Gigabyte GeForce Nvidia GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6GB £232.98 from Amazon/Ebuyer!
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Gigabyte GeForce Nvidia GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6GB £232.98 from Amazon/Ebuyer!

£232.98Amazon Deals
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Found 8th Nov 2016
Been searching Amazon for ages for a 6GB GTX 1060 as I have a few vouchers to spend, and today this has had a decent price reduction!

Specifications

Choose raw power for your gaming rig with this Gigabyte GeForce 1060 graphics card. The powerful or WINDFORCE 2X design produces outstanding cooling even when it's running hot courtesy of precisely proportioned and positioned fan blades, cooling structures and heat pipes that wick away heat to prevent instabilities. The core clock works at up to 1797MHz boost to ensure data is processed rapidly, and a massive 6GB of GDDR5 RAM ensures it can handle a wide range of monitors and VR devices.

When you want to exert control over this graphics card, use the Intuitive XTREME engine utility to get real-time data and to adjust your graphics card settings, including clock speeds, voltages and fan speeds, so that you can create the perfect overclocked system. A variety of NVIDIA technologies, including G-Sync, GameWorks and Ansel, ensure this Gigabyte GeForce 1060 graphics card function smoothly and delivers the best experience possible.


Specifications

Memory Clock 8008 MHz
Graphics Processing GeForce GTX 1060
Core Clock Boost: 1797MHz/ Base: 1582MHz in OC Mode
Boost: 1771MHz/ Base: 1556MHz in Gaming Mode
Process Technology 16 nm
Memory Size 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Bus 192 bit
Card Bus PCI-E 3.0 x 16

Output
Dual-link DVI-D *2
HDMI-2.0b*1 (Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @60 Hz)
Display Port-1.4 *1 (Max Resolution: 7680x4320 @60 Hz)
Digital max resolution 7680x4320
Multi-view 4

Card size H=39 L=223 W=121 mm
PCB Form ATX
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5
Recommended PSU 400W
Power Connectors 6 pin*1

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34 Comments

Good price for this card. If you aren't bothered about twin fans and backplates you can get the Gigabyte GTX 1060 mini itx 6GB OC for Just £219.95 delivered from Laptops Direct with the 'Which' £20 off one pound trial code, it's small, very quiet and does everything this card does for less.

Edited by: "toaster" 8th Nov 2016

toaster

Good price for this card. If you aren't bothered about twin fans and … Good price for this card. If you aren't bothered about twin fans and backplates you can get the Gigabyte GTX 1060 mini itx 6GB OC for Just £119.95 delivered from Laptops Direct with the 'Which' one pound trial code, it's small, very quiet and does everything this card does for less.



119? It is over 200 for me.

Nice... I'm looking for a cheap radeon rx480 with a decent cooler but they all seem to be roughly £240+ with the stock cooler variants at roughly £220+.
I was looking at the gtx1060 but the rx480 seems to perform better with directx12.

still a good deal though

shows as £234+ for me ?

stingergb

119? It is over 200 for me.



sorry typo, should read £219.95

shootomanUK

shows as £234+ for me ?



Using the 'Which' £20 off trial code (£1 registration, refunded on cancellation). Delivery £4.95 = £219.92

shootomanUK

Nice... I'm looking for a cheap radeon rx480 with a decent cooler but … Nice... I'm looking for a cheap radeon rx480 with a decent cooler but they all seem to be roughly £240+ with the stock cooler variants at roughly £220+.I was looking at the gtx1060 but the rx480 seems to perform better with directx12.still a good deal though



are you going to be playing dx12 games? if not then the 1060 will be the better card

paid £170 for my reference 4gb RX480. A mere BIOS flash later, it's now the over clocked 8gb version! now that is good value

explosiveblarg

are you going to be playing dx12 games? if not then the 1060 will be the … are you going to be playing dx12 games? if not then the 1060 will be the better card



​yes more than likely... I think all the new games coming out will be dx12

What you lot think of this compared to the XFX Fury going for £270??

