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.
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.
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