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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 now official, delivers GTX 980 performance for $249


As rumored, NVIDIA today unveiled the third member of its Pascal family of gaming GPUs, the GeForce GTX 1060.

The card is manufactured on a 16nm FinFET process, offering impressive performance per watt. It has a TDP rating of just 120 watts, but still packs enough oomph to drive latest VR and DirectX 11/12 PC games at blistering speeds.

The GTX 1060 features 1280 CUDA cores and 6GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8Gbps, with a boost clock of 1.7 GHz. To extract higher performance, the card can easily be overclocked to 2 GHz. Compared to the AMD Radeon RX 480, the GTX 1060 is claimed to be around 15 per cent faster and 75 per cent more efficient at stock speeds.

GTX 1060 performance chart

Custom GTX 1060 cards are set to go on sale starting July 19 from major GeForce partners such as ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac. MSRP for custom cards will start at $249. A special limited Founder’s Edition will also be available starting July 19 for $299, exclusively via www.nvidia.com.

Via: Videocardz

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