Thursday, July 14th 2016

Colorful Announces its GeForce GTX 1060 X-TOP Graphics Card

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, proudly announces the debut of the world's first GTX 1060 graphics card series. Colorful will be releasing a series of four custom-design GTX 1060 to satisfy gamers in every segment: Colorful iGameGTX1060 X-TOP-6G, Colorful iGameGTX1060 S-TOP-6G, Colorful iGameGTX1060 U-TOP-6G and Colorful iGameGTX1060 U-6G.

The newly released NVIDIA GTX 1060 is targeted for mainstream gamers looking for the perfect balance between performance and price. The GTX 1060 is based on the 16nm FinFET featuring NVIDIA's Pascal architecture. The GTX 1060 will sport 1280 CUDA cores, complimented by 6GB of GDDR5 video memory running at an effective clock rate of 8 Gbps on a 192-bit wide bus.
The GTX 1060 is designed for maximum efficiency and will be powered with a single 6-pin PCI-Express power connector. The GPU is rated with a power consumption of only 120w. Output options will be via three DisplayPorts, HDMI2.0 and DVI-D.

The iGame GTX 1060 Series
Colorful created the iGame series taking feedback from players' comments and suggestions to create a distinct product for every situation. The iGame series is Colorful's specialized product segment made for gamers, both mainstream and extreme.

Colorful iGameGTX1060 X-TOP-6G
  • Core clock:1620Mhz to 1847Mhz(Boost)
  • 5+2 phase IPP power supply
Colorful iGameGTX1060 S-TOP-6G
  • Core clock: 1594Mhz to 1809Mhz(Boost)
  • 4+1 phase IPP power supply
Colorful iGameGTX1060 U-TOP-6G
  • Core clock: 1594Mhz to 1809Mhz(Boost)
  • 5+2 phase IPP power supply
Colorful iGameGTX1060 U-6G
  • Core clock: 1556Mhz to 1771Mhz(Boost)
  • 4+1 phase IPP power supply
Colorful custom design iGame GTX 1060 graphics cards can be ordered from 19th July.
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21 Comments on Colorful Announces its GeForce GTX 1060 X-TOP Graphics Card

#1
RejZoR
So, NVIDIA is also using FinFET, but at 16nm ? I thought only AMD was using FinFET and NVIDIA was using some different process.
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#2
basco
amd has 14nm finfet on rx480-ok you knew that already

had to look up whats ipp:
I.P.P (iGame Pure Power)digital power supply
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#3
Joss
Why do they insist on those enormous triple fan coolers when power consumption and heat is on the decrease.
For the 1060 a single fan would suffice, even the 1070 would be fine with a single 100mm .
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#4
Basard
Joss said:
Why do they insist on those enormous triple fan coolers when power consumption and heat is on the decrease.
For the 1060 a single fan would suffice, even the 1070 would be fine with a single 100mm .
They are even hanging the fan off the back of the heat sink now! It's bad enough the coolers are hanging off the card, now the fans have to hang off coolers? It's getting ridiculous.
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#5
AsRock
TPU addict
Joss said:
Why do they insist on those enormous triple fan coolers when power consumption and heat is on the decrease.
For the 1060 a single fan would suffice, even the 1070 would be fine with a single 100mm .
Sells more, typically looks better and gives better cooling and with that a cooler fan equals longer life time. Better to have a card with 2 fans than one in case a fan fails.
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#6
jabbadap
RejZoR said:
So, NVIDIA is also using FinFET, but at 16nm ? I thought only AMD was using FinFET and NVIDIA was using some different process.
Erhm what? AMD is using Global Foundries 14nm LPP FinFets and Nvidia is using TSMCs 16nm FinFet+ process. GF process has little size advantage, but tsmc process seems to be more suited for larger chips.

