NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 announced, VR-ready for $249
NVidia has announced a more affordable graphics card in their Pascal family of GPUs — the GeForce GTX 1060. The GTX 1060 is the 3rd in the line, following the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 announced last May.
Manufactured on the leading-edge FinFET 16nm process, the GTX 1060 delivers GTX 980-level performance and twice the energy efficiency in VR. It consumes only 120 watts of power while driving the latest VR and DirectX 11/12 PC games.
The GTX 1060 features 1,280 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8Gbps and a boost clock of 1.7GHz, which can be easily overclocked to 2GHz for further performance. Across the top gaming titles, GTX 1060 is on average 15 percent faster and over 75 percent more power efficient than the closest competitive product at stock speeds.
GTX 1060 custom boards will be available starting July 19 from NVIDIA GeForce partners like ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. MSRP is $249. At this price point, NVidia is trying to address the gap being filled by the AMD RX 480.
There’s also the GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition board (designed and built by NVIDIA) that will be available starting July 19 for US$299.