NVIDIA has reportedly all set to compete with RX 480 with GTX 1060, which is expected to be officially launched on the 7th of July, 2016 and goes on sale from 14th July. The GTX 1060 will be the third graphics card based on NVIDIA’s “Pascal” architecture, following the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1070. It will be slightly slower than GTX 1070 and expected to faster than GTX 970 in terms of performance.
The expected specifications of the GeForce GTX 1060 are down below:
- GPU: GP106-400-A1 and GP106-300-A1
- 16 nm FinFET process
- 120W TDP
- 1,280 CUDA cores, spread across 10 streaming multiprocessors
- 80 TMUs, 48 ROPs
- 192-bit GDDR5 memory interface
- 3 GB and 6 GB variants
According to source NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 has two GPU variant GP106-300 with 3GB and GP106-400 with 6GB. 3GB version of the GTX 1060 will cost $249, and 6GB version will cost $299 in the US. They also claim that SLI mode is not supported.