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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition Pictures Surfaced – No SLI Fingers

After the specifications of the upcoming GeForce GTX 1060 were leaked, now actual photos of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder Edition shows up thanks to PurePC.pl. These photos suggest that some reviewers already have the GTX 1060 in their labs. This confirms that the official launching/release date is just around the corner. Expect that reviews will go live by that time as well. It is reported that the GTX 1060 will launch this July 7, just a few days from now. The photos below give us some more details regarding the upcoming mainstream card that aims to combat AMD’s Radeon RX 480. Interestingly, there are/is no SLI connector(s) on the GTX 1060.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder Edition Photos Surfaced

Below you can see the standard box or packaging that NVIDIA sends to the reviewers. If you have seen the early GTX 1080/1070 teasers and reviews, I’m sure you will recognize the same box art.

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If you have seen the previous leaks, we all know how the new cooler for the GTX 1060 looks like (like the photo above). It’s plasticky and somehow reminds me of Rico’s grappling device from Just Cause 3, or the Millennium Falcon.

At its output ports, you can see the usual connectors: DVI, HDMI and 3x DisplayPorts.

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Now, when we look at the back side of the GTX 1060 Founders Edition, something interesting and at the same time puzzling is revealed. There’s no backplate (not a big deal) BUT the SLI finger is missing, it’s gone! This could mean two things, either NVIDIA will no longer support SLI for the GTX 1060 (and probably the models below 1060 as well), or SLI is still supported but SLI bridge is no longer needed, like what AMD has been doing since the R9 200 series.

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Looking at the side of the GTX 1060 Founders Edition, NVIDIA didn’t place the 6-pin power connector at the rear end corner of the 1060’s PCB (the usual spot for PCIE power connectors), but instead it’s located at the end portion of the cooler itself. This could mean that NVIDIA used some kind of extension so that the power connector is still located at the end portion despite the short PCB of the GTX 1060.

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The upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition is said to feature NVIDIA’s GP-106 chip based on Pascal architecture. It features 1280 CUDA cores with a boost clock speed of 1.7GHz. It will also have 6GB of GDDR5 memory (some say a 3GB variant will also be available), with 8 Gbps of memory speed, 192 GB/s memory bandwidth and runs on a 192-bit memory interface. Its TDP is 120W and will draw power from a 6-pin PCIe power connector. No words yet regarding its price, but it could be around $250 USD and is expected to be announced this coming July 7. The GTX 1060 will combat the RX 480 for the mid-range tier.

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