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

Published: 11 months ago

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.com GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Radeon RX 480
Graphics Processing Unit Pascal GP106-400 Pascal GP106-300 Polaris 10 XT
Fabrication Process 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 14nm FinFET
Unified Cores 1280 1152 2304
TMUs 80 72 144
ROPs 48 48 32
Base Clock 1506 MHz TBC 1120 MHz
Boost Clock 1709 MHz TBC 1266 MHz
Max. Compute Performance 4.4 TFLOPs TBC 5.8 TFLOPs
Memory Configuration 6GB GDDR5 3GB GDDR5 4/8 GB GDDR5
Bus Interface 192-bit 192-bit 256-bit
Memory Speed 2000 MHz TBC 2000 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 192 GB/s TBC 256 GB/s
TDP 120W TBC 150W
Launch Date July 2016 August 2016 June 2016
Launch Price $249 MSRP
$299 Founders Edition
TBC $199 (4 GB)
$239 (8 GB)

Source: Benchlife

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