NVIDIA Rolls Out GTX 1060 3GB At $199 USD To Better Battle Polaris
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 18 August 2016 at 12:15 PM EDT. 27 Comments
NVIDIA rolled out the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB edition card today for competing with AMD's Polaris offerings at the $199 USD price point.

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB will cost $199 USD but it isn't just half the video memory at 3GB GDDR5 to the 6GB found on the earlier GTX 1060 models. The GTX 1060 3GB model also has 1152 CUDA cores in comparison to the GTX 1060 6GB 1280 CUDA cores.

The other specs between these two GTX 1060 models is similar, including the 1708 MHz boost clock speed. Thus it will be interesting to see where the GTX 1050 is positioned... I would wager around $150~160 USD when it launches with 2~3GB and just around 1000 CUDA cores.

The GTX 1060 specs can be found at GeForce.com.

Does this tempt you anymore at all as a Linux user with the $199 option for a GTX 1060 3GB versus $250 for the GTX 1060 6GB? You can see yesterday's AMDGPU-PRO Radeon RX 460/470/480 vs. NVIDIA Linux GPU Benchmarks and the recent 18-way Linux GPU comparison when using the open-source drivers for those curious how the RX 460/470/480 Polaris cards compare to NVIDIA's GTX 1060 6GB / 1070 / 1080 cards.
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