Asus has unveiled an updated version of its Strix GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 OC graphics cards. One very interesting feature about these graphics cards are the fact that they will come with higher memory bandwidth speeds. This, of course, confirms earlier rumours regarding Nvidia’s plan to release reference GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 with faster memory clock speeds.
The first graphics card detailed by Asus is the Strix GTX 1080 OC. This graphics card now features a memory clock speed of 11Gbps, which is 1Gbps faster compared to Asus’ older Strix GTX 1080 models. Knowing this, PC gamers can expect the new Strix GTX 1080 OC to boast higher performance output, but probably not by much.
Next up, is the new Asus GTX 1060 OC, which also comes with higher memory clock speeds. To be more specific, the memory bandwidth speeds of this graphics is now rated at 9Gbps, which, again, is 1Gbps higher compared to Nvidia’s reference card.
That said, the final specifications of the new Asus Strix GTX 1080 OC and GTX 1060 OC were not mentioned by the company. The base and boost clock speeds of these graphics cards remain unknown, for now. Those aside, Nvidia is expected to be making an official announcement regarding the memory clock speed bump for its GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 graphics card in the near future.