Nvidia Pascal GPUs offer a significant increase in performance and efficiency over the last generation products thanks to the latest FinFET process. Since their launch, the GTX 10 series cards have been breaking world records in overclocking; this time it’s GALAX GTX 1060 HOF which managed to shatter 3GHz frequency barrier – the highest clock speed ever recorded on a graphics card.
Nvidia unveiled their first Pascal based cards, the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, earlier this year. At the time, the company teased their GP104 chip could run at 2.1GHz. That has been true, as several variants right now can run between 1.9GHz and 2.1GHz. In fact, last month at GALAX GOC 2016, overclockers managed to push the Pascal GPU beyond its boundaries when a GALAX GeForce GTX 1060 HOF hit 2.80 GHz on LN2.
Once again, the same card has hit 3.01GHz showing how impressive the Pascal FinFET architecture is when it comes to overclocking. This is achieved by three different teams at the GALAX GOC event, with the one at the first spot finishing GPUPI (10M) calculations in a time of 21.685 seconds.
At 3GHz clock speed, the GeForce GTX 1060 was able to best the GTX 1070 in terms of texture and pixel fill rates, while achieving the pixel fill rate even higher than the GTX 1080.
Based on the Pascal GP106 core, the GALAX GTX 1060 HOF GOC features 1280 CUDA cores and 6GB of GDDR5 memory. The card is clocked at 1620MHz base and 1847MHz boost clock speed. The memory clock is maintained at 8GHz giving a total of 192GB/s bandwidth across a 192-bit bus interface.
The 1060 HOF has a 8+6 Pin power configuration, with the TDP rated at 120W – though the GPU would require a lot more power for better stability and overclocking.
In other news, Nvidia is readying to launch the enthusiast-grade GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. According to a job posting at LinkedIn, the GTX 980 Ti users will get first spot in line for 1080 Ti pre-orders.