NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 5GB of RAM is on the way

NVIDIA is preparing a new GeForce GTX 1060 with 5GB of RAM for internet cafes.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Dec 26 2017 11:16 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

NVIDIA might be enjoying the holidays a little too much, with news breaking that the company is preparing a new variant of one of their most popular GTX 10 series cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 5GB of RAM is on the way | TweakTown.com

News has broken that NVIDIA is preparing a new GeForce GTX 1060, something that will be using the full GP106 with 1280 CUDA cores, but a weirder 5GB of GDDR5 on a smaller 160-bit memory bus (compared to the 192-bit memory bus on the 3GB and 6GB versions of the GTX 1060).

This new GTX 1060 5GB model would be an exclusive model for the Chinese market, where internet cafes are continuing to see major success. These cards would be sold in a very plain way, with generic packaging and most likely no marketing push behind it.

NVIDIA's purported GeForce GTX 1060 5GB would be perfect for 1080p gaming, hence the push into the Chinese internet cafe market, but I can't help but wonder how this new card would mine cryptocurrency, too.

NEWS SOURCE:videocardz.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. 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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