It seems that Gigabyte is working on a GTX 1060 graphics card that will be implemented with the high-speed GDDR5X memory and a cut down GP104 GPU, and while other specifications are undiscovered, faster memory could give the boost to the GTX 1060 to help it compete against the expected 12nm Polaris-based Radeon RX 590.

1060 GDDR5X
1060 GDDR5X

While Nvidia is concentrated on advertising the latest RTX-series, there was no word on a mid-range version, but for reports that we could eventually see the GTX 2060.

Although it seems that Nvidia AIC partners are steering an initiative as according to Videocardz.com. There is also a probability that such an SKU could be restricted to the Chinese market where these cards are quite widespread on Internet/Gaming Cafes.

As Videocardz.com pointed out, the GTX 1060 already has lots of models, so an extra added model will make it entirely hard for consumers to tell which GTX 1060 are they buying, particularly in OEM systems.

In any case, it seems that this is the only response from Nvidia in the mid-range market as the company is entirely focused on its high-end RTX series, which still has to prove its worth with DLSS and Ray Tracing.

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