Wednesday, December 27th 2017

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 5GB Windforce OC Already Spotted in the Wild

Yesterday we broke the news that NVIDIA was preparing to launch a fourth variant of their GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 5GB Windforce OC is the first custom model to appear in the wild so far. The overall design is similar to its GTX 1060 6GB Windforce OC sibling. The dual-fan Windforce 2X cooling system is present once again, as is the full cover backplate with the Gigabyte engraving. The similarities don't just stop there either, the technical specifications are identical as well. The GTX 1060 5GB Windforce OC runs with a base clock of 1556 MHz and a boost clock of 1771 MHz in "Gaming" Mode. While in "OC" Mode, the graphics card cranks the base clock up to 1582 MHz and the boost clock to 1797 MHz. In terms of memory, the GTX 1060 5GB Windforce OC is shipped with 5GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8008 MHz which comes down to a bandwidth of 160 GB/s across a 160-bit bus. The video outputs consist of two DVI ports, one HDMI port and a DisplayPort.
Source: Gigabyte
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6 Comments on Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 5GB Windforce OC Already Spotted in the Wild

#3
Devon68
So is this like a card that didn't pass quality check and they thought lets sell them as special editions? or did they intentionaly make these cards with 5 GB. I dont see the benefit in doing this.
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eidairaman1
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Devon68, post: 3774693, member: 146624"
So is this like a card that didn't pass quality check and they thought lets sell them as special editions? or did they intentionaly make these cards with 5 GB. I dont see the benefit in doing this.
They are crippled, typically they would be relegated to 1050s or 1030s
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Vayra86
Please Nvidia, please, give us more ways to buy cut down 1060's! We need it!

Devon68, post: 3774693, member: 146624"
So is this like a card that didn't pass quality check and they thought lets sell them as special editions? or did they intentionaly make these cards with 5 GB. I dont see the benefit in doing this.
Yes. Just like 1070ti.
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