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Gigabyte GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6 GB

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Gigabyte's GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming comes with an incredible triple-slot cooler that keeps the card very cool and runs quieter than any other GTX 1060 we tested before. The board also features an additional two HDMI outputs, adjustable RGB lighting, and a metal backplate.

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(The fine article doesn't link to this thread.) Looks fixed!
 
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Very nice 1080p card. Price is a bit high imo. I wouldn't pay it but I imagine there are people who will.
 

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Do we really need 3-Slot GTX1060s? Really?!?
 
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Great Performance, but waay too fat... 3 slots is a no-no.
 
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... No man's sky? ...

I know its days of work testing all these but...

... No man's sky?
 
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... No man's sky? ...

I know its days of work testing all these but...

... No man's sky?
Well it's good to see OpenGL get some representation at least.
 

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I want to ask about Deus Ex, Warhammer and Rise of the Tomb Raider - are you using the built-in benchmarks ?
 
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Small mistake in the article:
NVIDIA's GP104 graphics processor is the first consumer chip to use the Pascal architecture. It is produced on a 16 nm process at TSMC, Taiwan, with a transistor count of 7.1 billion and a die size of 314 mm².
 
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The first GTX 1060 GPU which is more power efficient than the GTX 1060 FE edition. Bravo, Gigabyte! And it's practically silent too!
 
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Are you guys gonna test cheaper 1060 and 1060 3GB as well ?
Something from kfa2 or gainward/palit has really good pricing in EU.
 
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Well that low powerlimit is ridiculous
 
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All good and thanks W1z! Just a notice for any following GPU review. We now have drivers Crimson 16.10 WHQL for AMD and Deus Ex MD works well even with CF on DX12.
 

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I want to ask about Deus Ex, Warhammer and Rise of the Tomb Raider - are you using the built-in benchmarks ?
Yes, No, No. In the order you listed.

Small mistake in the article:
Fixed. Thanks!

All good and thanks W1z! Just a notice for any following GPU review. We now have drivers Crimson 16.10 WHQL for AMD and Deus Ex MD works well even with CF on DX12.
I'll do a full rebench late October after BF and Civ release, or wait for COD IW, Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2, but that would mean end of Nov... so many new games!
 
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Triple slot cooler on a midrange card, ugh. 8-pin connector on a board that literally can only use a 6-pin, ugh. VR featured on a mid-range card, ugh (Gigabyte's innovatively copying Asus I see). And $300? If you're willing to pay that for a GTX 1060, you might as well pay another $80 to get a 1070.

Page 1: "As with the thermal solution on the $300 GTX 1060 XtremeGaming, Gigabyte uses a triple-slot, dual-fan cooler on this card."

That sentence doesn't make sense. Are you comparing it to itself?

Page 24: "Not untypical for a custom design."

I think you meant "atypical".
 

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Triple slot cooler on a midrange card, ugh. 8-pin connector on a board that literally can only use a 6-pin, ugh. VR featured on a mid-range card, ugh (Gigabyte's innovatively copying Asus I see). And $300? If you're willing to pay that for a GTX 1060, you might as well pay another $80 to get a 1070.

Page 1: "As with the thermal solution on the $300 GTX 1060 XtremeGaming, Gigabyte uses a triple-slot, dual-fan cooler on this card."
That sentence doesn't make sense. Are you comparing it to itself?
"with" isn't needed, my bad.

Page 24: "Not untypical for a custom design."

I think you meant "atypical".
"untypical" might not be the best choice, but is fine.

For those who disagree:

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/untypical
 

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Having just installed my new EVGA 1060 SC, I have to say pricing, cooling solution and power inputs on this card are simply crazy. My card is compact, uses a single 6 pin power connector, has a single fan two-slot cooler that also turns off at idle and costs $40 less. The Gigabyte has overclocked memory, which is rare. But not +$40 rare, imho. Oh and my card does sustain 1900-2000MHz under load with that single 6 pin, so that's clearly up to the job.
 
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^not to mention your card is as fast as a GTX 980. That's quite a leap between gens. A leap worthy having.
 

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^not to mention your card is as fast as a GTX 980. That's quite a leap between gens. A leap worthy having.
It is twice as fast as my trusty old 660Ti (ran it through benchmarks in the meantime). Which means I get to play The Witcher 3 in all its glory now :rockout:

Fwiw, the 660Ti used two 6 pin connectors...
 
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Having just installed my new EVGA 1060 SC, I have to say pricing, cooling solution and power inputs on this card are simply crazy. My card is compact, uses a single 6 pin power connector, has a single fan two-slot cooler that also turns off at idle and costs $40 less.
The evga 1060 mini and Ti mini are both amazing, don't know why they get such hate.
 
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^^ I have heard complaints about too much heating and (thus) noise at load on some of those single-fan cards.
 

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^^ I have heard complaints about too much heating and (thus) noise at load on some of those single-fan cards.
Nope. 77C while running Unigine benchmarks and barely audible. The truth is, it may be a single fan, but it's bigger, it's probably the size of two regular video card fans combined. Remember, surface area increases with the square of the radius and the outer area spins faster (same angular velocity -> faster linear velocity), pushing more air.
Initially they shipped with a different BIOS that did not turn off fans at idle and would spin them faster under load, but even so, I'd expect some complaining about noise, not temperatures.
 
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This is the top line up from Gigabyte and has nice cooling,aesthetic and performance.
 
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