Palit Geforce GTX 1060 Dual 3GB £169.99 @ ebay /  vik_id
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Palit Geforce GTX 1060 Dual 3GB £169.99 @ ebay / vik_id

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Found 9th AprMade hot 10th Apr
Palit GeForce GTX 1060 DUAL 3GB GDDR5 VR Ready Graphics Card, 1152 Core, 1506MHz GPU, 1708MHz Boost

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Rx 480 is better value

coventgamer

Rx 480 is better value


Does the RX480 help with CUDA optimised applications?

Oneday77

Does the RX480 help with CUDA optimised applications?



No, but it melts some fine Guda.

Oneday77

Does the RX480 help with CUDA optimised applications?


I'm pretty sure that 99% of 1060 buyers buy it for gaming. Where 3GB is already a limit which is only likely to get worse.

As for this specific deal, well a random ebay vendor selling this card for £10 less than Amazon direct. Think I'd rather play it safe and buy from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01KLX0M6M?amp;creative=22110&creativeASIN=B01KLX0M6M&linkCode=df0
For those who want a 3GB 1060, if the 6GB model of the Palit Dual is anything to go by this doesn't seem to be the best:
https://www.computerbase.de/2016-10/geforce-gtx-1060-partnerkarten-vergleich-test/2/
That card has the worst boost clock and along with the Gainward actually scored below the 1060 F's Edition.

Gkains

I'm pretty sure that 99% of 1060 buyers buy it for gaming. Where 3GB is … I'm pretty sure that 99% of 1060 buyers buy it for gaming. Where 3GB is already a limit which is only likely to get worse.As for this specific deal, well a random ebay vendor selling this card for £10 less than Amazon direct. Think I'd rather play it safe and buy from Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01KLX0M6M?amp;creative=22110&creativeASIN=B01KLX0M6M&linkCode=df0For those who want a 3GB 1060, if the 6GB model of the Palit Dual is anything to go by this doesn't seem to be the best:https://www.computerbase.de/2016-10/geforce-gtx-1060-partnerkarten-vergleich-test/2/That card has the worst boost clock and along with the Gainward actually scored below the 1060 F's Edition.



The thing is, it isn't the 'best' 1060 3gb card, but it's slightly better than the reference card, runs quieter and slightly cooler. It's a non blower (that's a plus).

It's not a bad card, and at this price (if you trust the vendor) it is a great price.

As for saying the RX 480 is better value, at this price? No. It is absolutely not.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_1060_Mini_3_GB/29.html

You can see the 480 8gb model barely pushes ahead of the reference 1060 3gb, 5% faster at 1080p. The 480 4gb model is about 3-5% slower than the 480 8gb.

So it's almost bang on.

Nate1492

The thing is, it isn't the 'best' 1060 3gb card, but it's slightly better … The thing is, it isn't the 'best' 1060 3gb card, but it's slightly better than the reference card, runs quieter and slightly cooler. It's a non blower (that's a plus).It's not a bad card, and at this price (if you trust the vendor) it is a great price.As for saying the RX 480 is better value, at this price? No. It is absolutely not.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_1060_Mini_3_GB/29.htmlYou can see the 480 8gb model barely pushes ahead of the reference 1060 3gb, 5% faster at 1080p. The 480 4gb model is about 3-5% slower than the 480 8gb.So it's almost bang on.



Rather than posting 5 month old information (which has changed), here's what I would do too:

WAIT

Refreshed 560/570/580 cards coming April/May which will undoubtedly impact the GPU landscape at the lower/mid range. Nvidia will also need to respond.

If you need something now, I'd choose the 470 4GB (if you just want 1080/60fps), or a cheap 480 4GB, performance is game specific but whilst they tussle blow for blow at DX11, DX12 performance is and will continue to be better on the AMD.

But, otherwise just wait, see what the 5XX cards do to the market.

Voting cold on this purely as it's an unknown seller for no reduction (warranty/returns).

Best time to buy a video card is probably December, February and March.
Reason:
From April to June / July you have to wait for the new models to come out.
July to September / October you have to wait for the manufacturing shortage to sort out and prices to get to an affordable level.
October and November - no point of buying anything as you want to wait for December deals.
January Is usually a dead month and you recover from December spending spree.

Conclusion: if you want to buy something just do it as you can wait forever and a bit.

Gkains

I'm pretty sure that 99% of 1060 buyers buy it for gaming. Where 3GB is … I'm pretty sure that 99% of 1060 buyers buy it for gaming. Where 3GB is already a limit which is only likely to get worse.As for this specific deal, well a random ebay vendor selling this card for £10 less than Amazon direct. Think I'd rather play it safe and buy from Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01KLX0M6M?amp;creative=22110&creativeASIN=B01KLX0M6M&linkCode=df0For those who want a 3GB 1060, if the 6GB model of the Palit Dual is anything to go by this doesn't seem to be the best:https://www.computerbase.de/2016-10/geforce-gtx-1060-partnerkarten-vergleich-test/2/That card has the worst boost clock and along with the Gainward actually scored below the 1060 F's Edition.


So that will be a no then.
I guess photo and video editors are only 1% of the computer landscape?

Oneday77

So that will be a no then.I guess photo and video editors are only 1% of … So that will be a no then.I guess photo and video editors are only 1% of the computer landscape?


I didn't say. I said that most people buying a 3GB GTX 1060 are going to be gaming. Last time I looked, some functions weren't very GPU spec dependent (a GTX650 scored the same as a GTX780 in them), but for those which actually use shaders etc. well, surely for professional use it would make sense to get a way faster card than this one.

But by all means show me some recent benchmarks of the 1060 in Photoshop etc. preferably where they compared CUDA vs OpenCL (that is Nvidia vs AMD since running both on an Nvidia card might only show that Nvidia don't take OpenCL drivers seriously).

Another thing reviews and benchmarks don't seem to bother with are plugins/filters. Filters were the main reason professional Photoshop users used to spend £1000s on DSP-based accelerator boards for Macs back in the 1990s, so if some filter makes heavy use of CUDA that could be a major reason to stick with Nvidia.

Raduc_bu

Best time to buy a video card is probably December, February and … Best time to buy a video card is probably December, February and March.Reason:From April to June / July you have to wait for the new models to come out.July to September / October you have to wait for the manufacturing shortage to sort out and prices to get to an affordable level. October and November - no point of buying anything as you want to wait for December deals.January Is usually a dead month and you recover from December spending spree. Conclusion: if you want to buy something just do it as you can wait forever and a bit.



Would also add the end of November; black friday was good for graphics cards last year.

Original Poster

Refreshed RX is coming up so it's worth to wait a couple of days.

videocardz.com/682…act

Got a 1060 for 50 on the bay was Spelt wrong

My rx480 is getting returned

Raduc_bu

Best time to buy a video card is probably December, February and … Best time to buy a video card is probably December, February and March.Reason:From April to June / July you have to wait for the new models to come out.July to September / October you have to wait for the manufacturing shortage to sort out and prices to get to an affordable level. October and November - no point of buying anything as you want to wait for December deals.January Is usually a dead month and you recover from December spending spree. Conclusion: if you want to buy something just do it as you can wait forever and a bit.



Still trying to figure out when to buy ...
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