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Which GTX 1060 Should you Buy? - 2017 Edition
« on: November 19, 2017, 03:57:35 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lLt_fAu-Cs

Which GTX 1060 Should you Buy? - 2017 Edition

nice video explaining the Nvidia GTX1060 video cards.

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Re: Which GTX 1060 Should you Buy? - 2017 Edition
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 07:56:20 am »
Probably and old and dead thread but I can give you my 2 cents.

I purchased the GTX 1060 6gb and am very happy with it. As long as you have a decent processor to back it up you will get minimum 60fps on pretty much everything you play, 1080p video resolution. Some games I'm getting over 100fps easily. Its even capable of running some 4k resolutions at 40-50fps depending on the game. I am extremely happy with it. The thing is a champ.

https://www.amazon.com/GeForce-Dual-fan-Gaming-Graphics-DUAL-GTX1060-O6G/dp/B01JHQT1SE

The amount of overclocking I've done on this thing is insane. Anything over +100mhz added to the core clock is considered a "good overclock". I have this thing overclocked +250mhz! And my memory core clock is +650mhz, which is nothing short of incredible that its even capable of that, and with this generation of GPU cards, increasing the memory core clock is where you get your performance increase at.

Using those settings without a custom fan curve only put my GPU temps at 70 degree's. Once I played with the fan curve it never got hotter than 60 degree's. Truly incredible. The new pascal architecture for this generation of GPU is a massive step up. Unfortunately when I purchased mine, I didn't take into account how old my processor was. (Intel Xeon 3.0 4-core) So its not performing to the full potential it could. I made the mistake of thinking if I just upgraded my video card everything would be fine. Wrong. Without a good processor to be the "peanut butter" to your jelly so to speak, its useless.

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Re: Which GTX 1060 Should you Buy? - 2017 Edition
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 08:37:36 am »
terrific information for us. Thanks for the response and useful information about the card.

So, those of us with the 900 series cards, like I have the 970 I have for example, is it worth the expense to jump to a 1000 series or wait for the next go-round before we invest? Any OC possibilities with the 900 series cards?

Thanks.

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Re: Which GTX 1060 Should you Buy? - 2017 Edition
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 09:29:57 am »
If you plan on playing DCS after the update I wouldn't go less than a 1070 ....I know the 1060 is doable after adjusting settings but the 70 would be better....60 is fine for everything else....I had a 60 and jumped to the 80 saw a difference.


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Re: Which GTX 1060 Should you Buy? - 2017 Edition
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 09:35:58 am »
I personally don't play DCS for a few reasons but one of them is apparently having an SSD makes all the difference in the world and I just can't justify that kind of money on a hard drive. Not sure if anyone else has heard this "trick" for DCS.
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Re: Which GTX 1060 Should you Buy? - 2017 Edition
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 01:21:28 pm »
Just watched the video....
Will stick with stock settings....


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Re: Which GTX 1060 Should you Buy? - 2017 Edition
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2018, 02:05:12 pm »
i would let DCS fix the memory problems first, and if your present card is still ok, then wait till prices come back down. either your card and computer and cpu, and motherboard and etc..etc.. are working god or they are not. i get 60 fps on mine with a large lcd tv.

i got a nvidia GTX1060 last year, before prices went crazy.. it works fine with no O.C.
i only have stock coolers anyways. i could not afford to burn up something. i could not replace all this stuff right now.

if you do buy one, consunsus is to get 6 gb ram on the video card.

my motherboard has ddr4 ram and 16 gb seems fine.
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