Saturday October 20, 2018

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5X Memory

NVIDIA’s official GeForce GTX 1060 landing page now alludes to a new model of the Pascal-era GPU: the specs section has been updated with a "GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB" featuring 6 GB of GDDR5/X memory. Hot Hardware suggests this is NVIDIA’s way of countering AMD’s upcoming Polaris refresh.

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NVIDIA's specifications chart doesn't differentiate memory speeds between the GDDR5 and GDDR5X versions, and simply lists 8Gbps. However, that doesn't necessarily mean the GDDR5X variant will not be clocked a little faster, as NVIDIA doesn't differentiate between 8Gbps and 9Gbps GDDR5 variants either. It's all a little confusing at the moment.