The launch of the GeForce RTX 20 family of NVIDIA has not meant the total abandonment of the previous series of graphics cards from this manufacturer, and in fact just presented the GTX 1060 with 6 GB of GDDR5X memory.
This is the fourth version of this model that appears with a logical motivation: it is expected that AMD will launch the Radeon RX 590 with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory very soon, so in NVIDIA they wanted to have a competitor of guarantees to avoid scares in this range of prices.
Faster memory, we continue with Pascal
The GTX 1060 had appeared with a model of 3 GB of GDDR5 memory, another with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory and a third with 6 GB GDDR5 but with the clock somewhat forced (to reach 9 Gbps of throughput).
This new version offers as main change the use of GDDR5X memories that raise the bar a bit more in that bandwidth, and thanks to these modules the memory can reach transfer rates of 10 Gbps.
The rumors of the imminent appearance of a Radeon RX 590 have been accumulating, especially after the appearance of the results of some tests that pointed that this model would surpass in performance to the GTX 1060 that existed until now.
This graphic card therefore appears to counteract this potential movement, but the use of the same Pascal architecture that has already been replaced by the Turing architecture of the new GeForce RTX 20 is maintained.