Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB £169.97 @ Amazon
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Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB £169.97 @ Amazon

£169.97Amazon Deals
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Found 22nd Nov
Cheapest this card has ever been. Honestly a steal at this price - wouldn't be surprised if they sell out fast.

Price history from CCC:

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  • 1152 NVIDIA CUDA Cores
  • 1582MHz Base/1797MHz Boost Clock (OC Mode) or 1556MHz Base/1771MHz Boost Clock (Gaming Mode)
  • 3GB GDDR5 8008MHz Memory

Top comments

This card will be fine for anyone wanting to game at 1080p. As long as you’re not expecting to run at detail levels high enough to see if Lara Croft waxes or not.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 22nd Nov

smiffy18884 h, 24 m ago

Hi folks, can anyone tell me if this is a decent card for mining …Hi folks, can anyone tell me if this is a decent card for mining bitcoin/altcoinsthanks



Get a job.

kyeung5 m ago

Sorry bad English I meant for non VR use and only for modern AAA games. Is …Sorry bad English I meant for non VR use and only for modern AAA games. Is 3GB ok or should I invest into a 1060 6GB ? Thanks


I would pay more to get 6gb especially if you want to play AAA games. If you're able to add £50 you can get Palit 1060 6gb. Search it on hukd.
Edited by: "tuziol84" 22nd Nov
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Hot quite tempted to get one

Im finding it hard to justify double at least for a 1070 at the minute

Is 3GB a problem please or sufficient if not using for VR?

kyeung1 m ago

Is 3GB a problem please or sufficient if not using for VR?


6GB version might get by, this will struggle.

1070 at minimum for VR.

icecreamwoman2 m ago

6GB version might get by, this will struggle.1070 at minimum for VR.


Sorry bad English I meant for non VR use and only for modern AAA games. Is 3GB ok or should I invest into a 1060 6GB ? Thanks

But it's 3gb many games need more memory.

so very tempted, laptops direct have it for the same price, anyone reckon it'll hit £150 on friday?

kyeung2 m ago

Sorry bad English I meant for non VR use and only for modern AAA games. Is …Sorry bad English I meant for non VR use and only for modern AAA games. Is 3GB ok or should I invest into a 1060 6GB ? Thanks


The main question is what resolution are you going to be gaming at. If your at 1080p then you should be able to run most if not all AAA games at decent settings. If your at 1440p then i would say you need a 1070 as standard to get decent frames. At this price your getting a lot of graphics for your money.

kyeung5 m ago

Sorry bad English I meant for non VR use and only for modern AAA games. Is …Sorry bad English I meant for non VR use and only for modern AAA games. Is 3GB ok or should I invest into a 1060 6GB ? Thanks


I would pay more to get 6gb especially if you want to play AAA games. If you're able to add £50 you can get Palit 1060 6gb. Search it on hukd.
Edited by: "tuziol84" 22nd Nov

Thanks all. Just found this article:
eurogamer.net/art…_10

Yea so you guys are right, its really for gmaing at 1080 60fps. Anything higher appears to be a no for this card.

Heat for the price but not for me. Thanks

Leeman203 m ago

The main question is what resolution are you going to be gaming at. If …The main question is what resolution are you going to be gaming at. If your at 1080p then you should be able to run most if not all AAA games at decent settings. If your at 1440p then i would say you need a 1070 as standard to get decent frames. At this price your getting a lot of graphics for your money.


I'm looking at running PUBG etc at 1080p

Im tempted to buy this for a year or so, then move up when prices become less excessive for the 1070 and 1080

Also the difference with the 6gb and 3gb is more than just vram, i believe there is less cuda cores with the 3gb version of the 1060. If you can get a 1060 6gb for around 220 then its a good option and will offer a little more future gaming for you without having to upgrade.

