To say that Nvidia expects to throw some shade on the RX 480 launch with the GeForce GTX 1060 might be quite the understatement. The battle for the $200-$250 price point is as hot as it's ever been, and Zotac has now decided to join in with its custom takes on the GTX 1060. Meet the company's GeForce GTX 1060 Mini and GTX 1060 Amp cards.
Let's start with the smaller of the two brothers. The GTX 1060 Mini is a dual-slot card, but it measures in at a mere 6.9" (17.4 cm) long. A single 90-mm fan handles cooling duties, sitting atop a direct-contact aluminum heatsink. The card gets additional juice from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector. The GTX 1060 Mini should prove a boon for space-constrained systems like Mini-ITX gaming lunchboxes. VideoCardz has leaked images and specs for this card, but we've contacted Zotac for additional information and official images.
Zotac's GTX 1060 Amp steps up the game a little bit. The cooler looks like a decent upgrade from its Mini brother, packing 8-mm copper heatpipes and a copper plate to distribute heat from the GPU. A pair of 90-mm fans should move plenty of air to cool the GP106 chip underneath. VideoCardz says this Amp-ed up card's clock speeds are 1557 MHz base and 1771 MHz boost (up 51 and 63 MHz from defaults, respectively). This card should be fitted with 6GB of GDDR5 RAM.
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