Yesterday details leaked about the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. This model has half as much memory as its bigger brother and reportedly it also has 128 fewer CUDA cores, resulting in a total of 1152 CUDA cores.
And while the GTX 1060 6GB starts at $249 (with a $299 Founders Edition), TweakTown now claims the 3GB edition could be crazy cheap. The site suggests the GTX 1060 3GB will start at $149, with a Founders Edition priced at $199. When it sounds too good to be true it's usually fake, so I would take this rumor with a grain of salt. A $100 price gap between the two GeForce GTX 1060 cards just doesn't seem natural.
This means NVIDIA would be competing against the Radeon RX 470, which is priced at $149, and is a cut down variant of the Polaris 10 with 4GB of GDDR5. But what will NVIDIA cull from the 3GB variant of the GeForce GTX 1060 to get the price down? The GTX 1060 6GB features GPU clocks of 1506/1708 for base/boost, respectively - while it has a 192-bit memory bus for its 6GB of GDDR5 RAM.