Tuesday, November 28th 2017

ZOTAC Intros GeForce GTX 1060 6GB G5X Destroyer Graphics Card

ZOTAC began rolling out its first refreshed GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB graphics cards that feature the more advanced GDDR5X memory, dubbed GTX 1060 6 GB G5X Destroyer. Since NVIDIA is carving out this RX 590-rivaling SKU from the larger GP104 silicon, ZOTAC appears to be using the same PCB as its GTX 1080 Mini, with 2/8 memory traces blanked out. The GP104 silicon is configured with the same 1,280 CUDA cores, 80 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and 192-bit wide memory interface as the GP106-based original, but with 6 GB of GDDR5X memory, albeit clocked at the same 8 GHz.

The card sticks to NVIDIA reference clock speeds of 1506 MHz core, 1708 MHz GPU Boost, and 8.00 GHz memory clock, although the 10 Gbps-rated GDDR5X memory chips could come with vast overclocking headroom. The card draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. Display outputs include three DisplayPorts, and one each HDMI and DVI-D. Although the card physically features SLI-HB fingers, ZOTAC clarifies that SLI is not supported for this SKU.
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22 Comments on ZOTAC Intros GeForce GTX 1060 6GB G5X Destroyer Graphics Card

#1
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Lulz for the name: the Destroyer. :laugh:

They are nothing if not confident in their product I guess. Tests will probably show the GDDR5X won’t make a difference on this card.
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#3
jigar2speed
Here's hoping they don't use the name on RTX 2080Ti card. :nutkick:
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#4
ArbitraryAffection
Hardly 590-rivalling if it's basically exactly the same as the normal GTX 1060 but with crippled GP104 and GDDR5X (at the same speed) lol.
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#5
Legacy-ZA
champsilva said:
NO SUPPORT sticker, hahaha

wth
IF nVidia wanted to get rid of their oversupply of 1060's; they should have added an SLi bridge, they would fly off the shelves.
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#6
bajs11
Legacy-ZA said:
IF nVidia wanted to get rid of their oversupply of 1060's; they should have added an SLi bridge, they would fly off the shelves.
why paying 600+ bucks for 2 overpriced gtx 1060
or even 300+ bucks for another card if you already have one when you could get the rtx 2070 or even the gtx 1080 for around 550 bucks and still outperform the sli cards in most games?
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#7
M2B
Memory bandwidth is all that matters, not the memory type or anything.
This thing will perform exactly the same as a regular GTX 1060.
These are not designed to compete with the RX 590.
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#9
mak1skav
It's Nvidia so I am sure people will still buy it.
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#10
The King
Legacy-ZA said:
IF nVidia wanted to get rid of their oversupply of 1060's; they should have added an SLi bridge, they would fly off the shelves.
If Nvidia just added SLi to the normal GTX 1060 range, everyone who bought one already would have a hissy fit. Will have to wait for the reviews to come out and see how well these cards scale in SLi.
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#11
Berfs1
If the SLI fingers are electrically wired to the GPU, I think by reflashing it with a 1080 vBIOS, SLI support may work. I say 1080 because it’s the only other GP104 graphics card that has GDDR5X on desktop, so it’s the most similar to the GTX 1060X (1060 with GDDR5X).

M2B said:
Memory bandwidth is all that matters, not the memory type or anything.
This thing will perform exactly the same as a regular GTX 1060.
These are not designed to compete with the RX 590.
In addition, only overclockers would be able to see the difference. Spec for spec, normal consumers that don’t overclock (a fair majority of the entire gaming community) would see the RX 590 as a better option because it by default comes with higher clocks. The GTX 1060X does not come with higher clocks by default, just different ram speeds. The only difference MAY be the memory voltage, and I’m sure 99% of people deciding on which to buy don’t care about the voltage difference. Having GDDR5X over GDDR5 results in zero difference in performance at the same speed. Temperatures don’t make a big enough difference. Also it’s funny how nvidia made a 9GBps version with GDDR5, and only 8GBps with GDDR5X...
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#12
B-Real
mak1skav said:
It's Nvidia so I am sure people will still buy it.
Yep, that's a trend that should turn like with Ryzen.
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#13
Bwaze


