According to fresh slides leaked over at Videocardz.com, the new Nvidia GTX 1060 will be available worldwide on July 19th with a price starting at US $249. While it is still not clear if the US $249 MSRP is for a rumored 3GB or 6GB version, this is still a great price for a mid-range graphics card, especially if Nvidia's "performance of the GTX 980" claims prove to be true.
As detailed in the earlier leaked slides, the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 packs 1280 CUDA cores and works at a GPU Boost clock of 1710MHz. The rumored 3GB version is not mentioned so we are only sure that we will see a version with 6GB of 192-bit GDDR5 memory clocked at 2000MHz (8.0GHz effective). The Geforce GTX 1060 has a 120W TDP and needs a single 6-pin PCI-Express power connector.
Just as it was the case with earlier launched Geforce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards, the Geforce GTX 1060 will also be available as a special limited Founders Edition version which will be priced at a US $50 premium, at US $299.
Official reviews should be available later today, so we will finally have a chance to check out its real-world game performance.
At US $249/$299, Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 will certainly put a lot of pressure on AMD's Radeon RX 480, marking the beginning of the mid-range GPU wars.