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Asus, Gigabyte, and Inno 3D tease custom Geforce GTX 1060 cards

by Mark Tyson on 8 July 2016, 10:31

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), Gigabyte (TPE:2376), Inno3D

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It was only yesterday that we saw the first official news concerning the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. Nvidia revealed the Founders Edition card ($299) and a good depth of technical details to what it intends to be an AMD Radeon RX 480 stopper. It also said its AIC partners would be producing versions of the card priced from $249 (£229). Already we have started seeing numerous official teases of the upcoming third party designed GTX 1060 cards, as well as a number of leaked photos/details of others. Partner cards can launch alongside the Founder Edition from 19th July onwards.

Asus

PCs and components giant Asus has teased a trio of GeForce GTX 1060 custom graphics card designs. In a Facebook post by the ROG team we can clearly see the upcoming designs and their custom coolers. The Turbo, Dual, and ROG Strix AURA GeForce GTX 1060 cards feature a single, dual and triple fan cooling system respectively. Unfortunately the tease ends there, with no proper description or hints at specs.

Gigabyte

Gigabyte has published a press release for its upcoming GeForce GTX 1060 G1 GAMING graphics card. Key features of this card are the "Super Overclocked GPU", the WINDFORCE 2X technology, and RGB Illumination.

The WINDFORCE cooling solution uses dual 90mm fans, 2 composite copper heat pipes with direct touch to the GPU, and semi-passive operation. An LED fan indicator sits atop the card, as pictured.

Unfortunately we don't get to learn what 'Super Overclocked' means in numerical spec terms but there are details hinting at fast overclocks being available to end users. Gigabyte boasts of its "GPU Gauntlet Sorting technology, pushing overclocking capability to the limit without compromising the system reliability". Furthermore the G1 GAMING uses a 6+1 phase design, and comes with one-click overclocking via the XTREME Engine.

Inno 3D

Smartly, Inno 3D sent us a press release about its upcoming GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming OC X2, and GeForce GTX 1060 iChiLL X3 graphics cards. You can see the full release published in the HEXUS PR section here, but we were also sent some photos, as embedded below, with many more available (OC X2, iChiLL X3).

Inno3D hasn't just stopped with a tease, it has provided the most thorough specs so far, of its custom GTX 1060 cards. Interestingly the base specs of both Inno 3D cards are identical but the more powerful cooler on the iChiLL X3 would be expected to appeal to some, for its faster OC potential.

  • Boost Clock: 1784MHz (Nvidia Founders Edition = 1708MHz)
  • Memory Clock: 8.2Gbps (Nvidia Founders Edition = 8.0Gbps)
  • Memory Size: 6GB
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 192-bit
  • Output: DP x 3 + HDMI + DVI


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Ooh…

Does that Asus turbo 1060 look like a single slot design to anyone else? Might make a nice upgrade to a 750Ti that was the best single slot card I could previously find.
rwh202
Ooh…

Does that Asus turbo 1060 look like a single slot design to anyone else? Might make a nice upgrade to a 750Ti that was the best single slot card I could previously find.

Nope - if you look closely the port bracket has two mounting screws, so this will be two slots. Also, above the DVI port I can see two HDMI/DP ports below the usual row of ventilation holes typical of a two slot design.
I wish they would hurry up and get these released, I need to know pricing before deciding on either a GTX970, a custom board 1060 or custom board RX480. Was hoping that everything would land before birthday on Sunday!!
No obvious top-mounted PEG connectors. Maybe they're using the reference board layout and taking advantage of the free-mounted PEG connector to position it at the rear of the card?
chinf
Nope - if you look closely the port bracket has two mounting screws, so this will be two slots. Also, above the DVI port I can see two HDMI/DP ports below the usual row of ventilation holes typical of a two slot design.

Yeah, just wishful thinking on my part then…

Looking at the back of a dual slot card I thought I could see how you could still have space for a row of vents above the HDMI/DP ports in a single slot, but you're right, the two mounting screws is the giveaway.