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Nvidia lists GDDR5X GTX 1060 on their UK/US websites

A new GTX 1060 refresh?

Nvidia lists GDDR5X GTX 1060 on their UK/US websites

Nvidia lists GDDR5X GTX 1060 on their UK/US websites

Earlier today we reported on a rumour that Nvidia's GTX 1060 would be recreated with GDDR5X memory, a change that would create a new SKU that offered increased memory bandwidth when compared to its existing GDDR5-based variants. 

Now, Nvidia's GTX 1060 webpage officially lists their GTX 1060 6GB graphics cards with support for both GDDR5 and GDDR5X memory, with these specifications being listed on both Nvidia's UK and US websites. At this time it is unknown whether or not this "GDDR5/X" listing is legitimate or an unfortunate error on the part of Nvidia's staff, but it supports today's rumours that a GDDR5X-based GTX 1060 graphics card is coming.    

For the most part, Nvidia's GDDR5X-powered GTX 1060 will offer similar performance levels to its GDDR5-based equivalents, as the increased memory speeds that are provided by GDDR5X should only deliver GTX 1060 users increased performance levels when the graphics card is bandwidth constrained. 

While Nvidia's specifications listing only mentions 8Gbps memory, we already know that Nvidia has released 9Gbps variants of the GTX 1060, so we can safely ignore the fact that Nvidia's specs don't also show GDDR5X memory speeds. 
 

Nvidia lists GDDR5X GTX 1060 on their UK/US websites

  
With AMD's rumoured RX 590 graphics card on the horizon, Nvidia's hypothetical GDDR5X-based GTX 1060 offers Nvidia an interesting counterpoint for a mid-range graphics card refresh. The question now is, where will Nvidia's GTX/RTX 2060 fit into all of this? 

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19-10-2018, 13:13:07

NeverBackDown
Well this would just confirm that Pascal ain't leaving soonQuote

19-10-2018, 17:40:57

AlienALX
They have to have something for people who haven't fallen for RTX.

I mean let's face it, you're not ray tracing anything ATM.Quote

21-10-2018, 05:36:02

Avet
Faster memory can seriously bump the performance. Especially with high res textures. With AMD constantly re-releasing Polaris cards Nvidia is probably seeking to be dominant in all segments of the market. Ofc the price needs to be adequate.Quote

21-10-2018, 07:32:53

tgrech
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Originally Posted by Avet View Post
Faster memory can seriously bump the performance. Especially with high res textures. With AMD constantly re-releasing Polaris cards Nvidia is probably seeking to be dominant in all segments of the market. Ofc the price needs to be adequate.
The GTX1060 was never bandwidth starved, and models with boosts in memory bandwidth rarely offered much, if any, additional performance. Hence why the GTX1070 and 1070Ti both forego GDDR5X memory.

This is a way to shift excess stock. Use the freshly killed off memory(RTX models have already "replaced" all the GDDR5X 1000 models) and the dies from the most popular 1000 series card and shift all the soon-to-be-dead stock with some clever marketing, crowning this card the "fastest" GTX card in production, even if it'll likely be a few percent difference.

FWIW, Polaris only had to go through a generation rebranding because of the mining craze. The GTX1060 is actually older than all of Polaris's cards. Nowadays in the UK you can often find second hand Polaris cards a lot cheaper than Pascal cards, while performing slightly better in most modern games, and having much better frame times in particular across the board. For a well-read budget gamer, I'm not sure there's really still a value proposition for the GTX1060. I think these cards will almost certainly come with a price bump intended to put it closer to the massive no-mans land of pricing targets they've created with the RTX launch.Quote

21-10-2018, 10:24:20

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by tgrech View Post
The GTX1060 was never bandwidth starved, and models with boosts in memory bandwidth rarely offered much, if any, additional performance. Hence why the GTX1070 and 1070Ti both forego GDDR5X memory.

This is a way to shift excess stock. Use the freshly killed off memory(RTX models have already "replaced" all the GDDR5X 1000 models) and the dies from the most popular 1000 series card and shift all the soon-to-be-dead stock with some clever marketing, crowning this card the "fastest" GTX card in production, even if it'll likely be a few percent difference.

FWIW, Polaris only had to go through a generation rebranding because of the mining craze. The GTX1060 is actually older than all of Polaris's cards. Nowadays in the UK you can often find second hand Polaris cards a lot cheaper than Pascal cards, while performing slightly better in most modern games, and having much better frame times in particular across the board. For a well-read budget gamer, I'm not sure there's really still a value proposition for the GTX1060. I think these cards will almost certainly come with a price bump intended to put it closer to the massive no-mans land of pricing targets they've created with the RTX launch.
Your posts are always on point.

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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
They have to have something for people who haven't fallen for RTX.

I mean let's face it, you're not ray tracing anything ATM.
But the GTX 1060 is nowhere near the class of current Turing. If you're genuinely in the class of Turing, a brand-new and highly advanced architecture, you're not going to say, 'Ahhhh well, I can't quite afford £600 for an RTX 2070 so I'm going to buy a £300 GTX 1060 (Ti) instead that's only slightly faster than the cheaper RX 580 or original GTX 1060.' You don't fall off the Turing hype to buy a two year-old midrange GPU. You buy a used GTX 1080 or a discounted 1070Ti.Quote
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