Asus has unveiled its newest graphics card called the GTX 1060 Phoenix. One very interesting trait about the graphics card is that it’s rather small in size. This, of course, makes it very suitable to be fitted onto small form factor PC builds.
That said, it’s worth noting that the Asus GTX 1060 Phoenix only comes with a VRAM capacity of 3GB, which may hamper its performance on certain PC games. Despite this, the graphics card should run games like Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive pretty smoothly, even at ‘high’ settings – at 1080p, of course.
Speaking of which, specific clock speeds of the GTX 1060 Phoenix wasn’t announced by Asus, yet. Folks at VideoCardz, however, expect the graphics card to come with clock speeds higher than the reference Nvidia card. Other specifications seem to stay true to the original specifications of the reference GTX 1060 (3GB).
Design-wise, the Asus GTX 1060 Phoenix is…well, what you would expect with a budget-oriented graphics card. It doesn’t come with a fancy cooler shroud and there seem to be no indication of LED-lit areas as well. Instead, the graphics card comes with a modest black and white cooler shroud, along with one open-air cooling fan.
Connectivity options of the graphics card include: one DVI port and two HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort ports each. In addition, power is channeled through one 6-pin power connector. Unfortunately, the release date of the GTX 1060 Phoenix was not announced by Asus. Pricing information wasn’t given either, but we do expect the graphics card to come with a rather affordable price tag upon its release.