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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Now Available in the Philippines


The official Facebook page of NVIDIA Philippines has just confirmed the launch of the GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card for the local market.

According to NVIDIA’s press release, the GeForce GTX 1060 “delivers GTX 980 gaming performance at twice the energy efficiency.” NVIDIA also mentions that “across the top gaming titles, GTX 1060 is on average 15 percent faster and over 75 percent more power efficient than the closest competitive product at stock speeds.” Practically, this means that the GTX 1060 is on par, if not at the very least, slightly better than AMD’s Radeon RX 480, especially in the power efficiency specs.

As the budget entry for NVIDIA’s Pascal GPU architecture, which boasts record-breaking speed and power efficiency, the GTX 1060 features 1,280 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8Gbps and a boost clock of 1.7GHz, which can be overclocked to 2GHz for additional performance.

The GTX 1060 also supports the NVIDIA VRWorks platform, a software developer kit for virtual reality applications. NVIDIA Ansel technology is also integrated into the GTX 1060, allowing gamers to “explore, capture and share the artistry of gaming in ways never before possible.” Select games such as Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst and Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be able to take advantage of this feature later this month, and more games in development will also be utilizing this proprietary technology.

Unbox 09 - GTX 1060

At a competitive MSRP of $249 (around P12,000, but don’t forget to add a few more thousand to the Philippine SRP as usual), no doubt the GTX 1060 is a great value card for those looking to upgrade their PC gaming rigs. Based on the early benchmarks, GTX 970 users won’t be seeing much of an improvement moving up to the GTX 1060. Gamers with GTX 960 cards and below, however, will be gaining a lot of performance with the jump.

Local tech retailer PC Hub already has listings of the GTX 1060 on their Facebook page.

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10 Comments

    1. For now 1060 is the better but in the long run rx480 it still needs a lot of improvement in the driver section also the power issue on rx480 has been solved

        1. GTX 1060 sa ganyang price? Saan makakabili ng ganyan? Wla akong makitang nagbebenta ng ganyan na price ah!

          1. Pahirapan ngayon maka bili kasi kaka release lang. Buy it directly in pchub for cheap price.

  1. GTX 1060 > RX 480 – DX11 games

    GTX 1060 < RX 480 – DX12 games + upcoming…

    GTX 1060 RX 480 – Driver Support

  2. Di naman ganun kadami stocks. I’ll rather wait for 2-3 months. Ubusan ng stocks kasi. Tapos iilan lang nagbebenta. Hirap pa magpa reserve. Kapag pumunta ka sa store sold out.. SOLD OUT AT KAUNTI LANG. Parehas silang AMD. Saksakan sa kabagalan.

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