The best value 1060 at the moment is this: Cools well and has great performance. So depending on the psu available, the 1060-3 might be the better choice, even if slightly more expensive, as you may not need to upgrade the psu, or if the 970 is cheaper and your psu is good enough, that might be the better option. Or if u can just live with not maxing out textures all day. The Operating Memory Clock was left untouched. Continue to the next page for testing methodology. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
Using it myself for the past 2 years. However its correct that in his case he should definately go with the 6gb 1060 over the 970. But one thing worth mentioning here is that most of the 1060s on the market have factory overclocks in place. Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. You may ask how much of the experience is compromised by doing this.
The next offense is a ban from the board. There are two things we need to consider with this card. If that one is not much more expensive i would recommend that one. That means the charts will not have the dozen other cards we've tested on them, for sake of ease and a focused test. The base and boost clocks also remain unchanged.
Parallax Parallax occlusion mapping Stones 221 fps 239 fps Slightly better peak texture detail. It was less impressive when testing with Wreckfest and Rainbow Six Siege. Force Splatted Flocking Swarm 124 fps 159 fps Faster complex splatting. The rest of the specs, however, remain the same. Parallax occlusion mapping Stones 192 fps 211 fps Slightly better texture detail. On average the 970 was 14% slower.
Let's see those blue bar graphs now. The only real difference is power, the 970 is a Maxwell gpu and really requires 500-550w psu, the 1060 is Pascal and needs only 400-450w. Depending on the games you play, one model might be a better choice than the other. Of the 27 games we'll be testing, just half a dozen of them were featured in last year's battle. Damn for some reason I was under the impression that the 1060 was comparable in performance to the 980. It has less memory and no ssd, where my tower has a 256gb one. The Zotac 1060 6gb amp is known to run too hot, doenst even have a backplate not that important but stilll a thing and has such minor flaws which makes it not such a good buy imo, its still expensive, depends on country maybe.
Please keep in mind that we are here to help you build a computer, not to build it for you. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers. If there is nothing that meets your needs, feel free to make a new post. I know the topics is months old and he prolly got his card now, but i wanted to correct it for fellow readers. It stays cool with 1 cooler and offers decent performance. This will help you find an answer without having to wait for a response.
And i also hope he got the 6gb Msi version and not 3 gb in his case. Even though the 980 has only one extra gigabyte I've seen benchmarks where the 1060 completely chokes in some games due to its limited memory, and I figured it will only be more likely as newer games come out. First, to what extent does that reduction in shader count impact performance compared to the top tier 1060? Comparing the shows that although the 1060 leads by 12% it is also currently more expensive. As mentioned earlier we have 27 games in total, all of which have been tested at 1080p using both the stock and overclocked configurations. Technically speaking, not much really. Foreign media Digital Foundry has tested and provides a fair comparison with the.
It's only in high vram requirement games where the 1060-6 gains a bonus. To give credit where credit is due, the Radeon R9 290 is also extremely impressive in 2019. I was just offered by a friend to trade his Alienware r3 with the 1060 and i5 6300hq for my custom built tower with an i5 6600k and a gtx 970. Anyawys neither the 1050 or the 1050ti nor the 1060 are meant to be used as a high end gaming card. I was originally going to go with the 1060 since it's newer technology and has almost the same performance but the 3gb of Vram has me second guessing if it will be enough going into the future. What makes the 60s bigger than the 50s is the partial gaming character.