GIGABYTE 3GB GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming GPU
This 1060 from GIGABYTE is from their 3GB G1 Gaming series and as such has been crafted in pursuit of the ultimate gaming experience. Based on Pascal architecture and loaded with game enhancing technologies it’ll bring an incredible experience to your home desktop. It features intelligent designs all round and can produce striking performance output with great power efficiency.
The GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card is loaded with innovative new gaming technologies that make it the perfect choice for the latest high-definition games. Powered by NVIDIA Pascal™—the most advanced GPU architecture ever created—the GeForce GTX 1060 delivers brilliant performance that opens the door to virtual reality and beyond. #GameReady
Advanced GTX 1060 Cooling
The WINDFORCE 2X cooling system is the outcome of both clever and efficient design. It features two 90mm fans that spin in alternate directions, have a unique blade design and are 3D active fans with an RGB LED status indicator. Alternating fans reduces air turbulence increasing dissipated heat.
GIGABYTE 1060 Unique Fan Blades
The GTX 1060 airflow is spilt by it’s triangle fan edge, which is then guided smoothly through the 3D stripe curve on the fan surface, effectively enhancing the GIGABYTE Gaming 1060 airflow by 23% over traditional fans.
Heat Pipes Help With Cooling the GPU
The Gaming 1060 features Direct Touch technology. This tech as seen above utilizes heat pipes made of pure copper and are shaped to maximize the direct contact area to the 1060’s GPU so they can carry generated heat away from your GPU. This keeps your gaming and media going for longer and displaying as smooth as can be.
Composite Heat-Pipes Embedded 1060
Through a combination of thermal conductivity and phase transition the Gaming GTX 1060 efficiently manages the transfer of heat between two solid interfaces - which increases 29% of cooling capacity.
Added Style of the GTX 1060 Card
When it comes to the LEDs featured on the G1 Gaming 1060 they are there for both style and convenience. Firstly, the GIGABYTE logo will simply make your graphics card and PC case (through ambient lighting) look that bit more suave and will follow whatever instructions you have set it. On the other hand, the ‘Fan Stop’ LED is a little smarter, providing the fan’s status at a glance. Depending on the fans status the ‘Fan Stop’ indicator will behave differently.
Protecting 1060 GPUs in Style
Enjoy stylish design on bth the top and bottom of the GIGABYTE Gaming 1060. This graphics card features a stylish metal backplate; coloured black it offers rigidity and protection of the structure whilst adding a sleek, clean look to the card.
LED Indicator for 1060 Power
The G1 Gaming 1060 card is equipped with an LED just above your 8-pin slot to indicate voltage stability issues. When the PCI-E voltage is unstable you’ll have no trouble discovering it as the LED will light up. When the LED is on the power is disconnected, when it is off the power is stable and if it is flashing then the 1060 is experiencing an abnormal power supple.
Complete Control of 1060 and Features
Features on the GTX 1060 GIGABYTE’s Xtreme Engine allows you to adjust clock speeds, voltage, fan performance, RGB lighting effect and power target. The OSD setting can be monitored and tuned in real-time according to your own preference through this intuitive interface.
HDMI 2.0b / 3x DisplayPort 1.4 / Dual-Link DVI
GeForce® GTX graphics cards provide a powerful next-generation platform for the ultimate immersive virtual reality experience. Rigs and cards marked with "GeForce GTX VR Ready" ensure that your VR games will be optimized with a best-in-class GPU.
Immersive VR requires seven times the graphics processing power of traditional 3D apps and games. NVIDIA's unique set of features - such as multi-res shading - mean you get the right level of performance, image quality, and latency to ensure your VR experience is nothing short of amazing.
|Chipset||GeForce GTX 1060|
|Manufacturing process||16 nm|
|Core Clock||1594 (1620 in OC Mode) MHz|
|Boost Clock||1809 (1847 in OC Mode) MHz|
|Memory Clock||8008 MHz|
|Memory Bus||192 Bit|
|Cooling Solution||Dual Fan (2)|
|Cooler Design||WINDFORCE 2X|
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 (x16)|
|Maximum Digital Resolution||7680x4320 @ 60Hz|
|Maximum Analog (VGA) Resolution||N/A|
|Max. Concurrent Displays||4 Displays|
|NVIDIA SLI Support||Not Supported|
|GeForce GTX VR Ready||Yes|
|Microsoft DirectX Support||12 API with Feature Level 12.1|
|Low Profile Compatible||No|
|Low Profile Support||N/A|
|Graphics Card TDP/Power|
|Graphics Card Power Connectors||1 x 8-pin PCIe|
|Minimum Recommended PSU||400 W|
|Maximum GPU Temperature|
|Dimensions||114 x 40 x 278 mm|
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