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ASUS Strix ROG GTX 1060 6GB, Gaming With Godzilla (STRIX-GTX1060-O6G-GAMING)

ASUS Strix ROG GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

The ASUS Strix ROG GeForce GTX 1060 6GB at a $329.99 initial price and with all the ROG Strix bells and whistles we would put it in the GTX 1060 Luxury video card category. Packed with Pascal technology on a 16nm process with a 200mm² die it gets half the hardware of the GTX 1080 but will dominate at 1080p and 1440p. Asus packed all the goodies into the ROG Strix GTX 1060 and from package to hand it drips ROG goodness like honey from the hive. The GP106-400-A1  core packs 4.4 Billion transistors and runs at a base clock of 1645 and a boost of 1873, amazing speeds given recent years core speeds. There are 1280 Stream Processors, forming 2 GPCs and 10SMs, 2 Rasterizers, 10 Tessellation units, 80 Texture units and 48 ROPS. There may be a partridge in a pear tree in there somewhere but we didn’t see any feathers sticking out.

Now that we are past the hardware hoohaa lets talk about Asus features a little. The first thing we noticed opening the package was 3 over sized Wing Tip Fans and immediately we knew this was an ROG Direct CU III cooling design. We quickly looked at the specifications and the card came in at 298mm which is longer than some GTX 1070 and 1080s we’ve seen. Then there’s the Auto Extreme Technology where the whole video card start to finish is produced by machines without human interference ensuring exacting standards. For flash Asus dropped Aura RGB lighting accents on the  ASUS Strix ROG GTX 1060 6GB giving you control over how the lighting effects run and the color(s) you choose. The ASUS Strix ROG GTX 1060 6GB is VR friendly with HDMI ports and ASUS provides GPU Tweak II for your overclocking fun. No one in the industry puts a better dress on their GPU’s than ASUS does on it’s ROG lineup and you’ll be hard pressed to find this much luxury in any GTX 10xx series video card!

Asus Strix ROG GTX 1060_1

GPU Comparison Table

GPU ASUS Strix ROG GTX 1060 EVGA
GeForce GTX 1070 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0
NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB
NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 980 4GB
Architecture Pascal Pascal Pascal Maxwell Maxwell
Codename GP106-400-A1 GP104-200-A1 GP104 GM200 GM204
Base
Clock
1645MHz 1607MHz 1,607MHz 1,000MHz 1,126MHz
Boost
Clock
1873MHz 1797MHz 1,733MHz 1,075MHz 1,216MHz
Stream
Processors
1280 1920 2,560 2,816 2,048
Layout 2 GPCs, 10 SMs 3 GPCs, 15 SMs 4 GPCs, 20 SMs 6 GPCs, 22 SMs 4 GPCs, 16 SMs
Rasterisers 2 3 4 6 4
Tesselation
Units
10 15 20 22 16
Texture
Units
80 120 160 176 128
ROPs 48 64 64 96 64
Transistors 4.4 Billion 7.2
Billion
7.2
billion
8
billion
5.2
billion
Die
Size
200 mm2 314mm2 314mm2 601mm2 398mm2
Process 16nm 16nm 16nm 28nm 28nm
Memory
Amount 6Gb GDDR5 8GB
GDDR5
8GB
GDDR5X
6GB
GDDR5
4GB
GDDR5
Frequency 1026MHz (8208MHz effective) 1GHz
(8GHz effective)
1.25GHz
(10GHz effective)
1.75GHz
(7GHz effective)
1.75GHz
(7GHz effective)
Interface 192-Bit 256-bit 256-bit 384-bit 256-bit
Bandwidth 192.2GB/s 256GB/sec 320GB/sec 336GB/sec 224GB/sec
Card Specifications
Power
Connectors
1 x 8-pin 2
x 8-pin
1
x 8-pin
1
x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
2
x 6-pin
Stock
Card Length
298mm 267mm 267mm 267mm 267mm
TDP 120W 215W 180W 250W 165W

 

Key Features

  • 1873 MHz boost clock in OC mode for outstanding performance and gaming experience.
  • DirectCU III with Patented Wing-Blade Fans for 30% cooler and 3X quieter performance.
  • ASUS FanConnect features 4-pin GPU-controlled headers connected to system fans for optimal thermal performance.
  • Industry Only Auto-Extreme Technology with Super Alloy Power II delivers premium quality and best reliability.
  • Aura RGB Lighting to express personalized gaming style.
  • VR-friendly HDMI ports for immersive virtual reality experiences.
  • GPU Tweak II with Xsplit Gamecaster provides intuitive performance tweaking and lets you stream your gameplay instantly.
  • NVIDIA ANSEL for a revolutionary new way to capture in-game screenshots.
  • NVIDIA GameWorks™ provides an interactive and cinematic experience, as well as incredibly smooth gameplay.

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  1. I am going to buy Asus gtx 1060 strix edition, should i spend extra for OC edition or buy non Oc version?

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