EVGA GTX 1060 6GB Superclocked £214.98 Amazon
262°Expired

EVGA GTX 1060 6GB Superclocked £214.98 Amazon

£214.98Amazon Deals
59
Found 5th Apr 2017
Not a bad price for the Superclocked 6GB version. The Inno3D 6GB is £5 less, but this is a better card and already factory overclocked. Never been as low as this, shows 1 left but more on the way.

Would be nice in a small rig and powerful enough to play MANY games on the highest settings at 1080p.

The NVIDIA Promotion at the moment with this card is a free game, either For Honor or Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

* It's NVidia, not AMD. Don't compare prices with AMD cards. If you don't like nvidia cards, then buy an AMD card. Stop quoting me with facts.

* It's single fan, it will be slightly louder than dual fan but it fits into small rigs.

* No, it can't run Forza 3 Horizon on Ultra settings on 4K resolution. For that you'll need a GTX 1080. Unfortunately they aren't £214.98.

* I have NOT seen this card cheaper, it has NEVER been this cheap because I've been looking for ages.

* Very low power.

* VERY suitable for small rigs.

* If you can time-travel back to last month, yes, you could of picked up a dual fan MSI card for a similar price. You can also get a second hand Commadore Amiga 1200 in 1994 for less than £50. You've missed that one too.
Community Updates
59 Comments
I recommend changing the category to Computers over Gaming Heat added.
Just not worth the money when you can get an RX480 8Gb for £175-190
Original Poster
Editted the post to counter some of the arguments, but yes AMD cards are cheaper. They also run hotter, and arn't any good with GSync monitors. It's down to preference.
Burnz0

Editted the post to counter some of the arguments, but yes AMD cards are … Editted the post to counter some of the arguments, but yes AMD cards are cheaper. They also run hotter, and arn't any good with GSync monitors. It's down to preference.



Gsync monitors are expensive, over-priced nonsense.

AMD old stuff runs hot, not their new stuff, and none of the good branding non-reference cards have heat issues, either.

I'm not sure where you get your information.

Original Poster
ritchiedrama

Gsync monitors are expensive, over-priced nonsense. AMD old stuff runs … Gsync monitors are expensive, over-priced nonsense. AMD old stuff runs hot, not their new stuff, and none of the good branding non-reference cards have heat issues, either.I'm not sure where you get your information.



Are you saying AMD cards are suitable for people who already own GSync monitors?
Intel HD grafiks r best !

AmD & NVIDIER sux!
Burnz0

Are you saying AMD cards are suitable for people who already own GSync … Are you saying AMD cards are suitable for people who already own GSync monitors?



No-one with a brain would buy a 1060 if they had a Gsync monitor already.
Original Poster
ritchiedrama

No-one with a brain would buy a 1060 if they had a Gsync monitor already.



GSync is for when the fps varies, 144Hz monitors are for fps rates up to 144. You can play games at above 60fps on a 1060.... but you know that right?
Burnz0

GSync is for when the fps varies, 144Hz monitors are for fps rates up to … GSync is for when the fps varies, 144Hz monitors are for fps rates up to 144. You can play games at above 60fps on a 1060.... but you know that right?



You'll never understand, I give up, you're the kind of person who goes to PCWorld to buy stuff, or the kind of person who thinks 60fps is a good gaming experience.

You didn't even understand my point, like, I am speechless.
Burnz0

You don't understand mine. It's okay, you win. I'll message HotDeals and … You don't understand mine. It's okay, you win. I'll message HotDeals and get them to take the deal down, I mean in NO situation would THIS card be useful. I'll let nvidia know to stop making them, why do they even sell it right? Silly me! You're card fits all criteria for everybody, everywhere. Congratulations.



Ok lets get this straight and try and make you understand.

The cheapest Gsync monitor is over £300 that I can find, I also checked PCpartpicker, I believe it was £343. That is also a 1080p monitor and AOC not a great brand.

You can get a 1070 for that price, if you had a Gsync monitor already and then sacrificed having a 1070 for a 1060, you're not very smart.

1060 is not a bad card, nor is it anything special, the RX480 matches AND beats it in MOST titles, and you can get it cheaper.

