Asus has just introduced a new model of graphics card that is incorporated into its already long list of graphics with the GP106 core with its new Geforce GTX 1060 6 GB ROG Strix DirectCU II, a new model that changes the original DirectCU III three-fan Which used the Strix until recently, for a more classic model of two fans and a smaller printed circuit board than the current.
The core GP106 in the end is becoming the sweet expert of the new graphics based on the Pascal architecture of Nvidia thanks in large part to that once the prices are stabilizing after the typical rise that occurs at each launch And as the demand has been equated to the offer, any user can buy the 3 GB model for less than € 250 and his older sister, for less than € 300, both graphics cards that will allow to play Full HD resolution And with all the details well up to the maximum to the vast majority of games of today, which, given that that is the resolution that most gamers play, has made their sales soar from the first moment , Much in the style of what happened with his older sisters, Geforce GTX 1070 and 1080.
Focusing more on the Asus card, the manufacturer has designed for it a circuit board smaller and more similar to the reference of Nvidia where it fits well the heatsink DirectCU II that employ. In my opinion, this speaks of a model that will surely be cheaper than the other models Strix endowed with the three-body sink, although I do not think it will lose the functionalities associated with this model of fan, as it is not turning when the Load of the graph is not especially high. Also, as a good model belonging to the ROG range, the Geforce GTX 1060 6 GB ROG Strix DirectCU II uses overclocks in its core, with 1.595 MHz for its base frequency and with 1,811 MHz for its boost frequency, although GRAM memory is maintained In the same 8 GHz that has the reference model of Nvidia. Even so, these overclocks I am convinced will give you an extra performance that all your users will appreciate.
As of today, the manufacturer has not yet informed when this new model will be available or what its selling price will be.