Movements necessary if what Nvidia wants is to have a good market share, and that the low prices of the new batch of graphics cards, AMD was winning the game with Polaris models. What we found is a version of the Nvidia GeForce 1060 GTX will serve more than to the needs of the general public, without doing much damage in his pocket.
Then go into the typical debates if a little is no such model, or if the mark is better in such a thing, but the reality is that this is a way to access the Pascal technology Nvidia for less money: it is assumed that this variant “cut” will start from the 219 dollars, things will change as brands, as usual.
Where are the cuts? Mainly because we have a cut in the RAM which is divided by two to be with 3GB, still in GDDR5 format. Pascal – – The main processor is aGP106, and her older sister, with the same 16nm manufacturing technology, but capan a little so the step in performance is effective.
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What we need to know is that of the 1,280 CUDA cores of 1060 “normal”, we turn to 1152. 48 ROPs remain, but the TMU units are lowered to 72 of the 80 initials. In short, we have the same clock frequency of 1506/1708 MHz that take you up to a power of 3.9 TFLOPs (4.4 in 1060 with 6GB). The TDP stays at 120W.
With the new variant of the Nvidia GTX 1060 specifically it points to the AMD Radeon RX 480 in its configuration with 4GB model that has claimed the attention of the market moving in a near $200 barrier, a figure that Nvidia exceeded easily until it appeared this model with 3GB of RAM.
MSI, Gigabyte and EVGA are the first models will be available – as you can see in the pictures – which will move to change between 219 and 249 dollars.