This is not a good 'deal'.
Original Poster
ritchiedrama

Ok lets get this straight and try and make you understand.The cheapest … Ok lets get this straight and try and make you understand.The cheapest Gsync monitor is over £300 that I can find, I also checked PCpartpicker, I believe it was £343. That is also a 1080p monitor and AOC not a great brand. You can get a 1070 for that price, if you had a Gsync monitor already and then sacrificed having a 1070 for a 1060, you're not very smart.1060 is not a bad card, nor is it anything special, the RX480 matches AND beats it in MOST titles, and you can get it cheaper.This is not a good 'deal'.



The price of a Mazda 3 2.2 litre turbo diesel is £5000 with less than 50,000 miles on the clock, but only if its 2010 or older. Unfortunately I can't get these from PC World. I don't understand why you would be bothered about GSync monitor prices if you already owned one?
Ideal if anyone wants a card that supports CUDA.
Original Poster
JamieH

Thanks for that.



No problems.

shop.amd.com/en-…als




Edited by: "LeftResponse" 5th Apr 2017
ritchiedrama

You didn't even understand my point, like, I am speechless.


I doubt it
Burnz0

My point is, they make these cards for millions of reasons, and all you … My point is, they make these cards for millions of reasons, and all you did is counter ONE of the reasons. Even then, you could of have a GSync monitor as a birthday present, or somebody could of given you one for cheap. It doesn't matter the cirumstance, this is a deal for people who need it. Are you really that unbelievably stubborn and narrowminded in thinking that nobody, anywhere will want this card?




Do you really believe this is a good deal? You're talking about a select 0.01% of people who MAY get a monitor as a gift (lets be honest, not happening, anyone whos into computers would want a CPU, a GPU, etc before any of that).

Original Poster
ritchiedrama

Do you really believe this is a good deal? You're talking about a select … Do you really believe this is a good deal? You're talking about a select 0.01% of people who MAY get a monitor as a gift (lets be honest, not happening, anyone whos into computers would want a CPU, a GPU, etc before any of that).



I was looking for a low profile card for my Micro-ATX LAN rig (Insomnia gaming festival is coming up this month), EVGA are a well known brand. Yes I think this is a good deal, I bought one, along with the blue 2-man tent I posted on here. xD
Burnz0

I was looking for a low profile card for my Micro-ATX LAN rig (Insomnia … I was looking for a low profile card for my Micro-ATX LAN rig (Insomnia gaming festival is coming up this month), EVGA are a well known brand. Yes I think this is a good deal, I bought one, along with the blue 2-man tent I posted on here. xD



I-series is hell on earth. I've won i-series before, though :]
boring ... all the spicy comments got deleted
Original Poster
derp1664

boring ... all the spicy comments got deleted



Yup, onto the next tech post! Cya-all there!
Burnz0

Yup, onto the next tech post! Cya-all there!



X)
Burnz0

Yup, onto the next tech post! Cya-all there!



What are you going to play at iseries?
ritchiedrama

Just not worth the money when you can get an RX480 8Gb for £175-190


ritchiedrama

the RX480 matches AND beats it in MOST titles


Not sure where you get your information.

Ignoring the oxymoron of the 480 both matching AND beating the 1060... I've seen one source - just one - that claims that the 480 has caught up to the 1060, a few months ago. Not beaten it - caught up to it. Running tests on an i7, that is. A few weeks later, another article with updated tests still put the 1060 significantly ahead of the 480 (again, on an i7 - although the gap has definitely appeared to narrow since release). So I'd like to see where a 480 has overtaken a 1060, "beat[ing] it in MOST titles", if you'd be so kind?

Of course, running on an i7 (and Windows, incidentally) produces the absolute best-case scenario for the 480, as the performance dials back far more quickly with lower CPUs compared with the 1060. Anyone looking for a nice, strong card for an i3, non-overclockable i5, or Ryzen CPU would probably still be better off with a 1060 (although sadly, there are very few reviews using Ryzen with a 480 so far - although I did notice that the 480 gets better performance with Ryzen with some DX12 titles that don't see any improvement on Nvidia. But I digress...).

I don't see anyone claiming Polaris has "heat issues" - but it's a fact that the 480 runs hotter than the 1060. Of course, it uses a lot more power (the power used by the 1060 is ridiculously tiny), so we'd expect it to run hotter. Although that does lead onto the power consumption. There would certainly be people with PSUs that could handle the 1060, but not the 480, so for those people, you'd have to add in the cost of a new PSU. (The cost of the increased wattage on a 'leccy bill would only be an extra ~£5/year for the 480, so not a big deal.)

