NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB detailed at $200

So we've got another GTX 1060 coming from NVIDIA. They've revealed this new SKU this morning with very little fanfare – and it's not so significantly different from its predecessors that the company will be sending out review units. This version of the GTX 1060 will be available for $199 USD – so it's not as if they're going to have a whole lot of trouble moving them out the door.

This graphics processing unit will be added to the lineup within the next couple of weeks, where it'll have a new driver update waiting for it. That driver update will be released later today.

To be entirely clear, the GTX 1060 GPU for 6GB and 3GB are different configurations. They're very, very similar, and NVIDIA suggests that "for simplicity, these [two GPUs] are distinguished by their frame buffer size." NVIDIA suggests that they will not be offering different frame buffer options for either one of these cards.

Above you'll see the basic specs of this graphics card. According to NVIDIA, the GTX 1060 6GB configuration runs "about 5% faster" than the GTX 1060 3GB configuration. They go on to note that the GTX 1060 3GB is "about 10% faster" than the AMD RX480 8GB.

This price difference also cuts the CUDA cores down from 1280 in the 6GB version of the card to 1152 in the 3GB. The pricing sitting at $199 puts it in direct competition with the AMD RX 470 and the 4GB RX 480.

There will not be any NVIDIA-made "Founders Edition" versions of these cards made, but there WILL be a variety made by companies like EVGA.

So – if you're taking the Founders Edition of the GTX 1060 6GB at $299 and comparing it to the base price of the GTX 1060 3GB without worrying too much about the fact that you have half the RAM, you'll be getting just 5% less performance for a $199 price cut. Seems worth it to the layman, doesn't it?