GTX 1060 Specs leak online

GTX 1060 Specs leak online

GTX 1060 Specs leak online

GTX 1060 Specs leak online


Specifications for Nvidia's GTX 1060 have leaked online, offering performance that is above the GTX 970 but below the GTX 980. 

This leak backs up previous rumors that the launch of Nvidia's GTX 1060 has been moved up to July 7th, with the GPU hitting stores on July 14th.

This move is likely a response to the release of AMD's RX 480, though if Nvidia's launch has been moved up it is likely that users will experience stock shortages of the GTX 1060, just like Nvidia's other GTX 1000 series GPUs. 

  GTX 1060 Specs leak online  

Below is a table detailing the known specifications of the GTX 1060, many of which have been calculated using known characteristics of the Nvidia Pascal Architecture. 

With the boost clock speeds of 1.7GHz from the above image, we can expect this GPU to have a Single Precision compute performance that is approximately 4.4TFLOPs, which is just under half of the performance of the GTX 1080.  


 GTX 1080GTX 1070GTX 980GTX 1060GTX 970
GPU ArchitecturePascalPascalMaxwellPascalMaxwell
Process node16nm16nm28nm16nm28nm
SP FP Performance9 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs4.61 TFLOPs4.4TFLOPS?3.9 TFLOPS
CUDA Core Count25601920 2048 12801664
VRAM Cappacity8GB 8GB 4GB 6GB4GB
Memory Bus Size256-bit 256-bit 256-bit -256-bit
Memory Bandwidth320 GB/s 224 GB/s -224GB/s
Base clock speed1607MHz 1139MHz -1050MHz
Boost clock speed1733MHz 1600MHz 1240Mhz 1700MHz1178MHz
TDP180W 150W 165W 120W148W
Power Connection1x 8-pin 1x8-pin 2x 6-pin 6-pin2x6-pin
PCI Express PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0


With a TDP of 120w and performance that is higher than that of a reference GTX 970 we can expect this GPU to be a great competitor to AMD's RX 480 depending on how Nvidia price this new GPU.  

Below is a leaked table showing Nvidia's GTX 1060 compared to AMD's RX 480 in a few different scenarios, though these are likely Nvidia's best case scenario" and use a very skewed graph scale.   


GTX 1060 Specs leak online  GTX 1060 Specs leak online  


Early rumors did suggest that the GTX 1060 would have a 192-bit memory, meaning that there may be both 3GB and 6GB variants of this GPU. Right now these specifications have not been officially confirmed by Nvidia.  

Looking at the previously leaked images of the GTX 1060 we can see that the PCB of this GPU appears to be shorter than that of a GTX 1080/1070, much shorter than the reference cooler design, making this GPU fairly similar to the RX 480 in terms of PCB design/layout.   


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Most Recent Comments

01-07-2016, 07:25:06

the way Nvidia have priced the 1080 and 1070 I'd be surprise if these come in below £300Quote

01-07-2016, 07:57:07

probably does not need to come in below £300 to keep the fanboys on side.
to some £80-£100 extra to stay on the same team is nothing they worry about.
its like all those people who buy apple phones. makes no sense to me.. but some how its worth it for them.Quote

01-07-2016, 10:18:48

Definitely some competition for the 480, I hope the partner custom/semi custom designs are solid for both parties. I wonder how far the 480 will OC in the non-ref. designs to compete vs the high clocks that even the FE from Nvidia seems to hit.Quote

01-07-2016, 10:30:53

I imagine it will be overpriced like their other cardsQuote

01-07-2016, 10:45:48

6GB, 1280 Cudas & 120W! I think I have the single card replacement for the 2 GTX950s.. Talk to me Nvidia!Quote

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