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Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 previewed

by on19 July 2016



A closer look continued

The PCB is long – 17.2cm (the whole GTX 1060 graphics card 25cm)
GeForce GTX 1060 PCB
GeForce GTX 1060 PCB
If you look closer you will notice there is no PCIe power connector. We know that the TDP of the GTX 1060 is 120W and a PCI Express slot alone which provides 75W of power is not enough to power this graphics card. But how does it do it? The trick is quite good, the power cables are simply soldered and extended as you can see from the image below.

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One 6-pin PCIe power connector is required for operation.

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We advise you to never remove the backplate for safety reasons (you could break the connections). If you want to clear the heatsink you can remove the shroud (four screws) and the heatsink (four screws) as shown inthe images below. 

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As you can see SLI connector is unavailable. This means the GTX 1060 does not support SLI. In future Nvidia will provide SLI option only for its top of the range GPUs like the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080. This is pretty rubbish and a pretty depressing mistake for Nvidia to make. 
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Display outputs include one dual-link DVI, one HDMI and three DisplayPort connectors.

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