Palit GTX 1060 6GB Jetstream 16 x PCI Express 3.0 Express Card - Silver £229.99 @ Amazon
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Palit GTX 1060 6GB Jetstream 16 x PCI Express 3.0 Express Card - Silver £229.99 @ Amazon

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Found 29th Jul
Nice deal on a decent card! Prime ONLY!


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  • 6GB GDDR5 onboard memory
  • 16nm FinFET
  • Palit own design with extreme over-clocking capability
  • NVIDIA Pascal architecture
  • Innovation JetStream Thermal Design
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Jetstream at this price has to equal heat
bbfb12330 m ago

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/inno3d-gtx-1070-herculez-twin-x2-8gb-graphics-card-free-destiny-2-and-dlcs-32999-overclockers-2998809



I keep forgetting how ‘fickle’ hud can be. Shame. That 1070 offer is a good un.
I bought the super jetstream a while ago when it was on offer from ebuyer. Not a bad card but you need to adjust the fan profile as it runs too quiet as a little sharper profile keeps the card ultra cool.
The GTX 1070 seems like a good offer but the GTX 1060 will do 1080p very well and is good enough for VR. I intend to put that extra £100 towards a GTX 1160.
kester761 h, 20 m ago

The GTX 1070 seems like a good offer but the GTX 1060 will do 1080p very …The GTX 1070 seems like a good offer but the GTX 1060 will do 1080p very well and is good enough for VR. I intend to put that extra £100 towards a GTX 1160.


1160 will probably roughly equal 1070 so....
adamspencer952 h, 15 m ago

1160 will probably roughly equal 1070 so....


Like the 1060 equals the 970 ? Yeah I don't think it works like that. I think you're looking at GTX 1080ish performance with a few tweaks.
kester7627 m ago

Like the 1060 equals the 970 ? Yeah I don't think it works like that. I …Like the 1060 equals the 970 ? Yeah I don't think it works like that. I think you're looking at GTX 1080ish performance with a few tweaks.


considering the stockpile of current gen cards, no reason for Nvidia to make their new generation significantly better performance at the same price.

this means either price increase over current or marginal performance gains.

either way, 1070 might still be a good buy.
Cheapest?
adamspencer9549 m ago

considering the stockpile of current gen cards, no reason for Nvidia to …considering the stockpile of current gen cards, no reason for Nvidia to make their new generation significantly better performance at the same price.this means either price increase over current or marginal performance gains.either way, 1070 might still be a good buy.


Didn't say it wouldn't be, just stating that the GTX 1060 6GB overclocked is just slightly slower than a GTX 980. Most people believe the card to be an entry level card when it's pretty good for 1080p and VR. As drivers improve the 1060 looks a better deal if you're not going 4k.
The 1060 6GB is a good card and can easily handle 60 fps @ 1080p on very high settings. I have this card in my laptop.
kester765 h, 0 m ago

Like the 1060 equals the 970 ? Yeah I don't think it works like that. I …Like the 1060 equals the 970 ? Yeah I don't think it works like that. I think you're looking at GTX 1080ish performance with a few tweaks.



adamspencer957 h, 16 m ago

1160 will probably roughly equal 1070 so....


The only card we have any benchmark sightings of (briefly) is the 1180, which actually will be a 1080 t.i. type 3584 cuda core slightly die shrunk.(same architecture but smaller)Then down labelled to 1180 so Nvidia can claim a 50% performance increase instead of ~18%. (intel did this with the pentuim G 4 thread chips, slashing the junk price for o.e.m. builders when ryzen was coming)
Nvidia aren't in that position,but its a first stoop that low to claim a big increase. You can bet those cards will be 1080 t.i. prices. Or close to.
Follow the physics.
Lets say they slash 15% off that chip for segregation and call it an 1170 (no need, been making that arch. for ages but lets just say they do? (GTX1180 minus 15%, gtx 1080 + 32%)
The next step down with the layout they have is 2500 odd cuda cores plus a die shrink. That would put an 1160 at over 1080 performance as kester says,but at 1060 prices that never gonna happen,the chip is far too big.
8 gig of DDR5 costs £80.
They will likely maybe spend several months sorting out a half 3584 and call it an 1160, they might just shrink the existing 1060 and say b0l@x.
They might not bother at all.
But you aint getting GTX 1080 performance for £225.

