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GeForce GTX 1060 with game £186.72 @ ebuyer
GeForce GTX 1060 with game £186.72 @ ebuyer

GeForce GTX 1060 with game £186.72 @ ebuyer

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Sounds like a deal to me. 3gb of vram is a let down but fine for 1080 gaming. And on par with 980 gtx performance!

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3GB just won't futureproof you, may as well spend the little extra to get the 6GB.

I'd never thought having 3Gb or VRAM on a graphics card would be a commented on as a bad thing.
Something is seriously wrong with games today if they need more memory than most computers had a few years ago.
Think I'll save my pennies and get an XBox Scorpio.

gabesdad

I'd never thought having 3Gb or VRAM on a graphics card would be a … I'd never thought having 3Gb or VRAM on a graphics card would be a commented on as a bad thing.Something is seriously wrong with games today if they need more memory than most computers had a few years ago.Think I'll save my pennies and get an XBox Scorpio.



That is the `business` is about; its never enough and its never good. You have to buy newer, better and more expensive cards. Just to satisfy everyone needs...

4gb Rx480 would be the better choice at this price point (and slightly below) wouldn't it?

api182

4gb Rx480 would be the better choice at this price point (and slightly … 4gb Rx480 would be the better choice at this price point (and slightly below) wouldn't it?



You can get the 8gb for this price

3gb is a let down for the people that do insist playing at higher settings and low framesPS. Target is usually 60fps in a 60hz monitor and therefore there is plenty even for the most demanding VRAM games. Obviously the 6gb is more desirable in case of an sli

I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which seems demented to me. Fair enough if you're doing high end video editing, graphics work, etc., but for games it seems to have gone beyond sense now.

Should state 3gb in the title for those not in the knoew. 6gb is roughly £230 now, right?

gabesdad

I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which … I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which seems demented to me. Fair enough if you're doing high end video editing, graphics work, etc., but for games it seems to have gone beyond sense now.



​It's not that bad I guess to think that I bought a voodoo 2, matrox 3D and Sigma Hollywood+ DVD card for around £300 years ago. I can remember buying a sblive 128 for about £100 and these GPUs do all this and a lot more.

gabesdad

I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which … I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which seems demented to me. Fair enough if you're doing high end video editing, graphics work, etc., but for games it seems to have gone beyond sense now.



The 1080 ti retails for £700-£800.
I'll probably end up getting one as I have little will power when it comes to the latest tech.

Actually, GTX 1060 doesn’t just differ in memory as the 3GB has less shaders too.
3GB is 1152:72:48 (shaders:TMUs:ROPs)
6GB is 1280:80:48
So even for settings which aren’t limited by memory, there will be differences in performance.
Seems that some sites have even dropped 3GB from their test suites, but Techpowerup currently rate the 3GB at 90% the speed of the 6GB at 1080P:
techpowerup.com/rev…tml

gabesdad

I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which … I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which seems demented to me. Fair enough if you're doing high end video editing, graphics work, etc., but for games it seems to have gone beyond sense now.



​its the price you have to pay at the minute for 4k 60fps. Out of my budget range cause you need a beefy monitor too!!

gabesdad

I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which … I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which seems demented to me. Fair enough if you're doing high end video editing, graphics work, etc., but for games it seems to have gone beyond sense now.


Well, actually GPU acceleration in professional programs is a minefield. Some things aren't accelerated at all, or a low-end card (think GT720) performs about the same as high-end card. However, some things accelerate very well. So the automatic assumptions (graphic work = buy an expensive graphic card) isn't necessarily true. Basically, people need to research these things very well indeed. On top of that there is the whole CUDA (Nvidia proprietary) vs OpenCL (open standard supported by just about everyone: Intel, AMD, Nvidia, mobile phones etc.).
Plus often if something is OpenCL, AMD makes more sense as they rarely disable features. For now; no they are not good guys just another faceless corporation but since they have such small marketshare they can't play with market-segmentation like Intel, or toy with planned obsolescence like Nvidia seem to do with their low end cards not having enough memory.

But no, the £500+ market is mostly driven by gaming with at least a bit being due the motto 'expensive is better'. Of course, some of this is just some people having a lot of disposable income but if (almost) every overprices gaming product sells there is no reason for companies to be not exploit this as companies will obviously charge as much as they can. It's when so-called enthusiasts try to justify these prices and sound more like shareholders that things get strange. This kind of attitude is why on forums etc., people like to go on about PC-MasterRace and pay-to-win.

I'm in the lower end of the minefield when it comes to upgrading the GPU in my Mac Pro tower, as official options are limited. Could get a flashed card or do one myself from a guide, or just add a 4Gb RX 460 to upgrade cheaply and leave the Nvidia GT120 inside for the boot screen. That would cover all the bases I need without busting the bank.

Just waiting to find out how much the Xbox Scorpio will be, as having a dedicated games machine makes more sense for me. Keeps it away from my other work.
Edited by: "gabesdad" 8th Apr

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gabesdad

I'm in the lower end of the minefield when it comes to upgrading the GPU … I'm in the lower end of the minefield when it comes to upgrading the GPU in my Mac Pro tower, as official options are limited. Could get a flashed card or do one myself from a guide, or just add a 4Gb RX 460 to upgrade cheaply and leave the Nvidia GT120 inside for the boot screen. That would cover all the bases I need without busting the bank.Just waiting to find out how much the Xbox Scorpio will be, as having a dedicated games machine makes more sense for me. Keeps it away from my other work.




