NVIDIA has recently unveiled the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 as the newest member of the Pascal family of gaming CPUs, joining the GTX 1080 and 1070, which already launched two months ago.
Similar to the other members of the current GPU lineup, the GTX 1060 is built to deliver speed, efficiency and performance, but with a relatively affordable price of USD 249. The GTX 1060 is comparable to the GTX 980 in power and performance, but with twice the the energy efficiency, even when processing bleeding-edge VR games or games that require either DirectX 11 or 12. With a consumption rate of only about 120 watts of power, the GTX 1080 is truly a force to be reckoned with.
Starting July 19, GTX 1060 custom boards will be available from add-in card partners across the globe, such as the computer hardware giant ASUS, Chinese brand Colorful, and other associated names like EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. This gives consumers a plethora of custom boards to choose from, with brands that anyone can trust.
The Pascal architecture of the GTX 1060 also features scalability through its entirely new chip, the GP106. Combine this with feteures like 1,280 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 memory, and a boost clock of 1.7GHz, the 1060 variant blows away the competition in terms of optimum performance. On average, the 1060 is 15 percent faster and 75 percent more power-efficient when playing the latest video game releases.
Furthermore, the GTX 1060 includes support for NVIDIA Simultaneous Multi-Projection technology, which promises better VR experiences with greater detail, without the agitating performance lag and graphics issues that other GPUs may experience. Simultaneous Multi-Projection is already a key feature in the gaming industry’s best game engines, like the Unreal Engine and Unity.
The GTX 1060 also supports NVIDIA Ansel technology, a game-capture tool that allows video game-centered content creators to explore, capture and share the artistry of gaming through carefully-crafted gameplay streams and recordings. With Ansel, consumers can point the camera in any direction and still capture 360-degree stereo photospheres, which translates into virtual reality videos for headsets or Google Cardboard. Two games have already confirmed compatibility for Ansel: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst. Other in-development titles include Fortnite from Epic Games, Paragon, Unreal Tournament, Tom Clancy’s The Division and the much-hyped No Man’s Sky.
Now, for the NVIDIA fans who have a bit more cash to burn, the brand has also announced the special limited GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition board, which costs USD 299, and is available on July 19, only through the NVIDIA website. This gaming beast is crafted with premium materials and components, including a faceted die-cast aluminum body for strength and rigidity, and a thermal solution designed to keep the unit ice-cold despite the smoldering heat generated by its high performance. And like the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition boards, a dual-FETs power supply will deliver improved power efficiency and custom voltage regulators.
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