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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Now Available

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NVIDIA announced availability of the GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. Targeted at the Radeon RX 480, the GTX 1060 is priced at USD $249, however, its own Founders Edition (reference) card is priced at $299, and available exclusively from the company website. The GTX 1060 is based on the new 16 nm GP106 silicon, featuring 1,280 CUDA cores, 80 TMUs, 48 ROPs, and a 192-bit GDDR5 memory interface, holding 6 GB of memory.

The core on the GTX 1060 is clocked at 1506 MHz, with a maximum GPU Boost frequency of 1709 MHz, and 8 Gbps memory, which puts out 192 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The card draws power from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector, as the chip's TDP is rated at just 120W. You get most of the features NVIDIA introduced with the "Pascal" architecture, but the biggest change is lack of NVIDIA SLI support. Even custom-design cards will lack SLI support. NVIDIA's add-in card (AIC) partners will launch their offerings today, alongside the Founders Edition SKUs.



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this endless race for a better or faster GPU is sometimes pretty stupid...
 

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Better then being stuck with a geforce 8400gs for all eternity.
if you dont need a $700 card...
i play old games since i dont have full time for great a newer titles, have several old great games stuck on library so even with my old GTX 680 i could max some of them and have a great time, also the upgrade on my list is 970 or cheap 980 if i could find the model i wish on a hot deal ... if not , trust me, the old 680 has big balls for for anything i throw at it
 
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if you dont need a $700 card...
i play old games since i dont have full time for great a newer titles, have several old great games stuck on library so even with my old GTX 680 i could max some of them and have a great time, also the upgrade on my list is 970 or cheap 980 if i could find the model i wish on a hot deal ... if not , trust me, the old 680 has big balls for for anything i throw at it
A 680 is hardly that old a card. I use one at 2048*1152 and I've only encountered a couple of games I can't max - simply because I'm never particularly drawn to the AAA titles.

I know people playing on 9800 series cards - for the "classic" games, esports titles etc. they play, it's easily enough. I used a 560 until fairly recently and that was fine even for more modern stuff.

It's easy to forget that reviews etc. are all tested at high or "ultra" settings. If you don't mind playing on lowered (or lowest) graphics, you can get away with a lot.
 

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Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
A 680 is hardly that old a card. I use one at 2048*1152 and I've only encountered a couple of games I can't max - simply because I'm never particularly drawn to the AAA titles.

I know people playing on 9800 series cards - for the "classic" games, esports titles etc. they play, it's easily enough. I used a 560 until fairly recently and that was fine even for more modern stuff.

It's easy to forget that reviews etc. are all tested at high or "ultra" settings. If you don't mind playing on lowered (or lowest) graphics, you can get away with a lot.
ahve you ever consider another 680 for an sli? that option came seldom tom my mind....
 
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Better deal than local shops here, looking at US$335 for the same Gigabyte card, with Asus Strix going for US$365... The latter is just $14 less than what the GTX1070 was supposed to retail at...

Thanks Nvidia, you're screwing your customers over by not controlling pricing/not having enough chips.
 

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Thanks Nvidia, you're screwing your customers over by not controlling pricing
mostly this, cause local stores here in CR use to import several cards and charge a lot of money ...

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The real story here is that the 480 with 32 ROPs can score so well against cards with 64 ROPs from the prior gen. Sure it's so-so performance overall, but if the 1060 had 32 ROPs like most of the 60 series has had, it would likely be scoring in the same bracket with the 480. Because it has 48 ROPs, it whips the 480.

Likewise if AMD had released a Polaris with more than 32 ROPs, we might see something else. Which is what I'm guessing the 490 is going to be. A 480 with more ROPs.
 
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Nice card, should improve that VR TAM nicely.
 
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