Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB challenges Radeon RX 480

Nvidia just can’t stop rolling out new graphics cards.graphics company announced cheaper 3GB version of the $250 GeForce GTX 1060.

The new GTX 1060 starts at $200, putting it on collision course with AMD’s similarly priced 4GB Radeon RX 480. Several companies have already revealed large GTX 1060 3GB lineups including EVGA and MSI.

For $200, the GTX 1060 loses half of its memory dropping from 6GB in the original card to 3GB in the cut-down version. The 3GB GTX 1060 also sees its CUDA cores reduced to 1152 from the full-fat version’s 1280

original GeForce GTX 1060 is capable of hitting fine frame rates at 1440p.

Everything else remains the same in the 3GB GTX 1060, including the base and boost clocks at 1.5GHz and 1.7GHz, respectively. Memory speed stands firm at 8Gbps, memory bandwidth is still 192-bit, and the card still requires 120W of power and is recommended for use with a 400W PSU.

Nvidia’s specifications for the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB challenges Radeon RX 480

It’s surprising that Nvidia didn’t announce this card when original 1060 came out in early July. It’s also little typical for Nvidia to release a cut down version of a card with fewer CUDA cores and still call it a GTX 1060, as opposed to a GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti. All of this suggests this card is more about facing off against AMD’s RX 480 at an identical $200 price point than anything else.

 

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