Jump to content
Latest News
  • Apologies for the downtime. We had to update our backend and theme.
  • We will continue pushing updates.
  • Apologies for the downtime. We had to update our backend and theme.
  • We will continue pushing updates.
  • NVIDIA Unveils the GeForce GTX 1060


    Brian

    NVIDIA announced it's newest Pascal based GTX 1060 today that is expected to go on sale July 19th for $250 and $300 for the Founder's Edition. The GTX 1060 will feature 1280 CUDA cores, 6 GB DDR5 memory with a boost clock of 1.7 GHz which NVIDIA claims can easily overclock to 2 GHz. In addition, NVIDIA claims the 1060 is on average 15% faster and over 75% more power efficient than the closest competitive product at stock speeds which would be the AMD RX 480. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The following is their PR release: 

    Quote

     

    NVIDIA today added the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 to its Pascal™ family of gaming GPUs, complementing the GTX 1080 and 1070, which have set records for speed and power efficiency following their launch two months ago.

     

    Like the entire Pascal architecture GPU lineup, and with a starting price of only $249, the GTX 1060 has been crafted for speed and optimized for performance per watt. Manufactured on the leading-edge FinFET 16nm process, the GTX 1060 delivers GTX 980-level performance and twice the energy efficiency in VR. It consumes only 120 watts of power while driving the latest VR and DirectX 11/12 PC games at blistering speeds.

     

    The GTX 1060 features 1,280 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8Gbps and a boost clock of 1.7GHz, which can be easily overclocked to 2GHz for further performance. Across the top gaming titles, GTX 1060 is on average 15 percent faster and over 75 percent more power efficient than the closest competitive product at stock speeds.(1)

     

    GTX 1060 for Every Gamer, Everywhere -- Starting at $249

    GTX 1060 custom boards will be available starting July 19 from NVIDIA GeForce Partners, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. The NVIDIA GeForce Partners represent a global network that will deliver GTX 1060 to gamers in 238 countries and territories. The MSRP will start at $249.

     

    SMP Technology Integrated into Top Game Engines; More Than 30 Titles in Development

    The GTX 1060 supports NVIDIA VRWorks™, a software developer kit that allows developers to intertwine what users see, hear and touch with the physical behavior of the environment -- convincing them that their virtual experience is real.

     

    Included with VRWorks is NVIDIA Simultaneous Multi-Projection technology, which allows the GTX 1060 to seamlessly project a single image simultaneously to both eyes, yielding a 3x VR graphics performance improvement over previous generation GPUs. This allows GTX 1060 users to play VR games with higher levels of detail, without sacrificing performance or quality, for a more realistic, immersive experience.

     

    Simultaneous Multi-Projection is being integrated into the world's biggest game engines, Unreal Engine and Unity. More than 30 games are already in development, including Unreal Tournament, Poolnation VR, Everest VR, Obduction, Adr1ft and Raw Data.

     

    NVIDIA Ansel Integrated into 'Mirror's Edge: Catalyst' and 'Witcher 3'; Available this Month

    The GTX 1060 also supports NVIDIA Ansel™ technology, a powerful game-capture tool that allows gamers to explore, capture and share the artistry of gaming in ways never before possible. With Ansel, users can compose the gameplay shots they want, pointing the camera in any direction, from any vantage point within a gaming world, and then capture 360-degree stereo photospheres for viewing with a VR headset or Google Cardboard.

     

    Gamers will be able to experience Ansel for themselves with Mirror's Edge: Catalyst next week, and Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, later this month. Many more Ansel-enabled games are in development, including Epic Games' Fortnite, Paragon and Unreal Tournament; Cyan Worlds' Obduction; Thekla's The Witness; Boss Key Productions' Lawbreakers; Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division; and the highly anticipated No Man's Sky from Hello Games.

