EVGA 3GB GeForce GTX1060 SC £192.08 @ Ballicom
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EVGA 3GB GeForce GTX1060 SC £192.08 @ Ballicom

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Found 4th Sep 2016
Described as 6GB, but the model number is 3GB, its and overclock version which only runs about 6fps lower than the standard 6GB version.

overclockers and others have it at £199

EVGA

Chipset:

GeForce GTX 1060

Edition:

Superclocked GAMING ACX 2.0 Single Fan

Manufacturing process:

16 nm

Microarchitecture:

Pascal

Cores:

1152

Streams:

N/A

Core Clock:

1607 MHz

Boost Clock:

1835 MHz

Memory Size:

3GB

Memory Type:

GDDR5

Memory Clock:

8008 MHz

Memory Bus:

192 Bit

Cooling Solution:

Single Fan (1)

Cooler Design:

EVGA Compact Single Fan

Included/Fitted Backplate:

No

Interface:

PCIe 3.0 (x16)

10 Comments

I would wait for the 6gb 1060 to drop again, worth paying that £30 more really.

Original Poster

Its only about 6fps away from the full fat version for £45 less, so I jumped

garbageguy

Its only about 6fps away from the full fat version for £45 less, so I … Its only about 6fps away from the full fat version for £45 less, so I jumped



The problem with the 3GB 1060 is not really the shaders they cut (although an honest company would have given it a new name like GTX 1050 TI, but then Nvidia are far from honest), but the expectation that 3GB will not age well. 4GB in 2016 is already pushing it.

Poor future proofing. At this price you'd have better off getting a 2nd hand 980.

Gkains

The problem with the 3GB 1060 is not really the shaders they cut … The problem with the 3GB 1060 is not really the shaders they cut (although an honest company would have given it a new name like GTX 1050 TI, but then Nvidia are far from honest), but the expectation that 3GB will not age well. 4GB in 2016 is already pushing it.



Your point is valid assuming you need to max everything out. One of our old machines has a 1gb 7790 and still does well at 1080p on med - high settings. The games are no less enjoyable.

I'd argue that if your are thinking about a mid-range card, then you realise you'll have to make some compromises. That said, if you can stretch another £40 odd for the 6gb variant. . .

Gkains

(although an honest company would have given it a new name like GTX 1050 … (although an honest company would have given it a new name like GTX 1050 TI, but then Nvidia are far from honest)


Agreed, but we can't really boycott them over having been even slightly misleading, or we'd barely be able to buy anything! No 3GB 1060, no GTX 970, no Polaris GPUs from AMD, no CPUs from Intel or AMD - heck, not even Microsoft Windows to run all our lovely games!

We'd be stuck with... what's the name of that company that hasn't said something that turned out not to be the case? Oh, it's on the tip of my tongue.

Original Poster

My last card was an HD7850 that died a few weeks ago, so it's an improvement, I tend to play bf3,and 4 and a few other shooters, even the serious Sam series are still great and not demanding, call of duty doesn't need an expensive card, I will be ok, especially if they send a 6GB card.
Edited by: "garbageguy" 4th Sep 2016

This may well be my next GPU in 6GB flavour for my ITX build, unless AMD come with something... I'm in no rush though so will wait... looks like good value and performance, also low power consumption..

Hmm, they seem to have pulled it altogether now as it just says "The requested URL was not found on this server" Suspect they took it off because it was listed as 6GB but had the model number for the 3GB, unless they just sold out but most retailers still leave the product page up when that happens.

Wonder what will happen about the orders placed, hope they don't get cancelled...

Original Poster

Still listed in search results for "GeForce GTX 1060" but like you say when you click on it, its not there, maybe as I sent them an email asking to confirm it was a 6GB after I ordered one, they went and checked ?
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