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GTX 1060

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

  1. KillBoY_UK

    Mobster

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    * abit more performance
    * abit higher price
    * a good wack lower power consumption in wattage and percentage terms. Going by the GTX480 consumes GTX 1070 levels of power
     
  2. rare

    Soldato

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    Interested to see the numbers tomorrow. All I want is a solid 1080p card that can run everything at 60fps without too much drama (for my tv). 1070 is too expensive for that in my mind.
     
  3. Mei

    Mobster

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    i still cant believe how big some of them are...shocking"
     
  4. varkanoid

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    Thanks, I'm quite proud :)
     
  5. WildRAID

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    So, my previous GTX 970 was really good investment.
    I've gave it as present for my girlfriend for 1080p and expect it to last for a few years at least. Because new cards in 2016 perform the same :)
     
  6. RavenXXX2

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    Pathetic aint it, and they cost the same or more, that's progress for you.
     
  7. Griffildur

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    but but, more RAM and they'll do better in time. In 3 years from now they'll be like a brand new 1060! sorry .. couldn't help it :D
     
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  8. Bonjour

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    Oooh, matron
     
  9. vinster345

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    :) This is true for me too. I had a similar experience with my reference RX480 so hoping this will be my upgrade from my 960.
     
  10. Manbatius

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    I hate the waiting game for cards, been wanting to upgrade for ages!
     
  11. HarryBizzle

    Gangster

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    I'm stuck with my integrated graphics which are too crap to run my monitor at 1440p (motherboard restriction)! Sold my 280X a week or two before the 480 launched.

    At the moment it's anyone's guess what I'm going to get. 480/1060/1070 are all in the running.
     
  12. razorpakk

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    It's not like software is going forward anyway, we've got all the power we need :p
     
  13. Griffildur

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    indeed, no one needs more than 640 kb of memory and 1MB of graphics memory is still plenty!
     
  14. dits

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    So many in the same boat :(
     
  15. Scougar

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    Gibbo> is the 1060 launch a full on launch or a paper launch with limited stock till the following month or something?
     
  16. dits

    Gangster

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    Are we going to see price rises on the cards by end of week?
     
  17. mahius

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    A 970 performing card... similar to the RX 480. It's going to be sh**e if it releases with £250+ prices.

    I see Gregster is making the smart decision to wait for what will hopefully be the first *true* 4k cards. No reducing settings and not just one or 2 games. I'm saving up for the same. Alas... we'll be waiting a while. But hey, I've still got a 1080p60 monitor, so it's not like I'd see too much difference from a card like a 1070.

    I'm glad more people are starting to realise how terrible this generation has been so far. I'm considering just skipping it till Navi/Volta if the bigger cards are no better in that regard.
     
  18. Bonjour

    Sgarrista

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    True. (More or less) 970 performance for (more or less) 970 launch pricing. Possibly a bit more than the 970 when it was first released. If people keep buying though, then what are they to do?
     
  19. southernorth

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    As we saw with the rx 480, drivers did improve performance a little bit post-release.
     
  20. RavenXXX2

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    What's the bets the top brands like asus, evga and such are over £300, this for the 960 replacement. :rolleyes: