Fresh off the rumour mill: new leaks have now surfaced showing key specifications of the mobile GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 graphics cards. Interestingly, these leaks seem to indicate that Nvidia is planning to reveal its GeForce 10 mobile series GPUs soon (probably in August?).
That aside, the first leak came from the folks at BenchLife, which show the specifications of the mobile GTX 1070 GPU from GPU-Z software. Based on the screenshot, one can clearly see that the mobile GTX 1070 GPU will come with 2,048 CUDA cores (shaders); which is 128 more compared to its desktop variant (1,920 CUDA cores). In addition, this GPU also has a boost and effective memory clock speed of 1645MHz and 2002MHz respectively.
However, the VRAM capacity as well as the bus width interface remains at 8GB and 256-bit respectively – like the desktop variant. One has to note that the TMU (Texture Mapping Unit) count that is shown in the screenshot is incorrect. According to VideoCardz, the TMU count is supposed to be 128 instead of 170.
The next leak came from PurePC and it showcases the specifications of the mobile GTX 1060 GPU. Interestingly, the speciations of this GPU is almost identical to that of its desktop counterpart. However, the mobile GTX 1060 GPU does ship with a lower boost clock speed (1671MHz) compared to the desktop variant (1708MHz).
Surprisingly, there aren’t any new leaks being reported about the mobile GTX 1080 GPU, but following the trend of both the mobile GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 GPUs, consumers shouldn’t expect them to perform similarly to their respective desktop variants. Speaking of which, it remains to be seen if Nvidia will choose to include the”M” suffix in the names of these GPUs; which I believe is unlikely.