Palit GeForce GTX 1060 JetStream 3GB £172.79 @ Novatech
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Palit GeForce GTX 1060 JetStream 3GB £172.79 @ Novatech

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Found 13th Nov
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Palit GeForce GTX 1060 JetStream 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card, 1152 Core,
1506MHz GPU, 1708MHz Boost

(Manf.Code: NE51060015F9-1060J)

• Dual BIOS.
• RGB Lighting.
• 0-dB TECH

Quite a nice GTX 1060 from Palit, available at a really good price, everywhere else is just over the £200 mark.

It has the 0db fan option, which I've found out not all 1060's have, a plain black backplate and some subtle RGB on the side Palit branding.

This is a 2.5 slot card, so might not fit in a M-ATX build if space is tight. The few reviews of this have it placed really well against the other 1060's.

It does not have the biggest out of the box turbo boost, but turbo boost will do whatever it wants given thermal and power limits, so perhaps they are just being conservative on that.

This is the first GTX 1060 I've seen in a while to go below £180, most have been hovering around the £190-£200 mark recently.

Yes, this is 'only' the 3GB version, but if you have a 1080p monitor this should enable you to turn up most of the eye candy at that resolution, or you want a upgrade from your OEM (Dell, Acer, etc) graphics this would be a good option as power requirements are quite low.

The 6GB versions are available, but those are still around the £260 ish mark, so this is a good choice for £90 less.

Top comments

Abhi5hek28 m ago

Why wouldn't you buy a PALiT?


No idea, I've had jetstreams in the past and they've been solid. No complaints from me
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Good deal. Would totally jump on this if I hadn't already bought a 1050ti.

victorovich199010 m ago

Good deal. Would totally jump on this if I hadn't already bought a 1050ti.


By most accounts it's a very similar card.

Personally I wouldn't buy a palit and I would stump up the extra for the 6gb version ( but I understand that's a lot more in the current market)

Just got a new Zotac Amp 1060 6gb on eBay for £210 which is a very nice card. I understand buying a card on eBay isn't for everyone.

SavageDonkey13 m ago

By most accounts it's a very similar card.Personally I wouldn't buy a …By most accounts it's a very similar card.Personally I wouldn't buy a palit and I would stump up the extra for the 6gb version ( but I understand that's a lot more in the current market)Just got a new Zotac Amp 1060 6gb on eBay for £210 which is a very nice card. I understand buying a card on eBay isn't for everyone.


Why wouldn't you buy a PALiT?

I'm keeping an eye on these , interesting review of the 3GB model here, seems like FPS can dip drasticly under some situations. Great deal though, voted hot.

Abhi5hek28 m ago

Why wouldn't you buy a PALiT?


No idea, I've had jetstreams in the past and they've been solid. No complaints from me

SavageDonkey57 m ago

By most accounts it's a very similar card.Personally I wouldn't buy a …By most accounts it's a very similar card.Personally I wouldn't buy a palit and I would stump up the extra for the 6gb version ( but I understand that's a lot more in the current market)Just got a new Zotac Amp 1060 6gb on eBay for £210 which is a very nice card. I understand buying a card on eBay isn't for everyone.


That's great, can you post a link or seller name, cheapest I could find was £230? I've been looking at this card for a while but the big sellers haven't brought the price down to my biting point yet (around £220). Also was yours the mini version? I'm more inclined to buy the dual fan version.

Abhi5hek1 h, 9 m ago

Why wouldn't you buy a PALiT?


It could be due to their small 2 year warranty, and their RMA procedures that require you to send faulty cards all the way to SE Asia. Apart from that, they make good cards for low prices.
Edited by: "cascadde" 13th Nov

I am thinking about getting a 1060 for my 1440p monitor, will 3GB VRAM be enough or should I go for a 6GB?

stovy5 m ago

I am thinking about getting a 1060 for my 1440p monitor, will 3GB VRAM be …I am thinking about getting a 1060 for my 1440p monitor, will 3GB VRAM be enough or should I go for a 6GB?


Not for 1440p.

