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

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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.

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 1050 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA Titan X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti NVIDIA Titan Xp
Graphics Core GP107 GP107 GP107 GP106 / GP104 GP106 GP106 / GP104 GP104 GP104 GP104 GP102 GP102 GP102
Process Node 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Die Size 132mm2 132mm2 132mm2 200mm2 200mm2 200mm2 314mm2 314mm2 314mm2 471mm2 471mm2 471mm2
Transistors 3.3 Billion 3.3 Billion 3.3 Billion 4.4 Billion 4.4 Billion 4.4 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 12 Billion 12 Billion 12 Billion
CUDA Cores 640 CUDA Cores 768 CUDA Cores 768 CUDA Cores 1152 CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores 2432 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores 3840 CUDA Cores
Base Clock 1354 MHz 1392 MHz 1290 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1607 MHz 1607 MHz 1417 MHz 1480 MHz 1480 MHz
Boost Clock 1455 MHz 1518 MHz 1392 MHz 1708 MHz 1708 MHz 1708 MHz 1683 MHz 1683 MHz 1733 MHz 1530 MHz 1583 MHz 1582
FP32 Compute 1.8 TFLOPs 2,3 TFLOPs 2.1 TFLOPs 4.0 TFLOPs 4.4 TFLOPs 4.4 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 8.1 TFLOPs 9.0 TFLOPs 11 TFLOPs 11.5 TFLOPs 12.5 TFLOPs
VRAM 2 GB GDDR5 3 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5 3 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5/X 8 GB GDDR5/X 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X 11 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 9 Gbps / 10 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 11 Gbps 10 Gbps 11 Gbps 11.4 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 112 GB/s 84 GB/s 112 GB/s 192 GB/s 160 GB/s 224 GB/s / 240 GB/s 256 GB/s 256 GB/s 352 GB/s 480 GB/s 484 GB/s 547 GB/s
Bus Interface 128-bit bus 96-bit bus 128-bit bus 192-bit bus 160-bit bus 192-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 384-bit bus 352-bit bus 384-bit bus
Power Connector None None None Single 6-Pin Power Single 6-Pin Power Single 6-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power
TDP 75W 75W 75W 120W 120W 120W 150W 180W 180W 250W 250W 250W
Display Outputs 1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
1x 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
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
Launch Date October 2016 May 2018 October 2016 September 2016 August 2018 July 2016 June 2016 October 2017 May 2016 August 2016 March 2017 April 2017
Launch Price $109 US $119 US-$129 US $139 US $199 US TBD $249 US $349 US $449 US $499 US $1200 US $699 US $1200 US

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