NVIDIA To Launch GeForce GTX 1060 with 5GB Graphics Memory

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. StewieTech

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    If its introduced at a significant lower price than the 6gb, i can see it selling well. And i might consider one myself.
     
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    Notice the Memory Acess Width was cutdown significantly ? From 192 bits to 160 bits wide.

    Anyone care to emulate the results by downclocking their regular 6Gb 1060 ?
     
  4. Neo Cyrus

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    Aren't nVidia cards from Maxwell and later generally all ROP limited in games? The memory bandwidth shouldn't make much of a difference. Overclocking the memory should be more than enough.

    Either way this sounds like bad news to me, because it makes seem all the more likely that Ampere or whatever it'll be called is further away than I was hoping. Bah, at least it'll be less useful for miners since Ethereum is memory limited.
     

  5. ObscureangelPT

    ObscureangelPT Master Guru

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    The only thing I can emulate is the memory bandwidth that people will loose..
    Since the 6GB features 192 bits, with memory speed set to 2000MHZ, theorically it can archieve something like 192 gb/s
    While the 5GB version will have 160 bits, with memory speed set to 2000MHZ, it will archieve 160gb/s.

    Cheers
     
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    Nvidia is doing what AMD was doing just a couple years ago: littering their product line with confusing and pointless products that nobody asked for. The 1060 should've been released as just a 6GB GPU from day 1, with no other variants.
     
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    Nvidia says " Our next card is going to be a 1070ti with 9 gigs of Vram
     
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    Better then having an entirely new range of products that are 100% and completely rebranded cards with maybe a slight change in frequency and maybe a slight change in memory. And those are big maybes. I'm looking at you 500 series AMD.
     
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    threre's only about 65$ cad difference between the 3 and 6gb version fitting something in between the 2 seems very redundant to me may as well just get the 6gb version. This only makes sense if they're phasing out the 3gb version.
     
  10. Stormyandcold

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    Yeah. If this was AMD, it would've been part of a new product line for sure. The positive here is that the naming scheme is clear and there's going to be a price drop for it. There's no confusion that this is a "new" product.
     

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    Oh lord!

    So this should be called ....ummm....

    ok i cant even, it has more mem than a 3gb verion but s smaller bus?

    I would not be surprised if they release a new one with 1.5GB for ultra budget and call it a 1060 again.

    come on nvidia. If there is a change in bus width and/or core count, it should have a completely new name, maybe call it 1055.
     
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    Either scumbags or *diots. And, just like schmidtbag wrote: "littering their product line with confusing and pointless products that nobody asked for". For g0d's sake, wasn't it THAT HARD to call the "new" card something like ''1055", or "1055 Ti", "1059 Vanadium", "1059 Kevlar"...? At least, that would have saved many people from confusion...
     
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    Just created this account to point out how wrong you are.
    If it wasn't because nvidia made sub 200$ 1060 then people like me would have never been able to buy one ( i live in a country with 200 $ limit on imports).
    This is just one of the many reasons, more variants give people more choices.
     
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    For 1080p, 3GB is enough for standard gaming. Considering the fact that user not going to play on ULTRA settings with 1060, it lowers memory usage of textures, etc...

    Once user starts to go wild and imports 4k textures mods for Skyrim, 6Gb is more desirable.
     
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    Even if it was to be renamed, why would it have a lower level name than GTX1060 when it has the same number of cores as the 6GB version?
     

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    Yes, because, you know, i'm not consistantly asked when asked what GPU to get from friends "What's a ti? do i want that? is it any better? isn't it just the same as the 1070?" etc. etc. etc. And if it were some 1050 line of cards that would make literally zero sense since the GTX 1060 3GB would be "above" it yet perform less. No, what you would want would be more confusing.

    Honestly, if people are not sure about what they are buying, if its worth it, if they are confused, etc. Then they really shouldn't be buying it. There are websites like this:

    http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1060-3GB/3639vs3646

    Which are easily accessible and come up very easily when someone has a question of "gtx 1060 3gb vs 6gb" in google, that there is no real reason to be confused, let alone asking people/forums for help if they need it. There's no excuse for being confused and making a bad decision.
     
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    Because it only has a 160bit memory bus width instead of 192bit for the other 1060 cards. And depending on the game that can impact performance.
     
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    Sounds like marketing hanky-panky with penny pinching cost cutting. IMO they should have just made the 3gb model a 4gb card and left the bus width alone and at same price.
     
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    @alanm To do a 4gb version of it, it would need to be 128 bits or 256 bits.
    That's a very big change.
     
  20. yasamoka

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    That's not possible except with an asymmetrical memory design. I'm glad those designs finally died with the 970 fiasco.
     

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