Yesterday we saw the announcement of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060. Though NVIDIA is producing a reference Founders Edition card, as this is a more mainstream product, NVIDIA is leaving retail card production to their partners, who will be launching their custom solutions on day one. With the retail release still approaching what we have is more of a teaser then an announcement, but can begin to show us more of what the $250-$300 price bracket will start to look like as the GTX 1060 launch approaches.

ASUS has teased three separate renditions of the GeForce GTX 1060, as pictured above. These include a Turbo card with a blower, the Dual with two fans, and an ROG STRIX card. The last of which has the same cooler as the ROG STRIX 1080 and 1070, and as hinted by the AURA logo may feature the same RGB lighting found in the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 ROG STRIX cards. There is no news yet on specs or performance numbers, or price and release date for these cards, but we should see those as soon as the July 19 release of the GTX 1060.

Inno3D GTX 1060 Gaming OC X2

Inno3D has announced that two cards are on the way. First is the Inno3D GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming OC X2, which features two fans and translucent highlights. We don’t yet know of any physical details aside from what is pictured. Next we have the Inno3D GeForce GTX 1060 iChill X3.  This card appears to be longer and also has three fans. While this cooler may be more effective than the two fan Gaming OC X2 card, it appears that these cards have identical specifications with a boost clock of 1784 and memory clock of 8.2Gbps. That identifies these cards with a factory overclock, but performance should be identical with the numbers that are currently reported.

Inno3D GTX 1060 iChill X3

Finally, in the truest definition of a teaser by not even showing the whole card, Gigabyte is teasing its GTX 1060 G1 GAMING. The card features a dual fan Windforce X2 cooler, with RGB lighting built into the shroud. Gigabyte has also disclosed that the card will feature a 6+1 phase power design (as opposed to 3+1), which indicates that they'll be using a custom PCB for their card and not NVIDIA's reference PCB.

Mainstream NVIDIA card launches typically feature semi and fully-custom designs from NVIDIA's partners right off the bat, so no doubt we'll see more custom cards unveiled as we get closer to the 19th. Meanwhile with vendors no doubt eager to lock in sales with premium cards, it remains to be see how many of these designs will actually approach the $249 MSRP NVIDIA has announced.

Sources: Tom's Hardware & Tom's Hardware

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  • Eidigean - Friday, July 8, 2016 - link

    There needs to be an Mini-ITX version of the GTX 1060:
    Height: 111.15mm
    Length: 172.72mm
    Waiting for EVGA to come out with an update to their GTX 960. A single fan is all that's necessary.
  • Mr Perfect - Friday, July 8, 2016 - link

    Now could someone please make a blower card that doesn't have half of the exhaust blocked by a DVI port?
  • Eidigean - Friday, July 8, 2016 - link

    I'm thinking about just desoldering the DVI port from the board.
  • Mr Perfect - Sunday, July 10, 2016 - link

    You're far more patient then me. I was considering just snipping the DVI port off with wirecutters and leaving short nubs of wire still soldered in the PCB.
  • TheUnhandledException - Friday, July 8, 2016 - link

    I don't really get why DVI port at all. I mean even if someone had a monitor w/ only DVI they do make DP to DVI cables.
  • barleyguy - Saturday, July 9, 2016 - link

    DVI-I converts to VGA as well, which Displayport won"t do without DA conversion.
  • Mr Perfect - Sunday, July 10, 2016 - link

    True, but these cards all look to have DVI-D ports. So even those won't convert to VGA.
  • Oxford Guy - Friday, July 15, 2016 - link

    I bought a super thick really long DVI cable so I could keep my computer in a closet across my room to reduce noise. I didn't find anything nearly as long in DP.
  • Geranium - Friday, July 8, 2016 - link

    This is unfair ASUS, you guys making 3 version of GTX 1060 but only 1 version of RX 480.
  • bill.rookard - Friday, July 8, 2016 - link

    Is it just me, or in the top image in the article for the Asus cards, is that not a single slot GTX 1060?

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