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GeForce GTX 1060 will have 4-8GB RAM, will offer affordable VR gaming

NVIDIA's mid-range GeForce GTX 1060 is expected to be one of the best price/performance video cards for VR gaming
By Anthony Garreffa from May 21, 2016 @ 7:30 CDT

We've just reported on the exciting promise of the GeForce GTX 1080M, offering Titan X level performance in a notebook, but what about the mid-range market? That's what the GTX 1060 will be for, as well as doubling as a price/performance VR monster.




Well, the GeForce GTX 1060 is expected to be unveiled in the near future, with the GP106-based card set to feature a 256-bit memory bus. The 256-bit memory bus will find itself with either 4GB or 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, which will handle most games thrown at it, including VR headsets. We could also expect NVIDIA to fill the bigger gap between the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 with the GTX 1060 Ti, which would allow the company to possibly offer the GTX 1060 with 4GB of RAM, while the GTX 1060 Ti could have its framebuffer bumped to 8GB.


We should expect around 1280 CUDA cores on the GTX 1060, knocked down from the 1920 CUDA cores on the GTX 1070 and 2560 CUDA cores on the GTX 1080. The GTX 1060 will fight off the slew of mid-range Polaris cards that AMD is preparing for launch, so expect a huge battle in the mid-range graphics market from both NVIDIA and AMD in the coming months.


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