I don't think LPP is very well suited chips outside low power mobile asics(it's from samsung after all). IBM should have High performance 14nm SOI FinFET for it's power9 server chips(GF acquired ibms chip production business in 2015), which would be more optimal for cpus or gpus. But haven't heard that since introduction, it might be exclusively available only for ibm power chips.
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#7
9700 Pro
AsRock said:
Sells more, typically looks better and gives better cooling and with that a cooler fan equals longer life time. Better to have a card with 2 fans than one in case a fan fails.
I guess 99.9% of users would RMA the card if one of those fans would fail, since usually the noise of failing/failed fan is horrible.

Like said, cooler like this on a ~120W TDP card is just nothing but an overkill. Well, I guess kids and other people where the looks of a product is everything, are the target market.
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#8
trog100
Joss said:
Why do they insist on those enormous triple fan coolers when power consumption and heat is on the decrease.
For the 1060 a single fan would suffice, even the 1070 would be fine with a single 100mm .
exactly my thoughts.. the answer is obvious though.. all those fans imply more power even if it isnt there and people buy into it.. appearance seems to mean a lot.. he he

trog

ps.. i dont think its just kids ether.. he he
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#9
INSTG8R
Looks like it wouldn't fit in the box...
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#10
AsRock
TPU addict
9700 Pro said:
I guess 99.9% of users would RMA the card if one of those fans would fail, since usually the noise of failing/failed fan is horrible.

Like said, cooler like this on a ~120W TDP card is just nothing but an overkill. Well, I guess kids and other people where the looks of a product is everything, are the target market.
Yes but with a single fan it could make the lockup, how i see it if one fails the other should keep the card cool enough to properly shutdown the system.

EDIT:

More fans should allow lower rpm for each fan too, as silence is some thing that a lot people require.

Not as it matters to me as i use a MK-13 fan bracket so if the fans \shroud suck that take care of it.
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#11
$ReaPeR$
this triple fan business is getting ridiculous. i understand the 2 fan reasoning, but 3, for this card?!!
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#12
GhostRyder
Its colorful, I expect nothing less than this craziness from them.

Plus even though the cooler is way overkill, it just means it should stay at a lower RPM to keep the card cool meaning a lot quieter in my book.
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#13
Air
9700 Pro said:
I guess 99.9% of users would RMA the card if one of those fans would fail, since usually the noise of failing/failed fan is horrible.

Like said, cooler like this on a ~120W TDP card is just nothing but an overkill. Well, I guess kids and other people where the looks of a product is everything, are the target market.
I am guilty of caring about the looks of stuff in general. But this thing not only has one unecessary fan that adds a potential failure point and reduce case compatibility while giving negligable benefit, but it also looks terrible.
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#14
xorbe
Maybe they could fit a 4th or 5th fan on the side perpendicular to the others ... kinda lame with 3 fans, when Titan X uses 1 fan. It just wants to look like a $300 card.
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#15
Joss
GhostRyder said:
it just means it should stay at a lower RPM to keep the card cool meaning a lot quieter in my book.
Not quieter than a single 100mm, which would also run at low RPMs.
As others have said some users are swallowing the more fans/more power snake oil; but how someone who builds a desktop can't read a GPU's specs is beyond me.
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#16
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
RejZoR said:
So, NVIDIA is also using FinFET, but at 16nm ? I thought only AMD was using FinFET and NVIDIA was using some different process.
I thought it was pretty well known that nVidia was using TSMC's 16nm FinFET, and TSMC's 16nm FinFET is more energy efficient than Samsung's 14nm FinFET AMD is using.
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#19
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Joss said:
Why do they insist on those enormous triple fan coolers when power consumption and heat is on the decrease.
For the 1060 a single fan would suffice, even the 1070 would be fine with a single 100mm .
More fans allow for them to run at slower speeds which allows for equivalent or better cooling efficiency while being quieter.
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#20
Caring1
xorbe said:
Maybe they could fit a 4th or 5th fan on the side perpendicular to the others ...
Or they could go crazy with the design and end up with something that looks like a Turbine jet motor with one fan on one end and rear exhaust on the other.
A funnel design would allow a 9cm fan to be used.
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