Over the last few weeks, we have been hearing a lot about the impending launch of the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Pascal graphics cards from Nvidia. However, we haven’t heard much about GPUs coming later down the line, until today, as a new report has revealed some potential information about the GTX 1060.
This particular leak comes from the same person that revealed the first GP104 die image a short while ago. According to the leaker (via Videocardz), the GTX 1060 will feature a GP104-150 GPU with 6GB of GDDR5 memory. This would make it a more cut down version than the GP104-200 that is said to feature on the GTX 1070. The GTX 1080 is said to be using a GP104-400 chip.
Interestingly enough, if this latest rumour turns out to be accurate, then it is possible that Nvidia might be planning a new X60 Ti card, as back in the Kepler days, the GTX 660Ti used a GK104 chip, while the GTX 660 used a GK106. So Nvidia could be returning to a similar line-up with Pascal.
It might be too soon to know much about Nvidia’s plans beyond the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, which will reportedly be shown to press as soon as next week, with a public launch scheduled for sometime before the end of May. However, these rumours are interesting to take into account nonetheless.
KitGuru Says: The GTX 660Ti was a very popular card and was an excellent performer for its price at the time. Did any of you own a GTX 660Ti or even a 560Ti? Would you like to see Nvidia bring back the X60 Ti series with Pascal?