     

    VR Funhouse Available This Month on Steam, Adds GTX 1060 Support

    NVIDIA VR Funhouse -- the company's VR carnival game -- will be available for free later this month from Valve's Steam digital distribution service. Developed on Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4, VR Funhouse will work on GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 GPUs and HTC Vive VR headsets. It will also be open sourced to developers and artists so they can create their own VR Funhouse attractions.

     

    Special Limited Founder's Edition, Direct from NVIDIA

    The GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition board -- designed and built by NVIDIA -- will be available starting July 19 for $299 at www.nvidia.com only. The GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition is crafted with premium materials and components, including a faceted die-cast aluminum body machine finished for strength and rigidity and a thermal solution designed to run cool and quiet.

     

    Like the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Founders Edition boards, a dual-FETs power supply is used to improve power efficiency, along with a low impedance power delivery network and custom voltage regulators.

     

    The NVIDIA Flickr page hosts the entire lineup of GeForce product photos. - See more at: http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/a-quantum-leap-for-every-gamer:-nvidia-unveils-the-geforce-gtx-1060#sthash.30QRCTvF.dpuf

     

    (1) Game list includes BioShock Infinite, Crysis 3, Grand Theft Auto V, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Star Wars Battlefront, Witcher 3, Ashes of the Singularity, The Division, and more. All games tested at 1080p resolution. GTX 1060 was tested with driver version 368.64 with a TGP measured at 120 watts. As of July 5, 2016, AMD RX480 competitive product was tested with driver version 16.6.2 across the same games and resolution with a measured TGP of 185 watts. - See more at: http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/a-quantum-leap-for-every-gamer:-nvidia-unveils-the-geforce-gtx-1060#sthash.30QRCTvF.dpuf

     

     

    Media:

    GeForce_GTX_1060_3QtrFrontLeft.jpgGeForce_GTX_1060_3QtrTopLeft.jpgGeForce_GTX_1060_Front.png

    Edited by Brian

      Report Article


    User Feedback


    And some leaked FireStrike numbers for the 1060 vs 480:

     

    NVIDIA 1060:

    NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-6-GB-3DMark-Firestrike-Performance.png

     

    Sapphire RX 480 Stock:

    2edp6vr.jpg

     

    RX 480 undervolted to 1.1v with 1300 MHz core and 2200 MHz memory:

    28c0i1u.jpg

     

     

     

    AIB 1060 cards:

    01-MSI-GTX-1060-Gaming-X-Box.jpg03-MSI-GTX-1060-Gaming-X-Front.jpgChMkJld-LxSIaRknAAOz7qJveBMAATUbgBUpWAAA7QG984_zpsm8sh3bst.jpg1-630.2206406104.jpg2-1080.3241552478.jpg

     

     

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    For those of you wondering whether the 1060 will come to the notebook, the word is it will and it will be unchanged from the desktop version. The clocks may be somewhat lower but the ROPs, CUDA cores etc should be unchanged. 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    This looks a lot better then the 480. I was going to get the 480 at first but then thanks to Brian explaining whats wrong with the 480. Just going to wait for this card. I rather pay the extra cash for this then try to save on money. I know that my pc is getting old (2014). So this will be a good upgrade from a 270x 2gb. when I get to the point to build a new pc ill give the card to my son for his pc. thanks for the this Brian.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    17 hours ago, Brian said:

    For those of you wondering whether the 1060 will come to the notebook, the word is it will and it will be unchanged from the desktop version. The clocks may be somewhat lower but the ROPs, CUDA cores etc should be unchanged. 

     

    Brian do you know if that's meant to be the flagship for desktop mobile?

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    3 hours ago, TBoneSan said:

     

    Brian do you know if that's meant to be the flagship for desktop mobile?

     

    I don't think the 1060 is the flagship model. Pretty sure they will still have 1080.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    The 1060 is probably the best upgrade from a gtx970 IMO. For around 250 bucks for the EVGA SuperClocked version, you get a whole lot of card for a very low price. Also, for those using a projector and still at 1080p resolution, it's a no-brainer! Will run everything maxed out at 60fps! Heaven!

