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3GB GTX 1060 debut today £188.99 delivered @ Overclockers

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Just released today. Another option. I am still holding for Xmas price drop or Oct AMD new release. The GTX1060 3GB actually has a cut down core over the GTX1060 6GB with 10% less shaders. - KITTY… Read More
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Just released today. Another option. I am still holding for Xmas price drop or Oct AMD new release.

The GTX1060 3GB actually has a cut down core over the GTX1060 6GB with 10% less shaders.
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#1
a 1060 is rubbish
32 Likes #2
TALON1973
a 1060 is rubbish
No its a graphics card
8 Likes #3
And something which should be written in big flashing letters above each one is that you're not only getting half the VRAM, but less CUDA cores too - 1152 versus the 1280 of the 6GB model. No doubt more than a few uninformed people will purchase the 3GB model thinking that they're getting a full GTX 1060. That's Nvidia's plan after all.
#4
Aretak
And something which should be written in big flashing letters above each one is that you're not only getting half the VRAM, but less CUDA cores too - 1152 versus the 1280 of the 6GB model. No doubt more than a few uninformed people will purchase the 3GB model thinking that they're getting a full GTX 1060. That's Nvidia's plan after all.

Yes I think so. Strangely enough I can't find any reviews yet whereas with the full 6GB GTX 1060 there were so many reviews it was hard to keep track of them
#5
Are there any reviews on the 3gb model yet? I haven't seen any and so I've no idea if this is a decent deal.
#6
Clisig
Just released today. Another option. I am still holding for Xmas price drop or Oct AMD new release.

You'd be lucky. Last Christmas, 970s fluctuated by no more than around 3% in price, which was due more to the Pound against the dollar than anything else. Just buy as soon as you can afford it.
1 Like #7
blaser
Are there any reviews on the 3gb model yet? I haven't seen any and so I've no idea if this is a decent deal.
This was linked on the 1060 thread on the AT forums:
http://www.expreview.com/48945-all.html
http://img.expreview.com/review/2016/08/GTX%201060-3G/14.png
Actually not that bad I guess. But 3GB will mean turning some settings down in this year's games not next years.
2 Likes #8
There is a cut down in the CUDA cores -
3GB - 1152
6GB - 1280
so expect maybe 10% slower on performance
4 Likes #9
for the sake of an extra £35 the 6gb version surely is more future proofed and worth the investment
5 Likes #10
jayd95
for the sake of an extra £35 the 6gb version surely is more future proofed and worth the investment

Absolutely. Even 1080p is going to be using over 3GB nowadays.
#11
good find op, heat added
1 Like #12
Aretak
And something which should be written in big flashing letters above each one is that you're not only getting half the VRAM, but less CUDA cores too - 1152 versus the 1280 of the 6GB model. No doubt more than a few uninformed people will purchase the 3GB model thinking that they're getting a full GTX 1060. That's Nvidia's plan after all.
Wow. Dirtiest Nvidia trick yet?! I was just looking at this thinking it's amazing value if it's up against the 480 at around £200
#13
aceatch
There is a cut down in the CUDA cores -
3GB - 1152
6GB - 1280
so expect maybe 10% slower on performance

For around 20% less money, based on the prices on Overclockers. Seems like a good deal to me.

Based on today's prices I voted hot.



Edited By: Ego-X on Aug 18, 2016 19:47
#14
Ego-X
aceatch
There is a cut down in the CUDA cores -
3GB - 1152
6GB - 1280
so expect maybe 10% slower on performance

For around 20% less money, based on the prices on Overclockers. Seems like a good deal to me.

Based on today's prices I voted hot.




its 10% less performance in current games but you will need the 6gb version as future games will absolutely struggle on 3gb so that 10% will turn into 30-40% and you will wish you spent the extra £35
#15
980ti is the minimum to have
#16
seems great bang for the buck (not everybody is concerned of the future but maybe wants to play here and now)
unfortunately Overclockers and Scan DO NOT ship to continental EU.

Do you know of any reputable seller that does this? Apart from usul Amazon.co.uk
tnx
#17
babaz
seems great bang for the buck (not everybody is concerned of the future but maybe wants to play here and now)
unfortunately Overclockers and Scan DO NOT ship to continental EU.
Do you know of any reputable seller that does this? Apart from usul Amazon.co.uk
tnx

I'm not sure if you're missing a point here. The full 6GB 1060 doesn't prevent you playing in the here and now. The card's been out for weeks and is readily available, so you're not trading the present for the future as you seem to think, you're getting a card that performs better today, and that'll still be usable when this cheaper and weaker alternative is ready to be retired.
#18
I'm looking for a graphics card to run three monitors for work with my 4th gen i7 desktop. I'm assuming this would this be overkill? I don't really need it for gaming. Would prefer to spend less than £100, but need something that will be fine with three screens. My current graphics card (GTX 745) only has two outputs. Any advice appreciated :-)


