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NVIDIA Reportedly Planning To Equip 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 Cards With GP104 GPUs – Same Specifications But A Different GPU

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May 10, 2018
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NVIDIA is planning to offer a new variant of the GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card which may not look different at all but hold a surprise underneath the hood. The latest rumors coming straight from China indicate that NVIDIA is planning to use a high-performance GPU on the GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card which has been used on their high-end products such as the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070.

NVIDIA’s GP104 GPU Rumored To Be Cut and Featured Inside the GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB Graphics Card

The GPU that is to be allegedly used inside the GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB graphics card would be the NVIDIA GP104. The NVIDIA GP104 GPU has many variants and it is being shipped with three SKUs that are specific to the GeForce market. These include the GTX 1080, GTX 1070 Ti and the GTX 1070 that have been available since 2016 (with the exception of the GTX 1070 Ti).

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The source points out that the NVIDIA GP104-300 chip which is used on the GTX 1070, will be cut down specifically for the GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards. This won’t be the first time we are hearing such reports as far back as December 2016, when reports emerged that NVIDIA will be equipping the 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 models with cut down GP104 GPUs. The cut down GPUs will match the specifications of the GP106 GPU and feature no additional gains which many will expect from a high-end GP104 GPU.

NVIDIA will also be giving a new name to this SKU which will be known as the GP104-150 GPU. The 3 GB model was going to use the GP104-140 GPU. This would also make it the sixth variant in the GeForce GTX 1060 family. We know of the 3 GB, 5 GB, 6 GB (8 Gbps / 9 Gbps) models and now we know that a GP104 variant exists while a new one is going to launch pretty soon if this rumor is accurate. As for the core specifications, nothing changes from what we already get on the GTX 1060 6 GB model. The GP104 GPU may slightly affect the thermals and power consumption but it will not be noticeable at all. We can also expect the card to improve core and boost frequencies offering more stable clocks.

So now the question, why is NVIDIA bringing this variant so late to the market. First of all, the card wouldn’t affect any 6 GB GTX 1060 owners at all. It’s literally the same thing and no one would even notice the change. However, it shows that NVIDIA is clearing stock of their Pascal GPUs to ready for the next generation. The GeForce GTX 1060 is a good seller among gamers and it’s possible that NVIDIA wants to ship as many cards as they can before the new cards launch. It’s also worth noting that NVIDIA will be offering the GP104 equipped GTX 1060 cards in the Chinese region only.

NVIDIA GeForce 10 Pascal Family:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 5 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA Titan XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TiNVIDIA Titan Xp
Graphics CoreGP107GP107GP107GP106 / GP104GP106GP106 / GP104GP104GP104GP104GP102GP102GP102
Process Node14nm FinFET14nm FinFET14nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Die Size132mm2132mm2132mm2200mm2200mm2200mm2314mm2314mm2314mm2471mm2471mm2471mm2
Transistors3.3 Billion3.3 Billion3.3 Billion4.4 Billion4.4 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12 Billion12 Billion12 Billion
CUDA Cores640 CUDA Cores768 CUDA Cores768 CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1280 CUDA Cores1280 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2432 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores3840 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1354 MHz1392 MHz1290 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz1480 MHz1480 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHz1518 MHz1392 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1683 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1530 MHz1583 MHz1582
FP32 Compute1.8 TFLOPs2,3 TFLOPs2.1 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs8.1 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs11 TFLOPs11.5 TFLOPs12.5 TFLOPs
VRAM2 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X11 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed7 Gbps7 Gbps7 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps9 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps11 Gbps10 Gbps11 Gbps11.4 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth112 GB/s84 GB/s112 GB/s192 GB/s160 GB/s224 GB/s256 GB/s256 GB/s352 GB/s480 GB/s484 GB/s547 GB/s
Bus Interface 128-bit bus96-bit bus128-bit bus192-bit bus160-bit bus192-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus352-bit bus384-bit bus
Power ConnectorNoneNoneNoneSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP75W75W75W120W120W120W150W180W180W250W250W250W
Display Outputs1x 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 DateOctober 2016May 2018October 2016September 2016TBD13th July 201610th June 201626th October 201727th May 20162nd August 201610th March 20176th April 2017
Launch Price$109 US$119 US-$129 US$139 US$199 USTBD$249 US$349 US$449 US$499 US$1200 US$699 US$1200 US
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