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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    Quote Originally Posted by Myss_tree View Post
    I do not game so maybe i do not really need either however i am putting together a 6700K based machine and powering a Samsung 34" monitor so i do want something more than the Skylake integrated graphics.
    Why though? Aside from HDMI 2.0 the integrated is perfectly fine and it's power use and noise is negligible. And with a board with DisplayPort it should be able to handle 4K @60Hz anyhow.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    I went with the 1060 as I got fed up of waiting for AMD to release the non ref cards.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecube View Post
    Is it? And if it is then it should be for the hefty price premium. I'd choose a 480 myself as its a good price and offers good performance.
    Yes. Read the reviews. The only thing that can save the 480 when competing with the 1060 is vulkan and dx12. Good luck expecting all games to use dx12 or vulkan.

    £20~ more isn't much.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    1060 for me. It seems to perform better in DX11 and I have at least 2 years of DX11 games to catch-up on in my Steam Pile of Shame before I need to worry about DX12 and Vulcan. By that time I'll be looking for another card anyway.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    RX 480 edges out the gtx 1060 purely because of performance per price. The cheapest 1060 I've seen in Europe is 280 euros, the cheapest RX 480 8GB on the other hand can be found for $260 euros.

    So both cards significantly more expensive than their supposed price, but most custom 1060's that are actually decent are around 300 euros, while most good custom 480's are about 270.

    The 4GB RX 480 on the other hand goes for 210 euros, with some amazing custom versions for as cheap as 220 euros.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    480 for myself. For 1080p gaming who need to spend more? grabbing one of these as they arrive in Canada, but really waiting for the more powerful Vega in 2017 for a new system build with Zen or Kaby Lake

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primey0 View Post
    Yes. Read the reviews. The only thing that can save the 480 when competing with the 1060 is vulkan and dx12. Good luck expecting all games to use dx12 or vulkan.

    £20~ more isn't much.
    Seems more like £40-60 and thats a lot for a card barley and faster in DX11 and decent amount slower in the new API's. I'm pretty sure once AMD have had a few drivers out the RX 480 will beat the GTX 1060 hands down for less money.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    For my current rig, neither (awaiting the 1080Ti or equivalent). For a low-power/SFF rig, the 1060. You can run it off of a PicoPSU! Not even a HDPlex board needed, unlike the 970 ITX variants or the RX 480 (the R9 Nano is right out for anything run off a laptop AC-DC converter due to it's heavily spiking power demand). It also has the PEG socket on leads rather than on the board, which makes for MUCH easier placement and routing (no need for a deadzone above or behind the card to accommodate the plug protruding).
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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    Neither because for me either of them would only be a sidegrade. Sadly there is still no worthwhile affordable upgrade for me and the way the prices are going I don't think there will be. One thing I will say though is that AMD really needs to get on top of power efficiency. While they have made some improvement the 480 is miles behind the 1060 in terms of power efficiency. I dread to see what Vega will be like.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    Quote Originally Posted by pastymuncher View Post
    One thing I will say though is that AMD really needs to get on top of power efficiency. While they have made some improvement the 480 is miles behind the 1060 in terms of power efficiency. I dread to see what Vega will be like.
    Newsflash! they have got on top of it. 300W total system load is impressive - you can hardly buy PSUs with that little loading. The 1060 is even better, but only by 30W or so.
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...1060-review/10

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Newsflash! they have got on top of it. 300W total system load is impressive - you can hardly buy PSUs with that little loading. The 1060 is even better, but only by 30W or so.
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...1060-review/10
    Actually the ComputerBase.de review of the PowerColor Devil RX480:
    https://www.computerbase.de/2016-07/...-devil-test/5/
    running the 'Silent' BIOS had it using only 1 Watt more than the reference GTX 1060 (near the margin of error, and besides 2GB of extra GDDR5 uses up some power too). Now the Silent BIOS is slower, delivering 93% of the GTX1060 over their whole benches suite.
    Still, that means the GTX1060 is only 8.6% faster (101% / 93%), or to make it easier to TPU's perf/watt charts, the RX480 is 92.1% as efficient as the GTX1060.
    At 200mm² vs 232mm² Perf/mm² does favour Nvidia though although when Hawaii was going against GK110 nobody paid that metric much attention despite that being 561mm² vs 438mm² in AMD's favour.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    Got my Sapphire Nitro+ 8gb on pre order. For me it's the better dx12 support and more memory seems like a better investment. Plus the price premium for Gsync monitors are a hard pill to swallow going forward as a monitor upgrade is my next purchase after this upgrade.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    You can't SLI the GTX1060?

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    I'd choose any AIB card based on AMDs RX480. Compared to a GTX 1060, the RX 480 has a 30% higher compute power, 30% greater bandwith, 30% more VRAM and is 20% faster in close-to-the-metal APIs like Vulkan (and likely will increase its advantage over time). Since AMD dominates the console market I trust future games (as it is partially already happening now) will be better optimized for AMDs GCN architecture - hence I consider AMDs GCN architecture more future proof.
    As I don't need more than 1080p I will wait and buy the RX470 of which I believe is the true (future) competitor of the GTX 1060 and and absolute bargain. In Doom/Vulkan the RX 470 delivers the same FPS as the GTX 1060, but with half(!!) the clock speed! Besides that, I like what AMD is doing in terms of their various open standard initiatives and as I am a Linux user I am extremely happy with the new open source driver stack. Nvidia has great closed source drivers for Linux (at least for the Maxwell generation) but sucks completely in the open source department. In fact whether Nvidia or AMD is a real simple choice right now. AMD of course!

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    480. AMD offer a better experience for less money.

    Nvidia have priced themself out of the budget conscious market with the ~$150 Gsync tax. Consumers have lost trust in Nvidia over the 970 ramgate fiasco and now with the dodgy at best asynchronous compute claims.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Radeon RX 480 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

    Quote Originally Posted by jigger View Post
    You can't SLI the GTX1060?
    No. No SLI support. You could consider that to be a forward thinking decision with regards to DX12's explicit multi-adapter support (so 2 GTX 1060s will give you a performance boost in DX12 games that support explicit multi-GPU), but I suspect it's purely to stop people SLIing 2 cheaper cards and eating into GTX 1070/1080 sales.

    AFAIK AMD intend to continue crossfire support throughout the stack, including the RX 460 when it comes out....

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