Then again, depends what you're playing. If it's older games you'll be fine. To be honest the GTX 1060 is a solid for 1080p but 1440p is occasionally a little bit of a stretch for it, maybe consider a GTX 1070/1070 Ti.
Edited by: "ollie87" 13th Nov

Solid price. Volta is not expected to be announced until a long while, Nvidia said Pascal was unexpectedly better or something.

ollie879 m ago

Not for 1440p.Then again, depends what you're playing. If it's older games …Not for 1440p.Then again, depends what you're playing. If it's older games you'll be fine. To be honest the GTX 1060 is a solid for 1080p but 1440p is occasionally a little bit of a stretch for it, maybe consider a GTX 1070/1070 Ti.



I agree, you want a 1070 for 1440p. 1050/1060 are 1080p cards.

6GB is much more suitable, though depending on game really, 3GB should be good enough for most.

Abhi5hek2 h, 0 m ago

Why wouldn't you buy a PALiT?


Crappy CS with the company. Overseas shipping after the 12 months. It's one of the reasons there's limited choice (for me) of Radeon cards. Palit, Inno3D and the other cheapy brands all fall into the same category for me. EVGA, Zotac, Gigabyte or last case MSI would be first choices.

cascadde56 m ago

It could be due to their small 2 year warranty, and their RMA procedures …It could be due to their small 2 year warranty, and their RMA procedures that require you to send faulty cards all the way to SE Asia. Apart from that, they make good cards for low prices.




I'd say that you have half a valid reason not to buy a palit. The two year warranty is hardly small but companies like MSI and XFX offer 3 years warranty but XFX offer an extra 2 years on just the fans itself so they are kind of skirting around the whole '5 year warranty' claim they seem to be currently making (google 'XFX 3+2 year warranty' for more information) EVGA offers the same 3 year warranty with the opportunity to buy an extended warranty period when you register your EVGA graphics card on their website within 90days of purchase.

But its a bit of a moot point seeing as most people who are looking at more beefy graphic cards to game on or run programs like F@H or WCG on replace their graphic cards every two to three years anyway. warranty when it comes to farming bitcoin at the moment is a bit of a grey area though I have heard some manufacturers/partners have said that they would void any warranty of cards used to farm bitcoins.

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Sadly... Sending a faulty card to SE Asia is a thing. Their main office is based in Hong Kong... So thats where you'll be sending the card for repairs/replacement/Refund when your 12month retail warranty runs out.

You can be cheeky and ask for a paid postage label and maybe they might be nice enough to give you one. otherwise the cost does come out of your own pocket.





Palit graphic cards do get some pretty shining reviews on most tech websites though, so rather then be a negative nancy and say youre waiting for the card to die so you can be out of pocket by sending it to Hong Kong... Just buy with confidence.

From what ive heard the RMA period is roughly about a month just like any other Manufacturer/partner so you lose absolutely nothing by jumping on a good deal

moogle4 m ago

Crappy CS with the company. Overseas shipping after the 12 months. It's …Crappy CS with the company. Overseas shipping after the 12 months. It's one of the reasons there's limited choice (for me) of Radeon cards. Palit, Inno3D and the other cheapy brands all fall into the same category for me. EVGA, Zotac, Gigabyte or last case MSI would be first choices.



The "cheap" brands can't be any worse than ASUS though surely.

PcTechSpecialist2 m ago

I'd say that you have half a valid reason not to buy a palit. The two year …I'd say that you have half a valid reason not to buy a palit. The two year warranty is hardly small but companies like MSI and XFX offer 3 years warranty but XFX offer an extra 2 years on just the fans itself so they are kind of skirting around the whole '5 year warranty' claim they seem to be currently making (google 'XFX 3+2 year warranty' for more information) EVGA offers the same 3 year warranty with the opportunity to buy an extended warranty period when you register your EVGA graphics card on their website within 90days of purchase.But its a bit of a moot point seeing as most people who are looking at more beefy graphic cards to game on or run programs like F@H or WCG on replace their graphic cards every two to three years anyway. warranty when it comes to farming bitcoin at the moment is a bit of a grey area though I have heard some manufacturers/partners have said that they would void any warranty of cards used to farm bitcoins. ----Sadly... Sending a faulty card to SE Asia is a thing. Their main office is based in Hong Kong... So thats where you'll be sending the card for repairs/replacement/Refund when your 12month retail warranty runs out.You can be cheeky and ask for a paid postage label and maybe they might be nice enough to give you one. otherwise the cost does come out of your own pocket.Palit graphic cards do get some pretty shining reviews on most tech websites though, so rather then be a negative nancy and say youre waiting for the card to die so you can be out of pocket by sending it to Hong Kong... Just buy with confidence.From what ive heard the RMA period is roughly about a month just like any other Manufacturer/partner so you lose absolutely nothing by jumping on a good deal



How are they realistically going to know that someone used the card to mine though?

moogle10 m ago

Crappy CS with the company. Overseas shipping after the 12 months. It's …Crappy CS with the company. Overseas shipping after the 12 months. It's one of the reasons there's limited choice (for me) of Radeon cards. Palit, Inno3D and the other cheapy brands all fall into the same category for me. EVGA, Zotac, Gigabyte or last case MSI would be first choices.




