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First image of GTX 1060 appears online

AMD is set to launch the RX 480 very soon but it looks like Nvidia won’t be too far behind with a mid-range offering of its own as the first image of the GTX 1060 has appeared online today, ahead of a launch rumoured to happen as soon as next month.

The image shows off the GTX 1060 with a redesigned reference cooler, one that looks closer to the new Founder’s Edition coolers but with more black accents and without the heatsink window.

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The GTX 1060 is currently said to launch with the GP106-400 GPU with 1280 CUDA cores and 6GB of VRAM using a 192-bit memory bus, according to Videocardz. However, there is also a 3GB version of the 1060 planned according to Benchlife, which is said to feature the GP106-300 GPU.

The GTX 1060 will be positioned against AMD’s upcoming RX 480, which is aiming to be VR-capable at just $199. There is no word on pricing for the 1060.

KitGuru Says: As always with unofficial information, take it with a pinch of salt. That said, it will be interesting to see how the GTX 1060 performs up against AMD’s RX 480 when they both launch. 

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