NVIDIA To Release New Variant Of The GTX 1060, Card To Come Equipped With New GP104 GPUs
As we all know, NVIDIA is pretty busy with their new lineup releases this year, especially with the new GTX 11 series. However, it seems like that’s not the only thing brewing inside the manufacturer’s base. According to new rumors, the original equipment manufacturer is also readying for a refreshed version of the GTX 1060 series.
The new update, which comes straight from a source in China, indicates that NVIDIA is planning to incorporate a new, high-performance GPU on the GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. The GPU in question is said to be the same hardware that’s currently powering the more recent GTX 1080 and GTX 1070.
Wccftech shares that this GPU will be the NVIDIA GP104. Currently, the GP104 is being shipped with three SKUs – specific for the GeForce market – and is installed in many graphics card variants. These other models consist of the GTX 1070, GTX 1070 Ti, and the GTX 1080.
The source indicates that the GP104 GPU will be optimized specifically for the new GTX 1060 variant. The tweaked GPUs will run similarly to the GP106 GPU, however, it promises no additional performance gains that many will initially hope for from a high-end GP104 GPU.
NVIDIA is also planning to give this new SKU a different name – as the GP104-150 GPU. In terms of specifications, nothing will be improved. The new variant will perform no different from the current GTX 1060 6GB model. However, we think that thermals and power usage will be enhanced, albeit not to a noticeable extent. Aside from this, the new card will have bump ups when it comes to core and boost frequencies, resulting in more stable clock measurements.
If the rumors are true this would make it the sixth variant in the GTX 1060 family. It will join the ranks of the 3 GB, 5 GB, 6 GB (8 Gbps / 9 Gbps) models released previously. Last and most important of all, sources tell that this new variant will only be made available in the Chinese market, which wouldn’t really change anything as it would be performing at the same rate as its previous version – only now with a different GPU in tow.