You've been spoilt, its gonna look more like This;


videocardbenchmark.net/gpu…760
videocardbenchmark.net/gpu…960
Edited by: "joe_shmoe" 29th Jul
joe_shmoe9 h, 42 m ago

The only card we have any benchmark sightings of (briefly) is the 1180, …The only card we have any benchmark sightings of (briefly) is the 1180, which actually will be a 1080 t.i. type 3584 cuda core slightly die shrunk.(same architecture but smaller)Then down labelled to 1180 so Nvidia can claim a 50% performance increase instead of ~18%. (intel did this with the pentuim G 4 thread chips, slashing the junk price for o.e.m. builders when ryzen was coming)Nvidia aren't in that position,but its a first stoop that low to claim a big increase. You can bet those cards will be 1080 t.i. prices. Or close to.Follow the physics.Lets say they slash 15% off that chip for segregation and call it an 1170 (no need, been making that arch. for ages but lets just say they do? (GTX1180 minus 15%, gtx 1080 + 32%)The next step down with the layout they have is 2500 odd cuda cores plus a die shrink. That would put an 1160 at over 1080 performance as kester says,but at 1060 prices that never gonna happen,the chip is far too big.8 gig of DDR5 costs £80.They will likely maybe spend several months sorting out a half 3584 and call it an 1160, they might just shrink the existing 1060 and say b0l@x. They might not bother at all.But you aint getting GTX 1080 performance for £225.You've been spoilt, its gonna look more like This;https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+760https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+960


I'm guessing around the £320-350 Mark and more a 1070ti level of performance but with OC out of the box on both RAM and GPU. The GTX 1070ti is around the £400 Mark so this is about right. Not sure if you're going to see GDDR6 or just GDDR5/X on the entry level cards but hopefully not DDR5
I was going to hang on using the embedded GPU in my i5 until 11 series but as I would waste too much time checking prices I've just ordered one of these which will be just grand for 1080p use.
kester7621 h, 52 m ago

Like the 1060 equals the 970 ? Yeah I don't think it works like that. I …Like the 1060 equals the 970 ? Yeah I don't think it works like that. I think you're looking at GTX 1080ish performance with a few tweaks.



The 1060 surpasses the 980. techpowerup.com/rev…tml

But, that's an outlier, I wouldn't be counting on that just yet, nor would I be making a future decisions based on that.

If the 1060 is something that will do you well for 3 years, go for it. It's a rock solid 1080p card. 6GB of VRAM will hold up well for 3 years.

What do *not* recommend is buying the 1060 for VR.

hardocp.com/art…h/5

The 1060 6GB is the bare minimum to do VR, full stop. If you are willing to dedicate a room to VR and buy a headset, you should really be considering the 1070 that is going for 329.99 right now. This will definitely be worth the difference for VR.
Nate14921 h, 36 m ago

The 1060 surpasses the 980. …The 1060 surpasses the 980. https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Gaming_X/24.htmlBut, that's an outlier, I wouldn't be counting on that just yet, nor would I be making a future decisions based on that.If the 1060 is something that will do you well for 3 years, go for it. It's a rock solid 1080p card. 6GB of VRAM will hold up well for 3 years.What do *not* recommend is buying the 1060 for VR.https://www.hardocp.com/article/2016/10/21/amd_nvidia_gpu_vr_performance_serious_sam_vrtlh/5The 1060 6GB is the bare minimum to do VR, full stop. If you are willing to dedicate a room to VR and buy a headset, you should really be considering the 1070 that is going for 329.99 right now. This will definitely be worth the difference for VR.


The 1060 rocks around the same speed as a 980 with approx 6fps difference. VR wise it's fine for VR unless you're raising super sampling, you're not going to hit a perfect 90fps but it should be fine for most operations.
kester7621 h, 48 m ago

The 1060 rocks around the same speed as a 980 with approx 6fps difference. …The 1060 rocks around the same speed as a 980 with approx 6fps difference. VR wise it's fine for VR unless you're raising super sampling, you're not going to hit a perfect 90fps but it should be fine for most operations.



Again, it's the bare minimum for non sickness inducing VR. That's not a ringing endorsement. I don't think it's a good spend to buy this card for VR if you are spending 300+ on a headset, 200+ on peripherals, and then having a dedicated area. You'll have enough 'dips' that it will be noticeable.

'Fine' is a bad word here, in my opinion.
Nate14928 h, 13 m ago

Again, it's the bare minimum for non sickness inducing VR. That's not a …Again, it's the bare minimum for non sickness inducing VR. That's not a ringing endorsement. I don't think it's a good spend to buy this card for VR if you are spending 300+ on a headset, 200+ on peripherals, and then having a dedicated area. You'll have enough 'dips' that it will be noticeable.'Fine' is a bad word here, in my opinion.


So you have used the GTX 1060 6gb version on a HTC vive for over 60 hours of VR then ?
I'm speaking from my own experience and also the steam vr benchmarks which rate the performance of the GTX 1060 as around the same level of the GTX 980.

