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GTX 1060 South African pricing revealed

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When NVIDIA unveiled the GTX 1060, we called it the new budget king; according to the GTX 1060’s specifications, it should beat AMD’s RX 480 in price versus performance. NVIDIA’s reveal showed a price of $249 for the custom board version, while the Founders Edition (exclusive to the NVIDIA store) is priced at $299.

But what can South African PC gamers expect to pay for the GTX 1060? According to a report by Fudzilla, NVIDIA has revealed the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the GTX 1060 in South Africa as R4,699. (including VAT).

That’s R100 cheaper than the best local price for the RX 480.

Keep in mind that the price is for custom board GTX 1060’s, for example ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte or MSI cards and that the price is “recommended”, so it is still up to local retailers and distributors to set their specific price for the various custom board GTX 1060’s. However, the MSRP of R4,699 is excellent news for South African PC gamers looking for a GPU upgrade.

If you’ve missed our coverage of the GTX 1060 reveal last week, check out the general specifications:

  • GP106 GPU
  • Memory config: 6GB GDDR5
  • Memory speed: 8 GHz
  • TDP: 120W
  • 1280 CUDA cores and 80 TMUs
  • Clock speed: 1506 MHz
  • Boosted clock speed: 1708 MHz
  • Pixel fill rate: 72.3 GPixel/s
  • Texture fill rate: 159.6 GTexel/s
  • Display connectors: 3x DP1.4, HDMI 2.0B, DL-DVI

The specs above are for the GTX 1060 Founders Edition. Most of the time, custom board manufacturers overclock a GPU at least a bit, so you can expect a higher Clock Speed from the local options available at launch.

The GTX 1060 will officially launch on 19 July 2016. If the local price is around the same as NVIDIA’s MSRP, the GTX 1060 will definitely be best price versus performance GPU on the market, seeing as the the AMD RX 480’s local price ranges from R4,799 to R6,000.

What do you think about RRP for the GTX 1060? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Fudzilla

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