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MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB ARMOR OC Graphics Card (£13 Cashback) @ Scan ( £208.47 with delivery after cashback)
MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB ARMOR OC Graphics Card (£13 Cashback) @ Scan ( £208.47 with delivery after cashback)

MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB ARMOR OC Graphics Card (£13 Cashback) @ Scan ( £208.47 with delivery after cashback)

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MSI GeForce GTX 1060 ARMOR 6G OC V1 6GB GDDR5 VR Ready Graphics Card, 1280 Core, 1544MHz, 1759MHz Boost, + £13 Cashback

MSI ARMOR GEFORCE GTX 1060 GPU

This is MSIs GeForce GTX ARMOR 1060. This impressive 1060 card will run your graphic heavy applications and next-gen games with ease. It features Zero Frozr to keep your PC noise-free in low-load situations, advanced airflow control for improved cooling through advanced aerodynamics and even more. Experience immersive GTX 10606 PC sessions whether you are streaming, gaming or utilizing any other forms of media.

The GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card is loaded with innovative new gaming technologies that make it the perfect choice for the latest high-definition games. Powered by NVIDIA Pascal™—the most advanced GPU architecture ever created—the GeForce GTX 1060 delivers brilliant performance that opens the door to virtual reality and beyond. #GameReady
1280
CUDA Cores

6GB
GDDR5

1544MHz
Base Clock

1759MHz
Boost Clock

8 Comments

How does this compare to the AMD 480?

jiraiya

How does this compare to the AMD 480?



About the same, various benchmarks here
guru3d.com/art…tml (I know the review is a 1080 but the graphs are there)

I'm looking for a good card about this price range but can't make my mind up, new one of these, or a 2nd hand 290x for £120 (cex) , or push the boat out for a 980ti £280 (Ebay).........

jiraiya

How does this compare to the AMD 480?



https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Armor/30.html

Here's a review of this specific card.

I'm not sure why someone would link to 'sniper elite 4' as the first benchmark to show, as many people tune out after a page of huge numbers and graphs, but I guess it's the 'first game' there.

But all of that aside, something almost everyone forgets to mention....

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Armor/33.html

This card is an absolute BEAST of an overclocker, above the factory OC.

16.5% OC is massive. The 480 has much less OC room, and the 580 has virtually no OC room as it is just a 480 that has been overvolted.

Point is, 16.5% OC means anyone can slap an extra 10-15% on the numbers with little to no effort.

Nate1492

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Armor/30.htmlHere's a … https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Armor/30.htmlHere's a review of this specific card.I'm not sure why someone would link to 'sniper elite 4' as the first benchmark to show, as many people tune out after a page of huge numbers and graphs, but I guess it's the 'first game' there.But all of that aside, something almost everyone forgets to mention....https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Armor/33.htmlThis card is an absolute BEAST of an overclocker, above the factory OC.16.5% OC is massive. The 480 has much less OC room, and the 580 has virtually no OC room as it is just a 480 that has been overvolted.Point is, 16.5% OC means anyone can slap an extra 10-15% on the numbers with little to no effort.



​Thank you for the info about over clocking it... so what card is really the performance of this card equal to then once over clocked? going by those figures on the benchmark comparisons on the review you cited and adding 15%....the 980TI? it seems the R9 Fury is even better than a 980TI and that can be had on average for around £210 on eBay, new. Would you recommend that card over this deal? I'm trying to build a VR desktop and am new to all this! thanks!

jiraiya

Thank you for the info about over clocking it... so what card is really … Thank you for the info about over clocking it... so what card is really the performance of this card equal to then once over clocked? going by those figures on the benchmark comparisons on the review you cited and adding 15%....the 980TI? it seems the R9 Fury is even better than a 980TI and that can be had on average for around £210 on eBay, new. Would you recommend that card over this deal? I'm trying to build a VR desktop and am new to all this! thanks!


A stock 1060 is about equivalent to a stock 980, and an overclocked 1060 is about equivalent to an overclocked 980 - except the 980 tends to be a slightly better overclocker (YMMV), and the 6GB (obviously!) 1060 has more VRAM, which just about possibly helps here and there today. Really, there's little to separate 1060 and 980 performance, but 6GB should be handy for the future. Also, the 1060 is just insanely power-efficient, even compared with the efficient 980.

As for the basic Fury (not the Fury X), using an i7-K as the CPU, that was a bit behind the 980 Ti at launch, and an overclocked 980 Ti even beat out an overclocked Fury X. Fury performance has since improved through driver updates, moreso than the 980 Ti's performance, but the difference between them still probably wouldn't be noticeable at 1440P, with the Fury X marginally ahead at 4K, and the 980 Ti marginally ahead at 1080P. (If you're using a slower CPU than an i7-K, the Fury cards drop in performance far more quickly than the 980 Ti or other Nvidia cards do.)

