Asus GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Phoenix keeps it simple

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 is a cool customer for a graphics card, delivering meaty performance while keeping power draw and noise levels down. The smaller GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB is roughly neck-and-neck with the 4 GB version of AMD's Radeon RX 470 in performance but comes out ahead in terms of power efficiency. With this backstory in place, the arrival of Asus' somewhat-diminutive GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Phoenix graphics card makes a lot of sense. The Phoenix capitalizes on the GTX 1060's efficiency by using a smaller, less complex cooler than the company's other GTX 1060 offerings.

Source: TechPowerUp

Asus' other GTX 1060s bear large coolers with either a blower design or a pair of fans. The Phoenix makes do with a single fan mounted to a simple finned block of aluminum. The cooler has no heatpipes or other thermal tricks, but the board underneath simply doesn't need that. The backplate is festooned with a pair of DisplayPort jacks, two HDMI ports, and a DVI-D connector. Buyers can power up the card over the single six-pin PCIe plug. The card sticks to Nvidia's reference clocks for the GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB, with 1506 MHz base and 1708 MHz boost clocks on the core and 8 GT/s GDDR5 memory.

Source: TechPowerUp

According to TechPowerUp, the card measures a dainty 7.2" (18 cm) long. It's a double-slot affair, meaning its width is just about 1.5" (3.7 cm). The height wasn't specified, but we imagine the Phoenix will fit in most systems that can accommodate a full-height double-wide card. Asus offered no pricing or availability information for the GeForce 1060 3GB Phoenix, though we'd wager it's an affordable model.

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    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    That graphics card has a 120W TDP.

    That heatsink is inferior in design, size and surface area to the dirt-cheap Intel 95W retail box coolers. At 95W, the Intel coolers were already struggling to keep quiet.

    No thanks. I’ll spend $3 more to get a quiet one.

    • NoOne ButMe
    • 3 years ago

    3GB 1060 is a dead card.

    There is no sane usage case I can think of where there is not a better option.

    • Stochastic
    • 3 years ago

    3 GB just isn’t enough these days for a GPU in this price bracket IMO.

      • Krogoth
      • 3 years ago

      3GiB is only good for 2Megapixel gaming w/o AA and AF.

    • DeadOfKnight
    • 3 years ago

    First

      • deruberhanyok
      • 3 years ago

      nearly 25 years of internet influx since the dark days of AOL, and “first” is still a thing people do.

      Or… maybe this like the internet equivalent of hipsters, and people are saying it to be ironic? It can’t possibly still be a thing, can it?

        • UberGerbil
        • 3 years ago

        Nearly 10000 years of human history and development of language, and still there isn’t a bare space anywhere in the real or virtual world where somebody won’t scratch a bit of graffiti with nothing more to say beyond “I existed once, however briefly and ineffectually”

          • RAGEPRO
          • 3 years ago

          Or scrawl a dong on it.

            • deruberhanyok
            • 3 years ago

            At least the Romans knew that it all came down to dongs. No one was scribbling “Primus!” underneath the Senate Crier.

            • UberGerbil
            • 3 years ago

            Take a look at the digit 1 and tell me what it is…

          • tipoo
          • 3 years ago

          We went from hieroglyphics and cats to…Well, emoji and cats.

          Huh.

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