Gigabyte tops off its GTX 1060 series with the Xtreme Gaming 6G

When Gigabyte launched its GeForce GTX 1060 line, the fastest model on offer at the time was the GTX 1060 G1 Gaming. We had a hunch the company wasn't done yet, though, and today, Gigabyte quietly updated its website with a product page for the GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming

The new card uses a generous dose of copper in its heatsink and a pair of 100-mm, contra-rotating fans. That combo should keep the card cool even as it hangs out around its boost clock of 1873 MHz. In addition to the pumped-up boost clock, the GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming also gets a significant overclock to its memory, up to 8.3 GT/sec in OC mode. As you might expect from such a hot-clocked piece of hardware, the card does require an 8-pin power connector. 

As a unique feature within the 1060 line-up, Gigabyte mounts two front-facing HDMI ports to the Xtreme Gaming card that are enabled in a "VR mode." The GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming also supports Gigabyte's VR-Link front-panel HDMI accessory, although that convenient extra isn't included in the box. In standard mode, users can instead take advantage of a dual-link DVI port. In either case, the card has three DisplayPort 1.4 jacks, plus a rear-facing HDMI 2.0b port.

Visually, the card resembles other products in the Xtreme Gaming 10-series family. Those products usually include a black-and-silver shroud that frames the RGB LED-illuminated cross-brace in the center of the cooler. A thick metal backplate and a large RGB LED-backlit Xtreme Gaming logo wrap around the rest of the card. Gigabyte backs up its claims of durability with a four-year warranty on the GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming.

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    • neverthehero
    • 3 years ago

    Disappointed that Gigabyte puts those front hdmi ports but doesn’t even sell the accessory. Tried using it on my Rift and didn’t work anyway. So much for vr link

    • sweatshopking
    • 3 years ago

    In this price bracket people buy cheap first, features second.

      • Chrispy_
      • 3 years ago

      YEAH THAT HEATSINK ADDS COST THAT COULD BE SPENT ON A 1070 INSTEAD.

        • Voldenuit
        • 3 years ago

        Well, gigabyte will be wanting to increase their margins over a vanilla card, and the heatsink is one of the key differentiators . There are 1060 cards selling for $359-399 now, which is patently ridiculous. I already have my 1070, so I’m not in the market for a new card, but the non-a-hole in me doesn’t like seeing people being ripped off.

          • sweatshopking
          • 3 years ago

          Yeah, the issue isn’t what the cost differences are to manufacturers, it’s what they charge for them. In Canada 1060’s range from 329-450 CAD, and generally the only ones in stock are the $450 ones. There is a reason for that.

            • Voldenuit
            • 3 years ago

            Price-gouging?

            It’s not like msi, gigabyte and asus are getting any share of the profits from being marked-up by retailers. If anything, they get [i<]less[/i<] money, because it slows down sales (assuming they are able to keep up supply). I'd LOL pretty hard to see AIB board makers print the MSRP in large font on the front of the box. Books and comics do it. That way, even the most unsavvy consumer knows when they are getting ripped off by the retailer.

    • Voldenuit
    • 3 years ago

    Say, instead of hot-rodded 1060s, how about AIB makers just bring their 1070s down to MSRP?

      • Takeshi7
      • 3 years ago

      Why bring the 1070s down to MSRP when they can increase profits?

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 3 years ago

      #EntitlementGeneration

      The price is determined by the market, not by your sense of entitlement of the MSRP. Deal with being a grown up.

      sup?

        • DrCR
        • 3 years ago

        [quote<]Deal with being a grown up. [/quote<] To be fair, that's a fair statement for most of America, yeah? #ModerndayAmericans Edit: bbcode correction

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 3 years ago

          I admit I could have used #Dealwithbeingagrownup

          Oh well. Maybe next time.

            • sweatshopking
            • 3 years ago

            You also know markets don’t really often set prices, Mr. Accountant.

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 3 years ago

            I’m referring to GPUs and my intention wasn’t to generalize. The increased prices over past generations has shown the users of high-end GPUs are less price sensitive than users of low-end GPUs, which has resulted in increased prices at the high-end. Even now with higher prices, GPUs are still in high demand and I expect prices of high-end GPUs to continue to rise with the release of Volta. This is worsened by Nvidia lacking competition in the high-end segment, allowing it to adjust prices it may not otherwise be able to in a more competitive market.

      • NTMBK
      • 3 years ago

      A flash graphics card is a luxury good. If you think it’s too expensive, then don’t buy it.

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