Edited By: SuperFlyBlues on Aug 18, 2016 20:21
#19
SuperFlyBlues
I'm looking for a graphics card to run three monitors for work with my 4th gen i7 desktop. I'm assuming this would this be overkill? I don't really need it for gaming. Would prefer to spend less than £100, but need something that will be fine with three screens. My current graphics card (GTX 745) only has two outputs. Any advice appreciated :-)
Ye this is overkill, best getting and older used card that was mid range when new and has the 3 outputs. Shouldn't struggle for under £100 at all
#20
K1LLER HORNET
jayd95
for the sake of an extra £35 the 6gb version surely is more future proofed and worth the investment
Absolutely. Even 1080p is going to be using over 3GB nowadays.

if you want to play @20fps yes, you will not use the full 3gb if you play at the frames you should play and by the time you lower settings, what a silly thing not to sli the 6gb

Edited By: bobo53 on Aug 18, 2016 21:21
1 Like #21
SuperFlyBlues
I'm looking for a graphics card to run three monitors for work with my 4th gen i7 desktop. I'm assuming this would this be overkill? I don't really need it for gaming. Would prefer to spend less than £100, but need something that will be fine with three screens. My current graphics card (GTX 745) only has two outputs. Any advice appreciated :-)



This a pre-built PC?
Because the Intel iGPU is fine to drive three monitors if your motherboard supports it.
Also, many motherboards are able to drive both a GPU and the iGPU so depending on your BIOS options, you maybe not even need a different card: drive your two from the card and the third one from the motherboard
#22
dxx
Clisig
Just released today. Another option. I am still holding for Xmas price drop or Oct AMD new release.
You'd be lucky. Last Christmas, 970s fluctuated by no more than around 3% in price, which was due more to the Pound against the dollar than anything else. Just buy as soon as you can afford it.

I can afford it now just need to see a full battle between AMD and nVidia. Rumor says AMD is releasing new high end card to compete 1070 or 1080 in October. Still hesitating between 1060 or 1070. After all these years using AMD cards, I have decided to go nVidia this time.
#23
Gkains
SuperFlyBlues
I'm looking for a graphics card to run three monitors for work with my 4th gen i7 desktop. I'm assuming this would this be overkill? I don't really need it for gaming. Would prefer to spend less than £100, but need something that will be fine with three screens. My current graphics card (GTX 745) only has two outputs. Any advice appreciated :-)
This a pre-built PC?
Because the Intel iGPU is fine to drive three monitors if your motherboard supports it.
Also, many motherboards are able to drive both a GPU and the iGPU so depending on your BIOS options, you maybe not even need a different card: drive your two from the card and the third one from the motherboard

Many thanks for the reply. It's a pre-built Medion PC. I tried connecting a third monitor to the motherboard VGA output. Didn't work. Went into BIOS and there didnt seem to be a setting to turn on Motherboard output - just the graphics card output. Can you recomend a cheaper card that wouldn't be a downgrade from my GTX 745?

Edited By: SuperFlyBlues on Aug 18, 2016 22:41: missing word
#24
dxx
babaz
seems great bang for the buck (not everybody is concerned of the future but maybe wants to play here and now)
unfortunately Overclockers and Scan DO NOT ship to continental EU.
Do you know of any reputable seller that does this? Apart from usul Amazon.co.uk
tnx
I'm not sure if you're missing a point here. The full 6GB 1060 doesn't prevent you playing in the here and now. The card's been out for weeks and is readily available, so you're not trading the present for the future as you seem to think, you're getting a card that performs better today, and that'll still be usable when this cheaper and weaker alternative is ready to be retired.

of course i understand, but i'm also attracted to the saving
it's choice, albeit you consider it a poor one...

Edited By: babaz on Aug 18, 2016 22:57
banned#25
SuperFlyBlues
Gkains
SuperFlyBlues
I'm looking for a graphics card to run three monitors for work with my 4th gen i7 desktop. I'm assuming this would this be overkill? I don't really need it for gaming. Would prefer to spend less than £100, but need something that will be fine with three screens. My current graphics card (GTX 745) only has two outputs. Any advice appreciated :-)
This a pre-built PC?
Because the Intel iGPU is fine to drive three monitors if your motherboard supports it.
Also, many motherboards are able to drive both a GPU and the iGPU so depending on your BIOS options, you maybe not even need a different card: drive your two from the card and the third one from the motherboard

Many thanks for the reply. It's a pre-built Medion PC. I tried connecting a third monitor to the motherboard VGA output. Didn't work. Went into BIOS and there didnt seem to be a setting to turn on Motherboard output - just the graphics card output. Can you recomend a cheaper card that wouldn't be a downgrade from my GTX 745?



