Nvidia have silently launched another variant of the GeForce GTX 1060 featuring GDDR5X memory with anticipation to get ahead of AMD’s rumored RX 590 GPU.
Nvidia updated their product page of the GTX 1060 to include a GDDR5X variant to go along with the GTX 1060 with 3GB of regular GDDR5 memory, GTX 1060 with 5GB of GDDR5 and the 8Gbps and 9Gbps variants of the GTX 1060 6GB of which this new card slots right in.
This new GeForce GTX 1060 is based on the same 16nm process as the other Pascal cards, it features the same 1280 CUDA Cores, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs and will feature 6GB of GDDR5X on a 192-bit memory bus.
The problem with this card aside from being the exact same card we’ve had for two years is that the GDDR5X is running at an effective speed of 8.8Gbps granting the “new” GTX 1060 with 211GB/s effective memory bandwidth compared to the GTX 1060 6GB 9Gbps with regular old GDDR5 memory has an effective bandwidth of 216GB/s.
This new GTX 1060 actually offers inferior performance compared to the previous GTX 1060’s we had two years ago.