 21.685 seconds, and the overclocked GTX 1060 was able to hit higher texture and pixel fill rates than a GTX 1070, and even beating the pixel fill rate performance of a GTX 1080.