Chojiin

paid £170 for my reference 4gb RX480. A mere BIOS flash later, it's now … paid £170 for my reference 4gb RX480. A mere BIOS flash later, it's now the over clocked 8gb version! now that is good value



​That was a mad bargain! Where did you get it that cheaply?

hamzahuk

What you lot think of this compared to the XFX Fury going for £270??



Looking at benchmarks comparing the 2... I think the 1060 6GB is the better buy, for 1080p.
Edited by: "rev6" 8th Nov 2016

rev6

Looking at benchmarks comparing the 2... I think the 1060 6GB is the … Looking at benchmarks comparing the 2... I think the 1060 6GB is the better buy.


Hmm your defiently right for DX11 especially that Im using a 1080p monitor, but ive hear that in DX12 this card will perform at a 1070 level once the drivers mature?

hamzahuk

Hmm your defiently right for DX11 especially that Im using a 1080p … Hmm your defiently right for DX11 especially that Im using a 1080p monitor, but ive hear that in DX12 this card will perform at a 1070 level once the drivers mature?



I added "for 1080p" at the end there because for higher resolutions the Fury usually outperforms it. I guess with DX12 it depends who sponsors the game. AMD DX11 performance is poor compared to NVIDIA's, so that's why you see such an improvement.

Edited by: "rev6" 8th Nov 2016

Does these really have plastic back plates, somebody commented on YouTube?

D'oh! Got this delivered from Amazon today for £245.99. Heat added.
The price has been fluctuating quite often but this is the lowest it has been so far from any vendor.

I'm in the process of overclocking it as I type this (Heaven running on + 169 core +400 men and still going). It overclocks like a champ!

Edited by: "Par78" 8th Nov 2016

Par78

D'oh! Got this delivered from Amazon today today for £245.99. Heat … D'oh! Got this delivered from Amazon today today for £245.99. Heat added.The price has been fluctuating quite often but this is the lowest it has been so far from any vendor.I'm in the process of overclocking it as I type this (Heaven running on + 169 core +400 men and still going). It overclocks like a champ!



Hi. Can you confirm is it metal backplate? Seen few places people saying it's plastic lol

Deafhavanna

Hi. Can you confirm is it metal backplate? Seen few places people saying … Hi. Can you confirm is it metal backplate? Seen few places people saying it's plastic lol



The backplate is not metal. Not sure if it's plastic or some sort of other plastic-like material. Why would you want a heat-conductive material like metal for the backplate anyway?

It's got a nice mate black finish on it and I don't plan on stroking/caressing it too often so the backplate material is not a deal breaker for me

Par78

Why would you want a heat-conductive material like metal for the … Why would you want a heat-conductive material like metal for the backplate anyway?


Why would you not want that? The best backplates are metal, connected to the back of the card via thermal pads and so help with cooling. The ultimate goal is to draw heat away from the core and the power circuitry. Any heat drawn to the backplate helps with that, and will be dissipated by your case airflow.

Par78

The backplate is not metal. Not sure if it's plastic or some sort of … The backplate is not metal. Not sure if it's plastic or some sort of other plastic-like material. Why would you want a heat-conductive material like metal for the backplate anyway? It's got a nice mate black finish on it and I don't plan on stroking/caressing it too often so the backplate material is not a deal breaker for me



Copper would be great. Aluminium wouldn't be too bad. Plastic though? You want the heat to escape.

I didn't think of it being used as a heatpipe admittedly.

Put it like this, using a custom fan curve (an aggressive one) the card is currently at 54 degrees C at full load with a hefty overclock. The backplate matterial doesn't look to be a major issue.

Reviews have shown this card to run a bit hotter. than the msi gaming X for example, so the plastic backplate might be playing a role in that, but then you save around £70 compared to gaming X and the likes.

