Palit GTX 1060 6 GB with GDDR5X sports 8.8 GT/s memory speeds

Nvidia board partner Palit hasn't sold graphics cards in the United States for some time, but that doesn't mean it can't help us make sense of unannounced products from the green team. The company has posted a product page for a "GeForce GTX 1060 GamingPro OC." Like the Gigabyte card we covered yesterday, this card comes bearing 6 GB of GDDR5X memory.

Unlike Gigabyte, however, Palit provides full specs for this product. The company expects the GamingPro OC card's GDDR5X to run at 8.8 GT/s. That's well short of the 10-GT/s-to-11-GT/s peaks we've seen from the highest-end Nvidia products using that RAM, and it's even short of the rare GTX 1060 6 GB cards out there sporting 9 GT/s GDDR5. Palit says that figure is good for 211 GB/s of memory bandwidth, up from the standard 192 GB/s we expect from GTX 1060 6 GB cards.

The GamingPro OC has 1280 CUDA cores running at 1531-MHz base and 1746-MHz boost clocks, both slightly up from Nvidia's reference 1506-MHz base and 1708-MHz boost figures. Pascal's GPU Boost smarts will doubtless push those clocks higher in practice, though. Board power for this card remains at the Nvidia-reference 120 W.

The CUDA core count corroborates Gigabyte's own spec for its card, suggesting we may not see a boost in shader-processing power from GDDR5X-equipped GTX 1060 6 GBs in response to any future AMD products. We still don't know whether Nvidia intends to launch these cards for consumers at all, so we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for more info as it comes. Thanks to TR tipster SH SOTN once again for the heads-up.

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    • Chrispy_
    • 1 year ago

    I think the reason Nvidia isn’t naming this card differently is because it’s not going to perform much differently.

    The use of GDDR5X is less about producing a performance improvement, and more about making use of the GPUs and GDDR5X that was overproduced and overprocured at the peak of the cryptocurrency-mining craze earlier in the year.

    As others have pointed out, there are already faster 1060s available with vanilla GDDR5.

    • jihadjoe
    • 1 year ago

    lol so is this sort of a Pascal-end scavenger part that cleans out the worst of the GP104 and GDDR5X chips before everything finally moves on to Turing?

      • Krogoth
      • 1 year ago

      Pretty much, they are trying to get rid of excessive GP104 stock by artificially binning 1080s (3/4s of it, memory bus included)

      Which allows Nvidia’s card partners make a “1060Ti” 6GiB (one of the memory buses is missing) on existing 1070/1080 PCBs. It’ll be somewhat faster than current 1060 6GiB but falls short of 1070.

        • Leader952
        • 1 year ago

        I actually expect an official GTX 1060 Ti on or near November 15 when AMD releases the RX 590.

    • Freon
    • 1 year ago

    I wonder if these won’t easily overclock to ~10GT/s… Or are these stock-piled runt dies that are truly only capable of ~9GT/s?

    • USAFTW
    • 1 year ago

    GTX 1060 cards with 9 GT/s memory are already out there. If the GPCs and ROPs remain the same, how will these be any better than other 9 GT/s models?

      • Jeff Kampman
      • 1 year ago

      Whoops, I somehow completely forgot about the existence of those cards. I guess the market did too…

      • gmskking
      • 1 year ago

      Exactly what I was thinking.

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