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GTX 1060

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by dits, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. dits

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    Will the imminent arrival of the 1060 in the budget sector finally kill off AMD ? Early reports state that it's a better performer than the recently released 480X.
     
  2. FoxEye

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    AMD might kill AMD, but the 1060 won't do it ;)
     
  3. Mayh3M

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    I think it will be quite a bit more more powerful than the 480. How damaging it is to AMD depends on the price.
     
  4. FoxEye

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    If the 960 is anything to go by, nVidia don't really give two hoots about the lower end of the market.

    It's been years since they had a "GTX 460 moment". The 960 was a steaming tur..key, and the 560, 660, 760 were just poor.
     
  5. PhoenixUK

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    The rumours are that it's 2x as fast as 480:

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  6. Jacksonn

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    Rumors its the new Titan.
     
  7. Sixense

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    Anyone can see the graph is 0.8 ~ 1.5 so no, it's nowehere near 2x as fast. Usual nVidia PR cancer.
     
  8. SheepBeast

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    That chart is total BS. Look at the scale on the x axis - starts at 0.8 in order to mislead readers. It doesn't show the 1060 is 2x faster, it shows it's about 15% faster.

    And considering the obvious bias of the source, I'd take even that 15% figure with a pinch truckload of salt.
     
  9. RavenXXX2

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    15% faster at 120 watt, my next GPU right there, if Nvidia don't milk us for it.
     
  10. SiDeards73

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    FTFY....

    Its also going to be more expensive than the 480, and probably more expensive than the custom 480's, yeah good luck with that ;)
     
  11. Mauller

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    Also with AMD looking into the apparent voltage issue on the 480, with a simple voltage tweak the 480's can gain a bit of performance.

    Some people have been undervolting their cards and getting stable max boost clocks. some even getting stable 1300mhz when undervolting and getting quite a boost in performance.
     
  12. RavenXXX2

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    TBH seeing all the issues Greg is having has put me off the 480.
     
  13. LoadsaMoney

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    1070 with an OC.




    :p
     
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  14. Mauller

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    at 1700mhz with 1280 shaders it has 4.4Tflops

    if it makes it to 2ghz with 1280 shaders it will have a theoretical of 5.1 Tflops, but it also has a smaller memory bus. So not even near a base clock 1070.
     
  15. Sixense

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    Isn't a RX480 at 1266 something like 5.8 Tflops theoretical? I'd be seriously impressed if 1060 managed to beat RX480 by 15% while having 12% less theoretical Tflops. Then again I wasn't really following the cards before and how Tflops scale with performance.
     
  16. Meaker

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    You can't compare the max theoretical between the two.
     
  17. fs123

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    Lol. A known Nvidia fan has issues with an AMD card. That's news to me ;)
    No other serious reviewer has reported any such issues.
     
  18. r7slayer

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    it's okay the 480 is selling like hotcakes anyways.
     
  19. FoxEye

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    If that 15% is a best-case scenario, in some nV favourable benchmark, then the 1060 could well be slower than the 480.

    I'm not ruling anything out atm.

    If it genuinely was faster across the board, I'd expect nV to have a benchmark showing more like +30% or +40%. And of course that would be the figure they use.

    So atm, I'm waiting to see what the 1060 brings, but with very little expectation. Might opt for a custom 480 after all is said and done.
     
  20. yoyo59

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    will all come down to pricing