We've been seeing a lot of benchmark result of the AMD RX 480 flying around the internet since its announcement and its surprisingly good price over performance ratio that goes on par or even better than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 has been a hot topic among the PC enthusiasts community. However, those who have been setting their eyes on the RX 480 might soon be looking at something else that might be better than it and cost probably the same as it does.
NVIDIA is rumored to be launching its GeForce GTX 1060 much earlier than its original targeted release date in Q3 2016, and our guess for NVIDIA's decision on this is none other than to respond to the AMD RX 480. The rumor also suggests that the GeForce GTX 1060 might be having a 256-bit bus instead of the 192-bit bus that we've seen earlier.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Specifications
- Card Status – Unreleased
- Manufacturer – NVIDIA
- Release Date – Q3 2016
- GPU Model – 16nm GP106
- Cores : TMUs : ROPs – 1280 : 80 : 40
- Base Clock – 1100 MHz
- Boost Clock – 1150 MHz
- Memory Clock (Effective) – 1500 (6000) MHz
- Memory Size – 4096 MB GDDR5
- Memory Bus Width – 256-bit
- Memory Bandwidth – 192 GB/s
- Interface -PCI-Express 3.0 x16