A 1070 beats either of them, has 8GB VRAM, much lower power consumption (especially compared to the thirsty Fury), isn't fussy about needing a high-end CPU, and has been £300 new with one or two games you could sell on, so I'd definitely recommend that over a 980 Ti.

Comparing the 1060 to the Fury (non-X)... well, I'm cheating and looking at TechPowerUp's performance results now. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1060/26.html

If I was gaming at 4K with an i7 and a PSU strong enough to take the power-hungry Fury, then at £210, I think I'd probably get that over the 6GB 1060. But at any lower resolution (e.g. 2160x1200, like the Vive), or if I had a weaker CPU, or had to buy a new PSU as well, then the £220 6GB 1060 would get my vote.

Nate1492

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Armor/30.htmlHere's a … https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Armor/30.htmlHere's a review of this specific card.I'm not sure why someone would link to 'sniper elite 4' as the first benchmark to show, as many people tune out after a page of huge numbers and graphs, but I guess it's the 'first game' there.But all of that aside, something almost everyone forgets to mention....https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Armor/33.htmlThis card is an absolute BEAST of an overclocker, above the factory OC.16.5% OC is massive. The 480 has much less OC room, and the 580 has virtually no OC room as it is just a 480 that has been overvolted.Point is, 16.5% OC means anyone can slap an extra 10-15% on the numbers with little to no effort.



Just stick to giving advice and not having a pop at others, FYI I was going to link to GTA5 (go figure)

BetaRomeo

A stock 1060 is about equivalent to a stock 980, and an overclocked 1060 … A stock 1060 is about equivalent to a stock 980, and an overclocked 1060 is about equivalent to an overclocked 980 - except the 980 tends to be a slightly better overclocker (YMMV), and the 6GB (obviously!) 1060 has more VRAM, which just about possibly helps here and there today. Really, there's little to separate 1060 and 980 performance, but 6GB should be handy for the future. Also, the 1060 is just insanely power-efficient, even compared with the efficient 980.As for the basic Fury (not the Fury X), using an i7-K as the CPU, that was a bit behind the 980 Ti at launch, and an overclocked 980 Ti even beat out an overclocked Fury X. Fury performance has since improved through driver updates, moreso than the 980 Ti's performance, but the difference between them still probably wouldn't be noticeable at 1440P, with the Fury X marginally ahead at 4K, and the 980 Ti marginally ahead at 1080P. (If you're using a slower CPU than an i7-K, the Fury cards drop in performance far more quickly than the 980 Ti or other Nvidia cards do.)A 1070 beats either of them, has 8GB VRAM, much lower power consumption (especially compared to the thirsty Fury), isn't fussy about needing a high-end CPU, and has been £300 new with one or two games you could sell on, so I'd definitely recommend that over a 980 Ti.Comparing the 1060 to the Fury (non-X)... well, I'm cheating and looking at TechPowerUp's performance results now. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1060/26.htmlIf I was gaming at 4K with an i7 and a PSU strong enough to take the power-hungry Fury, then at £210, I think I'd probably get that over the 6GB 1060. But at any lower resolution (e.g. 2160x1200, like the Vive), or if I had a weaker CPU, or had to buy a new PSU as well, then the £220 6GB 1060 would get my vote.



​Hey thanks for the really thorough advice and for sharing your expertise. You really seem to know your stuff!

going by the price difference between the 1070 with 2 games I can sell and around £220 for the 1060 or the fury 9, I think I'd pay the difference because the 1070 beats the other too quite significantly as you pointed out. Would you agree the difference in price is worth it?

I just bought this motherboard: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-z270-gaming-m5-intel-z270-motherboard-skt-1151-msi-gk701-mechanical

what do you think? I will sell the keyboard and game to bring it down to maybe £100 effectively?

may i ask what other components would you advise?

I saw that the top of the line i5, 7600k is around £200 now.. would you recommend this..?

I basically trying to build a relatively cheap as possible VR PC which gets the most bang for my buck!

thanks for your help
!

Cattle

Just stick to giving advice and not having a pop at others, FYI I was … Just stick to giving advice and not having a pop at others, FYI I was going to link to GTA5 (go figure)



If you took that as a 'pop' at you, then so be it. But it certainly was not the intent.

I mean, you 'were going to link to GTA V' right? I have to ask, why did you change your mind?
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