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mph82 718 212 August 20, 2016 at 07:29 AM in Computers (2) More Newegg Deals
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Last Edited by widgit August 20, 2016 at 09:52 PM
This deal is back on the 3GB version.

Coupon code VCOGOLD16

Need to add a cheap filler item to get above $200 for $15 off.

This card is ideal for smaller builds, and is overkill for gaming in 1080P, likely more than sufficient for 1440P.


https://m.newegg.com/Product/inde...6814487263
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to anyone considering this and looking up benchmarks, the 3gb versions of this card also have cut down cuda cores (1152 vs 1280 for the full 1060). So if the benchmarks are for the 6gb this card won't preform quite as good as that one.
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to anyone considering this and looking up benchmarks, the 3gb versions of this card also have cut down cuda cores (1152 vs 1280 for the full 1060). So if the benchmarks are for the 6gb this card won't preform quite as good as that one.
was power consumption lower?
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was power consumption lower?
From what little I can find on that it looks like no, power consumption is the same (at least the listed consumption is the same). probably not enough of a power difference to list it differently (but it probably is there).
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Quote from XAmadeoX View Post :
was power consumption lower?
Lower cores = lower consumption. But again, probably not enough to mention, the same as 1152 will not be noticeably lower performing than 1280 cores for most users.
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Why the Thumbs Down? Even if this mini 1060 has the lower core count mentioned above, this card still provides 90% performance for 78% of the lowest available price of the full size 1060.

That makes this card the better value.
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You don't compare this price to the full-fat 6GB 1060, you compare it to its own MSRP of $200.

So 7.5% off using a common promotion code is hardly impressive, considering this card was released yesterday.
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This card is ideal for smaller builds, and is overkill for gaming in 1080P, likely more than sufficient for 1440P.
This I do not agree with. Definitely not a 1440p card. It's good enough for 1080p gaming in latest games..but there are some games where the lower VRAM results in lower performance (GTA V for example). It would make even more of a difference in future games. So if you're on a strict budget..sure go for it (or a 4 GB RX470/480), otherwise spend a bit more go for the 6 GB/8GB cards.
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Quote from mph82 View Post :
This deal is back on the 3GB version.

Coupon code VCOGOLD16

Need to add a cheap filler item to get above $200 for $15 off.

This card is ideal for smaller builds, and is overkill for gaming in 1080P, likely more than sufficient for 1440P.


https://m.newegg.com/Product/inde...820_437321

LOL at overkill for 1080p. best case scenario you have a 970 performance wise and that's only if the game can take advantage of the higher frequency. if it can't the 970 will outperform it and that card was definitely not overkill for 1080p, the 1070 is barely adequate for 1440p

god i hate some of the people on this site....

i'm neg'ing you simply for spreading crap that's misleading
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Hmmm... Just bought a GTX 950 for an old AMD System. About $113 after rebate. Wonder if something like this would be a better choice. Don't want more card than my old circa-2011 processor can handle...
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Hmmm... Just bought a GTX 950 for an old AMD System. About $113 after rebate. Wonder if something like this would be a better choice. Don't want
more card than my old circa-2011 processor can handle...
Depends on your CPU, but my guess is a 1060 would severely be bottlenecked by your CPU. The performance gap though should be huge on the two cards!

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LOL at overkill for 1080p. best case scenario you have a 970 performance wise and that's only if the game can take advantage of the higher frequency. if it can't the 970 will outperform it and that card was definitely not overkill for 1080p, the 1070 is barely adequate for 1440p

god i hate some of the people on this site....

i'm neg'ing you simply for spreading crap that's misleading
From all the benches I have seen the 1060 6GB card is well above the 970, and often time gets close to 980. I'm expecting 1060 3GB to be at 970 or above.

So all my research seems to counter your argument. Why do you think a 970 will outperform a 1060?
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Depends on your CPU, but my guess is a 1060 would severely be bottlenecked by your CPU. The performance gap though should be huge on the two cards!



From all the benches I have seen the 1060 6GB card is well above the 970, and often time gets close to 980. I'm expecting 1060 3GB to be at 970 or above.

So all my research seems to counter your argument. Why do you think a 970 will outperform a 1060?

the 6gb has more cores and more memory, in most games it can do around 15% more than a 970, games that have lower gpu usage and don't push the processor you will see the two much much closer. the 970 has more cores and more bandwidth

i wouldn't necessarily tell anyone to buy a 970 at this point simply because 239-249 gets you a 6gb 1060

however, between the 3gb 1060 and a good 970 i would be more inclined to get the 970
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the 6gb has more cores and more memory, in most games it can do around 15% more than a 970, games that have lower gpu usage and don't push the processor you will see the two much much closer. the 970 has more cores and more bandwidth

i wouldn't necessarily tell anyone to buy a 970 at this point simply because 239-249 gets you a 6gb 1060

however, between the 3gb 1060 and a good 970 i would be more inclined to get the 970
Somebody did a bench, and it seems the 1060 3GB beat the 970 every single time, sometimes by a large margin too:

http://i.imgur.com/TcUh2Au.png

Based on that result, I would be hesitant about a power hungry 970.
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What the benefits of having extra video ram? I was told that it benefits a multi-monitor setup.
I use multiple monitors for doing research, excel, having a video/movie playing at the same time, but when I game, I only plan to game on one screen.

Would 3 gigs of ram suffice for 1080p gaming?

Thanks.
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