Inno3D Showcases Two Non-Reference GTX 1060 GPUs For Superior Cooling Performance And Better Overclocking Headroom

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Jul 7, 2016
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Manufacturers have started to announce their own GTX 1060 custom variants and Inno3D has learned their craft well concerning custom and effective air coolers. The company has introduced not one, but two non-reference GTX 1060 GPUs, which are named as follows:

  • Inno3D iChill GTX 1060 X3
  • Inno3D GTX 1060 GAMING OC X2

Inno3D iChill GTX 1060 X3 Sports A Massive Cooler With Both Cards Featuring An 8-Pin Power Connector

The Inno3D iChill GTX 1060 X3 appears to feature a triple-slot cooler, while it is evident that the OC X2 variant is going to take up the same number of slots as a reference GTX 1060. As for as the specifications for both custom GPUs go, they will be running at the following clock speeds:

  • GPU clock speed: 1712MHz
  • Boost clock speed: 1784MHz
  • Memory clock speed: 8.2GHz

It is clear from the aesthetics side of things that the Inno3D iChill GTX 1060 X3 is going to be the more expensive GPU, and while VideoCardz reports that both graphic cards feature a single 8-pin power connector, PC gamers will be able to gain slightly higher clock with the triple-fan cooling solution. Regardless, the company has still catered to gamers who are not that found of tweaking their GPUs with the Inno3D GTX 1060 GAMING OC X2 GPU.

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

The phase VRM design of both graphic cards have not been detailed, but we are under the assumption that it will feature more VRMs compared to the 3+1 configuration on the reference card for higher and more stable overclocks.

As remaining specifications of the GPU, GTX 1060 has one terrific selling point and that happens to be its very affordable price tag and the performance per dollar associated with that $249 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 performance metrics, the GPU 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.

With a price tag of $249, AMD must be feeling pretty darn nervous right about now, unless of course the company has an ace up its sleeve in the form of a Radeon RX 490.

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