NVIDIA and AMD rekindle their rivalry
As of yesterday the AMD Polaris Radeon RX480 was released worldwide at $200 for the 4GB and $240 for the 8GB, the keen interest in the AMD RX480 is that it caters for the mainstream sectors. The mainstream sector has always been the cornerstone of development and design that makes this the perfect time for AMD and NVIDIA to release cards to this market.
With the AMD’s graphics card already in distribution the GTX 1060 has been spotted and thanks to a report which suggests that NVIDIA is planning to launch the new GTX 1060 at the PASCAL celebration event that is taking place next week Thursday, 7th July in Melbourne. The GTX 1060 was meant to launch sometime in August, however the team at NVIDIA saw a possible threat on the mainstream markets with the release of the RX 480 yesterday.
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What does the GTX 1060 have in its arsenal
According to a report by Digitimes the GeForce GTX 1060 will be available in two models; the 3 GB DDR5 model and the 6GB DDR5 model with 192-Bit memory interface. The GeForce GTX 1060 will be revealed on 7th July and sales are to begin the following week from the 14th, making it the perfect time to compete with AMD’s RX 480.
The graphics card should feature 1280 CUDA cores and should have clock speeds that will boost around the 1500 MHz mark. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 will also be using the standard Pascal display configuration of three DVI 1.4, single HDMI 2.0b and a single DVI port.
The GeForce GTX 1060 and the Radeon RX 480 truly are going head to head next week, this will set the path for future graphics card releases and how NVIDIA and AMD operate in the mainstream markets. We will have a full review of both of them as soon as we can get our hands on the GTX 1060 next week. According to sources the 3GB models are priced at $249 and the 6GB models are going to be priced at $299.
At the retail price of $299 range it does make it a little more expensive than the RX 480, however these prices will change depending on retail discounts and promotions.
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