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ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB ROG STRIX VR Ready HDMI 2.0 DP 1.4 Auto-extreme Graphics Card

6GB 192-Bit GDDR5
Core Clock 1506 MHz
Boost Clock 1708 MHz
1 x Native Dual-link DVI-D 2 x Native HDMI 2.0 2 x Native DisplayPort 1.4
1280 CUDA Cores
PCI Express 3.0
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why is tthis one so much more? because of 3 fans?
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Quote from thinh4u2 View Post :
why is tthis one so much more? because of 3 fans?
better heatsink, high factory clock. better fans

one of the best deals going right now is the evga sc at $259 and $10 rebate, nice fan, nice heatsink and a decent factory OC bios.

of course they have been sold out since launch..

there's always a $50 or so split between base and high end for each model . the 1070 and 1080 are around 80-100 dollar splits. you can usually get 5-15% more performance from a top tier card with a binned gpu. that variable depends on where you wind up in the silicon lottery. some base cards barely OC, some do well. the high end cards almost always will go over their already higher speed
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Last edited by racebum July 23, 2016 at 06:11 PM
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Can someone explain to me why I should choose a GTX 1060 over a GTX 980 Ti? The prices of 980 Ti's are getting pretty close to the 1060's that are available now.

I've tried to research the answer myself and see that the 980 Ti still beats the 1060 in benchmarks, but does the 1060 have any major advantages other than the lower TDP and temp? Will the 1060 see any crucial directX 12 features that the 980 Ti won't?
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Quote from racebum View Post :
better heatsink, high factory clock. better fans

one of the best deals going right now is the evga sc at $259 and $10 rebate, nice fan, nice heatsink and a decent factory OC bios.

of course they have been sold out since launch..

there's always a $50 or so split between base and high end for each model . the 1070 and 1080 are around 80-100 dollar splits. you can usually get 5-15% more performance from a top tier card with a binned gpu. that variable depends on where you wind up in the silicon lottery. some base cards barely OC, some do well. the high end cards almost always will go over their already higher speed
It'll probably get 2 more fps than a $250 model. the thing is so power efficient big coolers and more fans don't matter. I got the zotac one for $225. This price of this ASUS at +$65 is essentially a tier higher card.

Quote from donjuan81 View Post :
Can someone explain to me why I should choose a GTX 1060 over a GTX 980 Ti? The prices of 980 Ti's are getting pretty close to the 1060's that are available now.

I've tried to research the answer myself and see that the 980 Ti still beats the 1060 in benchmarks, but does the 1060 have any major advantages other than the lower TDP and temp? Will the 1060 see any crucial directX 12 features that the 980 Ti won't?
huh? where can I get a 980ti for $225? Reasons why to get a 1060:

1. more power efficient
2. cheaper
3. as time goes on, drivers tend to be a lot worse for past gen Nvidia cards, while current gen goes up. Don't know off hand, but I'm assuming the 1060 will do better in dx12 titles as well.
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Last edited by baphomet58 July 23, 2016 at 06:56 PM
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I just got my Asus Turbo 1060. Loving it, its able to overclock pretty well so far. Granted, I am coming from a 650ti Boost so I would love anything.
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i think that guy has the 1070 and 980ti pricing in mind. the 980ti is no where near 249 and would be sold out if it ever was. the 980ti is in most games right about where the 1070 is which is why it's been selling for just a little less

that said i would never buy a 980ti over a 1070 just for the above reason. in a couple years the 1070 will have full support. historically 2gen old cards get crap drivers from nvidia as they are no longer considered when new drivers release
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I was seeing that non-reference 1060's are around $300 (before any coupons). Non-reference 980 Ti's are down to $370 (before any coupons, but after rebate). So, a 1060 is 81% of the price of a 980 Ti, but does it deliver 81% of the power?
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Be aware that a lot of Asus cards like this one has 2 HDMI 2.0b and 2 DP 1.3 instead of the usual 1 HDMI 2.0 and 3 DP 1.3.

Asus claims "connecting a VR device and display at the same time". Whatever. DP 1.3 will allow 5K 60hz 8bit and 10bit , 4K 120hz on one cable with ability of 8K with MSC lossless compression on one cable. HDMI 2.0b won't get anywhere above 4K at 60hz 8 bit. Also monitors will always have DP more commonly than HDMI.

DP 1.3 is MUCH more futureproof than HDMI 2.0b!

All these asus cards seem cheaper. That's b/c they are skimping out on a DP 1.3! Know the significant limitation before you buy. I already sold off my asus 1070 for this reason. I paid $30 more to get one with 1 more DP and it's well worth it.
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i think that guy has the 1070 and 980ti pricing in mind. the 980ti is no where near 249 and would be sold out if it ever was. the 980ti is in most games right about where the 1070 is which is why it's been selling for just a little less

that said i would never buy a 980ti over a 1070 just for the above reason. in a couple years the 1070 will have full support. historically 2gen old cards get crap drivers from nvidia as they are no longer considered when new drivers release
No, I think the comment refers to more of the 1060 just like he is stating. 1060s are being close to $300 that it doesn't make sense to purchase one and much better to go for a discounted 980Ti for $340. Of course, I agree with you that it's not good to purchase a 980 Ti mainly because of the 1070. But he has a point only because of availability and current price gouging. Once the cards are widely available, then it doesnt' make sense to get a last generation card.
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No, I think the comment refers to more of the 1060 just like he is stating. 1060s are being close to $300 that it doesn't make sense to purchase one and much better to go for a discounted 980Ti for $340. Of course, I agree with you that it's not good to purchase a 980 Ti mainly because of the 1070. But he has a point only because of availability and current price gouging. Once the cards are widely available, then it doesnt' make sense to get a last generation card.
1060s have been going in and out of stock. it shouldn't be too terrible to get one at 250 to 270
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1060s have been going in and out of stock. it shouldn't be too terrible to get one at 250 to 270
I just got a better deal. Jet.com has the oc edition use code save10 I paid $291
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