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NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Video Card; Fewer Cores for $199

Category: Video Cards
Posted: 12:10PM

NVIDIA recently released its GeForce GTX 1060 card, which contains 6GB of GDDR5 and 1280 CUDA cores. It's a great budget gaming card, especially with the amount of performance it offers. However, it's soon to be joined by another GTX 1060, as NVIDIA is taking the wraps off the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. This card, as the name suggests, has 3GB of GDDR5 instead of the typical 6GB, and it only features 1152 CUDA cores. The base clock and boost clock are still the same, 1506MHz and 1708MHz, respectively, while the memory speed is still 8Gbps through a 192-bit interface. Just it has less memory and a reduced core count, kind of like how the GTX 260 came with a two separate core counts. Only this time the memory helps distinguish the two apart. Interestingly, this confirms a rumor from a month ago saying the GTX 1060 would have two versions, so it's good to see that become reality.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB carries with it a $199 base price, bringing it down even further than the 6GB model, and making it ideal for those on a budget. Performance difference between the two is 5%, according to NVIDIA, while the 3GB model is still 10% faster than the AMD RX 480 8GB, again according to NVIDIA. The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is expected to launch in the next couple of weeks, with a new driver update bringing support for it.

Source: Press Release

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