     

     

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now


  • Similar Content

    • By jonec016
      Hi guys, I need some help from you guys if you wouldn't mind.  I'm useless

      Specs:-

      Samsung RV520
      8gb DDR3
      I7 2720qm @2.2ghz
      1x HDD 500gb
      1x HDD 300gb
      Nvidia GTX 650 Ti BOOST
      EXP GDC BEAST 8.5c
      DIY Setup 1.3
      DELL 220w PSU

      After a lot of messing around I have managed to get this egpu to work when downgrading to 2gb, Which makes me think I just need to change my TOLUD to get it to work. I have read and tried to make a successful DSDT file however I don't really know what I'm doing with these driver edits and haven't been able to get it to work particularly the error fixing on compiling the dsdt.

      However When I did have it working on 2gb ram. I ran heaven Bench, The GTX 650 under load makes strange noises and crashes the display driver multiple times. Could any of you more knowledgeable individuals give me a hand please  Thanks
    • By b-tzu
      Hello
       
      My M18XR2 was working on Windows 10 with a 880M.
      Last week, I reinstalled my system, and I couldn't get nvidia driver working...
      I took the last installed modified driver, and even downloaded latest version, modified it again, nothing to do, I have same error : nvidia installation failed. 
      I only install the graphic driver too, it fail. The screen goes black, then light again, and it fail...
      Do someone have an idea how to fix this probleme ? 
      Thank you 
    • By szumial
      Hello!
       
      I have joined the forums some time ago to learn about modding drivers for laptops and thanks to the community here I was able to upgrade my Dell M6700 with a GTX880m. This time I am stuck on a couple of GPU issues that seem to be corresponding to each other. Let me go through these things below.
       
      I have upgraded the M6700 with a GTX970m - OS is working fine, all everyday tasks going great and by replacing the 880m with a newer card I gained some power and lowered the temperature of the system. In order to install drivers for this 970m (the other card too) I had to modify "nvdmi.inf" file and trick the driver installator to think, that my laptop was an Alienware. I have figured that out by trial and error. However, strange issues happen since the new card arrived:
      - first of all, no matter which new driver is getting installed, after OS restart and some time, the screen flashes and comes back on - when going to NVIDIA Control Panel it shows that the driver installed is v.353.54 - it just changes the driver version as if it was stored somewhere in the OS. Of course each time I am performing a clean install with DDU
      - secondly, from time to time when powered on, all I can see is a blurred image of the Windows' welcome screen, as if the resolution was changed to a super-low setting - a reset helps with that
      - finally, the outcome of all this is that I can't run any game on the laptop for longer than 10-15 minutes. I have recently purchased Divinity 2 and it runs on its "ultra" settings, but the laptop just dies after a quarter and powers itself off, followed by a screen flash
       
      Now I know that these might be various things in my system, but I have a feeling that it is GPU related and there might be something wrong with the drivers as previously (on the 880m) I was able to run games for as long as desired. And yes, I have already tried monitoring the temperatures, lowering in-game settings and even underclocking my CPU (i7 3940XM) - the CPU gets a bit hot if you ask me - up to around 90 degrees, but other than that, all seems fine.
       
      Help!
    • By 71hourahmed
      I'm looking at finally upgrading my m17x from its old 7970m to a 980m, but the person I contacted to buy the card from warned me that the 980m requires a 200W power supply, and win10 (I'm still on 7, but I can upgrade easily enough, so that shouldn't be too much of a problem).
       
      I have read that the 7970m only required 100W, so I have no idea if my laptop would even be able to power the 980m or whether this would just be a waste of several hundred pounds. Can anyone clarify?
       
      Also, I have read on here that installing a new card in an m17x require you to manually update the video drivers, but I'm afraid that I'm not quite sure what that means, exactly - would I need to rely on kindly users on here to keep uploading new modded versions of the video drivers in perpetuity, or is it just that I need to somehow tweak the installation on new drivers in future?
    • By Polip
      Hello I'm lookig for 870m performance vBIOS, any possibilities for help ?
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.