NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060: Faster Than the RX 480?

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 specifications leaked online suggest that the graphics card is faster than the Radeon RX 480.

According to Videocardz, GeForce GTX 1060 features 1280 CUDA cores, a 192-bit memory interface and a GPU boost clock speed somewhere around 1700 MHz. The video card will come in VRAM variants of 3 GB and 6 GB GDDR5 memory. The specs give the card a maximum compute performance of 4.4 TFLOPs.

Nvidia has rated its GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card at only120W TDP. This is less than the Radeon RX 480 at 150W. However, in terms of performance, the GTX 1060 will be faster than Radeon RX 480, according to leaked specs. The leaked info suggests that the GeForce GTX 1060 performs better than the Radeon RX 480 in both virtual reality (VR) and standard gaming.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 will also be 1.4x more power efficient than its competitor, the RX 480. In terms of design, it seems that this is really the new Founders design, proving that the previously leaked picture was quite accurate.

The Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1060 is assumed to be Nvidia's RX 480-killer in the mainstream market. According to Forbes, tech experts expect that Nvidia will launch the baseline GTX 1060 for $249 or less and aggressively compete with AMD at the sub-$250 price point.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 will launch in July. If the rumors are true, fans will not have to wait for long, as the launch date is speculated to be on July 7 at a special event hosted by Nvidia at the Therapy Nightclub, in Melbourne, Australia. 

Nvidia is expected to publicly announce the card at this event, possibley via a livestream, since press has already been briefed on the flagship GeForce GTX 1060. The upcoming GTX 1060 graphics card will go on sale a week later, on July 14.

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