Inno3D GTX 1060 6GB Compact £209.95 @ AWT-IT
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Inno3D GTX 1060 6GB Compact £209.95 @ AWT-IT

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Found 16th FebMade hot 16th Feb
Another GTX 1060 deal, for a compact card it's one of the cheapest I've seen. (Although yet to hit the £200 price mark for the 1060 cards) Just bought one because it's ideal for my small pc case. Can't find a lot of reviews on this one unfortunately.

Recommended PSU: 350W

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Looks good, but a 350W PSU sounds a bit low.
Nvidia recommends 400W with a GTX 1060
See: nvidia.com/en-…60/ and click on the "view full specs" link.

Spod

Looks good, but a 350W PSU sounds a bit low. Nvidia recommends 400W with … Looks good, but a 350W PSU sounds a bit low. Nvidia recommends 400W with a GTX 1060 See: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/10series/geforce-gtx-1060/ and click on the "view full specs" link.



That's for the reference design. Board partners are free to tweak to lower power usage to make then smaller/quieter.

What's this brand like? Build quality looks pretty bad from the few eastern European and Russian review videos I could find on it.

Marekj

That's for the reference design. Board partners are free to tweak to … That's for the reference design. Board partners are free to tweak to lower power usage to make then smaller/quieter.


True, but I think I'd still go for a bit more than 350W - that's going to be close to the lower limit and that doesn't leave much room for future expansion. A 50W drop from reference to production cards seems a hell of a lot!

Spod

True, but I think I'd still go for a bit more than 350W - that's going to … True, but I think I'd still go for a bit more than 350W - that's going to be close to the lower limit and that doesn't leave much room for future expansion. A 50W drop from reference to production cards seems a hell of a lot!


It may be more that the reference cards were overstating it - the power consumption of the 1060 is surprisingly low.

Loads of tests on YouTube about cards and system power consumption... they are usually always overblown requirements.

I've an R9270X on a 430Watt PSU and it's ran just fine for well over a year now. I imagine my 2013 AMD card requires twice as much power as this Pascal card.

BetaRomeo

It may be more that the reference cards were overstating it - the power … It may be more that the reference cards were overstating it - the power consumption of the 1060 is surprisingly low.


The always overstate the requirements, more to protect themselves. Lets say hypothetically the lowest you could go was "300w". First of all a cheap no brand 300w PSU would probably blow trying to keep that (such as those in prebuilds) and also, a user with significantly more power reqs than the average user (overclocked i7 at higher voltages, loads of add on cards etc) would also not succeed. There's no way manufacturers can gauge the wide array of combinations so they go with an absolute worst case scenario.

definitely wise to get the 6gb version - it's more future proof than the 3gb, as 3gb isn't an insane amount of vram even currently.

Is the Rx480 8gb not the slightly better value at £189?

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Rich44

Is the Rx480 8gb not the slightly better value at £189?



I'd say yes, but in the end it all boils down to the user's preference

Edited by: "phenooo" 16th Feb

Have to agree, I've built one of these mini style cards into a compact ITX chassis, with a low profile 1U style 250w PSU, and and i7-6700T, 16GB RAM etc, and the power draw from the wall under full load during stress testing was less than 170w, very power efficient cards.

However if you've got the PSU to support it, the RX 480 8GB at £189 might be the better buy, but there's literally only a few percent difference in most games or applications.

Spod

True, but I think I'd still go for a bit more than 350W - that's going to … True, but I think I'd still go for a bit more than 350W - that's going to be close to the lower limit and that doesn't leave much room for future expansion. A 50W drop from reference to production cards seems a hell of a lot!



Not at all. Look up some reviews of top-end parts and take a peek at the system power consumption benchmarks. For example, Anandtech's GTX1080 review; Intel i7 4960X @ 4.2GHz, GTX1080 Founders Edition, 32GB RAM, 335W draw under load playing Crysis 3. Powering that system with a 350W PSU would be inadvisable, but it would work. A mid-range system with a GTX1060 would be absolutely fine.

Looking at Anandtech's GTX1060 review, the same system with a 1060 FE draws 264W. But it's unlikely anyone is going to run that card with an overclocked 130W i7 and 32GB of RAM. An actual mid-range system will draw a chunk less (certainly <250W at load).

This is just as true of the RX480 BTW. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't draw that much more power.
Edited by: "satchef1" 16th Feb

stanlenin

RX 480 8Gb at £189 destroys this … RX 480 8Gb at £189 destroys this deal:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xfx-radeon-rx-480-8gb-189-98-ballicom-free-delivery-2619137



The 480 is superb, but this compact 1060 is aiming for a different market. There is no compact 480 as far as I'm aware.
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