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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

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Today, NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 1060, which is designed to combat AMD's Radeon RX 480. It looks like NVIDIA has won this fight since the GTX 1060 brings GTX 980 performance levels to the table while being much more power efficient than the RX 480 - all at a price point of $249 to $299.

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Higher performance, more efficient, but not worth the extra cost over the RX480 IMO.
 
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Its worth extra cost over rx480 in my eyes. Less power consuption and has more performance.
But i'll stay with my MSI GTX 980 which is great card too and i can play every game with it..
 
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Its worth extra cost over rx480 in my eyes. Less power consuption and has more performance.
But i'll stay with my MSI GTX 980 which is great card too and i can play every game with it..
look at ref cards oc profile 480 vs 1060 different in battlefield 3 is 26%
 
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Its worth extra cost over rx480 in my eyes. Less power consuption and has more performance.
But i'll stay with my MSI GTX 980 which is great card too and i can play every game with it..
Few watts and a few FPS for 50-100 in USD. Nah. As somebody in the US if I was in the market for a card in this bracket I'd buy a 4GB 480 and flash it.

Edit: Actually given the cost and used hardware availability in my area I'd take a used 980 instead.
 
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Hmm. . . $90-100 more over the 4 gb 480. That's quite a big difference in price. My interest is in how the 4gb 480 performs in comparison as I can't imagine that extra 2gb does much for the card in 1080 or 1440.
 
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Its worth extra cost over rx480 in my eyes. Less power consuption and has more performance.
But i'll stay with my MSI GTX 980 which is great card too and i can play every game with it..
Extra power consumption? What so you can save a quarter every year?

Frankly the only time power consumption has ever mattered is the 480 vs 5870. It was not worth DOUBLE the power usage for only 20% more performance.


Otherwise there is no reason to care.
 
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Hmm. . . $90-100 more over the 4 gb 480. That's quite a big difference in price. My interest is in how the 4gb 480 performs in comparison as I can't imagine that extra 2gb does much for the card in 1080 or 1440.
Another very valid point. 4GB is quite enough... 3GB wouldn't be though.
 
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Card is bretty gud

I hope one can actually buy this though, for some reason i have a feeling this card will meet the same fate as 1070/1080 in terms of availability

I've been looking for the 1070 in the last 5 days in my local retailer and none of them have it in stock
 
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tbh in this review there are no games that make shine RX480 like DOOM with vulkan ecc...
 
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The appeal of the 1060 really depend of your location. In France the 4gb 480 is nowhere to be found, the cheapest 480 is a ref design at 249 € (from sapphire), asus is selling their custom at 279 €, msi at 269 €. The cheapest GTX 1060 atm is at 289 € and it's a custom design from evga. Knowing Asus and Msi, their custom RX 480 are going to cost more than some GTX 1060 in France (Asus 1060 strix is 90€ pricier than evga 1060). Nvidia price here are surprisingly agressive , even the press were surprised.
 
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What a fantastic card! Now it all comes down too is actual retail price & depending where you live.
 
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Seems like a very good card. I guess my only complaint is I don't see this cooler as "Premium" compared to its other two counterparts even with the metal design. But that's just my opinion.

Still though, seems to be a very nice performing card with a solid design.
 
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Shame this review and subsequent score only really applies to you folks in the US. I'm looking at the prices here and weighing them up with performance and this doesn't look so good. The 480 Nitro+, clocked at 1340Mhz and priced at £250 in the UK is hard to beat and there may be more gains from overclocking the 480 than there is the 1060 (1400Mhz 480 v 2000Mhz 1060 will be very interesting).

Given the $300 price for this FE reviewed here, I don't know how this scores a 9.5 and the $240 480 9.2. You'd think with a $60 premium they would be at least about the same.
 
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already out of stock i guess they had only one XD
 
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The Gigabyte GTX 1060 Windforce OC is for sale and in stock right now on Newegg for $249.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125879&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=IGNEFL071916&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL071916-_-EMC-071916-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsCards-_-14125879-S0B

EDIT: Already sold out, but was still $250. They'll be back...

Shame this review and subsequent score only really applies to you folks in the US. I'm looking at the prices here and weighing them up with performance and this doesn't look so good. The 480 Nitro+, clocked at 1340Mhz and priced at £250 in the UK is hard to beat and there may be more gains from overclocking the 480 than there is the 1060 (1400Mhz 480 v 2000Mhz 1060 will be very interesting).

Given the $300 price for this FE reviewed here, I don't know how this scores a 9.5 and the $240 9.2. You'd think with a $60 premium they would be at least about the same.
Why? It's faster than the RX 480 and way more power efficient. And no one is forcing you to buy the FE edition. Gigabyte already has an OC'd version on Newegg for $250, so now the difference is $10- which will be returned to you in the form of a lower energy bill over a few months, and will continue those savings for the life of the card..

Yep exactly what I expected. For 25% more money you trade 2GB of VRAM for only 7% more performance. (Yes it is $299, not $249. Sorry babies)
Sorry "babe"- it's $249.99 and in stock right now on Newegg. EDIT: Already sold out, but it still was had for $250 by the lucky early birds and will be again when back in stock.
 
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Currently sold out, but definitely worthy of consideration. $50 more for 7% more performance and less power is not all that bad.
I wonder if the 480 would catch up once there are more DX12 games out.
 
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Sorry "babe"- it's $249.99 and in stock right now on Newegg. EDIT: Already sold out, but it still was had for $250 by the lucky early birds and will be again when back in stock.
lol no it isn't (Btw "Baby" is the singular version of "Babies"). This is the paper launch of the July 7th paper launch. It will REALLY launch next week once nvidia is done making the first 10 cards that will sell out immediately (Again because they could only make 10).

Currently sold out, but definitely worthy of consideration. $50 more for 7% more performance and less power is not all that bad.
I wonder if the 480 would catch up once there are more DX12 games out.
Again lol that is a terrible value proposition. Just like $700 for the 780 Ti (Which everyone with a brain knew would lose 20% performance within half a year due to Nvidia's fruit-aging architectures.

For some reason no 1060 is popping up for me on Newegg. Not sure how some people found that link...
 
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Currently sold out, but definitely worthy of consideration. $50 more for 7% more performance and less power is not all that bad.
I wonder if the 480 would catch up once there are more DX12 games out.
Well the price difference is open to interpretation: It's $50 more than the 4GB 480; $10 more than the 8GB. I think at 1080p (which is what most people will pair these cards with), I'd forego the 2GB of extra vram and take the flat out performance and power efficiency increase.
 
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The cheapest GTX1060 I've found is 300€ and that is with MSI's custom cooler while the cheapest RX 480 is 280€ with the reference cooler. Hope the 3rd party coolers for the 480 are worth the wait!
 
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