I have this card and can play anything on full at 1080p 60. It may start to show its limits at 4k.
Edited by: "JmeBud" 22nd Nov


So I am being ridiculous and being tech greedy looking at a 1070. I need a slap

Bang for your buck, this is the best you can get atm.

nevergofull4 m ago

I'm looking at running PUBG etc at 1080pIm tempted to buy this for a year …I'm looking at running PUBG etc at 1080pIm tempted to buy this for a year or so, then move up when prices become less excessive for the 1070 and 1080


If this is a stopgap sort of card then it may do the job for you. Nvidia will have released volta by this time next year so you will be able to get a lot more for your money with any hope. From memory PUBG isnt the best optimized and can cripple even very good cards, the aim in that game is fiddling with the settings so it runs better. This card will do the job either way though.

kyeung11 m ago

Sorry bad English I meant for non VR use and only for modern AAA games. Is …Sorry bad English I meant for non VR use and only for modern AAA games. Is 3GB ok or should I invest into a 1060 6GB ? Thanks


Depends on the games you want to play. Pretty sure 3GB will be inadequate a few years down the line for new releases but if this is the card within your budget then it should be fine for most games at 1080p. I'd personally go for a 6GB version.

This card will be fine for anyone wanting to game at 1080p. As long as you’re not expecting to run at detail levels high enough to see if Lara Croft waxes or not.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 22nd Nov

nevergofull7 m ago

I'm looking at running PUBG etc at 1080pIm tempted to buy this for a year …I'm looking at running PUBG etc at 1080pIm tempted to buy this for a year or so, then move up when prices become less excessive for the 1070 and 1080


1060 3GB is fine for 1080p. But the future prospects of 3GB are more limited. So if you are looking for a shorter term upgrade while a new generation of cards appear or willing to trade up in a short few years it could be a good buy.

In a year from now there will be a complete new generation of Nvidia and likely AMD cards as well. Both Volta and Navi should be around, and even a GTX1070 will be at best mid range performance.

vulcanproject2 m ago

1060 3GB is fine for 1080p. But the future prospects of 3GB are more …1060 3GB is fine for 1080p. But the future prospects of 3GB are more limited. So if you are looking for a shorter term upgrade while a new generation of cards appear or willing to trade up in a short few years it could be a good buy.In a year from now there will be a complete new generation of Nvidia and likely AMD cards as well. Both Volta and Navi should be around, and even a GTX1070 will be at best mid range performance.


Thanks, I think I will pull the trigger on this one. I will then upgrade back end of next year. Thanks all!

kyeung19 m ago

Sorry bad English I meant for non VR use and only for modern AAA games. Is …Sorry bad English I meant for non VR use and only for modern AAA games. Is 3GB ok or should I invest into a 1060 6GB ? Thanks



AAA of 2018 will be well into 4-6GB of VRAM, we already are there, albeit with badly optimised games, but more than 3GB is the norm now.

It depends what what you have to spend, if you're on a budget this is great. If you want the best frames, resolution and run latest titles with ease you're gonna need to spend more than this on a GPU, imo

nevergofull5 m ago

Thanks, I think I will pull the trigger on this one. I will then upgrade …Thanks, I think I will pull the trigger on this one. I will then upgrade back end of next year. Thanks all!


There is a fair chance you could get £100 back in 12 months on this. It's not an ideal time to buy with a new gen looming next year but it won't be like this will be worthless when you come to sell again.

nevergofull16 m ago

So I am being ridiculous and being tech greedy looking at a 1070. I need a …So I am being ridiculous and being tech greedy looking at a 1070. I need a slap

Not at all, if you've got a 4K screen and/or VR it's well worth going for a better card.

vulcanproject6 m ago

There is a fair chance you could get £100 back in 12 months on this. It's …There is a fair chance you could get £100 back in 12 months on this. It's not an ideal time to buy with a new gen looming next year but it won't be like this will be worthless when you come to sell again.


Thanks for your input, much appreciated. I am undertaking a new build on an i5 8400 with a Z370 board. Looking at RAM and GPU now

kyeung37 m ago

Is 3GB a problem please or sufficient if not using for VR?



Like others have said it will struggle for VR.

Should be fine for 1080p 60fps gaming at mostly high (some medium) settings though.

Edit: 1060 6GB is generally considered the 'minimum' for VR gaming.
Edited by: "BadMoonRyzen" 22nd Nov

tuziol8431 m ago

But it's 3gb many games need more memory.



Which lol The Witcher 3 only uses like 2GB at max settings - I think Shadow of War uses 4GB and maybe GTA V but I don't really know any others that are out yet. But yes if you want to futureproof your build get the 6GB version (or an RX580 8GB).

