The very first leaked benchmark results from the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 have made it online courtesy of XFastest! Last week we published what appeared to be leaked NVIDIA presentation slides that showed the GeForce GTX 1060 would be faster than the AMD Radeon RX 480. The leaked specifications claimed that the GeForce GTX 1060 would have 1280 CUDA cores running up to 1.7GHz and and 6GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8Gbps. We weren’t sure what the memory bus width was going to be or the default clock speed. Thanks to the GPU-Z information below we learned that the GeForce GTX 1060 has a base clock speed of 1506MHz with a boost clock of 1709MHz. The 6GB of GDDR5 memory is indeed running at 8008 MHz (effective) on a 192-bit memory bus for 192.2 GB/s of memory bandwidth.
With regards to the GeForce GTX 1060’s performance the leaked information above shows that it got an overall score of 11,225 and a GPU score of 13,215 on 3DMark Fire Strike on a system running an Intel Core i7-6700K processor. Our testing with an AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB reference card on a test system powered by an Intel Core i7-4960X processor got 10,662 points in the overall test and 12,256 in the GPU test. This puts the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 <10% ahead. The NVIDIA slides leaked out last week showed an approximate 15% performance advantage over AMD’s Radeon RX 480.
The only other benchmark score shown was 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra and the GeForce GTX 1060 had an overall score of 3,014 with a graphics score of 2,928. We didn’t run this specific test on our test system, so we don’t know how it compares.
All the rumors online are pointing to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 being launched tomorrow (July 7th, 2016) on paper and then full retail availability will take place on July 14th, 2016.