Many wondered how NVIDIA managed to implement GDDR5X memory support in the GeForce GTX 1060 video card. As it turned out, it didn’t do that, but simply rebranding the flagship model GTX 1080 and cut its capabilities. This is indicated by the disassembly of the Colorful iGame 1060 U video card TOP V2. Instead of modifying the memory controller in the GTX 1060, the new version of the video card uses a graphics processor with existing support for GDDR5X. The video card received a GP104 chip, like the GTX 1080, instead of the usual GP106. In this case, in the GP104, the manufacturer blocked half of the cores, cutting performance.
Also, the video card received an unusual for the standard version cooling system with three fans, power supply “8 + 2 phases”, two 8-pin connectors and an SLI slot.