Nvidia has decided to release the fourth variant of the GeForce 1060 graphics card. This time the 5 GB model will be intended exclusively for the Chinese market and will be available mainly in internet cafes.
The new family member will run on 1280 CUDA cores, keeping the GP106’s full power. After all, only the memory will distinguish it from the 6 GB model, as it has been truncated by 1 GB and its bus has been limited to 160-bit (from 192). We can only speculate on the value of TDP and the core and memory clock, but they will most likely be on par with the six gigabyte GeForce 1060.
This unexpected card will be a veritable compromise between the three and six gigabyte versions. According to assurances, it is to enable smooth gameplay in Full HD resolution in most games, which the 3 GB GeForce 1060 could not cope with. This is why it will mainly be found in Chinese internet cafes, to which it will be delivered on a mass scale.