NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 launches for $249; Founder's Edition costs $299


NVIDIA has officially launched the GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. It brings the company's Pascal-architecture that was used on the previous GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 in a budget-price graphics card for $249.

NVIDIA states:

Built on the same 16nm FinFET process as the aforementioned GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070, the GeForce GTX 1060 offers a generational leap in performance-per-Watt efficiency, requiring only 120 Watts to power the latest games and experiences on desktops and in Virtual Reality. Onboard there are 1,280 CUDA Cores, 6 Gigabytes of 8Gbps GDDR5 memory, and a Pascal-architecture GPU with a 1.7GHz boost clock. And with a quick bit of overclocking through easy-to-use tools, the GeForce GTX 1060's GPU can be taken with ease to 2GHz.

Some of the partners that will release GeForce GTX 1060 cards include ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. NVIDIA is also selling its Founders Edition of the card, which is built using "premium materials and components" and better cooling systems, for $299. For more GPU options, have a look at our roundup of the best graphics card options overall.


John Callaham