Yeah.... About Gigabyte. I got a few horror stories about them and some a pretty recent..


techpowerup.com/for…83/
techpowerup.com/for…94/
tomshardware.co.uk/g00…er=
computerforums.org/for…tml

I really wouldn't buy a 3gb card in 2017. Shi**y console ports like Forza are virtually unplayable with less than 4gb VRAM.

stovy32 m ago

I am thinking about getting a 1060 for my 1440p monitor, will 3GB VRAM be …I am thinking about getting a 1060 for my 1440p monitor, will 3GB VRAM be enough or should I go for a 6GB?



You need to be careful what you're playing. Would be fine for a lot of games but you will definitely run into cases where you get crashes from low video memory.

Spark7 m ago

How are they realistically going to know that someone used the card to …How are they realistically going to know that someone used the card to mine though?




Thats why I said it was currently a grey area... Manufacturers/partners are currently thinking of making dedicated cards for mining so that miners dont need to eat up all the stock for the consumers who genuinely want the card to game and do other things on that does not include bitcoin.

Hence sometimes you see
loads of pre-owned graphics card on ebay go for half its retail price because that card was used on a bitcoin farm to mine bitcoin to the very edge of its life and thus has no warranty whatsoever. Price is low to attract buyers but the card itself probably doesnt have a lot of mileage left on it.

I'd really recommendd getting a 6GB model, rather than these 3GB ones, unless price is the major factor, as it will add about £30-40 to the price, but it will extend the life of the card considerably in the games it will work with in the future and very likely improve performance to.

BlueSmirnoff13 m ago

I'd really recommendd getting a 6GB model, rather than these 3GB ones, …I'd really recommendd getting a 6GB model, rather than these 3GB ones, unless price is the major factor, as it will add about £30-40 to the price, but it will extend the life of the card considerably in the games it will work with in the future and very likely improve performance to.



Like the 1060 6b model you see for 202 or 212, those would be hot deals.

The 1060 3gb for 172 is a good price. People talk about 'future proofing' way too much. This card will do a great job and is the best card at 172 quid, by far. If this is your budget, pick the card up.

I've got a GTX970...is this a sensible update? Or should I shell out some more on a nicer card/

crimsoneer3 m ago

I've got a GTX970...is this a sensible update? Or should I shell out some …I've got a GTX970...is this a sensible update? Or should I shell out some more on a nicer card/

I would not bother with this. The 6gb maybe. But depends what you game. 970 if 4GB is excellent for 1080 gaming

BlueSmirnoff30 m ago

I'd really recommendd getting a 6GB model, rather than these 3GB ones, …I'd really recommendd getting a 6GB model, rather than these 3GB ones, unless price is the major factor, as it will add about £30-40 to the price, but it will extend the life of the card considerably in the games it will work with in the future and very likely improve performance to.

3gb model is what most people will get away with. Very few games on 1080p need more than 3, except some of the most demanding AAAs.

The 6gb base clock is slightly faster however, but no where near the premium you pay for it.

Csirkefogo12 m ago

I would not bother with this. The 6gb maybe. But depends what you game. …I would not bother with this. The 6gb maybe. But depends what you game. 970 if 4GB is excellent for 1080 gaming

Isn't 970 3.5gb?

I've an MSI 1060 3gb and I've never had an issue with it at 1080p and 120fps.

Played loads of modern games and games like GTA on the top graphics setting.

And now for the real shocker - I pair the card with an i3 4170 and guess what? Nothing blew up and I was able to play everything I've tried on highest settings without the fans sounding like a helicopter in your garden. In fact whilst the CPU gets close to running hot, the card gets nowhere near.

I think people overstate the requirements for most games.

