⋮  

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Specs Leaked – Half The Video Memory And More Than A Few Changes Between 6GB Version

Author Photo
Jul 12, 2016
38Shares
Submit

While we know the detailed specifications of the recently announced GTX 1060, it’s the 3GB video frame buffer variant that we’re more interested in, which to inevitably allow gamers on a budget to see the vast differences between the two versions, the detailed specifications of the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB model have been leaked.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Version Possesses Lower CUDA Core Count But Same Memory Bus-Width – See All The Differences Right Here

One of the biggest differences that you will see between the 3GB and 6GB video RAM version is the CUDA core count. Where the 6GB version sports a total of 1280 CUDA cores, the 3GB model features 1152 cores. The GPU has one of its 10 SM units disabled hence we are looking at a lower core count. It is rumored that the GeForce GTX 1060 with 3 GB memory comes with the cut down GP106-300-A1 core while the 6 GB variant features the GP106-400-A1 SKU.

NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Founders-Edition_7-635x311

We will be taking this leak with a grain of salt, but owing to the differences between both graphic cards, the 3GB version has been reported to retail for $149 USD, giving gamers on a very tight budget the freedom to enjoy the latest games with a large number of GPU taxing settings enabled at their highest configurable point. This clearly shows that the card will tackle the Radeon RX 470 which is AMD’s $149 US solution that features the cut down Polaris 10 GPU with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM.

NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Founders-Edition_1-635x699

As for the 6GB version, NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 will be available on 19th July around the globe at a starting price of $249 USD for the custom models while the founders edition which will be the reference model will be available for a price of $299 USD. The card will be delivering superior performance and overclocking performance with its 16nm Pascal architecture which shows impressive clock frequencies on stock and overclocked.

NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Custom-635x357

The GeForce GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 GPU which features 1280 CUDA cores and 80 TMUs. The card comes at clock speeds of 1506MHz but boosts all the way up to 1708MHz. NVIDIA has a massive lead in terms of core frequencies with TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process node and that shows as their chips are built to clock beyond 2GHz when overclocked. The pixel fill rate for this chip is 72.3GPixel/s while the texture fill rate is 159.6GTexel/s.

gp106-300

The GeForce GTX 1060 will also be using the reference Pascal display configuration of three Display Port 1.4, single HDMI 2.0b and also a single DVI port. Since this is Pascal we are talking about, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 would feature just 120W TDP and power would be provided through a single 6-Pin connector. The TDP should be maintained with the 3GB version as well, along with SLI functionality being severed.

BenchLife has reported that NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is going to be announced mid-August, so we’ll have the complete list of details available for you then.

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 8 GB GDDR5 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 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 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 TBD 13th July 2016 10th June 2016 26th October 2017 27th May 2016 2nd August 2016 10th March 2017 6th 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

Source

Submit