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[VC] NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Specifications Leaked, Faster than RX 480

KaRLiToS

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http://videocardz.com/61753/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-specifications-leaked-faster-than-rx-480

. Here they are, first specifications of GeForce GTX 1060. This card features 1280 CUDA cores and 6GB of GDDR5 memory (so quite possibly 192-bit interface). The boost clock is somewhere around 1700 MHz, which gives us maximum compute performance of 4.4 TFLOPs.

NVIDIA rated GTX 1060 at 120W TDP, which is less than Radeon RX 480 (150W). According to leaked slides GTX 1060 will be faster than Radeon RX 480 in terms of performance. It will also be 1.4x more power efficient. However be advised graph values start at 0.8.
Crappy graphs start at scale 0.8 to make it appear much faster when it is only 10% faster in numbers.


 

Ares202

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I thought the card was coming with 3GB of Memory? With 6GB of VRAM it could be a decent card.


Gotta love the 'Much faster' and the graph scaling though :p
 

SPBHM

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much faster = 15% (and it's made by Nvidia, so I guess you know what to expect from the game selection) :D

but efficiency gain is nice and 1.7GHz? I suppose you can get at least another 300 with OC?
 

StinkyPinky

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I'm getting 15% from that ridiculous graph, which would probably make it a viable 1440p gaming card?
 

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I'm getting 15% from that ridiculous graph, which would probably make it a viable 1440p gaming card?
On a normal monitor sure but a 144hz might be a bit rough for it on some games as they can even push the 1070 / 1080 at times.
 

Jakobx

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Talk about dishonest marketing. Anyway 15% faster than RX480 probably only in DX11. Slower in DX12. Should be on par with AIB RX480 if they are indeed clocked faster than stock. 6gb vs 8gb is IMO not an issue at least for now. VR numbers are nonsense probably. Its like claiming RX480 is 30x faster when using foveated rendering.

Most likely worse in perf/$ but will still sell more than 480 if they can make them fast enough.
 

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This should be an interesting battle once amd sorts out whatever their power draw issue that's killing rx480 performance is, or aftermarket cards come out.

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This should be an interesting battle once amd sorts out whatever their power draw issue that's killing rx480 performance is, or aftermarket cards come out.
The only thing hurting the RX 480 is the reference design, cooler cannot handle OC and PCB only has a 6pin. That and AMD's default vcore is way too high given the major undervolting gains published by Computerbase & PCGH.

These will all be fixed by AIB designs. It just seems so lazy from RTG to make such a crap reference card... I mean sure, it's budget, but damn you cannot cut corners. Just take some time to fine-tune the default voltage better, easily shave off 20-30W.

As for the 1060, it's going to have to fight all the popular OC 970, if it's around 970/980 performance. RX 480 was pitted against some OC 970, some models are faster than a stock 980.

Then it also has to face the RX 480 in both DX11 and DX12 games.

I don't think many gmaers will care about Crysis 3, when the likes of Battlefield 1, Watch Dogs 2 and Deus Ex: MD is arriving soon.
 

vissarix

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http://videocardz.com/61753/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-specifications-leaked-faster-than-rx-480



Crappy graphs start at scale 0.8 to make it appear much faster when it is only 10% faster in numbers.


They did a huge graph to let people notice its 15% faster...guess they didnt consider some people need to get their eyes checked since they only see an 10% difference...

immagine if this graph started from 0...people wouldnt notice the difference and think the graph shows the gtx 1060 on par with a rx480
 

HOOfan 1

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Videocarz.com had "leaks" that showed the RX 480 faster than R9 390X and GTX 980...which turned out to be utterly false, so.....
 

Keysplayr

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6GB? Very special and pleasantly surprised. Maybe they will still offer a less expensive 3GB model.
 

parvadomus

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Expect a 485 with GDDR5X with ~same performance, AMD is still miles away from pascal memory compression.
 

RussianSensation

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6GB? Very special and pleasantly surprised. Maybe they will still offer a less expensive 3GB model.
What? It was always rumoured to be a 3/6GB SKU split.

