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    Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    Claims it is better than RX 480 in every way.
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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    I never thought I'd consider a sub 256-bit memory bus card... but this may be the first. DX12 benchmarks will help me decide. Over to you Hexus

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    How is this turd compared to the RX 480? This TURD costs $300, the RX 480 costs $200, $240 for the 8GB version which is more future proof.

    Look I would have loved this card, would have LOVED it, if the 3GB version cost $200 and the 6GB version cost around $230, price competitive with the RX480, probably beats it by 10% in Nvidia sponsored games, about equal in DX12 titles, it would have been a great competitor, this is just another Nvidia overpriced TURD! Chances are with limited supply and custom made coolers this card is going to be selling more for $350.

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    So $249 for the Non Existant edition, £300 then.

    The top shot shows a 6 pin power connector on the far side of the fan, miles away from the PCB. Why on earth would they do that?

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    I should hope it beats the 480 given the price! $299 vs $200 isn't really comparable.

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    6GB-equipped partner cards are said to launch at $249. That's not too far off what you're asking, SlickR. The FE is priced at $299.

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    Sounds like the 380 vs 960 all over again. 960 ever so faster in DX11, 380 faster in DX12. 960 lower power, 380 a little cheaper... The big question is will the 1060 be available for similar money any time soon - I expect not... (even more unlikely with the pound tanking). I personally have a 480 Nitro on preorder but whether that is a good idea only time will tell.
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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    GTX 1060 brings the entry point down to $249 for add-in card (AIC) models and $299 (£279) for the Nvidia Founders Edition, with both available on July 19.
    Uh huh, just like non-founders cards were supposed to be $100 cheaper for the 1080.

    This whole founders thing has really dented my love for nvidia. It's a shame they're the only game in town now. Makes me think of that nipple rubbing scene in South Park

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Sounds like the 380 vs 960 all over again. 960 ever so faster in DX11, 380 faster in DX12. 960 lower power, 380 a little cheaper... The big question is will the 1060 be available for similar money any time soon - I expect not... (even more unlikely with the pound tanking). I personally have a 480 Nitro on preorder but whether that is a good idea only time will tell.
    I had both the GTX660 and the GTX960 - I got them cheaper than the HD7870 and R9 380,but longterm they never lasted as well.

    You only have to look at The Division - the HD7870 is much faster than a GTX660 and a R9 380 destroys the GTX960 and it is a Nvidia sponsored title too.

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    So, still no support for DisplayPort adaptive sync? Another mid-range from nVidia only of interest to those who'd bought into the G-sync walled garden then.

    In some ways it's a shame, but nVidia taking themselves out of the mainstream market does give AMD a chance to make plenty of money off the RX 480.

    That die size is very interesting. For comparison the RX 480 is 232mm² and the GTX 960 is 227mm². The interesting bit? The R9 380X was 355mm². nVidia are still slightly ahead but AMD have made far more progress.

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    There is another interesting thing too regarding the PCI-E power connector.





    Apparently the connector is connected by a wire to the back of the card.

    It probably means the reference design is going to be problematic with any third party coolers.

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    I had been hoping the 1070 might be comparably priced to the 970 but since it's way over 300 quid I can't justify it now (I only play Elite, GTA V and Witcher 3 on 1440p but my GTX760 is struggling - not worried about GSync or framerates above 60 or any of that jazz). This 1060 might be just the ticket although bad time for the £ to nosedive against the $.

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    You know what? I can't see the 6 solder points for the power connector on the PCB at all. I see a single row of 4 solder points where you'd expect the 6 pin connector to attach. Now, the PCIe spec only has 2 pairs of +12v and GRND pins on the 6 pin connector anyway (the other 2 officially being "sense" and "no connection", so technically you only need four connections for the power circuitry. But CAT's right, that's going to make it a real pain to fit aftermarket coolers to this card yourself.

    it also suggests that all AIB cards will be custom PCBs, as I can't see many companies wanting to mess around with wired PCIe connectors...

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Apparently the connector is connected by a wire to the back of the card.

    It probably means the reference design is going to be problematic with any third party coolers.
    A connector on a flying lead is an expensive way to do things. Most components can be placed on a board by machine from component reels. Something like that, you need to get a person to bolt the bits together which takes time and increases failure rates which all increases cost. Not by the £100 over the cost of a 480, but I would expect a really good reason for going that route. It needs to take the mechanical force of plugging the cable in which is easy when bolted to the PCB but out over there on the end of the plastic?

    Perhaps the card was intended to be bus powered only, and they had to turn the wick up to beat the 480?

    Best wait for AIB designs with a custom PCB as they will no doubt get it right.

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    A connector on a flying lead is an expensive way to do things. Most components can be placed on a board by machine from component reels. Something like that, you need to get a person to bolt the bits together which takes time and increases failure rates which all increases cost. Not by the £100 over the cost of a 480, but I would expect a really good reason for going that route. It needs to take the mechanical force of plugging the cable in which is easy when bolted to the PCB but out over there on the end of the plastic?

    Perhaps the card was intended to be bus powered only, and they had to turn the wick up to beat the 480?

    Best wait for AIB designs with a custom PCB as they will no doubt get it right.
    I totally had forgotten about the AIB RX480 4GB cards too.

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    Re: Nvidia takes wraps off GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I had both the GTX660 and the GTX960 - I got them cheaper than the HD7870 and R9 380,but longterm they never lasted as well.

    You only have to look at The Division - the HD7870 is much faster than a GTX660 and a R9 380 destroys the GTX960 and it is a Nvidia sponsored title too.
    It was your comment on that as to why i've decided on a 480 to be honest but it doesn't stop me being jittery. Its my first new card since a 4850 (i've had two hand me down NV cards since - 285 and a 580). Its also the most i've ever spent on a GPU...
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