Thursday, December 20th 2018

GIGABYTE Outs a Trio of GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Cards with GDDR5X Memory

GIGABYTE today rolled out a trio of custom-design graphics cards that implement the new GDDR5X memory equipped variant of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB. The lineup begins with the GTX 1060 6 GB D5X WindForce 2X OC (model: GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0), and goes on to the better-endowed GTX 1060 6 GB D5X WindForce 3X OC (GV-N1060WF3OC-6GD 2.0), and the range-topping GTX 1060 6 GB D5X G1.Gaming OC (GV-N1060G1 GAMING-6GD 3.0).

Out of the box, the D5X WindForce 2X OC offers clock speeds of 1556 MHz GPU core, and 1771 MHz GPU Boost, against NVIDIA-reference speeds of 1506/1708 MHz. The D5X WindForce 3X OC has the same exact clock speeds out of the box, but is endowed with a better WindForce 3X triple-fan cooler that helps sustain boost frequencies and manually overclocked speeds better. The D5X G1.Gaming tops the range with 1594 MHz core and 1809 MHz GPU Boost. Sadly all three cards run the GDDR5X memory at 8.00 GHz clock speeds. All three cards make do with a single 8-pin PCIe power input. Prices (MSRP) range from $249.99 for the WindForce 2X OC to $269.99 for the WindForce 3X OC, and $299.99 for the G1.Gaming OC.
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17 Comments on GIGABYTE Outs a Trio of GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Cards with GDDR5X Memory

#1
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Ridiculous for a low end card
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#2
cucker tarlson
Stupid price. Rx590 is faster and has more memory and it's already overpriced at 280. I wonder if this 8gbps ddr5x version is more pricey than a 9gbps ddr5 one. You can probably find a new,basic dual fan version of 1070 somewhere at $300.

almost same prie with a rebate

https://www.newegg.com/global/pl-en/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125875&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker, LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

https://www.outletpc.com/aa8014-gigabyte-technology-gvn1070wf2oc8gd-geforce-gtx10.html?utm_source=aa8014-gigabyte-technology-gvn1070wf2oc8gd-geforce-gtx10&utm_medium=shopping%2Bengine&utm_campaign=pcpartpicker&utm_content=Gigabyte%2B-%2BVideo%20Cards&sscid=c1k2_jsezv
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#3
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
I love how it's pretty obvious Nvidia is not letting them up the memory clock spec. Cards are equipped with what 11gbps memory and it makes a decent performance difference. Would be a much closer race to the 590 if they just let them run at spec.
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#4
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
cdawall, post: 3963583, member: 28601"
I love how it's pretty obvious Nvidia is not letting them up the memory clock spec. Cards are equipped with what 11gbps memory and it makes a decent performance difference. Would be a much closer race to the 590 if they just let them run at spec.
Shouldnt they just have 2060s?
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#5
ZeppMan217
cdawall, post: 3963583, member: 28601"
Would be a much closer race to the 590 if they just let them run at spec.
What race?
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
ZeppMan217, post: 3963600, member: 85360"
What race?
There are things other than unigine that show performance in the other way
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#7
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
ZeppMan217, post: 3963600, member: 85360"
What race?
Games?
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#8
ZeppMan217
eidairaman1, post: 3963605, member: 40556"
Games?
I'd love to know that as well. Unfortunately, I don't have one and, therefore, cannot check.
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#9
TheLaughingMan
Both this and the 590 from AMD were a waste of silicone. I just don't get who you would release this BS in the middle of a release cycle that will likely replace this. This lets me know right now that the RTX 2060 will be around $350 to $400 at launch.

At least AMD stupidity produced a card that did show better performance even though it should be a 580X.
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#10
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
Latest Silicon Not Selling well wonder why :)
Some one said at (*****) lets Repackage our Stacked up previous Gen inventory with DDR5 and attempt to unload it :)

well i never :)
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#11
Vya Domus
ZeppMan217, post: 3963630, member: 85360"
Unfortunately, I don't have one and, therefore, cannot check.
Sure there is, you just have to take off those green shades first.

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#12
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
TheLaughingMan, post: 3963672, member: 70334"
Both this and the 590 from AMD were a waste of silicone. I just don't get who you would release this BS in the middle of a release cycle that will likely replace this. This lets me know right now that the RTX 2060 will be around $350 to $400 at launch.

At least AMD stupidity produced a card that did show better performance even though it should be a 580X.
Polaris 30, die shrink 580.
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#13
bonehead123
Inventory dump....
money grab....

call it whateva you want, but it is what it is......
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#14
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
TheLaughingMan, post: 3963672, member: 70334"
Both this and the 590 from AMD were a waste of silicone. I just don't get who you would release this BS in the middle of a release cycle that will likely replace this. This lets me know right now that the RTX 2060 will be around $350 to $400 at launch.

At least AMD stupidity produced a card that did show better performance even though it should be a 580X.
Well technically this would be a save of silicon. If they threw away all the extra cores they produced for the mining craze it would be a waste. This is just another way to use stuff they already paid for. I just wish they gave us fully clocked memory.
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#15
Casecutter
TheLaughingMan, post: 3963672, member: 70334"
waste of silicone
That's what Nvidia is trying to prevent... watching inventory of already produced silicone from going into a waste bin.

AMD is making RX 590 part's as needed to supply a niche they've opportunity to exploit, while keeping up on their wafer agreement. Not even the same!
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#16
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Casecutter, post: 3964136, member: 94772"
That's what Nvidia is trying to prevent... watching inventory of already produced silicone from going to waste bin.

AMD is making RX 590 part's as needed to supply a niche they've opportunity to exploit, while keeping up on their wafer agreement. Not even the same!
Since 580 is being phased out due to new die process.

Now nv wants a 1100 series to add to the confusion...
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#17
Casecutter
eidairaman1, post: 3964138, member: 40556"
Since 580 is being phased out due to new die process.
Sure we all thought we could see that coming, perhaps... but can't say I've heard anything hard/fast in doing that now, but in some logic it might. If we think Navi is out say this summer, if they're going to do that they need to do it fast.
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