NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB to feature 1152 CUDA cores?

Published: 12th Jul 2016, 16:29 GMT

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

Guys over at Benchlife.info have somehow acquired GeForce GTX 1060 equipped with 3GB memory, and apparently it has less CUDA cores than 6 GB variant.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has 1152 CUDA cores?

As you might remember NVIDIA is planning Pascal GP106 GPU in two variants: GP106-400 and GP106-300. The first variant is already confirmed as GTX 1060 6GB GPU, and the latter is rumored as GTX 1060 3GB GPU.

Apparently the difference is not just a cosmetic name modification. The 300 variant might feature CUDA cores (128 less) than 400 variant. At this point everyone should ask why not launch this model as GTX 1050, and to be honest I don’t understand why NVIDIA needs two cards named after GTX 1060..

Of course all this is not confirmed, but Benchlife has rather good history of similar leaks. Bear in mind only to look at ‘unified shaders’ (CUDA Cores) and ‘pixel shaders’ (ROPs):


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Specifications
 VideoCardz.comGeForce GTX 1060 6GBGeForce GTX 1060 3GBRadeon RX 480
Graphics Processing UnitPascal GP106-400Pascal GP106-300Polaris 10 XT
Fabrication Process16nm FinFET16nm FinFET14nm FinFET
Unified Cores128011522304
Base Clock1506 MHzTBC1120 MHz
Boost Clock1709 MHzTBC1266 MHz
Max. Compute Performance4.4 TFLOPsTBC5.8 TFLOPs
Memory Configuration6GB GDDR53GB GDDR54/8 GB GDDR5
Bus Interface192-bit192-bit256-bit
Memory Speed2000 MHzTBC2000 MHz
Memory Bandwidth192 GB/sTBC256 GB/s
Launch DateJuly 2016August 2016June 2016
Launch Price$249 MSRP
$299 Founders Edition
TBC$199 (4 GB)
$239 (8 GB)

Source: Benchlife

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