Nvidia has released a new GTX 1060 with GDDR5X memory now SLI compatible. This means that you can use two cards in SLI, making it more powerful than the previous model.

We reported last week that Nvidia is working on a GTX 1060 with “GDDR5X” RAM, and now Gigabyte and Palit have both created a page devoted to the upcoming GTX 1060 on their respective websites. However, not everything is addressed. Some of the most essential and “interesting to know” specifications are still secret and may emerge at any moment. But there is one item that has grabbed my interest that is currently unknown.

Although the original Nvidia GTX 1060 does not have a SLI connection, both the Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming D5X and Palit GTX 1060 GamingPro OC+ seem to have them and are plainly visible from the side. Take a look at the differences between the two Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1060 cards below.

 

A SLI connection is also included on the Palit GTX 1060.

Palit GTX 1060 GamingPro OC+

It’s interesting that Nvidia decided to include SLI support in the GTX 1060 so soon after the RTX 2000 series was released, and we may be on the verge of seeing the RTX 2060. The specs page, on the other hand, gives us a completely different picture. Gigabyte explicitly describes it as a non-SLI compliant graphics card, despite the fact that it has SLI connections.

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The core clock and memory clock have yet to be announced, however the memory interface, TDP, and Cuda cores are all the same. The GDDR5X memory clock is faster than the GDDR5 memory clock and can range between 9Gbps, 10Gbps, and 11Gbps, giving it an advantage in overall gaming performance. However, the most important thing for me right now is SLI compatibility, which is a real deal because two GTX 1060s will give you performance comparable to a GTX 1080 in most cases. Let’s see if Nvidia makes any announcements on this in the future days.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does GTX 1060 support SLI?

Yes.

Can you SLI 1060 3GB?

I do not know.

Can you SLI 1060 and 1660?

Yes, you can.

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