Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G Graphics Card

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G Graphics Card

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G Graphics Card

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G Graphics Card

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Product Highlights

  • 1620 MHz Core - Boostable up to 1873 MHz
  • 1280 CUDA Cores
  • Pascal Architecture
  • 6GB of GDDR5 vRAM
  • 8 Gbps Memory Speed
  • 192-Bit Memory Interface
  • DisplayPort 1.4 + HDMI 2.0b + DVI-D DL
  • 7680 x 4320 Max Digital Resolution
  • WINDFORCE 2X Cooler with Xtreme VR Link
  • GeForce GTX VR Ready
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Gigabyte GTX 1060 overview

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With an overclocked core, overclocked memory, and based on NVIDIA's Pascal architecture, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G Graphics Card provides major improvements in performance, memory bandwidth, and power efficiency over its predecessor, the high-performance Maxwell architecture. It also introduces innovative graphics features and technologies that redefine the computer as the platform for playing AAA games and taking full advantage of virtual reality via NVIDIA VRWorks.

The front panel of the card features a variety of outputs. There are three DisplayPort 1.4 outputs in addition to an HDMI 2.0b output and a DVI-D Dual-Link output.. The GTX 1060 is not just about high-resolution gaming. Computationally intensive programs can utilize the GPU's 1280 cores to accelerate tasks using CUDA or other APIs.

In addition to the front ports, this GPU comes with Xtreme VR Link, which features two additional HDMI ports on the back. This allows you to set up your VR headset without having to unplug your monitors.

This card features Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 2X cooling system. The cooling system uses two 90mm fans. The airflow is split by the triangle fan edge and guided smoothly through the 3D stripe curve on the fan surface. The 3D Active Fan feature provides semi-passive cooling, which means the fans will remain off when the GPU is under a set loading or temperature for low power gaming. The card also has customizable RGB lighting, which supports up to 16.8 million colors. There are numerous lighting options so you can pick the right scheme for your gaming rig through the XTREME Engine utility.

Xtreme VR Link
This graphics card comes with two additional HDMI ports. While in standard mode, all the ports on the graphics card are active. However, when you switch to VR mode, it disables the DVI-D port on the graphics card and activates the two additional HDMI ports. Connect up to 4 monitors and/or VR devices at the same time with a total of 3 DisplayPort and 3 native HDMI ports that can be used interchangeably in VR Mode. Outputs are automatically detected when you restart your computer.
VRWorks Graphics includes a simultaneous multi-projection capability that renders natively to the unique dimensions of VR displays instead of traditional 2D monitors. It also renders geometry for the left and right eyes simultaneously in a single pass.

VRWorks Audio uses the NVIDIA OptiX ray-tracing engine to trace the path of sounds across an environment in real-time, fully reflecting the size, shape, and material of the virtual world.

NVIDIA PhysX for VR detects when a hand controller interacts with a virtual object, and enables the game engine to provide a physically accurate visual and haptic response. It also models the physical behavior of the virtual world around the user so that all interactions -- whether an explosion or a hand splashing through water -- behave as if in the real world.
With Ansel, gamers can compose the gameplay shots they want, pointing the camera in any direction and from any vantage point within a gaming world. They can capture screenshots at up to 32 times the screen resolution, and then zoom in where they choose without losing fidelity. With photo-filters, they can add effects in real-time before taking the shot. And they can capture 360-degree stereo photospheres for viewing in a VR headset or Google Cardboard.
With CUDA, NVIDIA allows applications to hand off CPU-intensive tasks to the GPU. Your GPU is no longer just used for rendering graphics, but it can provide teraflops of floating point performance and accelerate application tasks, from real-time video rendering to fluid dynamics simulation. CUDA is used in many applications and games.
G-SYNC Ready
When used with a monitor that has G-SYNC hardware installed, the monitor's refresh rate will sync and lock with the graphics card's output frame rate. Establishing this sync removes tearing and stuttering which can result from conventional fixed screen refresh rates, especially important for gaming in stereoscopic 3D. An additional benefit of G-SYNC is reduced lag so gamers will benefit from the improved command response time as well.
NVIDIA GPU Boost 3.0
Boosts the card's clock speed in real-time based on the target temperature. If the card is running below the set target temperature, GPU Boost 3.0 will increase the clock speed to improve performance. The target temperature can be reset depending on your preference so you can have the card run more quietly for everyday tasks and older games, and run at full tilt during intense high-resolution gaming sequences.
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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G Graphics Card
  • Limited Xtreme Care 4-Year Warranty (Online Registration Required)
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    Gigabyte GTX 1060 specs

    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060:
    CUDA Cores: 1280
    Gaming Mode
    Base Clock: 1620 MHz
    Boost Clock: 1847 MHz
    OC Mode
    Base Clock: 1645 MHz
    Boost Clock: 1873 MHz
    Memory Gaming Mode
    Speed: 8.164 Gbps
    OC Mode
    Speed: 8.316 Gbps
    Configuration: 6 GB
    Interface: GDDR5
    Interface Width: 192-bit
    Bandwidth: 192 GB/s
    Technologies Microsoft DirectX: 12
    OpenGL: 4.5
    CUDA: Yes
    Vulkan: Yes
    Interface PCI Express 3.0 x16
    Display Support Display Connectors:
    1 x DVI-D DL
    3 x DisplayPort 1.4
    1 x HDMI 2.0b
    2 x HDMI (back)
    Maximum Digital Resolution: 7680 x 4320 @ 60 Hz
    Multi Monitor Support: Yes
    Power Requirements Power Consumption: Not specified by manufacturer
    Recommended System Power Requirement: 400 W
    PCI Power Connectors:
    1 x 8-pin
    Dimensions Height: 5.2" / 132 mm
    Length: 11" / 280 mm
    Width: Dual-Slot
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.1 x 9.4 x 3.6"

    Gigabyte GTX 1060 reviews

    GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G Graphics Card is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Great Video Card!! The GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G Graphics Card is a pretty darn good graphics card. No, it will not beat a Geforce GTX 1070 or 1080, but it does slightly beat out a reference Geforce GTX 980 graphics card. Not bad. I'm upgrading from a Geforce GTX 570 graphics card so the improvment is obvious and noticeable. I didn't feel like paying on average $400 or more for a new graphics card and I definitely wasn't ever going to go the SLI route. So I decided to save some money, but still get a generous performance boost in my video gaming. I'm currently using this graphics card for Doom (2016) at full 1080 HD resolution and the action is smooth as it should be. If you intend to do 4K video gaming, this graphics card will be okay for older games, but you will need to go for a Geforce GTX 1080 graphics card for the newest games. In fact, you may need to go SLI and buy two graphics cards. Steep pricing to go SLI just to get 10 FPS.
    Date published: 2016-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice Excellent build quality. Runs extremely cool and stable. Fan stops under light load.
    Date published: 2016-11-28
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