Gigabyte releases GTX 1060 9Gbps AORUS Xtreme

Published: 23rd Apr 2017, 13:58 GMT   Comments

It appears that Gigabyte’s Radeon RX 580 XTR is not the only card to feature this unique design.

AORUS GTX 1060 Xtreme

Last Thursday NVIDIA introduced upgraded GTX 1060 with 9 Gbps memory. Add-in-board partners can now bring faster mid-range cards to counter Radeon RX 580. One of these cards is AORUS Xtreme Edition from Gigabyte.

The Xtreme Edition is exactly what we would describe as overdesign. It requires 2.5 slot, it has a massive copper base plate, additional HDMI connectors (VR-Link) and full cover backplate. Whether such a big cooler is needed for GP106 GPU, I’m not sure, but this helped AORUS reach the highest clock speed of all GTX 1060s on the market (including 8 Gbps edition). In fact, there were only two cards with the same clock, ROG STRIX OC and Xtreme Edition (pre-AORUS) version of this card, which also had 8.3 Gbps memory in OC mode. But in terms of design, both cards are pretty much identical.

GIGABYTE GTX 1060 6GB 9Gbps AORUS Xtreme Edition
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GP106-410 Base Clock : 1645 MHz (+9.2%)
Cores : 1280 Boost Clock : 1873 MHz (+9.7%)
TMUs : 80 Memory Clock : 9 Gbps (+0.3%)
ROPs : 48 Memory : 6 GB GDDR5 192b


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