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First pictures of the Gigabyte GTX 1060 5 GB surface online

The Gigabyte GTX 1060 5 GB Windforce OC. (Source: Videocardz)
The Gigabyte GTX 1060 5 GB Windforce OC. (Source: Videocardz)
The first pictures of the rumored NVIDIA GTX 1060 5 GB SKU card have surfaced online. The new Gigabyte card is identical to the GTX 1060 6 GB Windforce OC but comes with the NVIDIA GP106-350-K3-A1 GPU that supports up to 5 GB GDDR5 memory and reduced memory bandwidth.

The news of NVIDIA looking to launch a GTX 1060 variant with 5 GB GDDR5 RAM targeted at cybercafes broke yesterday but we only got to see a few pictures of the actual GPU and not the card itself. Now, Videocardz has posted the first pics of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 5GB Windforce OC on its site and from the looks of it is identical to the GTX 1060 6 GB Windforce OC.

Gigabyte also revealed some information about the specs of the card. The clock speeds will be the same as the 6 GB variant (1582/1797 MHz in OC mode; 1556/1771 MHz in gaming mode), however, the memory bus is a 160-bit bus compared to the 192-bit bus in the 6 GB variant. Memory is clocked at 8008 MHz. The new 5 GB variant also sports the Windforce 2X cooling solution and comes with a full cover backplate. Display outs include 2 DVI ports, one HDMI, and one DisplayPort.

As reported previously, the new is solely meant for cybercafe owners to buy in bulk, which will help them save a significant amount of money and also enable their PCs to run the latest games at 1080p max settings. This GPU is currently exclusive to China and will not be available via retail channels.

(Source: Videocardz)
(Source: Videocardz)
(Source: Videocardz)
(Source: Videocardz)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-12-28 (Update: 2017-12-28)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.