Friday, May 11th 2018

NVIDIA Puts the GeForce GTX 1060 Under the Knife Once Again

NVIDIA has a long history of playing Dr. Frankenstein on their graphics cards. The latest rumors from China suggest that NVIDIA is wheeling the GeForce GTX 1060 into the operating room for the fifth time. Currently, there are already four variants of the GeForce GTX 1060 in the wild: the original model with 6 GB of memory, the refreshed 6 GB model with slightly faster memory (9 Gbps), the cut-down model with 3 GB of memory, and finally, the Chinese-exclusive model with 5 GB of memory. However, NVIDIA's intentions are more ambitious this time. Apparently, their plan is to implement a variant of the existing high-performance GP104 GPU into the GeForce GTX 1060. As a reminder, the more powerful models like the GeForce GTX 1070, 1070 Ti, and 1080 all utilize the GP104 chip. Curiously, we've seen a variant of the GP104 (GP104-140) chip in a lower-end model before, specifically the GTX 1060 3GB.

On this occasion, NVIDIA is going to tailor the GP104-300, the silicon used in the GTX 1070, to the GTX 1060. This new SKU will carry the GP104-150 label. Despite the radical change, GP104-equipped GTX 1060 graphics cards share the same specifications as the original 6 GB model. Therefore, performance should be right in line as well. Although, we can expect some slight, unnoticeable differences in regards to thermals and power consumption. As usual, the new GTX 1060s will be exclusive to the Chinese market. With the next-generation of NVIDIA graphics cards almost among us, the company has been working diligently to clear their Pascal stock.
Source: Expreview
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66 Comments on NVIDIA Puts the GeForce GTX 1060 Under the Knife Once Again

#2
phanbuey
Not sure how diligently they have to work... everything is sold out.
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#3
BadFrog
TL ; DR

Will Steve from GN make another rant about nvidia?
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#4
EntropyZ

Oh well, at least it means more cards on the market. And more confusion. Promotes GPP and then proceeds to launch another 1060. SMH.
Will Steve from GN make another rant about nvidia?
He will, but there's really no point, everyone knows about this crap by now.
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#5
DeathtoGnomes
BadFrog said:
TL:DR

Will Steve from GN make another rant about nvidia?
well atleast he makes more sense then ^
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#6
phanbuey
BadFrog said:
TL:DR

Will Steve from GN make another rant about nvidia?
I am sure if you ship him a closed front case and one of these in a system built into it, you will hear something.
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#7
_JP_
So...just like the 560Ti?
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#8
dj-electric
I could swear ive heard about this one a long time ago....
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#9
ExV6k
dj-electric said:
I could swear ive heard about this one a long time ago....
Some versions of the 3GB 1060 are based on the GP104 chip, although they're exclusive to the Chinese market.
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#10
Vya Domus
Given that GP104 is a medium sized die it's only natural that at some point it will be more cost effective to use it for lesser GPUs as well.
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#11
Bones
_JP_ said:
So...just like the 560Ti?
Probrably like what was done before with the GTX 560-448, good card (I have one) but just another model to further confuse the masses. o_O
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#12
xkm1948
Recycle partially faulty 1070 dies. Bloody brilliant.

Also with this news it is safe to predict there won't be a 1160 any time soon. There is basically no competition
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#13
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
It sounds to me like they are putting the GTX1080 under the knife again, not the GTX1060...
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#14
JalleR
dj-electric said:
I could swear ive heard about this one a long time ago....
Yes your right me to...

But it is good for the consumers Chips that doesn’t cut it for 1070 can be used as 1060, instead of being trash
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#15
T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
1b80 GP104 [GeForce GTX 1080]
1b81 GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070]
1b82 GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070 Ti]
1b83 GP104 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB]
1b84 GP104 [GeForce GTX 1060 3GB]
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#16
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
:) Dear TPU Members :)


[spoiler= Spoofed future Problem ]
I Bought a GeForce GTX 1060 from a Seller on Ebay and i think its a fake
the Seller said it was a 5gig model Bios Flashed to unlock the Extra 1 gig of mem
Have i been Ripped off
[/spoiler]
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#17
TheGuruStud
JalleR said:
Yes your right me to...

But it is good for the consumers Chips that doesn’t cut it for 1070 can be used as 1060, instead of being trash
How? It doesn't affect prices at all. It's so Nvidia can make more money and nothing else. There's not a yield problem.
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#18
Eric3988
Waste of time, roll out the next generation tech already! More time spent of this Fab is less for the latest and greatest.
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#19
Xzibit
dorsetknob said:
:) Dear TPU Members :)


[spoiler= Spoofed future Problem ]
I Bought a GeForce GTX 1060 from a Seller on Ebay and i think its a fake
the Seller said it was a 5gig model Bios Flashed to unlock the Extra 1 gig of mem
Have i been Ripped off
[/spoiler]
Why you can't have nice things.

If only Nvidia would make a program that would make it easier & more transparent for the consumer to identify what they are buying
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#20
Jism
The chips that did not qualify for 1080/1070 specs.
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#21
T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
Jism said:
The chips that did not qualify for 1080/1070 specs.
or 1070Ti xD, but it will still be more power efficient than GP106 variants and OC higher because of how cut down they are.
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#22
INSTG8R
So 1060Ti? Flogging Pascal for all it’s worth it seems.
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#23
T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
INSTG8R said:
So 1060Ti? Flogging Pascal for all it’s worth it seems.
there is
GTX 1060 3GB GP106 1152SP
GTX 1060 3GB GP104 1152SP
GTX 1060 5GB GP106 1280SP
GTX 1060 6GB GP106 1280SP
GTX 1060 6GB GP106 1280SP 9Gbps
GTX 1060 6GB GP106 1280SP Rev. 2
GTX 1060 6GB GP104 1280SP
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#24
Jism
T4C Fantasy said:
or 1070Ti xD, but it will still be more power efficient than GP106 variants and OC higher because of how cut down they are.
You dont know that. Nvidia might as well cap the chips current by some limiter or whatever. They cant let a 1060 chip bypass a 1070 with simple oc's.
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#25
T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
Jism said:
You dont know that. Nvidia might as well cap the chips current by some limiter or whatever. They cant let a 1060 chip bypass a 1070 with simple oc's.
didnt say anything about 1060 beating 1070, i said the gp104 1060 will oc better than gp106 one
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