Wednesday, July 6th 2016

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3DMark Firestrike Performance Revealed

A Chinese PC bulletin board member with access to a GeForce GTX 1060 sample, put it through 3DMark Firestrike (standard) and 3DMark Firestrike Ultra. The card was tested on a machine powered by a Core i7-6700K processor. The screenshots, particularly the GPU-Z screenshot, reveals something fascinating. It looks like the rumors of NVIDIA launching two distinct SKUs of the GTX 1060 could be true. The driver is reporting the GPU name as "GeForce GTX 1060 6GB." Mentioning memory amount in the name string is unusual for NVIDIA, in this case, it could point to the possibility of a 6 GB SKU, and another with 3 GB memory.

Moving on to the business end of the story, the card's 3DMark Firestrike scores are 11,225 points for the standard test, and 3,014 points for Firestrike Ultra. This isn't significantly faster than the Radeon RX 480 8 GB. Here are some 3DMark Firestrike numbers for the RX 480. NVIDIA is expected to launch the GeForce GTX 1060 later this month.
Source: XFastest
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44 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3DMark Firestrike Performance Revealed

#1
Xzibit
3GB and 6GB ?

Isn't suppose to replace 980 4GB while offering less ram in one variant. :confused:
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#2
the54thvoid
Xzibit
3GB and 6GB ?

Isn't suppose to replace 980 4GB while offering less ram in one variant. :confused:
Rumours are everywhere. Just read another (I think WCCFTech) saying there is no 3Gb variant, just 6GB and it DOES NOT have sli. Guess we'll find out tomorrow?

On an unrelated note, apparently Nvidia have an issue with HTC's Vive headset. The reference cards (1080, 1070 and I guess this) don't have enough HDMI to cover headset use if the HDMI is used to link to the TV. Whoops.
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#3
ZoneDymo
the54thvoid
Rumours are everywhere. Just read another (I think WCCFTech) saying there is no 3Gb variant, just 6GB and it DOES NOT have sli. Guess we'll find out tomorrow?

On an unrelated note, apparently Nvidia have an issue with HTC's Vive headset. The reference cards (1080, 1070 and I guess this) don't have enough HDMI to cover headset use if the HDMI is used to link to the TV. Whoops.
lol what? if HDMI is connected to the headset and a TV? like with a splitter?
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#5
ZoneDymo
nemesis.ie
Presumably not with a splitter, with both connected to the card.

Using a splitter is likely what you would need to do to get around this.
ah yep, just read the article that the54thvoid linked (thanks!), odd problem for sure....time for another driver update haha :p
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#6
bug
Xzibit
3GB and 6GB ?

Isn't suppose to replace 980 4GB while offering less ram in one variant. :confused:
Why are you expecting BOTH models to replace the 960?
And with the supposedly improved memory compression, yes, a 3GB VRAM card could replace a 4GB one (edit: it's bit of a stretch, but technically possible).
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#7
RejZoR
Wasn't RX480 scoring quite a lot more? Wasn't it 11400-ish when RX480 surfaced? Huh? I'm sure I've seen that...
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#8
ZoneDymo
RejZoR
Wasn't RX480 scoring quite a lot more? Wasn't it 11400-ish when RX480 surfaced? Huh? I'm sure I've seen that...
Right now its all kinda similar....thats what you get with semi competition I guess, not destroying the competition, just matching it in price and performance with a slight edge here and there.
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#9
chaosmassive
as usual intentional leak were made much faster
because of Damage control
nice 1
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#10
RaviSS
So these scores are almost the same as what GTX 980 got.