That is actually sad - taking GP104 chips, 6 GB of GDDR5X and making such a lame cards... It would be less insulting if they just disposed them in the landfill.
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#14
Xaled
Des-troller... enough 1060 spamming ...
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#15
kanecvr
bajs11 said:
why paying 600+ bucks for 2 overpriced gtx 1060
or even 300+ bucks for another card if you already have one when you could get the rtx 2070 or even the gtx 1080 for around 550 bucks and still outperform the sli cards in most games?
A GTX 1060 is ~200-220$ where I'm from. That is of course not counting old stock or models with overkill cooling and silly factory OC that cost as much as a 1070ti.

Judging by shader count, you should be right. 2x1280 cuda cores will probably perform as well or worse then a GTX 1080. The only real option for mid end multi-gpu is a pair of RX 580 cards, and while they do perform on par with a 1080 / vega64, driver support and cost keeps them from being a solution worth considering.

What is considering is a pair of cheap RX570's in crossfire. A pair can be had for as low as 300-320$ where I'm from, while a GTX 1080 costs over 520$.
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#16
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
This is such a dumb card, they should have just lowered the price of the 1070. Or at the very least release a GTX1060Ti which has more shaders than a normal 1060 but less than a 1070.
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#17
mak1skav
newtekie1 said:
This is such a dumb card
Buyers are quite dumb too. Most people hear that Nvidia produces the strongest VGA cards and automatically assume that all the cards from Nvidia are the best buys in their price segment.
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#18
Casecutter
newtekie1 said:
Or at the very least release a GTX1060Ti which has more shaders than a normal 1060 but less than a 1070.
I think Nvidia just never wanted to provide a better price/perf option that would end-up infringing on the next generation 2060. I see this is their "rock and a hard place" issue; it's why if they made anything like 1070's they'd be taking sale from the next 2060 or even pealing off RTX 2070 buyers. Same with 1080's, although those can be made into Quadro P5000 or Tesla P4. I think they'd see it okay to make some 1070Ti (anything that has at least 152 TMU's but not the full 160TMU's, as long as they hold that price to close to the $400 MSRP.
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#20
bajs11
kanecvr said:
A GTX 1060 is ~200-220$ where I'm from. That is of course not counting old stock or models with overkill cooling and silly factory OC that cost as much as a 1070ti.

Judging by shader count, you should be right. 2x1280 cuda cores will probably perform as well or worse then a GTX 1080. The only real option for mid end multi-gpu is a pair of RX 580 cards, and while they do perform on par with a 1080 / vega64, driver support and cost keeps them from being a solution worth considering.

What is considering is a pair of cheap RX570's in crossfire. A pair can be had for as low as 300-320$ where I'm from, while a GTX 1080 costs over 520$.
you dont get 100% performance gain with sli or cf
in best cases only 50% while many games dont even support sli
yes if they are still charging 220 usd for the two and half year old 1060 how much do you think they will charge for this "new" gtx 1060?
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#21
kanecvr
bajs11 said:
you dont get 100% performance gain with sli or cf
in best cases only 50% while many games dont even support sli
yes if they are still charging 220 usd for the two and half year old 1060 how much do you think they will charge for this "new" gtx 1060?
Multi-GPU performace is not that bleak. I previously tested a couple of GTX 1070's in SLi and they scaled up to 172% - and back in 2015? I had a dual R9 280x setup, and it would scale up to a whopping 185% in some games and benchmars (and -10% in others like Assasin's Creed Black Flag).

Dunno how much the new 1060 will cost. I suppose it will be a touch more expensive then the 590x.
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#22
bajs11
well I guess you are right to some extent because that 172% only applies to a few games. Only half of the games scale above 150%

https://i1.wp.com/babeltechreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Untitled-2-6.jpg?ssl=1

but not much has changed since then though
too bad I don't play many of the games that scale well with sli :(
https://i0.wp.com/babeltechreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Untitled-5-5.jpg?ssl=1
https://i1.wp.com/babeltechreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Untitled-6-6.jpg?ssl=1
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