You're clueless when it comes to computers that much is clear.

ritchiedrama

You're clueless when it comes to computers that much is clear.



I've been building computers for 30 years thank you very much. I'm just not gullible enough to pay out a fortune for a GPU!

Take your insults to the image in your mirror!

gabesdad

I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which … I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which seems demented to me. Fair enough if you're doing high end video editing, graphics work, etc., but for games it seems to have gone beyond sense now.


Haven't you ever heard of someone spending £1,000 or more on a big TV, just for watching TV and movies?

Indeed, do you think that nobody buys those £10,000+ projectors?

My wife's library of physical books has easily cost at least £5,000 over the years - it fills our library and most of her studio!

Guitarists will spend £500-1,000 on one guitar... and most will have several.

But for all of the above cases, those are above-average spends, for enthusiasts.

So I'm curious - what's different about this particular field of entertainment, that makes use of some of the most cutting-edge technology in the world, that makes you think the top-tier enthusiasts spending £500 is "demented"? Are you saying that any enthusiast spending £500 on any kind of entertainment is demented, or do you have double standards?

gabesdad

I've been building computers for 30 years thank you very much. I'm just … I've been building computers for 30 years thank you very much. I'm just not gullible enough to pay out a fortune for a GPU!Take your insults to the image in your mirror!


You're gullible enough to pay for a mac pro

Optimus_Toaster

You're gullible enough to pay for a mac pro



I got an 8 year old model for a couple of hundred quid and upgrading the bits I want, so not as gullible as someone who'd be prepared to pay more than my entire system to have pretty pictures just to get their butts slapped in 4K rather than 1080p!

BetaRomeo

Haven't you ever heard of someone spending £1,000 or more on a big TV, … Haven't you ever heard of someone spending £1,000 or more on a big TV, just for watching TV and movies?Indeed, do you think that nobody buys those £10,000+ projectors?My wife's library of physical books has easily cost at least £5,000 over the years - it fills our library and most of her studio!Guitarists will spend £500-1,000 on one guitar... and most will have several.But for all of the above cases, those are above-average spends, for enthusiasts.So I'm curious - what's different about this particular field of entertainment, that makes use of some of the most cutting-edge technology in the world, that makes you think the top-tier enthusiasts spending £500 is "demented"? Are you saying that any enthusiast spending £500 on any kind of entertainment is demented, or do you have double standards?



I say this as a PC gamer of 20 years, but all the things you've listed above seem like infinately better way to spend money and time on, than a graphics card to play computer games, which I'll probably do on my own.

lewisjohnsmith1992

3GB just won't futureproof you, may as well spend the little extra to get … 3GB just won't futureproof you, may as well spend the little extra to get the 6GB.



Or save 40-50 quid, ear mark it for "the future" and buy this card for "the now".

Marekj

I say this as a PC gamer of 20 years, but all the things you've listed … I say this as a PC gamer of 20 years, but all the things you've listed above seem like infinately better way to spend money and time on, than a graphics card to play computer games, which I'll probably do on my own.


Even a £10,000 projector? o_O The list goes on, of course - classic cars that people never drive, collector's edition toys that they'll never open, potpourri, bottles of fine wine, first-edition comics that they'll never read (incidentally, my wife almost never touches her books! ;)), brand-name clothes, golf clubs (people spend well over £1,000 for a set of eight irons alone, just so they can hit a little white ball as they go for a walk), £100 for a tiny bottle of perfume (perhaps more understandable for desperately single people!), and, of course, a brand new car. My tiny, tiny list wasn't exhaustive, and neither is this - please feel free to exercise your imagination.

£500 is the kind of money you have lying around in your wallet. Unless you're still in your twenties, or living month-to-month on the edge of the bankruptcy abyss because financial planning isn't your forté, it won't be missed; it won't make an appreciable difference to your retirement fund. I haven't spent £500 on a graphics card, either, but some people really want high-quality graphics - why begrudge them spending a couple of hundred pounds over what the rest of us spend? We get diminishing returns in just about every field of entertainment expenditure.

And besides, most of us don't play with ourselves.

gabesdad

I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which … I've seen people prepared to spend over £500 on a graphics card which seems demented to me. Fair enough if you're doing high end video editing, graphics work, etc., but for games it seems to have gone beyond sense now.



Clearly you have not experienced 4k gaming at 60 FPS.

Once you've ventured forward, it's hard to venture back.

Try playing a 720p game now days, you'll see where we came from and realize that will always exist. It looks good *right now* because this is all we are used to.

I can honestly say that the most enjoyment I've ever had with computer games was with the Spectrum, C64, and some of the Sierra Online games of the mid-80's. Apart from the Call of Duty series and Medal of Honor series, I don't really game much these days, and to be honest, 4k over 1080p wouldn't make a great deal of difference if the game is rubbish.

I may well get an Xbox Scorpio as already said before, and that will undoubtedly do me for the games I like playing. If people want to spend hundreds on a graphics card, then up to them, but I will never see the sense in it.
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