Thats it, bought it. It may be underpowered in a year or so, but at half what i was looking to pay for a 1070 it will see me through. Hopefully Crypto surge of prices will have died down, new GPU's released and I can sell this for half what I paid for it. in essence paying £80 for a card for a year! (my mind helps me justify spending this way! lol)

Do you guys think this would be a worthy upgrade over a r9 380? Don't really have a burning need for a new gpu as I play more strategy games than really demanding games but I feel the r9 380 is starting to show its age a wee bit. so far only playing 1080p

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Absed11 m ago

Do you guys think this would be a worthy upgrade over a r9 380? Don't …Do you guys think this would be a worthy upgrade over a r9 380? Don't really have a burning need for a new gpu as I play more strategy games than really demanding games but I feel the r9 380 is starting to show its age a wee bit. so far only playing 1080p


I have an R9 380 too and I've also been questioning whether to get this. My main worry is that this is 3GB whereas my current R9 380 is 4GB so I'm questioning if this 1060 would be any more future-proof than my current card.

Also, if you have a Freesync monitor you should maybe look into gettting a well-priced RX 580 or Vega.
Edited by: "hanpan999" 22nd Nov

150 or no buy.

A few games are pushing over 6gb at 1080. But there is always the option to reduce memory details. The last assassins creed used to show how much VRAM it would use with each setting and 2gb was the norm then. Even high settings were pushing well above 2gb.
If you have the budget a 6gb or rx570/680 would do. Prices are now dropping.
If your budget won’t stretch, just drop a few more dials down on the settings.
At the end of the day unless you update almost every year, new games will come along which you need to dial back.

nevergofull54 m ago

Thats it, bought it. It may be underpowered in a year or so, but at half …Thats it, bought it. It may be underpowered in a year or so, but at half what i was looking to pay for a 1070 it will see me through. Hopefully Crypto surge of prices will have died down, new GPU's released and I can sell this for half what I paid for it. in essence paying £80 for a card for a year! (my mind helps me justify spending this way! lol)


I would say at most, you'll lose £70-£80 on the value of this card in 12 months.

But if you drop £350 on a GTX1070, depending on the performance of next gen cards in just 6 months then you could easily have lost £150 of it's value in that period.

Absed40 m ago

Do you guys think this would be a worthy upgrade over a r9 380? Don't …Do you guys think this would be a worthy upgrade over a r9 380? Don't really have a burning need for a new gpu as I play more strategy games than really demanding games but I feel the r9 380 is starting to show its age a wee bit. so far only playing 1080p


I wouldn't.

vulcanproject4 m ago

I would say at most, you'll lose £70-£80 on the value of this card in 12 m …I would say at most, you'll lose £70-£80 on the value of this card in 12 months.But if you drop £350 on a GTX1070, depending on the performance of next gen cards in just 6 months then you could easily have lost £150 of it's value in that period.


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icecreamwoman1 h, 57 m ago

6GB version might get by, this will struggle.1070 at minimum for VR.


Not according to the benchmark I ran for VR tonight it said the 1060 (heavily overclocked) with 32gb was in the green.

Look folks if you sneer at this card & say buy a 1070 I all but GUARANTEE that in the same 12-18 months you'll be wanting to upgrade regardless of whether you bought the 1060 or 1070

Rich445 m ago

Look folks if you sneer at this card & say buy a 1070 I all but GUARANTEE …Look folks if you sneer at this card & say buy a 1070 I all but GUARANTEE that in the same 12-18 months you'll be wanting to upgrade regardless of whether you bought the 1060 or 1070


Price point at this level made my decision for me to be honest. I'd rather a cheap out of date card than an expensive one!

This should be called 1060le or 6gb version should be called 1060ti. This is card not only has less vram but its slower as well. You can get 1060 6gb for 218£ at the moment. Not mention that soon it will be even cheaper. Whats the point of buying this card? Cold from me.

kyeung2 h, 12 m ago

Is 3GB a problem please or sufficient if not using for VR?


For 1080p this is fine.

Does anyone know if the fans on this run silent at low temps.
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