Gigabyte has GTX 1060 3GB cards for PCs of all sizes

Not to be outdone by its competitors, Gigabyte has some 3GB GTX 1060s ready to go, as well. Three of them, in fact. The 3GB family includes Windforce OC, G1 Gaming, and shorty ITX versions.

The GTX 1060 G1 Gaming card is at the head of the line, and it comes with a significant OC over reference, starting at 1620 MHz and boosting to 1847 MHz. The output cluster on this card is in the Pascal-standard single HDMI, single DVI, and triple DisplayPort configuration. Uniquely—at least among Gigabyte's offerings—this card requires an 8-pin power connector.

Meanwhile, Gigabyte's GTX 1060 Windforce OC requires the standard six-pin PCIe connector. Its shorter dual-fan cooler can still handle a factory clock bump to 1582 MHz base and 1797 MHz boost speeds. The card also has a different output configuration from the G1 Gaming model. It offers one DisplayPort and one HDMI out plus two DVI connections.

Last and, well, least (in terms of physical size) is the GTX 1060 Mini-ITX OC 3G. This little card is just 6.7 inches long, and has a single 90mm fan to keep it cool. It starts at 1556 MHz in OC mode, and boosts to 1771 MHz, which is still a decent little overclock from reference. It has the same dual-DVI output cluster as the Windforce model.

Newegg has the G1 Gaming card in stock right now for $229.

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    • deruberhanyok
    • 4 years ago

    I don’t like this trend of “make the card 2 inches taller than the bracket”.

      • Chrispy_
      • 4 years ago

      Nope. It has caused me to return a few cards already because of clearance issues. Common mITX cases from Silverstone, Fractal, and Antec just don’t have an extra 3″ of clearance above the bracket. That’s two inches of extra card and another inch of PCIe power connector.

      The vast, oversize ATX cases that once dominated the market are slowly but surely being undermined by compact mITX builds. Most people get by on one GPU and one or two drives, so an mITX box at 1/4 the size of a regular ATX tower (and 1/6 the size of some of the bigger ATX cases) makes a lot more sense. Even the big vendors like Dell/HP/Acer/Asus/Gigabyte/MSI/Zotac are selling more SFF, NUC-like, and mITX boxes than regular ATX towers. One of the primary reasons for it is cost savings – not just in manufacturing, but also significantly in [i<]shipping[/i<] costs....

      • Freon
      • 4 years ago

      Mine is super wide, makes it hard to get my fingers on the thumbscrews I use to secure it, but it also greatly increases the size of the fans and heatsink, which leads to lower noise.

      I’m fine with it.

    • FuturePastNow
    • 4 years ago

    Looking at the pictures on the cards’ pages, it looks like they only have DVI-D ports. So no more VGA support? Is that universal to the 1060 or just Gigabyte’s cards?

      • MadManOriginal
      • 4 years ago

      Iirc, Pascal no longer has analog output capability.

    • DPete27
    • 4 years ago

    I just can’t get past Gigabyte’s shroud design this generation. Gross.

      • selfnoise
      • 4 years ago

      Agreed, there’s way too much plastic and it looks really cheap.

      • Chrispy_
      • 4 years ago

      It’s less offensive than some, even if it’s not exactly pretty.

      For what it’s worth, I wish manufacturers would start paying more attention to the backside and top edge of cards, since for those people with case windows, this is the only part that’s actually visible.

      Oh, and by “paying attention” I don’t mean garish RGB LED robot-ninja-samurai-ghost-schoolgirl-monky-owl-tattoo-warrior-dragon decals with jagged-edge, pointlessly logo-adorned bolt-on cosmetic ‘armour’ tat either.

      What about something *gasp* functional, like a simple drilled aluminium backplate to protect the PCB, add strength and perhaps even dissipate some heat….

    • chuckula
    • 4 years ago

    Pshaww TechReport! Another misleading pro-Nividia headline “all sizes” my foot!

    There’s no double-wide card in there at all!

      • Chrispy_
      • 4 years ago

      Whut?
      All three of those cards are double-wide, assuming you mean “uses two expansion slot covers and obscures the slot adjacent to the one it’s plugged into”

      In saying that, I agree with the gist of your comment; “all sizes” should mean everything from full-length to half-height, single-slot.

      In actual fact, all three of these cards could be considered “oversize” since all of them exceed the expansion-card height limit to cause issues in mITX shoebox cases, horizontal HTPC cases, and even some of the more compact ATX tower cases (the ones that have CPU tower-cooler height restrictions, of which there are plenty). I’m willing to bet that at least one of these tall cards has the PCIe power connector on the top edge of the card, adding yet another couple of inches to the required clearance.

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