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.

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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.

Specifications NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 AMD Radeon RX 480
Graphics Processing Unit Pascal GP106 Polaris 10 XT
Fabrication Process 16nm FinFET 14nm FinFET
Unified Cores 1280 2304
TMUs TBC 144
Base Clock 1506 MHz 1120 MHz
Boost Clock 1709 MHz 1266 MHz
Max. Compute Performance 4.4 TFLOPs 5.8 TFLOPs
Memory Configuration 6GB GDDR5 4/8 GB GDDR5
Bus Interface 192-bit 256-bit
Memory Speed 2000 MHz 2000 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 192 GB/s 256 GB/s
TDP 120W 150W
Launch Date July 2016 June 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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