Nvidia Reveals Its New Latest and Greatest: GTX 1060

Posted on August 31, 2016 John Smith Nvidia Reveals Its New Latest and Greatest: GTX 1060

On August 18th 2016, Matthew Lambert wrote an article for Bit Tech talking about the release of the newest graphics card: the GTX 1060. This new graphics card will have a price of £189.99 including VAT. It was only one month ago when Nvidia released a 6GB version of the GTX 1060. During this time, AMD (it’s competitor) released its own version of these graphics cards but in a 4GB and 8GB variant dubbed the RX 480 and RX 470 respectively. AMD’s graphics card has been well received by consumers as the price to performance ratio make AMD a solid choice. The AMD has the GDDR5 which allows the company to produce graphics cards at the same level of performance as Nvidia’s but has a lower price. Here’s what Lambert has to say about the differences between the 3GB and 6GB GTX 1060.

The GTX 1060 3GB actually differs from the GTX 1060 6GB in more ways than one. A different configuration of the 4.4 billion transistor, 200mm2 GP106 GPU sees one streaming multiprocessor (SM) disabled in the new card, leaving it with nine instead of the 10 found in the fully enabled part. This drops the CUDA core count from 1,280 to 1,152 and the texture unit count from 80 to 72.

Nvidia and AMD are both semiconductor companies that headquartered in California. AMD was founded on May 1, 1969 where as Nvidia was founded April 1993. The microchips that both companies produce are been seen in mobile devices as well as in the automotive market. Here at AFR Enterprises, an ASAP Semiconductor owned company, we have the resources to supply a vast array of NVidia products. If you are interested in getting a quote, please feel free to contact our friendly sales staff at sales@afrenterprises.com or call us at toll free at 1-714-705-4780.

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