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Nvidia GP106-300 GPU could launch as GTX 1050

by on14 July 2016

Earlier rumors suggest it had fewer CUDA cores

Earlier this week, a leak suggested that the alleged 3GB version of the Geforce GTX 1060 could pack less CUDA cores than the 6GB version of the same card and today, a fresh leak claims that Nvidia has decided not to launch it at all, but rather use that GPU for the GTX 1050 in December.

We have already heard rumors that there are two different GP106 Pascal GPUs, the GP106-400, which should be the heart of the upcoming Geforce GTX 1060 graphics card and the GP104-300, which was rumored as the one behind a 3GB version of the GTX 1060.

According to the earlier leak from the site, the GP106-300 actually packs fewer CUDA cores compared to the GP106-400. Apparently, the GP106-300 packs 1152 CUDA cores, which is significantly lower compared to the 1280 CUDA cores on the GP106-400.

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This came as a big surprise as it did not make a lot of sense that Nvidia would launch such graphics card under the same GTX 1060 branding and not as the GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti.

Today, a fresh rumor from suggests that Nvidia has canceled its plans for a 3GB version of the GTX 1060 and will actually launch it as the GTX 1050 sometime in December. It appears that the GTX 1060 6GB would give Nvidia enough leverage on the mainstream market.

According to earlier details, GTX 1060 3GB was supposed to launch with US $149 MSRP, which is what it will probably carry when it launches in December as the GTX 1050. suggests that the official announcement of the GTX 1050 will happen soon while the GTX 1060 with 6GB of memory should officially launch on July 19th.


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