NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 might not even require PCIe power connectors

The GM206-based successor probably won't need PCIe power thanks to its 16nm design.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Apr 21 2016 2:08 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

We keep reporting on the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, based on the GP104 GPU, but what about the successor to the insanely popular GTX 950 and GTX 960? The GP106 will be released sometime later this year, and it might be a surprisingly powerful, yet power efficient video card.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 might not even require PCIe power connectors | TweakTown.com

According to the new reports, GP106 cards won't require any additional PCIe power connectors, so it'll be a slot-and-forget deal. We should expect the GeForce GTX 1060 to use less than 75W of power, which will be insane given that it should deliver a nice 30-50% bump in performance over the current GM206-based GTX 960. The 16nm FinFET process at its finest.

Right now, the GTX 950 and GTX 960 are still doing incredibly well in the market, so there's no need for NVIDIA to pump out a GM206-based successor just yet. But, the GTX 970 and GTX 980 cards have been out for nearly two years now, so bring on the GTX 1070/GTX 1080!

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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