GIGABYTE Announces Its GeForce GTX 1060 G1 GAMING Edition To Help You Replace Your GTX 980

Omar Sohail
Posted Jul 7, 2016
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Shortly after NVIDIA announced its GTX 1060 for the budget friendly PC gamer, it did not take long for GIGABYTE to announce its own GTX 1060 G1 GAMING edition, and combining the company’s own proprietary cooling technology, we reckon that some slight tweaking can help you to get better frames in upcoming video game titles, with the GPU going extremely easy on your wallet.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 G1 GAMING Edition Features A Better Phase VRM Design Than The Reference Card, Along With RGB Lighting As Well

According to GIGABYTE (and stated by VideoCardz), the G1 GAMING edition sports a 6+1 phase VRM design, as opposed to the 3+1 phase VRM design of the reference GTX 1060. This will end up providing a more stable overclock, although you will have to be careful when you are attempting to increase the memory clock speed of the GPU.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060_Price 249 USD

The 6+1 phase VRM design only has a single phase to supply current to the GPU memory chips, so you’ll have to be vary and not go overboard with that. Fortunately, you will still be able to get a decent overclock regarding the GPU clock speed and the custom cooler will also enable you to obtain a higher result (this will also depend upon the ambient temperature).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060_Specs

Additionally, the GTX 1060 G1 GAMING also provides support for a single-click overclocking function through GIGABYTE’s very own XTREME Engine. With a simple mouse click, gamers can easily tweak the card to meet their gaming requirements. The RGB lighting feature is also nice little touch for those who want to add more aesthetics to their gaming rig.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060_SMP

As for the primary specifications of the GPU itself, GTX 1060’s killer selling point is its affordable price tag and the performance per dollar associated with that price tag. It is not just faster than AMD’s RX 480 but also faster than GeForce GTX 980, and on top of that, its 6GB video frame buffer will provide a nice little solution if you want to game at the 1440p or 4K resolution. Coming to the exact metrics, the GeForce GTX 1060 is said to be 15 percent better than the Radeon RX 480 at stock speeds, and up to 25 percent better in VR Gaming thanks to NVIDIA’s Simultaneous Multi-Projection Technology and more than 40 percent better in terms of power efficiency.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060_Features

With the announcement of GTX 1060, gamers might be compelled to purchase this GPU, although the 8GB video RAM on RX 480 is certainly an attractive feature of the latter. We have also compiled a specifications table of all the GTX 10 series of GPUs so be sure to check out the comparison and tell us what you thought about GIGABYTE’s G1 GAMING graphics card as well.

NVIDIA GeForce 10 Pascal Family:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA Titan X
Graphics CoreGP107GP107GP106GP104GP106GP104GP104GP102
Process Node14nm FinFET14nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Die Size132mm2132mm2200mm2314mm2200mm2314mm2314mm2471mm2
Transistors3.3 Billion3.3 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12 Billion
CUDA Cores640 CUDA Cores768 CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1280 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1354 MHz1290 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHz1392 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1530 MHz
FP32 Compute1.8 TFLOPs2.1 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs11 TFLOPs
VRAM2 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X
Bus Interface 128-bit bus128-bit bus192-bit bus192-bit bus192-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus
Power ConnectorNoneNoneSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP75W75W120W120W120W150W180W250W
Display Outputs1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
Launch DateOctober 2016October 2016September 2016TBD13th July 201610th June 201627th May 20162nd August 2016
Launch Price$109 US$139 US$199 US$199 US$249 US$379 US$599 US$1200 US
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Full Specifications Detailed - 2 GHz Overclocking Potential, GP106 GPU Block Diagram Pictured, 200mm2 Size

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