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Hi guys!

I need a urgent advice about a GTX 1060!

I was looking to buy a RX 470 8GB or a RX 480 but at my country they cost 169€ and 300€. Today, a store near me is making a discount for a gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB for "only" 279€. Should I buy it?

I'm asking this because I don't have a good experience with Gigabyte and I can't find any reviews about this card, maybe it was released some days ago? Or maybe it isn't a good version of the GTX1060?

Graphics card: GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5978#kf) take attention it isn't the G1 version!

Also, the card only has a 6 pin connector. Isn't 8 pin better for overclocking, like all the RX are using?

I need urgent advise on this because I only have 2/3 hours to buy it!! And I don't know if it's better to wait for another promotion or If I should buy it.

I will be using it with a i5 3450 @ 3.1Ghz
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  1. IntelGuy1 said:
    Hi guys!

    I need a urgent advice about a GTX 1060!

    I was looking to buy a RX 470 8GB or a RX 480 but at my country they cost 169€ and 300€. Today, a store near me is making a discount for a gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB for "only" 279€. Should I buy it?

    I'm asking this because I don't have a good experience with Gigabyte and I can't find any reviews about this card, maybe it was released some days ago? Or maybe it isn't a good version of the GTX1060?

    Graphics card: GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5978#kf) take attention it isn't the G1 version!

    Also, the card only has a 6 pin connector. Isn't 8 pin better for overclocking, like all the RX are using?

    I need urgent advise on this because I only have 2/3 hours to buy it!! And I don't know if it's better to wait for another promotion or If I should buy it.

    I will be using it with a i5 3450 @ 3.1Ghz


    1060 6g > 480


    so if its cheaper then it is a no brainer
  2. Everyone is saying that the RX 480 is more future proof, so I will think a little more...
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    IntelGuy1 said:
    Everyone is saying that the RX 480 is more future proof, so I will think a little more...


    the 1060 is faster in current games period, by a wide margin

    and they are within 3% of each other in dx12

    the only thing the 480 is better at is under vulkan, the future is not vulkan it's dx12
  4. I think RX 480 should be more future proof as it have hardware Async Compute which make it handle dx12 titles better than gtx 1060 that have software Async compute
    Right?
  5. MrHardwarex said:
    I think RX 480 should be more future proof as it have hardware Async Compute which make it handle dx12 titles better than gtx 1060 that have software Async compute
    Right?


    "they are within 3% of each other in dx12"

    the 1060 just wins thanks to overclock potential


    so the answer is no
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