It should give good performance @1440p for most current titles. If they can price it at $249 (for 6GB Model), it will sell like hot cakes.
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#11
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
RaviSS
If they can price it at $249 (for 6GB Model), it will sell like hot cakes.
Um....yeah. :rolleyes: NVIDIA has not impressed with it's pricing the last two years. And now this year it's out of control. I think you'll be lucky to see the 3GB variant (if there is one) for $249.
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#12
Wolf_Tech
No SLI me no Buy. Total BS if it does not come with SLI been waiting to replace my 660ti's for a long time.
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#13
GhostRyder
Decent performance, wonder how it overclocks (Meaning similar levels as the other two released cards)?
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#14
efikkan
Xzibit
3GB and 6GB ?

Isn't suppose to replace 980 4GB while offering less ram in one variant. :confused:
No, it's supposed to replace GTX 960, which exists in 2GB and 4 GB variants.
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#15
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
efikkan
No, it's supposed to replace GTX 960, which exists in 2GB and 4 GB variants.
Correct! People get confused because new models perform better than older models up to several levels up. They forget, if there were no improvements there would be no reason to make new models.
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#16
Wolf_Tech
Just talked to my friend at nvidia they say there will be a SLI version might be 300.00
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#17
efikkan
rtwjunkie
Correct! People get confused because new models perform better than older models up to several levels up. They forget, if there were no improvements there would be no reason to make new models.
It's not like we've experienced similar improvements in the past, you know :P
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#18
bug
GhostRyder
Decent performance, wonder how it overclocks (Meaning similar levels as the other two released cards)?
About the same as the other Pascals, since GP106 is essentially a half of GP104. Same transistors, same thermals. Could even go a little higher, since there's less total heat to dissipate.
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#19
N3M3515
bug
About the same as the other Pascals, since GP106 is essentially a half of GP104. Same transistors, same thermals. Could even go a little higher, since there's less total heat to dissipate.
Seing how pascals overclock, i wouldn't give it too much hope, if any.
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#20
swirl09
RaviSS
If they can price it at $249 (for 6GB Model), it will sell like hot cakes.
That it would, but unlikely, this is nvidia we're talking about. $299 would be my guess

Im interested in this. I have loose parts that need a GPU. I had planned on it being the RX480, and Id love to give AMD some money, but they just keep coming up short.
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#21
$ReaPeR$
exactly what i expected.. the pricing will be the determining factor here.
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#22
Casecutter
bug
since GP106 is essentially a half of GP104. Same transistors, same thermals. Could even go a little higher, since there's less total heat to dissipate
Not here to bug... ;)

Though figure if we say this GP106 is half the size of a GP104 that's 157nm die, say half the transistors that's 3.6m. Though you're still working all such internal parts nearly as hard if clocked the same, while the area is less. As the die's shrink it harder to get enough surface and contact to effectively have ability to draw heat off fast enough.

As to price, that means 32% smaller part, with 37% less transistors and 25% less memory on a less costly PCB (128-Bit) less requirement in the power section. So a $250 price on a 6Gb would seem like an exorbitant margin. Especially given AMD is not near working on the same mark-up. I suppose an unknown is what TSMC is charging now vs. what AMD has to pays GloFlo, which might be significantly less.
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#23
$ReaPeR$
Casecutter
Not here to bug... ;)

Though figure if we say this GP106 is half the size of a GP104 that's 157nm die, say half the transistors that's 3.6m. Though you're still working all such internal parts nearly as hard if clocked the same, while the area is less. As the die's shrink it harder to get enough surface and contact to effectively have ability to draw heat off fast enough.

As to price, that means 32% smaller part, with 37% less transistors and 25% less memory on a less costly PCB (128-Bit) less requirement in the power section. So a $250 price on a 6Gb would seem like an exorbitant margin. Especially given AMD is not near working on the same mark-up. I suppose an unknown is what TSMC is charging now vs. what AMD has to pays GloFlo, which might be significantly less.
i bet you anything that the 6gig model will go for 299$!
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#24
N3M3515
$ReaPeR$
i bet you anything that the 6gig model will go for 299$!
$329 for the founders edition!
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#25
$ReaPeR$
N3M3515
$329 for the founders edition!
LOL
isnt it sad though that nvidia could actually do that?..
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