Unlike the earlier launched Geforce GTX 1060 6GB, which was based on GP106 Pascal GPU with 1280 CUDA cores, the 3GB version of the same card comes with a further cut-down GP106 GPU with 1152 CUDA cores. As rumored earlier, the reference GTX 1060 3GB works at a base GPU clock of 1506MHz, GPU Boost clock of 1708MHz and comes with 3GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8000MHz and paired up with the same 192-bit memory interface.
As noted, EVGA has prepared a total of five different versions, including a reference one, SuperClocked (SC), SuperSuperClocked (SSC), FTW and FTW+ versions.
Unlike the reference version, the SuperClocked version will use the same single fan dual slot cooler but with a copper core and a heatpipe and which draw power from a single 6-pin PCI-Express power connector. The SuperClock version works at a slightly higher 1607MHz base and 1835MHz GPU Boost clocks, with memory at reference 8000MHz, and it features the same 3+1-phase VRM.
Unlike those two, the SuperSuperClocked (SSC) and both FTW and the FTW+ versions are going to feature EVGA's well known ACX 3.0 cooler and draw power from an 8-pin PCIe power connector. The GTX 1060 3GB SSC version will work at the same clocks as the SC version, 1607/1835MHz and feature a 4+1 VRM.
The FTW and FTW+ version are both based on a custom PCB with 6+1-phase VRM and work at 1620MHz base and 1847MHz GPU Boost clocks for the FTW and 1632MHz base and 1860MHz GPU Boost clocks for the FTW+ version.
The price will range from US $199.99/€219 for the reference one up to probably close to US $300 for the custom FTW+ version. Unfortunately, only the reference one is currently listed at the EVGA site so we are not clear on the precise price or the availability date for the rest of the lineup.