Par78

I didn't think of it being used as a heatpipe admittedly.then you save … I didn't think of it being used as a heatpipe admittedly.then you save around £70 compared to gaming X and the likes.


Are people actually paying £300!!, 980ti's used are going for around that much

hamzahuk

Are people actually paying £300!!, 980ti's used are going for around that … Are people actually paying £300!!, 980ti's used are going for around that much



Seems so. A bit crazy though

explosiveblarg

are you going to be playing dx12 games? if not then the 1060 will be the … are you going to be playing dx12 games? if not then the 1060 will be the better card


Would you mind explaining why that is, exactly?

At stock clocks, an 8GB 480 is only faster than a 6GB 1060 in one DX12 game: Hitman. In some other DX12 games, the 480 can be far behind in frames per second - sometimes as much as 25%. Given that the 1060 overclocks better, is cooler, consumes far less power, and has broader compatibility (less likely to be CPU-bottlenecked, and can be used properly with SteamOS and Linux), it seems like one would be giving up a lot to get that Hitman performance boost!

hamzahuk

What you lot think of this compared to the XFX Fury going for £270??



Get a Fury, I run the Sapphire version. Will chew through anything I throw at it at 1440p on ultra - Forza 3, Battlefield 1, Squad. That way you know you can move up from 1080p comfortably in time and even crossfire them for 4K in future.

I'd suggest the £40 is worth it.

hamzahuk

What you lot think of this compared to the XFX Fury going for £270??



If you are stuck with spending exactly 270 quid, then you are at an unlucky price point.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GTX_1060_Xtreme_Gaming/26.html

I wouldn't say 3-9% stock performance is worth it.

Especially because the 1060 easily overclocks past the Fury.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GTX_1060_Xtreme_Gaming/29.html

Save the 40 quid, buy the 1060 6gb and put a light overclock on it. You'll surpass the Fury for cheaper.

Or, if you want to spend more, get a 1070, which destroys everything AMD is offering.

explosiveblarg

are you going to be playing dx12 games? if not then the 1060 will be the … are you going to be playing dx12 games? if not then the 1060 will be the better card



Both these cards are going to be fine for 1080p or even 1440p gaming on todays games. The question is, in 2 years when many of the games are using the newer technologies, which card will have the edge? From personal experience AMD cards are more future proof.

Thanks for the replies, thing is just got a R9 380 4GB about 7 months ago and can't really justify an upgrade to the 1060 given that my card overclocks great (980mhz - 1150mhz), so a 1060 on a average is a 20-30% performance increase. Might just have to wait till the 1070s come a bit down to justify a decent upgrade X)

Is this better than a 980 Ti?

ameerhm

Is this better than a 980 Ti?



No

hamzahuk

Thanks for the replies, thing is just got a R9 380 4GB about 7 months ago … Thanks for the replies, thing is just got a R9 380 4GB about 7 months ago and can't really justify an upgrade to the 1060 given that my card overclocks great (980mhz - 1150mhz), so a 1060 on a average is a 20-30% performance increase. Might just have to wait till the 1070s come a bit down to justify a decent upgrade X)



I also have an R9 380 4GB. Is that clock speed at the stock voltage or have you increased it?

rbnoble06

I also have an R9 380 4GB. Is that clock speed at the stock voltage or … I also have an R9 380 4GB. Is that clock speed at the stock voltage or have you increased it?


On stock voltage it clocks to 1070mhz, but if I do a 7% increase the clock will be stable at 1140mhz which gets similar bench marks to a 970 (_;). Only reason I would ever upgrade to a 1060 or 1070 is so GTA 5 will be stable, as that is the only game where even on stock clocks, the game starts stuttering like crazy....
Edited by: "hamzahuk" 12th Nov 2016

I can't recommend Gigabyte graphics cards (RMA twice a GFX 560Ti a few years ago), but as far as GFX 1060 are concerned this is a good price.

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