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Nvidia showcases a GTX 1060 3GB GPU at a Chinese Press conference

Nvidia showcases a GTX 1060 3GB GPU at a Chinese Press conference

Nvidia showcase a GTX 1060 3GB GPU at a Chinese Press conference

Nvidia showcases a GTX 1060 3GB GPU at a Chinese Press conference

 

Nvidia has now showcased their new GTX 1060 3GB GPU at a Chinese Press conference, though the GPU, in reality, looks a lot more like a GTX 1050 Ti than a traditional GTX 1060. 

This GPU will not simply be a GTX 1060 GPU with 3GB of GDRR5 memory but a GTX 1060 GPU that also has a decreased GPU core count when compared to the standard 6GB GTX 1060. This means that the GTX 1060 3GB will have around 10% less performance than the GTX 1060 6GB, which is a distinction which will confuse a lot of consumers.   

This means that the GTX 1060 3GB will have around 10% less performance than the GTX 1060 6GB, which is a distinction which will confuse a lot of consumers.   

  Nvidia showcases a GTX 1060 3GB GPU at a Chinese Press conference

 

Below are the specifications of the new GTX 1060 3GB, which are more or less identical to the GTX 1060 6GB but with 128 less CUDA cores and 3GB less GDDR5 memory. 

Right now it is unknown if this GPU will be released outside of the Chinese market, but in all honesty I think that Nvidia should just call this the GTX 1050 Ti instead of potentially tricking consumers into buying a GPU with around 10% less performance than they first thought.  

  

 GTX Titan XGTX 1080GTX 1070GTX 1060 (6GB)GTX 1060 (3GB)
GPU ArchitecturePascalPascalPascalPascalPascal
Process node16nm16nm16nm16nm16nm
SP FP Performance11 TFLOPs9 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs4.4TFLOPS4.0TFLOPS
CUDA Core Count358425601920 12801152
VRAM TypeGDDR5XGDDR5X GDDR5 GDDR5GDDR5
VRAM Cappacity12GB8GB 8GB 6GB3GB
Memory Bus Size384-bit256-bit 256-bit 192-bit192-bit
Memory Bandwidth480 GB/s320 GB/s 256 GB/s 192 GB/s192 GB/s
Base clock speed1417MHz1607MHz 1506Mhz 1506MHz1506MHz
Boost clock speed1531MHz1733MHz 1683MHz 1708MHz1708MHz
TDP250W180W 150W 120W120W
Power Connection1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin1x 8-pin 1x8-pin 6-pin6-pin
PCI Express PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0
MSRP$1200$599$379$249$199 ??

   

Right now we have no firm word on the pricing or the release date of this upcoming GPU, but it is expected to come in at a similar price point of AMD $199 RX 480 8GB. 

 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia's GTX 1060 3GB on the OC3D Forums

 

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12-08-2016, 10:56:38

AlienALX
Higher model number = higher price.Quote

12-08-2016, 11:20:06

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Higher model number = higher price.
Yeah, but you cannot deny that this is being very dishonest to consumers.Quote

12-08-2016, 11:40:20

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Yeah, but you cannot deny that this is being very dishonest to consumers.
Nvidia for you.
It should be called the 1050ti, that I agree with. Makes no sense other than the fact they can charge more for the "60"Quote

12-08-2016, 16:48:21

CRITICALThinker
The problem here is that 3gb is no longer enough for an upper mid range card, even if the 1060 erm - 1050ti is the low end of the stack, that is still where it stands. As of this generation I refuse to buy a card with less than 4GB of VRAM.Quote

12-08-2016, 17:01:31

Chrazey
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Yeah, but you cannot deny that this is being very dishonest to consumers.
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Nvidia for you.
It should be called the 1050ti, that I agree with. Makes no sense other than the fact they can charge more for the "60"
How/why should it be an 1050 Ti rather than 1060?... Sorry, I don't get it Quote
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