Nvidia has finally unveiled their RX480 killer to go up against AMD’s RX480, competition is tough here with the competitive pricing of the GTX 1060. The GTX 1060 is meant to go head to head with AMD’s RX480 for the sub-$300 market.

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Image: VideoCardz.com

AMD was locked and loaded with their missile launchers to ensure 10x stock compared to the GTX 1080 shortage drought. We could expect the same from Nvidia as they have a hell of a competitor on their hands to beat. The card will be available globally for $249. According to Nvidia’s leaked slides which showed how Nvidia was targeting the RX480, the GTX 1060 promises big improvements in performance on paper. We’ll have to assess how the card actually performs in real life.

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Image: VideoCardz.com

The card comes in 6GB of VRAM rinning at 8GB/s with a maximum clock speed of 1.7GHz and to top off, comes with 1280 CUDA cores. According to the specs, we could suggest that the GTX 1060 will have 4.4 TFLOPs of compute power. All running under a single 6-pin connector.

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People do have to remember that TFLOPs isn’t the only factor to consider let’s see how much the GTX 1060 satisfies PC Gamers to get some attention in its favour.

 

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  • Hvd

    still no dx12 async compute. and no.

    • Maxim Pawleen

      Yo hvd what’s up. lol.

      • Hvd

        whadd up here are some specs 480 vs 1050

        the 960 was crap and so this will be as well and lol at those specs.

        here is an good review of the rx 480 vs 970 ssc an honest review no set ups like i hav seen

        and you guys think thhe 1060 will stand a chance?…lol

        gtx 1060// rx 480

        4.4 TFLOPs/ 5.5 TFLOPs winner amd

        6gb vram/ 4/8gb vram winner amd

        192-bit/ 256-bit winner amd

        1280 cores/ 2304 stream processors winner amd

        1700 boost clock/ 1266 boost clock winner nvidia but u can over clock rx 480 to 1600

        async compute for dx12 no/async compute for dx12 yes winner amd

        winner rx 480 this gtx 1060 is crap like the 960 but the bias media will spin its better and put out fake benchmarks.

        • Jason Mounce

          AMD is preparing their card for present and future longevity, just as I was able to use my 280x up til now with zero problems. 480/490 series will work great with new and modern games with the newest techniques and API. Nvidia will lag behind in creativity as usual.

          • Mr.busket

            sure fanboy

          • Jason Mounce

            Hitman proves it, sorry if facts and stats hurt your feelings. AMD makes better use of what’s available, Nvidia knows their brainwashed sheep fanboys will buy their next card even if it’s weaker, even if it squanders any opportunity to be innovative.

            As long as Gameworks doesn’t screw over AMD optimization and the game is made with everyone in mind? AMD cards end up doing great. Things that Nvidia has screwed over like Hairworks or Tessellation make it so they aren’t optimized on AMD cards because Nvidia are assholes.You don’t need to be a fanboy to know how much Nvidia is strangling the competition with cheap, unfair practices via sabotaging games that they don’t even own.

          • MS

            Ven if it weaker? Yet they always managed to wipe the floor with AMD. You might wanna check who’s the fanboy, when you are holding on to false hopes rather than facts.

          • Jason Mounce

            English?

            Are you implying because Nvidia has better sales, that that makes them automatically better? lol

          • Hvd

            my r9 380x is still running games at 1080p/60like the witcher 3 i can even pull ultra textures and med/high settings and it gets 80fps-90fps.i think the r9 380x is still good for 1080p/60 for a few more years.so i will wait for the 490 or vega cards to come out in a few years.

            yep as long as nvidia has no async compute they will fall even further behind amd.its so bad right now that benchmarks are being faked to show nvidia advantages.

          • Jason Mounce

            Mines just Med/High but I need something stronger for sure, is why I’d rather wait for a 490x than get 480.

          • Hvd

            they will be out in a few more years im sure.

          • Jason Mounce

            few more years? wat

          • Hvd

            well the r9 380x is in between the 380 and 970 and its only 8 months old.and the rx 480 is around the 970 and 980 level so the r9 380x should be good for a few more years im not one to worry about ultra much ill play med/high all day.

        • Maxim Pawleen

          I haven’t read what you said :D. Just saying hello.

          • Hvd

            read it my friend and see the light.i cant wait to see the fake benchmarks that come out now:)

          • Maxim Pawleen

            May the AMD god be wise and stop over volting pcie slots ;).

    • MS

      Yeah, keep acting like that matters while NV continues to wipe the floor with AMD.

  • MS

    “People do have to remember that TFLOPs isn’t the only factor to consider”

    Yeah, tell that tothe dumb ass MS fanboys, they are dumbest bunch of them all.