Important Question about two different GPU's

i am looking at the GTX 1060 from Gigabyte windforce or the Asus GTX 1060 dual. But there is one thing that is bothering me. in this video by JayzTwoCents he did a review on the RX 480 with the same cooler as the GTX 1060 variant and if you watch the video you can see the thermals are very bad for a non reference card. I know Nvidia's TDP is lower but he OC'ed the 480 from the stock TDP 150 to nearly 200 on what ever the OC numbers were and from this he had the fan speed at 100% and it was still hitting 80c.

So lets back track, the GTX 1060 has a TDP of a 120 but i am looking at OCing for sure and this could bump the TDP to 150 which jay said that he thought the temps at stock on the RX 480 were not the best. So does the 480 and the 1060 variant of the Windforce cooler have the same heatsink design?

I am debating between these 2 cards because the Gigabyte GTX 1060 is $10 cheaper than the Asus one and comes with a back plate which the Asus one does not. I do not car about ascetics, i am just worried about the heat and the % of fan speed i will have to have to keep the card cool.

Any help or opinions would help soooo much, cheers!

Why aren't you just getting an RX 470 or 480 for free-sync savings and the DX12/Vulkan future?


im not that fussed about it and the 1060 out performs it in most games and the games i play

what budget/country and what's your display set up?

$275 USD and 1080p

Fury non X is on sale for about $270 for the next 6 hours, slots just under a 1070/980ti stock at this point,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

of course for $230 or far less for an RX 470(which has around 70-80% of the performance) there's the 480 which might last longer depending on DX12/Vulkan adoption/implementation

And then you save cash whenever you upgrade your display to an adaptive sync display

Although if you're stuck on a 1060, I suppose just grab just this MSI card most likely, or save up a bit more and go for the EVGA SSC

In addition to the one Streetguru posted, I've had good luck with PNY.

@w.meri @Streetguru the problem is that all sites out of my country costs to much for shiping. so i have to stick to these websites

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how is a 1060 within your budget then? because even an RX 470 is $350 unless AMD's prices are heavily inflated compared to nvidia, and the 1060 6GB models are around $450-500

between a 470 and a 1060 the price is $10 cheaper for a 470 so not worth it haha

where are you seeing that?
I'm seeing a $350 470 here

With a 1060 here at $45-

If you mean the 3GB 1060 I don't think anyone should really be buying that card given it's VRAM

why? whats wrong with the vram for 3gb? thats plenty for 1080p

The 1060 3GB is a cut down version of the 1060.

but theres only like 2 fps difference between them

mostly beacuse it's still called a 1060 despite having less cores, poor choice by nvidia

and 3gbs is probably going to end up limiting you reasonably well in the future, because game devs will most likely be targeting 4gbs of VRAM since many cards today have 4 or more gbs of VRAM

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im algood with that. as i will have a job soon and will be able to upgrade but my gpu has just died so i need a gpu ASAP

Pricespy is a good place to use. There was a 960 on sale somewhere for $255 I think it was pbtech, I almost brought one but choose to get a screen.

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Then go used or something if you're going to upgrade from it so quickly, otherwise just save for a 480 or 1060 6gb

What I would recommend. Would even be willing to buy it off you when you upgrade.

yeah i use that site a lot

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