The card is optimised for vr and works a lot better, any issues could be due to cpu bottle necking. Obviously some games will be needed to run on low settings and the htc vive pro is out of the question but the HTC vive pro is too expensive for the average user and the standard vive resolution is pretty low.
kester7615 h, 36 m ago

So you have used the GTX 1060 6gb version on a HTC vive for over 60 hours …So you have used the GTX 1060 6gb version on a HTC vive for over 60 hours of VR then ?I'm speaking from my own experience and also the steam vr benchmarks which rate the performance of the GTX 1060 as around the same level of the GTX 980.The card is optimised for vr and works a lot better, any issues could be due to cpu bottle necking. Obviously some games will be needed to run on low settings and the htc vive pro is out of the question but the HTC vive pro is too expensive for the average user and the standard vive resolution is pretty low.



I've used the Vive and the Rift for enough time to know it was uncomfortable compared to the 1070 I used. I am speaking from my own, and others experience.

VR motion sickness comes at different rates for people and games.

The 1060 is better than the 980 for VR but only marginally (5%) and may depend on which AIB you chose. I would also make the assumption that the 980, even though its within a small percent, is missing some fundamental hardware compared to the 1060, though I haven't read up on the specifics... But I think this article covers it.

anandtech.com/sho…/11

This feature alone could explain the differences.

Anyway, I'll send it back your way, have YOU experienced the 1070 in VR?
Nate14922 h, 29 m ago

I've used the Vive and the Rift for enough time to know it was …I've used the Vive and the Rift for enough time to know it was uncomfortable compared to the 1070 I used. I am speaking from my own, and others experience.VR motion sickness comes at different rates for people and games.The 1060 is better than the 980 for VR but only marginally (5%) and may depend on which AIB you chose. I would also make the assumption that the 980, even though its within a small percent, is missing some fundamental hardware compared to the 1060, though I haven't read up on the specifics... But I think this article covers it.https://www.anandtech.com/show/10325/the-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-and-1070-founders-edition-review/11This feature alone could explain the differences.Anyway, I'll send it back your way, have YOU experienced the 1070 in VR?



You used your GTX 1070 as a HMD ?
Not sure what you mean but GTX 1060 supports SMP too.
You struggled to get 90fps on your GTX 1060 because ?
Never used GTX 1070 but didn't throw up on my GTX 1060 so don't see the point
Have found that the HTC Vive is pretty low res so don't really need that high graphical quality but is probably because I don't have gear vr lens installed
kester761st Aug

You used your GTX 1070 as a HMD ? Not sure what you mean but GTX …You used your GTX 1070 as a HMD ? Not sure what you mean but GTX 1060 supports SMP too.You struggled to get 90fps on your GTX 1060 because ?Never used GTX 1070 but didn't throw up on my GTX 1060 so don't see the point Have found that the HTC Vive is pretty low res so don't really need that high graphical quality but is probably because I don't have gear vr lens installed



Low bar to set 'didn't throw up' must be fine, right?

You never used a 1070, yet you are trying to describe your expertise in comparing the two? You think the HTC Vive is low rez? I mean, if you turn the graphics down to accomodate the 1060's lower GPU power, it would look lower, I guess?

What gfx settings are you using?
Nate14921 h, 4 m ago

Low bar to set 'didn't throw up' must be fine, right?You never used a …Low bar to set 'didn't throw up' must be fine, right?You never used a 1070, yet you are trying to describe your expertise in comparing the two? You think the HTC Vive is low rez? I mean, if you turn the graphics down to accomodate the 1060's lower GPU power, it would look lower, I guess?What gfx settings are you using?


Normal resolution but low AA which makes a big different in performance but not so necessary on visual front . Only real reason for the extra speed requirement is bumping up super sampling. Also I'm only rendering to the main display and the vive though as the igpu handles the side displays.

I guess it depends on you setup and if you're suffering with microstutters.
The HTC vive is low res compared to most of the new VR headsets. I'd main saving point is low POV. It's res is only 1080x1200 per eye which bears the dk2 but little else. Give pro is 1440x1600 per eyes which is a big bump but only keeping up with the newer hmds out there.
I honest can't say if the GTX 1070 will cope with the 2k per eye hmds that are being released later on this decade though.
Kcooperman.

I guess I've a rough idea but I haven't been tweaking stuff since I got my vive so most stuff is stock drivers.

There's a lot of them but the main ones are the Pimax 4k/8k.
Whole list of them on here en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…ets

Not sure if that list has the newer MR hmds on there so there could be more.

I'm curious about which one you would go for between the pimax,vive pro or one of the inside out devices.
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