Gamers invest a lot of money on graphics cards to achieve the best experience. Addicts make great efforts to luxurious graphics cards, which cost over $500, and they are convinced that cheaper models are not worth buying, because they can’t provide an excellent performance. Well, Nvidia has proved that it can please the most pretentious users and make them pay less money. The GeForce GTX 1060 costs only $250 and it’s slightly weaker than the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, but more advanced than the $200 Radeon RX 480.
The GeForce GTX 1060 has a 16nm Pascal-based GP106 graphics processor with 1280 CUDA cores running at a maximum clock speed of 1.7GHz. This GPU supports the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headset, just like its rival, the AMD RX 480, but it’s able to maintain smooth frame rates when playing games at a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels.
The GTX 1060 uses 6GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8Gbps and features a HDMI 2.0b port, as well as DisplayPort 1.4 connections, in order to be compatible with VR headsets. Also, it has a DVI-D port for supporting lower cost displays. The GeForce GTX 1060 features 120W TDP and it’s powered through a single 6-Pin connector, while AMD’s 150-watt RX 480 equals the older GTX 970.
Some of the features offered by the GTX 1060 include simultaneous multi-projection and Ansel 3D screenshot tool that will make any Dead End fan very happy. However, this tool will extend support for The Witcher 3 and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, but more games are expected to integrate Ansel and simultaneous multi-projection in the next months.
The GeForce GTX 1060 has a small circuit board of only 7 inches, and despite of its shrunken PCB, it’s a full-length dual-slot graphics card. Nvidia’s Bryan Del Rizzo has said about this GPU that it “delivers tremendous performance and power efficiency in its class. However, SLI was created to build the world’s fastest gaming platforms, bar none – and squarely focused on enthusiast and hardcore gamers. In fact, very few gamers build SLI machines out of mainstream GPUs. With SLI we focused our efforts on creating the biggest and the best gaming PCs possible, using our high end enthusiast-class GPUs with our new high-bandwidth bridges.”
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