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Asus Has Five GTX 1060 Models Incoming

When Asus launched it's GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 cards it only talked about the Strix models. Asus later launched the Dual and Turbo models of both GPUs. Instead of repeating the pattern with the GTX 1060, Asus announced the full lineup all at once.

Asus has three GTX 1060 models that feature the same boost clock as Nvidia’s Founder’s Edition card. The Turbo-GTX1060-6G features a blower-style cooler and basic black shroud. This card doesn’t include a factory overclock of any kind. Asus is also offering a dual fan option, which will likely be quieter than the blower fan. The DUAL-GTX1060-6G also doesn’t offer a factory overclock.

Asus also offers a ROG STRIX GTX 1060 with the reference boost clock. This card features the same triple fan cooler found on the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Strix cards. The Strix model includes an optional OC mode, which offers a mild 38MHz overclock.

If you’re looking for a factory overclocked card, you’d be better off with one of the overclocked models. The DUAL-GTX1060-O6G features the same dual fan cooler as the reference-clocked GTX 1060 Dual, but it offers two overclocked factory settings. The overclocked GTX 1060 Dual comes out of the box with a 76MHz overclock and the second profile adds another 25MHz, bringing it up to 1809MHz.

The Strix OC is Asus’s flagship GTX 1060 card. It comes out of the box clocked all the way up to 1847MHz, and the OC Mode pushes another 25MHz out of the boost clock.

The GTX 1060 Strix models feature similar configurations as the higher-end cards (other than the GPU installed inside). The Strix cooler features Asus’s Direct Cu III technology and is cooled by three 0dB Wing-Blade fans.

The GTX 1060 Strix also includes a pair of PWM fan headers, which can be controlled by the included software. The software can also control a set of six Aura RGB lights on the front of the card.

ROG STRIX-GTX1060-O6G-GAMINGROG STRIX-GTX1060-6G-GAMINGDUAL-GTX1060-O6GDUAL-GTX1060-6GTURBO-GTX1060-6G
Boost clock1847MHz1708MHz1784MHz1708MHz1708MHz
OC Boost clock1873MHz1746MHz1809MHzNANA
Memory6GB GDDR56GB GDDR56GB GDDR56GB GDDR56GB GDDR5
HDMI 2.022222
DisplayPort 1.422222
DVI-D11111

Asus said the basic GTX 1060 Strix would sell for $309, and the overclocked version will be available for $319. The company has not released pricing for the Dual and Turbo models, yet.

  • Et____
    i hate all of this.

    i would like to have the choice between an overclocked and overcooled version
    and a very silent version.... all of those are confusing and gives the opportunity to sell underclocked cards for the overclocked price and hope customers don't notice
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  • BoredSysAdmin
    Agreed with ET.
    In addition pricing is totally f'up. Nvidia reference FE card cost $299. Partners were expected to offer cards starting from $250. Even Asus can do value version and sell for that price point.
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  • grimfox
    It's likely the turbo will be closer to the $250 pricepoint. It's really hard to justify a list price of $300 or more for a 1060 card that is just marginally faster and a little more efficient than a 480 which lists for 60-100 less.
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  • Dark Lord of Tech
    Have 2 on the way from newegg , can't wait.
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    *Sigh* Asus, Asus... learn from EVGA. One fan and half-length PCB is what this card needs. Three fans on a mid-range card is madness, and no "overclocking headroom" will justify it. Two is enough for that, and one for stock clocks.
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  • Dark Lord of Tech
    That's your opinion surya13.
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  • thundervore
    This is so sad. They are just flooding the market with unnecessary cards.

    Then comes the TI version of these cards that will make these cards useless so they will disappear.......

    Two of these cards I would understand but not five.....
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  • Dark Lord of Tech
    18303619 said:
    This is so sad. They are just flooding the market with unnecessary cards.

    Then comes the TI version of these cards that will make these cards useless so they will disappear.......

    Two of these cards I would understand but not five.....

    5 equals more money , I like the logic.
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