As reported by our foreign colleagues, NVIDIA is preparing to launch version of the graphics accelerator GeForce GTX 1060 3GB on the basis of GP104 chip, known to us for video cards GTX 1080/1070 and 1070 Mobile. The original GTX 1060, let us recall, it is based on the core of GP106.
It should immediately be said that the future “new” – this is not GeForce GTX 1060 Ti or something, which is faster GeForce GTX 1060. The accelerator is based on the GPU Pascal GP104-140 and will be sold under the name GeForce GTX 1060 3GB based GP104.
At this stage it is not known how exactly the number of CUDA-cores will be available in the chip and what bus the card will be used. It is possible that the GPU can have more than 1152 workers CUDA-core (that is how much of the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB based GP106), but the “extra” will be disabled through BIOS.
It is not difficult to guess, so NVIDIA is trying to implement GP104 chips that are not suitable for use in the GTX 1080/1070 and 1070 Mobile, ie, have less than 1920 workers CUDA-processors. Thus the Californian manufacturer will try to minimize their losses from culling.
Model GeForce GTX 1060 3GB based GP104 kernel will likely have a higher energy than the counterpart on the GP106 chip. Therefore, the company may decide to restrict markets trends some regions. According to rumors, the adapter can be sold only in China.