I had little doubt that 1060 would beat the crappy reference RX 480, but will it cost $199-239? Knowing NV, they are likely to price it much higher. The RX 480 4GB is the real value king on the 480 side. 3GB on the 1060 is not enough and I doubt 1060 6GB will be anywhere close to $199. Still, as I said, once 1050/1060 come out, AMD's entire mainstream strategy is toast. The market pays more for similar or even slower NV cards which means 1060 will crush the 480 even at higher prices. Unlike last gen where AMD lowered prices of 290/290X, there is no such strategy this time. This generation is shaping up to be AMD's HD2000 series.

Raja's cocky statements of being months ahead of the competition are laughable now. He is leading with one of the worst AMD generations in a decade. They will probably need to get a game bundle or $20 MIRs going soon on RX 480 8GB cards unless NV prices the 1060 at $299.

If NV prices 1060 3GB for $239-249, that would be a goal to me as I would not recommend a 3GB card above $199 in 2016.
 
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brandonmatic

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Interesting that the 1060 has a theoretical 4.4 TFlops peak compute vs. 5.1 TFlops for the RX 480. That's a similar delta to the 390/970 and 390x/980. I wonder what the die size and transistor counts are for the 1060.
 

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much faster = 15% (and it's made by Nvidia, so I guess you know what to expect from the game selection) :D

but efficiency gain is nice and 1.7GHz? I suppose you can get at least another 300 with OC?

Most statements NVIDIA made about Pascal were true or quite close to the truth. AMD has lied left and right about the 480 but please go ahead and troll some more.

I trust much more NVIDIA marketing perf numbers, which were spot on for the 1080 and 1070, than AMD convoluted and non-sensual perf comparisons in CF and in a game no one plays, just to hide their part it's an utter failure on any metric that is not perf/$.
 

SPBHM

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Most statements NVIDIA made about Pascal were true or quite close to the truth. AMD has lied left and right about the 480 but please go ahead and troll some more.

I trust much more NVIDIA marketing perf numbers, which were spot on for the 1080 and 1070, than AMD convoluted and non/se ducal perf comparisons in CF and in a game no one plays, just to hide their part it's an utter failure on any metric that is not perf/$.
troll some more?! I'm sorry but I don't trust both companies to make a game selection as unbiased as a hardware review website

and the misleading graphic scale is also typical
 

KaRLiToS

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Guys, The graphs in the OP is wrong, this is the new one from Nvidia.




But honestly, it should be like this

 
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Head1985

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GTX1060 looks like will gain most performance of pascal GPUS.1070 is worst of all with only 50% gain.
980 vs 1080-60-70%
970 vs 1070-50%
960 vs 1060-90%????(to match GTX980 it need to be 90% faster than GTX960)

Also card have 8Ghz memory with 192bit thats +71% memory bandwidth vs GTX960.

But i am sure GTX1060 will cost 300-350USD
 

R0H1T

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GTX1060 looks like will gain most performance of pascal GPUS.1070 is worst of all with only 50% gain.
980 vs 1080-60-70%
970 vs 1070-50%
960 vs 1060-90%????(to match GTX980 it need to be 90% faster than GTX960)

Also card have 8Ghz memory with 192bit thats +71% memory bandwidth vs GTX960.

But i am sure GTX1060 will cost 300-350USD
90% faster than 2GB 960 or the 4GB model, also what resolution?
If it does end up being ~15% faster than the stock 480 across a large number of games, including DX12 ones, then it'll likely be priced with at least 10% premium for 3/6GB each.
Though I'm not sure if it'll work because people, even less informed ones, do look at VRAM & they'll see more value in 4/8 GB cards.
 

railven

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I'm sure the cooler is worse, but it looks nicer than the current one used on Founder cards. Basically just the color layout.

Anyways, NV showing their ego. But can they back it up? AMD, you ready? This fight is just getting started!
 

b-mac

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Haha I love those marketing graphs, will be interested to see actual gaming benchmarks.
 

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