NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 revealed, will cost $249 MSRP and $299 for Founders Edition

The long rumored NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 has finally been pictured along with all the juicy technical details. The card will be available first for $299 for the Founders Edition and $249 MSRP for the aftermarket partner cards.

All the details come via Videocardz.com who managed to leak the official press images and technical slides.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 will be competing directly with the AMD Radeon RX 480 which was recently released in the market. The green side’s latest budget offering comes with 1280 CUDA cores and 6GB of GDDR5 memory running on a 192-bit interface.

Official benchmarks aren’t in yet but leaks so far suggest that it outperforms the 480 by a slight margin.

Here’s how the GTX 1060 compares with the RX 480.

SpecificationsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060AMD Radeon RX 480
Graphics Processing UnitPascal GP106Polaris 10 XT
Fabrication Process16nm FinFET14nm FinFET
Unified Cores12802304
TMUsTBC144
ROPsTBC32
Base Clock1506 MHz1120 MHz
Boost Clock1709 MHz1266 MHz
Max. Compute Performance4.4 TFLOPs5.8 TFLOPs
Memory Configuration6GB GDDR54/8 GB GDDR5
Bus Interface192-bit256-bit
Memory Speed2000 MHz2000 MHz
Memory Bandwidth192 GB/s256 GB/s
TDP120W150W
Launch DateJuly 2016June 2016
Launch Price$249 MSRP
$299 Founders Edition
$199 (4 GB)
$239 (8 GB)

It should also be noted that NVIDIA has disabled SLI for this card, so if you were planning on using two of these in your rig then you’re out of luck.

The GTX 1060 is expected to hit store shelves starting from July 19, got the doe ready?

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