One of the steps NVIDIA to match the presence of lineup graphic card from the Radeon RX 500 Series, especially Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 is presenting an updated version of the GeForce GTX 1060, the GTX 1060 6GB 9Gbps. Yes, according to the name it brings, this update only make an increase at the speed of VRAM. If previously in the 8 Gbps figure increased to 9 Gbps. So what does NVIDIA offer with this increased speed of VRAM and what kind of performance improvement is offered?
graphic card with the name of ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps comes with a slightly higher specification of the NVIDIA reference specification. Interestingly this graphic card has two profiles that one of the profile has a GPU clock specification that is not too far away with the NVIDIA graphics card. Curious as to what the performance of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 9Gbps and what ASUS has to offer on ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps graphic card? Here’s the review!
Graphic card coded GTX1060-O6G-9GBPS GP106-based GPU with variant GP106-400-A1 that you can find on the line of graphics card based on GeForce GTX 1060 6GB. This GPU is a GPU that has 10 BC, 1280 CUDA with 192-bit Bus Width and 48ROP units. However, GP106-400-A1 GPUs used on the ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 OC 9Gbps graphics card come with different clock specifications with NVIDIA reference.
In the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 9Gbps version, NVIDIA only make changes to the speed of memory. For its GPU clock speed, it’s still the same GPU clock as the GTX 1060 6GB Founders Edition. Its base clock at 1.506 MHz with boost clock reaches 1,709 MHz. While the graphics card made by ASUS has two modes of use of Gaming Mode and OC Mode. In Gaming Mode make GPU GP106-400-A1 on graphics card made by ASUS it can run on base block 1,595 MHz with boost reach 1,810 MHz. In this mode, ASUS only increases its GPU clock and lets its memory clock in 9000 MHz.
For power consumption, the ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB OC 9Gbps that comes with pre-overclocked specifications from the manufacturer only consumes slightly higher power than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Founders Edition. Interestingly, the power consumption in gaming mode in this graphic card consumes slightly higher power than when you use this motherboard with OC mode. Maybe when running in OC Mode, the electricity used by the graphics card is more optimal than Gaming Mode.
In terms of performance, the steps taken NVIDIA to update on the line of GTX 1060 6GB by increasing the speed of its memory as to be an appropriate step. Note that if money is your concern, i recommend you to get , also, In terms of performance, the improvement offered is promising. Even with this update does not affect much power consumption.
However, in our opinion, you who have been using the graphics card based on previous GTX 1060 6GB version not too necessary to upgrade to 9 Gbps version. If you want to update, preferably to a higher NVIDIA GTX 10 Series variant like the GTX 1070 or GTX 1080.
Although still slightly below Radeon RX 580 overclocked, the ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB OC 9Gbps remains our recommendation when you search for GTX 1060 based graphics cards. In addition to reliable performance to handle AAA games, the DirectCU II embedded cooling system ASUS is also very reliable for you to play games in the long term. You are also greatly facilitated by the presence of applications Tweak II GPU. In addition you can use to switch usage mode, you can also monitor the work of your graphic card. Even you who are not satisfied with ASUS default performance, you can do some tweaks through this application such as increasing the speed of GPU and memory of this graphic card, or can sett the fan from this graphic card manually to get a more optimal working temperature.