And anyone interested in gaming on a Steam machine, or gaming in Linux, still cannot consider an AMD GPU. We've finally moved past the point where a 750 outperforms a Fury, but AMD's still far, far behind in any non-Windows PC gaming.

But, yes, if you have an i7, a good enough PSU, and will only use Windows, then the 8GB 480 is certainly a compelling alternative to the 6GB 1060 - a ~£25 saving for slightly less performance with only a small increase in power consumption and temperatures would make it a fairly even choice, so this (~£220 or less) really is the price that a 6GB 1060 needs to be.

A decent Freesync monitor would then make the 480 a no-brainer.
ritchiedrama

You'll never understand, I give up, you're the kind of person who goes to … You'll never understand, I give up, you're the kind of person who goes to PCWorld to buy stuff, or the kind of person who thinks 60fps is a good gaming experience. You didn't even understand my point, like, I am speechless.


What's wrong with 60fps? Even 30fps is fine for some games. PC world is fine if they have something cheap
ritchiedrama

Ok lets get this straight and try and make you understand.The cheapest … Ok lets get this straight and try and make you understand.The cheapest Gsync monitor is over £300 that I can find, I also checked PCpartpicker, I believe it was £343. That is also a 1080p monitor and AOC not a great brand. You can get a 1070 for that price, if you had a Gsync monitor already and then sacrificed having a 1070 for a 1060, you're not very smart.1060 is not a bad card, nor is it anything special, the RX480 matches AND beats it in MOST titles, and you can get it cheaper.This is not a good 'deal'.



I agree with you, 1060 is a good card but AMD is better. But... AOC not being good brand, i disagree. I have an AOC G Sync monitor with a evga 1070 SC and its great, and without v sync i havent had an screen tears.
Chadwell

What's wrong with 60fps? Even 30fps is fine for some games. PC world is … What's wrong with 60fps? Even 30fps is fine for some games. PC world is fine if they have something cheap



I cannot reason with ridiculous comments like this, 60 fps is horrendous on my eyes.
ritchiedrama

Just not worth the money when you can get an RX480 8Gb for £175-190

ritchiedrama

the RX480 matches AND beats it in MOST titles




You're wrong. So don't waste your time writing stuff to me, EVER, again.

youtube.com/watch?v=gEw3CaNSbUo

youtube.com/watch?v=CiYQqNiqQKU

Plenty more in the last few months.
ritchiedrama

I cannot reason with ridiculous comments like this, 60 fps is horrendous … I cannot reason with ridiculous comments like this, 60 fps is horrendous on my eyes.



Get yourself a nice dell IPS u2414h no flicker or headaches for sensitive types. 60hz.
Chadwell

Get yourself a nice dell IPS u2414h no flicker or headaches for sensitive … Get yourself a nice dell IPS u2414h no flicker or headaches for sensitive types. 60hz.



Nah you're alright, I will stick to 144hz, lol. 60Hz is horrible whatever monitor its on.
ritchiedrama

You're wrong. So don't waste your time writing stuff to me, EVER, … You're wrong. So don't waste your time writing stuff to me, EVER, again.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEw3CaNSbUohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiYQqNiqQKUPlenty more in the last few months.


Errr... one of those links is the same article I shared with you - except mine was for people able to read, rather than sit slack-jawed in front of their screens as the article is read aloud to them. Again, at the risk of repeating myself (and them) - the 480 didn't mostly beat the 1060, no matter how many times you devolve into ALL CAPS.

Your second link shows the 1060 ahead in lots and lots and lots of games - Dishonored 2, Battlefield 1, Watch Dogs 2, Gears of War 4, Civ VI... indeed, they even ended by summarising that the 1060 is "faster on average" than the 480 (literal quote from near the end of the video in your link! :D), I'm not sure what your point is...? (Although I hadn't seen the 480 ahead in F1 before, so at least I learned something from your misfire! :))

Oh, any chance all those tests were run on an i7? No comment on the 480 needing a high-end CPU?

No comment about the hotter 480?

No comment about the increased power consumption?

No comment about the shockingly bad performance in SteamOS and Linux?

