In July, NVIDIA presented graphics card GeForce GTX 1060, the third generation model of Pascal, but immediately there were rumors about the imminent release of version with halved memory. So far, the GeForce GTX 1060 was available only with 6 GB of GDDR5. We have tested a number of cards with the alternative design. California GPU developer event held in Asia, from which flowed a few new details. 3-GB version of the video will be presented in September. But exactly when it gets to our markets – it is unknown.
Apparently, the two graphics cards to GP106 will have some differences. In 3-GB video card will have to be content with a smaller number of stream processors. In the “older” version with 6 GB 1,280 stream processors have been available in 3 GB video card will be only 1.152. That is, 10% or less of stream processors 128. As “older” model, 3 GB graphics card in Boost mode will reach 1.7 GHz strips. According to our colleagues from WCCFtech.com site, the base rate will be slightly increased from 1.506 to 1.518 MHz. However, such an increase is unlikely to compensate for the loss in the number of stream processors. At least a 192-bit interface was left in place.
No other changes are planned. GeForce GTX 1060 with 3 GB GDDR5 require connection 6-pin PCI Express slots for additional power, TDP thermal pack of 120 watts. On the dual-slot plug is available with three outputs DisplayPort, one HDMI and DVI. It’s a shame that NVDIA did not use the name of another video, despite the reduced number of stream processors and probably a decreased level of performance. The same additive “SE” could bring additional clarity for consumers.
In the near future it is expected and the emergence of GeForce GTX 1050. The card is due out in October for about $ 150, the performance she will meet NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960. The memory interface is likely to be truncated to 128 bits.