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Old 17th May 2017, 18:59   #1
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Which 1060

My son would like to upgrade his gtx 670 to a 1060.

He plays at 1080p with no future plans to go any higher.

The primary concern with choice of card is one that runs cool and quiet.

Also I'm really unsure if he needs to go 6gb or not, 6 seems more future proof but not sure if it's worth him spending the extra 40 odd quid or not.
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Old 17th May 2017, 19:01   #2
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Old 17th May 2017, 19:08   #3
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I've always been under the impression that the 480's run hotter and one of the prime reasons to upgrade his 670 is it's running quite hot hence the reason to go for the lower power using 1060.

A quick look at anandtech 2016 you bench shows the 480 to be slower and seems to dearer too so I think I'll be sticking to the 1060 unless I'm reading it all wrong.
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Old 17th May 2017, 20:07   #4
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You should definitly buy the 6gb model. Some games even at 1080p will need that Vram.

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/pali...u-1708mhz-boos

Something like this, I own the 1080 version of the same card and have never saw it above 63c even in something like mass effect andromada. Fans do not turn on pre 50c so games like league of legends which use such low gpu demands the fans will not even spin.

I have never heard the card over the standard system noise. Which is low enough for me to sleep with it on.
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Old 17th May 2017, 20:21   #5
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Holy crap that's cheap.

I was hoping to buy from Amazon but that's to cheap to miss, how good are palit on rma's should anything go wrong?
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Old 17th May 2017, 20:41   #6
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Decided to go for the MSI armour in the end, quite a bit of a clock boost, fans don't kick in until 60c, 13 cash back making it only 8 dearer plus an extra years warranty.

Thanks for pointing me towards scan though rollo or I probably would have missed it.

My son did have to deliberate about the palit having RGB lighting though
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Old 18th May 2017, 07:50   #7
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You can disable that lol. No idea on rma, I got bored of waiting for EVGA cards on 1080 launch.
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No he was deliberating as that was a feature he really liked, he has an RBG keyboard and mouse already and wants the corsair RBG mouse mat.
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Old 18th May 2017, 10:33   #9
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As much as I was preaching this a month or so ago all of the good deals seem to have dried up - probably the added demand given how bad the 580 was.
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The GTX 580 matchers the 1060, so how is it bad?
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The GTX 580 matchers the 1060, so how is it bad?
For me, it's not so impressive when you have to ramp up the voltage so much to get it there: you lose out on noise and temperatures, and the added electricity bills will start to wipe out any value savings over the years.

The 480 at it's lower pricing and better power efficiency seemed to be in the same ballpark as the 1060, to me. I bought one on the back of it!
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For me, it's not so impressive when you have to ramp up the voltage so much to get it there: you lose out on noise and temperatures, and the added electricity bills will start to wipe out any value savings over the years.

The 480 at it's lower pricing and better power efficiency seemed to be in the same ballpark as the 1060, to me. I bought one on the back of it!
Yeah, I really like the RX 480, I think it's a great card (especially in DX12/Vulkan games), but it was already embarrassed in performance per watt compared to Nvidia's offerings. The extra juice these 580 refreshes are using (for such little performance gains), combined with the price increase, tips the favour firmly back the the GTX 1060 imo... Especially considering the overclocking headroom a decent AIB version has (something no RX 480/580 can boast, unfortunately).

If you can find a decent 8GB RX 480 (GTR/Gaming X/Strix) for under 200, that's about the best bang for buck you're gonna get nowadays.
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