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Opinions on GTX 1060 GDDR5X Memory

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So, nVidia made an interesting move and released a GTX 1060 that's exactly like the old one, except it had GDDR5X memory unlike the other 10-series cards. 

UFD Tech lays it out quite well in his video:

 

 

To sum up the video, nVidia is selling the newer 1060 on their site and only their site for the time being, but 3rd party cards are soon to come. The new 1060 is pretty much an underclocked higher tier card since the GDDR5X allows for more overclocking room on the memory.

It is said in the video this card is to combat the rumored AMD RX 590.

 

This launch (to me) resembles Intel pushing out products to combat AMD.

 

This makes me more curious for AMD to make a move on nVidia (and Intel if they push out GPUs and CPUs at the same time). 

 

I'm quite curious, what do you guys think of this? And do any of you think AMD will hit hard with good completion?

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There's been a bit of discussion of the new card over in the Tech News section if you're interested in reading some peoples thoughts there.

 

 

19 minutes ago, mxk. said:

The new 1060 is pretty much an underclocked higher tier card since the GDDR5X allows for more overclocking room on the memory.

It is said in the video this card is to combat the rumored AMD RX 590.

Pretty much this. It uses the same GPU from the 1070/1080 (GP104) and GDDR5x memory. The clock speeds on the GPU104 in the new 1060 are much lower, so it's likely that they were poorer quality (binned) GP104 chips that weren't suitable for the 1070/1080. Additionally, it was rumoured a while ago that Nvidia had a surplus of these GPUs after the mining craze died down, and with the launch of the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 cards, might be wanting to use up their existing GP104 stocks.

 

Most likely it is in response to the RX590. The RX580 and GTX 1060 (GP106/GDDR5) cards trade blows fairly evenly, so it is no surprise that Nvidia would bring something out to compete with the RX590.

 

Other than that there's not a whole lot of information about these cards yet, such as how they will be priced or what naming scheme they will use (if different to the standard GTX 1060 6GB).

 

In theory it might be a decent overclocker being that it is the GP104 GPU, and we know that Pascal does benefit from faster memory, so this card should receive a decent performance boost over the 1060 6GB GP106/GDDR5 card - Probably enough to counter/match the RX590 from AMD.

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 here is a link to the new thread about this topic if you want to see other people's discussion on the topic and talk about it yourself. 

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Just now, Spotty said:

There's been a bit of discussion of the new card over in the Tech News section if you're interested in reading some peoples thoughts there.

 

 

Pretty much this. It uses the same GPU from the 1070/1080 (GP104) and GDDR5x memory. The clock speeds on the GPU104 in the new 1060 are much lower, so it's likely that they were poorer quality (binned) GP104 chips that weren't suitable for the 1070/1080. Additionally, it was rumoured a while ago that Nvidia had a surplus of these GPUs after the mining craze died down, and with the launch of the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 cards, might be wanting to use up their existing GP104 stocks.

 

Most likely it is in response to the RX590. The RX580 and GTX 1060 (GP106/GDDR5) cards trade blows fairly evenly, so it is no surprise that Nvidia would bring something out to compete with the RX590.

 

Other than that there's not a whole lot of information about these cards yet, such as how they will be priced or what naming scheme they will use (if different to the standard GTX 1060 6GB).

 

In theory it might be a decent overclocker being that it is the GP104 GPU, and we know that Pascal does benefit from faster memory, so this card should receive a decent performance boost over the 1060 6GB GP106/GDDR5 card - Probably enough to counter/match the RX590 from AMD.

Damn you beat me to it. 

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Just now, Brooksie359 said:

 

 here is a link to the new thread about this topic if you want to see other people's discussion on the topic and talk about it yourself. 

Heyyyy thanks for covering my obliviousness

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