Gigabyte has announced a new addition to its Xtreme Gaming lineup called the GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming. Obviously, the GTX 1060 variant that is being introduced in the Xtreme Gaming lineup would be the one with 6GB of VRAM. Being an Xtreme Gaming graphics card means that consumers can expect Gigabyte’s latest graphics card to boast significantly higher GPU clock speeds along with a better cooling solution.
Aesthetically, the GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming graphics card resembles that of its more powerful sibling, the GTX 1070 Xtreme Gaming, albeit with two open-air cooling fans instead of three. Speaking of which, according to Gigabyte, its newest graphics card comes equipped with a new generation WindForce 2X Xtreme Gaming cooling solution. It features a “twin-stack aluminium-fin” heatsink that is made up of three 8mm-thick copper heat pipes that are directly in contact with the GPU. In addition, cooling is also aided by two 100mm open-air fans that interestingly rotate in opposite directions from each other.
Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming graphics card ships with a factory-overclocked base and boost GPU clock speeds of 1645MHz and 1837MHz respectively – a huge improvement when compared against the reference GTX 1060 that comes with 1506MHz and 1709MHz of GPU base and boost clock speeds. This graphics card also features increased memory clock speeds of 8316MHz, which is again, significantly higher to the 8008MHz memory clock speed of the reference card.
Gigabyte’s GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming graphics card draws power from a single 8-pin power connector. Video outputs consists of three DisplayPort 1.4 ports, along with one HDMI 2.0b and DVI ports each. Do bear in mind that this graphics card will occupy up to three slots due to its massive cooler.
Unfortunately, pricing and date of availability of the Gigabyte GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming graphics card was not mentioned, but we do expect an announcement to be made soon.