Published On: Tue, Aug 30th, 2016

Gigabyte Introduced Its New GeForce GTX 1060 Card Lineup

Gigabyte released four new models for its GeForce GTX 1060 lineup. With the GTX 1060 G1 GAMING, GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC edition and the GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC edition, as well as the GTX 1060 D5 edition aimed for value-seeking gamers. All GTX 1060 GPU provide maximized performance at each respective budget ranges and for each PC build requirements.

The company has not revealed the GPU’s specifications yet, but we do know the card will feature a factory-overclocked GPU that has gone through GPU Gauntlet sorting process, which seeks out the best-performing cores. Gigabyte also increased the power phases from 3+1 to 6+1 for the better overclocking potential. The card will include a preconfigured overclock that can be activated by software.

To keep the card cool, the GTX 1060 G1 Gaming will come equipped with a Windoforce 2X cooler featuring 90mm two alternate-spinning 3D Active fans that cool two composite copper heatpipes that pass through an array of vertical fins. The card will feature an RGB-illuminated logo and Fan Stop light on the top edge, just like Gigabyte’s 1070 and 1080 G1 Gaming cards.

Gigabyte geforce gtx 1060 lineup

The GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC Edition is essentially a bare bone card, and it features only the essentials for maximum performance. It comes built with a solid backplate, and is cooled silently via the use of Gigabyte’s WINDFORCE 2X cooling tech.

For PC gamers who are looking to built a small form-factor PC, you may consider Gigabyte’s GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC for that express purpose. At only 17cm in length and sporting a single 90mm fan, the card’s small form-factor is perfect for the compact gaming rigs or even building a Home Theater PC.

Last on the list is the GTX 1060 D5 Edition. Just like other cards, it uses a dual fan WINDFORCE 2X cooling solution to keep it cool, and just like the G1 Gaming, this card is also fitted with RGB lighting which can easily be tweaked to flash the colors of your choice via the Gigabyte’s XTREME Engine utility. Additionally, the card is also capable of supporting an 8K display at 60Hz.

All new GTX 1060 GPUs are fitted with the same Pascal architecture, and feature 6GB of GDDR5 RAM, as well a memory clockspeed of 8,000MHz.