GIGABYTE GeForce® GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G Graphics Card Review

Features

GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G in a nutshell. 

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  • Powered by GeForce® GTX 1060
  • WINDFORCE 2x 100mm fan cooling system
  • Xtreme VR Link provides the best VR experience
  • 16.8M customizable color lighting
  • Stylish Metal Back Plate
  • Titan X-grade Chokes and Capacitors for Extreme Durability
  • Intuitive Xtreme Engine
  • Xtreme Care provides 4 years warranty (Online registration required)

Core Clock

  • Boost: 1873 MHz / Base: 1645 MHz in OC mode
  • Boost: 1847 MHz / Base: 1620 MHz in Gaming mode

 

XTREME PERFORMANCE

GIGABYTE Xtreme Gaming Series graphics cards are crafted for perfection in pursuit of the ultimate graphics experience for gaming enthusiasts. Based on the revolutionary NVIDIA® Pascal™ GPU architecture, Xtreme gaming graphics card brings you incredible gaming experience.

– GPU Gauntlet™ Sorting
– Pascal-powered graphics card give you superior performance and power efficiency
– Support up to 8K display @60Hz
– Outstanding performance for Virtual Reality gaming

WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System

The WINDFORCE 2X cooling system features two 100mm unique blade fans, alternate spinning fan design, pure copper composite heat-pipes, large copper plate direct touch technology, semi-passive 3D active fan, and protection back plate together delivering an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures.

 

ALTERNATE SPINNING FAN DESIGN

Optimize air flow by the alternate spinning fans that reduce air turbulence and effectively dissipate the heat.

 

2x 100mm UNIQUE BLADE FAN DESIGN

The airflow is spilt by the triangle fan edge, and guided smoothly through the 3D stripe curve on the fan surface, effectively enhancing the air flow by 23% over traditional fans. 100mm big fan provides quieter environment and more airflow.

 

ANGULAR FIN DESIGN

The angular and unequal fins height does not only channel the airflow through the fins and enlarge the contact surface but also results in a lower noise level and better cooling capacity.

LARGE COPPER BASE PLATE DIRECT TOUCH

With direct contact to the GPU and VRAM, the large copper base plate combines the composite heat pipes to efficiently transfer heat generated from the interior cores to the heat sink, keeping the graphics card cool and stable when overclocked for better performance.

 

3D ACTIVE FAN WITH RGB LED INDICATORS

The XTREME GAMING graphics cards are equipped with 3D-Active Fan, the industry’s first 0dB semi-passive fan design introduced by GIGABYTE back in 2007. The fans will remain off when the GPU is under a set loading or temperature for low power gaming. The LED fan indicator on the top of the graphics card provides an instant display of the fan status.

With 2 extra HDMI ports, Xtreme VR Link innovatively provides the most flexible output connectivity. Connect up to 4 monitors and/or VR devices at the same time with a total of 3 DisplayPort and 3 native HDMI ports that could be used interchangeably under VR Mode for all types of gaming configuration. Outputs are automatically detected upon restarting PC with no further setting required.

MULTI DISPLAY CONFIGURATION SUPPORT

Xtreme VR Link is the only output technology in the market that supports the following combinations of displays without any adaptors required.

 

16.8M CUSTOMIZABLE COLOR LIGHTING

With 16.8M customizable color options and numerous lighting effects, you could now choose the right scheme for your gaming rig through Xtreme Engine software.

STYLISH METAL BACK PLATE

Glorious black metal back plate provides the solid protection, strengthens the structure and inspires the passion for gaming.

 

LED POWER INDICATORS TO SHOW IF THE PCI-E VOLTAGE FROM PSU IS STABLE

Be alert when PCI-E voltage is unstable with the smart power LED indicators. When experiencing any power abnormality, the indicator will alert gamers by flashing light.

 

BUILT FOR EXTREME OVERCLOCKING WITH 6+1 POWER PHASES

Compared to the reference design, the 6+1 power phases on the card make the MOSFET working at a lower temperature and provide more stable voltage output. Over temperature protection and load balance to each MOSFET can effectively extend the card life.

 

TITAN X-GRADE CHOKES AND CAPACITORS FOR EXTREME DURABILITY

Xtreme Gaming Graphics Cards are engineered with the same highest-grade chokes and capacitors as those of Titan X, delivering high quality performance and longer system lifespan.

FRIENDLY PCB DESIGN THANKS TO FULLY AUTOMATED PRODUCTION PROCESS

Fully automated production process ensures top quality of the circuit boards and eliminates sharp protrusions of the solder connectors seen on the conventional PCB surface. This friendly design prevents your hands from getting cut or inadvertently damaging components when making your build.

 

INTUITIVE XTREME ENGINE

Adjust clock speeds, voltage, fan performance, power target can be monitored and tuned in real-time according to your own preference through this intuitive interface. Download (*The interface and functionality of the software is subject to each model.)

 

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Tinkering with computers and other electronics since the days of the Apple IIe and the Intellivision as the Prodigal 80s child, Jeremy seeks to constantly expand his knowledge of the ever-changing and ever-enticing world of Consumer Electronics. He enjoys tinkering, overclocking, modding, and most of all gaming.