NVIDIA quietly intros new GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5X

NVIDIA releases a new GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5X, all before AMD can get to market with the purported Radeon RX 590.

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NVIDIA has released its full stack of GeForce RTX series graphics cards in the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and the latest RTX 2070... all while AMD has nothing. Well, there's rumors of the Radeon RX 590 which is a 12nm refresh of the RX 580, but nothing new, new.

NVIDIA quietly intros new GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5X 01

AMD's new Radeon RX 590 might be waiting in the wings but it's not official, and without trying to steal its thunder, NVIDIA has with the quiet release of a new GeForce GTX 1060. The new GeForce GTX 1060 has the same 6GB of VRAM but it has been upgraded to GDDR5X versus the GDDR5 used on all current GTX 1060 graphics cards.

The first GeForce GTX 1060 included 6GB of GDDR5 at 8Gbps, while a newer model was made available with the 6GB of GDDR5 cranked up to 9Gbps. This new GeForce GTX 1060 has seen NVIDIA upgrade the 6GB of framebuffer to 10Gbps with the faster GDDR5X memory. The same 120W TDP applies, as does the single 8-pin PCIe power connector.

As for the memory bandwidth increase we're looking at:

  • GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 @ 8Gbps - 192GB/sec
  • GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 @ 9Gbps - 224GB/sec
  • GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X @ 10Gbps - 240GB/sec

NVIDIA has the new GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5X available right now on their own store in Founders Edition form for $299. We should see this better compete against the Radeon RX 580 and its upcoming RX 590 refresh on the newer 12nm node. NVIDIA looks to be getting ahead of the new Radeon release, or this was always in the works. If a new GTX 1060 with GDDR5X was in the works you'd think there'd be an announcement of some kind... but nope, here we are.

NEWS SOURCE:nvidia.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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