I completely understand your position. I'm a bit of a Logitech fanboy, myself - so, of course, any genuine flaws in Logitech products simply DO NOT EXIST for me.

Buy Logitech!
Original Poster
ritchiedrama

Just not worth the money when you can get an RX480 8Gb for £175-190

ritchiedrama

the RX480 matches AND beats it in MOST titles



There is a lot of fact in here, I actually posted a comment that was deleted by mods (still in some quotes though) about this card being useful to some people and not others. I appreciate the depth you went into to make the differences clear for people.
So much elitism, good price for this card. Nice find will help some people out!
Is this worth going for if I already have a 970?
Heat for the effort of predicting the retorts....
CAL23

Is this worth going for if I already have a 970?



No.
ritchiedrama

Ok lets get this straight and try and make you understand.The cheapest … Ok lets get this straight and try and make you understand.The cheapest Gsync monitor is over £300 that I can find, I also checked PCpartpicker, I believe it was £343. That is also a 1080p monitor and AOC not a great brand. You can get a 1070 for that price, if you had a Gsync monitor already and then sacrificed having a 1070 for a 1060, you're not very smart.1060 is not a bad card, nor is it anything special, the RX480 matches AND beats it in MOST titles, and you can get it cheaper.This is not a good 'deal'.



I agree with your comment on gsync monitor+1070. However, you are completely wrong about the 480 8gb 'matching AND beats it in MOST titles'.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_1060_STRIX_OC/26.html

The 1060 consistently outperforms the 480, with only a few titles where the 480 comes ahead or ties. We are talking about a 5-10% variance, before Overclocking. Once you add in OC, the 1060 leaps further ahead, anywhere from 10-15%.

Is it worth the difference in price? Hard to say. But I certainly think that if you are matching an older CPU with a graphics card, it's a 'no brainer' to choose NVIDIA.

As you used this logic with a GSYNC monitor... Who buys an expensive CPU and cheap GPU? Probably not too many people. The AMD 480 will be bottlenecked in Dx11 (97% of all titles) while running on anything below an i5 2500k. And even then, it's still a negative.
BetaRomeo

Errr... one of those links is the same article I shared with you - except … Errr... one of those links is the same article I shared with you - except mine was for people able to read, rather than sit slack-jawed in front of their screens as the article is read aloud to them. Again, at the risk of repeating myself (and them) - the 480 didn't mostly beat the 1060, no matter how many times you devolve into ALL CAPS.Your second link shows the 1060 ahead in lots and lots and lots of games - Dishonored 2, Battlefield 1, Watch Dogs 2, Gears of War 4, Civ VI... indeed, they even ended by summarising that the 1060 is "faster on average" than the 480 (literal quote from near the end of the video in your link! :D), I'm not sure what your point is...? (Although I hadn't seen the 480 ahead in F1 before, so at least I learned something from your misfire! :))Oh, any chance all those tests were run on an i7? No comment on the 480 needing a high-end CPU?No comment about the hotter 480?No comment about the increased power consumption?No comment about the shockingly bad performance in SteamOS and Linux?I completely understand your position. I'm a bit of a Logitech fanboy, myself - so, of course, any genuine flaws in Logitech products simply DO NOT EXIST for me. :{Buy Logitech!




It shows the rate of improvement over and over again, I am not an AMD fanboy, I hate AMD, every last part of it, but you can see the evolving for yourself with the 480, dx12 titles are starting to go ahead with the rx480 at a cheaper price point, which was originally what I said.

You can say hotter all you want, all of that is relative just like my 1080 Ti maxes out at 67 degrees while every reviewer and everyone else is hitting into the 70's+
Why is every GPU thread a willy-waving contest?
ritchiedrama

I cannot reason with ridiculous comments like this, 60 fps is horrendous … I cannot reason with ridiculous comments like this, 60 fps is horrendous on my eyes.


How do you ever watch a bluray or DVD? Last I checked they don't run very fast.
Oneday77

How do you ever watch a bluray or DVD? Last I checked they don't run very … How do you ever watch a bluray or DVD? Last I checked they don't run very fast.



Why are you comparing games a few inches in front of my face that can be fast paced to sitting back and watching a movie? Go play with traffic.
^^

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/0a/b3/34/0ab33485749f1815548f16e5908ebfc8.jpg
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text