I've got the 6gb windforce it kills at 1080p and can be pushed to 1440p happily if you drop a few settings slightly. They are great cards. Hell if you wanted to push 4k console settings you would get away with it but expect 30fps max and medium to low settings. Get the 6gb or go for a 1070 8gb if you want a solid card

Sensible price for a graphics card alert.

Decent price. I have one for my vive, works perfectly.

gowf44 m ago

3gb model is what most people will get away with. Very few games on 1080p …3gb model is what most people will get away with. Very few games on 1080p need more than 3, except some of the most demanding AAAs. The 6gb base clock is slightly faster however, but no where near the premium you pay for it.




apparently the new Call Of Duty eats up 8GB of memory at max settings... Even at 1080p
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For most games at 1080p though this 1060 should work just fine.

PcTechSpecialist16 m ago

apparently the new Call Of Duty eats up 8GB of memory at max settings... …apparently the new Call Of Duty eats up 8GB of memory at max settings... Even at 1080p[Image] For most games at 1080p though this 1060 should work just fine.



No it doesn't. I run it maxed out on a 1080 at 1440p and I've never seen it use more than 6GB of VRAM.

Spark3 m ago

No it doesn't. I run it maxed out on a 1080 at 1440p and I've never seen …No it doesn't. I run it maxed out on a 1080 at 1440p and I've never seen it use more than 6GB of VRAM.




Well, Ive posted up a link of a review. take it however you will. Maybe the game scales better because you have more VRam.

PcTechSpecialist25 m ago

apparently the new Call Of Duty eats up 8GB of memory at max settings... …apparently the new Call Of Duty eats up 8GB of memory at max settings... Even at 1080p[Image] For most games at 1080p though this 1060 should work just fine.

That same review specifically says:

“There is no visible performance hit for cards with less video memory”

Seems to be just an engine inefficiency problem

PcTechSpecialist7 m ago

Well, Ive posted up a link of a review. take it however you will. Maybe …Well, Ive posted up a link of a review. take it however you will. Maybe the game scales better because you have more VRam.


Or maybe their scores are based on an older and less optimized build. Could be anybody's guess really.

Spark2 h, 58 m ago

The "cheap" brands can't be any worse than ASUS though surely.



Most likely not, but I never even bothered to mention ASUS so that probably says it all

The only ASUS I ever get is the motherboard, I'd rather not but the style and bios feel is one of the main reasons. Otherwise I'd jump ship! Poor CS from them and would only buy from a retailer with decent CS who I can send it to instead of shipping to Taiwan.

PcTechSpecialist2 h, 52 m ago

Yeah.... About Gigabyte. I got a few horror stories about them and some a …Yeah.... About Gigabyte. I got a few horror stories about them and some a pretty recent..https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/gigabyte-rma-nightmare.238683/https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/gigabyte-rma-screwed-me-over.221694/http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/g00/answers/id-1804531/screwed-gigabyte-rmaing-7970.html?i10c.referrer=http://www.computerforums.org/forums/hardware/gigabyte-really-screwed-me-131493.html


Will have a read, I read a few good things about them and what with them having a UK address/base it bumped them up in my list.

moogle20 m ago

Most likely not, but I never even bothered to mention ASUS so that …Most likely not, but I never even bothered to mention ASUS so that probably says it all The only ASUS I ever get is the motherboard, I'd rather not but the style and bios feel is one of the main reasons. Otherwise I'd jump ship! Poor CS from them and would only buy from a retailer with decent CS who I can send it to instead of shipping to Taiwan.Will have a read, I read a few good things about them and what with them having a UK address/base it bumped them up in my list.


I had an Asus ROG board a few years ago and I hated it. By far the worst motherboard I've ever had and ironically probably the most expensive.

Spark5 m ago

I had an Asus ROG board a few years ago and I hated it. By far the worst …I had an Asus ROG board a few years ago and I hated it. By far the worst motherboard I've ever had and ironically probably the most expensive.


Aye. ASUS are total garbage. Even Asrock are better.

so, I have a Saphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X (whatever that means) how much better is this GPU in comparison to mine?


also what would be the best GPU for video editing? at a very good value for money.

ollie872 m ago

Aye. ASUS are total garbage. Even Asrock are better.


I'm using an AsRock board atm. It's fine and meets my rather specific requirements but definitely isn't without its problems.

Really hoping 3gb 1060 will be 149 for BF
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