An nvidia gtx 750 would be ideal. But is it a slim or low profile pc? As only two inputs on a graphics card is very odd
#26
bobo53
K1LLER HORNET
jayd95
for the sake of an extra £35 the 6gb version surely is more future proofed and worth the investment
Absolutely. Even 1080p is going to be using over 3GB nowadays.
if you want to play @20fps yes, you will not use the full 3gb if you play at the frames you should play and by the time you lower settings, what a silly thing not to sli the 6gb

We'll just have to wait for benchmarks but I'm sure the 6GB would be the wiser choice especially with games easily eating up close to 4GB as of late.
This is a 980 replacement card and having less than that cards memory is just plain silly.
#27
SuperFlyBlues
Gkains
SuperFlyBlues
I'm looking for a graphics card to run three monitors for work with my 4th gen i7 desktop. I'm assuming this would this be overkill? I don't really need it for gaming. Would prefer to spend less than £100, but need something that will be fine with three screens. My current graphics card (GTX 745) only has two outputs. Any advice appreciated :-)
This a pre-built PC?
Because the Intel iGPU is fine to drive three monitors if your motherboard supports it.
Also, many motherboards are able to drive both a GPU and the iGPU so depending on your BIOS options, you maybe not even need a different card: drive your two from the card and the third one from the motherboard
Many thanks for the reply. It's a pre-built Medion PC. I tried connecting a third monitor to the motherboard VGA output. Didn't work. Went into BIOS and there didnt seem to be a setting to turn on Motherboard output - just the graphics card output. Can you recomend a cheaper card that wouldn't be a downgrade from my GTX 745?

Which model is your motherboard? if you could find this setting in your BIOS "onboard VGA", then turn it to "always on". It might help depends on motherboard support.

Besides, other GTX 745 does have three ports.
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/images/2561.jpg


Edited By: Clisig on Aug 19, 2016 08:56
#28
I have a GTX960 4GB and even at 1080P I see games going past 3GB of graphics RAM!!
#29
Leeps
Aretak
And something which should be written in big flashing letters above each one is that you're not only getting half the VRAM, but less CUDA cores too - 1152 versus the 1280 of the 6GB model. No doubt more than a few uninformed people will purchase the 3GB model thinking that they're getting a full GTX 1060. That's Nvidia's plan after all.
Wow. Dirtiest Nvidia trick yet?! I was just looking at this thinking it's amazing value if it's up against the 480 at around £200

Been happening for years, used to be cards that came with ddr2 instead of gddr3, or some with 64bit bus instead of 128, often hidden somewhere on packaging. Both AMD and nvidia guilty of it.
#30
stepp
980ti is the minimum to have

lol nah.
#31
My GTX 970 by MSI is still treating me well and tearing through every game I try. Might wait another year before trying this card.

After all, what if it's 2.4GB VRAM like the gtx 970?
1 Like #32
Very cheeky for Nvidia to call this a 1060 but cut down the chip so much. That's without even talking about the paltry 3GB of VRAM. I would steer clear of a 3GB card in 2016, even 4GB won't be enough soon for the latest games.
#33
Why are these so hot?
No stock,no reviews #softlaunches becoming the norm!
#34
SuperFlyBlues
I'm looking for a graphics card to run three monitors for work with my 4th gen i7 desktop. I'm assuming this would this be overkill? I don't really need it for gaming. Would prefer to spend less than £100, but need something that will be fine with three screens. My current graphics card (GTX 745) only has two outputs. Any advice appreciated :-)
try gtx 660, should be cheap by now. Im using 2 gtx 660 ftw for gaming and i have 3 monitors on sli surround.
1 Like #35
dxx
babaz
seems great bang for the buck (not everybody is concerned of the future but maybe wants to play here and now)
unfortunately Overclockers and Scan DO NOT ship to continental EU.
Do you know of any reputable seller that does this? Apart from usul Amazon.co.uk
tnx
I'm not sure if you're missing a point here. The full 6GB 1060 doesn't prevent you playing in the here and now. The card's been out for weeks and is readily available, so you're not trading the present for the future as you seem to think, you're getting a card that performs better today, and that'll still be usable when this cheaper and weaker alternative is ready to be retired.

Neither of these cards will "be retired" while playing 1080p games.

The worst case scenario is a few titles push the VRAM to past 3gb and you would have to turn down the textures a bit.

This card is absolutely a great card right now. It may have VRAM limitations in 2+ years, but at 188.99, it's a really good price.

The CUDA core reduction of 11.1% is less than the AMD 8GB->4GB VRAM clock speed reduction (8ghz->7ghz). That's over 14%.
#36
Less memory and fewer cores - NVidia should be a bit more honest and call this a GTX 1055 as it's likely to be somewhere between a 1050 and 1060 in performance terms. This sort of deliberate market confusion just damages the company's reputation and it's not at all necessary.
#37
Bit late to this thread but as I'm looking at getting a 1060 to replace my old GTX680, I was interested in what others thought about it. After seeing it being played down as "no good", I did a few searches and found a comparison of the 6gb vs 3gb and it's actually not too shabby in performance terms so value-wise, it's probably a better bet ... however, I think I'd spend a bit more and get the 6gb version myself.
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