• 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: 

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    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

     

     

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    And some leaked FireStrike numbers for the 1060 vs 480:

     

    NVIDIA 1060:

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    Sapphire RX 480 Stock:

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

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    AIB 1060 cards:

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    Lots of stock and variety currently on Newegg for this card. Zotac has a 9-inch variation for $279 on Newegg.

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    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!

     

     

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      I read in the FAQ section that trying to get a dgpu and egpu from nvidia to work is about getting them to run on the same drivers, but it was not clear at all about how to go about doing that.  Plus the cards are so far apart in age I'm not sure how to even begin to go about trying to find a drive that will run both.
       
      What I have done so far:
      Disabled pci power managment, this allowed the egpu to be sucessfully detected.  Showed up in device manager as "generic vga device" or something like that.  Downloaded and installed appropriate nvidia drivers for 960, restarted computer. Computer running on crappy internal(?) graphics card (cant even display full screen resolution) , error for dgpu in device manager (error only goes away after uninstalling 960 drivers and reinstalling dgpu drivers), 960 shown as working fine.  Disabled dgpu in device manager (I don't have the option to in the bios for some strange reason, screen shot attached), restarted.  Upon restart device manager shows 960 working fine, however, no external monitor detected and computer internal dsiplay still running on crappy internal(?) graphics card (cant even display full screen resolution).
       
      Any help would be much appreciated.  I feel like I should be pretty close since the egpu was detected and is shown as running ok in the device manager...
       
       

    • By J95
      Game Ready
        •Provides the optimal gaming experience for Prey, Battlezone, and the Gears of War 4 Multi-GPU Update.

      Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
        •Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3
        •Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

      Added or updated the following 3DV profiles:
        •Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III - Not recommended

      Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 382.05
        •[SLI][No Man’s Sky - with The Foundation Update 1.10 patch]: With SLI enabled, there is texture corruption in the game. [200257478]
        •[SLI][GeForce GTX 670][World of Tanks]: In SLI mode, blue-screen crash occurs when pressing Alt+Tab during the game. [1895732]]
        •[GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][Gears of War]: After the bootup movies, blue-screen crash occurs pointing to nvlddmkm.sys. [1914184]
        •The NVIDIA Control Panel in the Windows desktop context menu, as well as the NVIDIA system tray icon, may be absent. [200298863/1906498]
        •System may hang at a black screen upon cold boot up. [1913854]
        •In a multi-display configuration, the extended displays are unable to enter sleep mode. [1902053]


      Software Module Versions
        •NView - 148.47
        •HD Audio Driver - 1.3.34.26
        •NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.17.0329
        •GeForce Experience - 3.5.0.70
        •CUDA - 8.0
       
       
       
       
      Windows 10
       64-bit
        32-bit 
             Windows 7 & 8.1
       64-bit
       32-bit