GeForce GTX 1060 vs Radeon RX 480: Leaked Specs Shows Who is The King of Budget Graphics Cards

GeForce GTX 1060 vs Radeon RX 480: Leaked Specs Shows Who is The King of Budget Graphics Cards
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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 vs AMD Radeon RX 480 competition is heating up over the past several days. The debate reached new heights, as leaked specifications of the upcoming GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card showed who has the advantage in terms of performance.


The AMD Radeon RX 480 has been making a lot of noise over the past several weeks. It was even dubbed as the champion of mainstream gaming and new king of budget graphics card. However, its reign might not last for long, when the GeForce GTX 1060 arrives at retailers.

Based on leaked specifications from VideoCardz, which obtained a copy slides about the next GTX video card, the GeForce GTX 1060 will be based on the 14nm FinFET Pascal GP106 GPU with 1,280 CUDA cores. It also boasts 192-bit memory interface and 1.7 GHz boost clock with 6GB GDRR5 memory that clocks at 8GBPS.

The leaked slides also indicated that the GeForce GTX 1060 beats the Radeon RX 480 in standard and VR performance. The GTX 1060 is 15 percent faster in standard gaming and 25 percent better than the RX 480 in VR gaming.

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In terms of power efficiency, the GTX 1060 is almost 45 percent more efficient than its rival on the graphics card market. Nvidia’s graphic card has 120W TDP, 30W lower than RX 480. The GTX 1060 needs a 6-pin connector and will feature three display port 1.4, single DVI port and a single HDMI 2.0b port.

As for the price, Forbes speculated that Nvidia will compete with AMD, and could sell the baseline edition of their graphics card at $249 each or even lower than that. The report also added that Nvidia might also decide to release the GTX 1060 in 4GB and 8GB variants instead of the leaked 3GB and 6GB editions.

For those who are eagerly waiting for GeForce GTX 1060 release date details, the leaked slides also suggested that Nvidia will launch the graphics card in an event on July 7 and will make it available on the market on July 14. This confirmed earlier speculations that the RX 480 success might force Nvidia to release the GTX 1060 this month instead of the original August target date.

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