NVIDIA officially announced the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

NVIDIA officially announced the GTX 1060 3GB and now available to purchase with pricing that starts at are under $199/£190/ ₹ 20,000 making it price competitive with the RX 480.

GTX 1060

But do note that this GPU will not simply be a GTX 1060 GPU with 3GB of GDRR5 memory but the GPU core is little different, it has 1152 CUDA Core compare to 1280 CUDA core in the 6GB version. This means that the GTX 1060 3GB will have around 10% less performance than the GTX 1060 6GB, which is little confusing for some customers. The custom cards are available from AIB partners.

MSI GTX 1060 GamingX 3GB EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 5
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Inno3D GeForce GTX 1060 3GB


Below are the specifications of the new GTX 1060 3GB with other GTX 10-series GPUs.

  GTX Titan X GTX 1080 GTX 1070 GTX 1060 (6GB) GTX 1060 (3GB)
GPU Architecture Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal
Process node 16nm 16nm 16nm 16nm 16nm
SP FP Performance 11 TFLOPs 9 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 4.4TFLOPS 4.0TFLOPS
CUDA Core Count 3584 2560 1920 1280 1152
VRAM Cappacity 12GB 8GB 8GB 6GB 3GB
Memory Bus Size 384-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 480 GB/s 320 GB/s 256 GB/s 192 GB/s 192 GB/s
Base clock speed 1417MHz 1607MHz 1506Mhz 1506MHz 1506MHz
Boost clock speed 1531MHz 1733MHz 1683MHz 1708MHz 1708MHz
TDP 250W 180W 150W 120W 120W
Power Connection 1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin 1x 8-pin 1×8-pin 6-pin 6-pin
PCI Express  PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0
MSRP $1200 $599 $379 $249 $199