NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
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AMD Radeon R9 390

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon R9 390
GTX 1060 6GB R9 390 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB AMD Radeon R9 390
Price $ 159.0 $ 465.0 306 (192%)
Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 75C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 47.1dB 57.9dB 10.8 (23%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 625W 155 (33%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 70.5 FPS 64.6 FPS 5.9 (8%)
Average 1440p Performance 50.5 FPS 47.0 FPS 3.5 (7%)
Average 4K Performance 29.6 FPS 26.8 FPS 2.8 (9%)
Memory 6 GB 8 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.6 $ 5.1 1.5 (42%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0 $ 7.0 2 (40%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.6 $ 12.3 3.7 (43%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 66/100 14 (17%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from R9 390 to GTX 1060 6GB is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1060 6GB .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon R9 390
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
78.8
63
70.8
2019 Metro Exodus
31
35.1
28
31.5
2019 World War Z
61
68.0
52
58.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
70.2
46
52.0
2018 Fallout 76
70
78.3
53
59.0
2018 Hitman 2
55
61.2
41
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.6
41
45.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
57.7
44
49.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
52.2
42
47.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
70.6
46
51.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
74.2
56
63.1
2017 For Honor
89
98.9
75
84.1
2017 Project CARS 2
63
70.0
53
59.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
84.9
64
72.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
38
43.1
42
47.3
2016 Hitman
54
60.4
64
71.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
66
74.2
57
64.1
2016 The Division
47
53.0
47
52.9
2016 Overwatch
98
109.6
72
80.5
2016 Dishonored 2
45
51.1
39
43.5
2015 DiRT Rally
89
99.3
95
106.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
61.4
49
55.5
2015 The Witcher 3
47
52.6
45
50.2
2015 Total War: Attila
42
46.8
37
41.7
2015 Rocket League
259
288.4
220
245.4
2015 Need For Speed
71
79.9
61
68.0
2015 Project CARS
68
76.6
58
65.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
119
132.6
107
119.2
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
68
75.6
67
74.5
2014 GRID Autosport
93
104.4
87
97.7
2014 Shadow of Mordor
72
80.1
83
92.4
2014 The Talos Principle
78
87.3
91
101.7
2013 Crysis 3
54
60.5
55
61.9
2013 Battlefield 4
76
85.3
71
79.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
178
197.8
151
168.2
2009 League of Legends
333
370.8
283
315.4

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon R9 390
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
42
53.0
38
47.7
2019 Metro Exodus
21
27.3
19
24.5
2019 World War Z
39
49.6
34
42.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
59.4
35
44.0
2018 Hitman 2
31
39.6
24
30.0
2018 Just Cause 4
31
39.6
26
33.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
40.4
27
34.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
39.6
28
36.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
46.0
26
33.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
53.6
36
45.6
2017 For Honor
46
57.7
39
49.1
2017 Project CARS 2
39
49.4
33
42.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
61
76.6
52
65.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
32
40.1
34
43.4
2016 Hitman
35
44.5
43
54.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
38
48.6
36
45.9
2016 The Division
30
38.2
32
40.0
2016 Overwatch
60
75.6
44
55.3
2016 Dishonored 2
34
43.7
29
37.2
2015 DiRT Rally
54
68.4
60
75.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
40.6
31
39.3
2015 The Witcher 3
31
39.1
31
39.2
2015 Total War: Attila
24
30.6
23
29.7
2015 Rocket League
98
123.6
84
105.1
2015 Need For Speed
49
61.8
42
52.6
2015 Project CARS
46
58.5
39
49.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
68
85.8
61
77.1
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
40
50.4
41
51.8
2014 GRID Autosport
63
79.2
59
74.0
2014 Shadow of Mordor
44
55.8
46
57.6
2014 The Talos Principle
48
61.2
60
75.0
2013 Crysis 3
30
37.8
32
40.3
2013 Battlefield 4
43
54.5
43
54.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131
164.8
112
140.2
2009 League of Legends
164
206.0
140
175.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon R9 390
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
26.1
16
23.5
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.2
10
15.4
2019 World War Z
20
28.6
17
24.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
39.6
20
29.0
2018 Hitman 2
16
23.4
12
18.0
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.6
12
17.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
19.4
11
16.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.5
14
21.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
19.8
12
18.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
37.1
22
31.5
2017 For Honor
20
28.8
17
24.5
2017 Project CARS 2
28
41.2
24
35.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
45
64.3
38
54.7
2016 Overwatch
27
39.1
20
28.7
2016 Dishonored 2
24
34.6
20
29.4
2015 Rocket League
40
57.7
34
49.1
2015 Need For Speed
28
41.2
24
35.0
2015 Project CARS
28
41.2
24
35.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
39.8
25
35.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
148.3
88
126.2
2009 League of Legends
57
82.4
49
70.1
GTX 1060 6GB vs R9 390 with i7-6700K vs i7-4790K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs R9 390 with i7-6700K vs i7-4790K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs R9 390 with i7-6700K vs i7-4790K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / i7-6700K

At 1440p, GTX 1060 6GB can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the GTX 1060 6GB is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 1060 6GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1060 6GB 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

AMD Radeon R9 390 / i7-4790K

At 1440p, R9 390 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the R9 390 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. It is worth noting that the R9 390 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the R9 390 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

GTX 1060 6GB vs R9 390 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 6GB R9 390
Board NumberPG410C679
Length9.823 inches 250 mm10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W275 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 6GB R9 390
GPU Clock1506 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 6GB R9 390
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price199 USD329 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Jun 18th, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 6GB R9 390
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL1.22
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model6.16
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1060 6GB R9 390
ArchitecturePascalGCN 2.0
Die Size314 mm²438 mm²
GPU NameGP104Grenada
GPU VariantGP104-150-A1Grenada PRO (215-0880030)
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million6,200 million

Memory

GTX 1060 6GB R9 390
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s384.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit512 bit
Memory Size6144 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1060 6GB R9 390
ROPs4864
Shading Units12802560
TMUs80160

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 6GB R9 390
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS5,120 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)640.0 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s64.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s160.0 GTexel/s

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halldomino 5 months ago
Which one should I buy? Thank you

390x is about 120$ more expensive than gtx 1060

Rx 480 is the cheapest one around
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coffeediscover 5 months ago
There are about 5 games in the world that run DX12 and/or Vulkan. There are hundreds, if not thousands of games that run DX11 and older, or Open GL.

Newegg is having a "sales event" right now, and I'm seeing a lot of GTX1060's right around the 0-0 mark. Much better than the 0 GTX1060's I was seeing two weeks ago. The cheapest 390x is still around 0, and the RX480's are right around the 0-260 range as well.

My vote goes to a GTX1060 if you're going to buy one in the next 3-4 days.
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dubbedshear 5 months ago
They're the same price at my local bestbuy right now, 0. Also, would paying the extra 0 be worth it for a 1070
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inbreeding 5 months ago
microcenter selling a gtx 1060 3gb for around 0 but i also found someone on craigslist selling an R9 390x for 0 which gpu should i get?
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alienlily 5 months ago
Hello. So i am gonna build a pc and don't know wich gpu i should get because i can get them for the same price.
Wich one is more future proof? Most performance?
Specs:
I5 6600
16 GB DDR4 RAM
650 WATT PSU

R9 390 - RX 480 - GTX 1060????
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robbriefcase 5 months ago
If I were you i'd purchase the 1060, there isn't a huge ammount of info on that particular card yet but it will handle games perfectly and with that CPU + 16gb of ram your machine will destroy any game that you can throw at it with easily over the required "recommended specs" of any game on steam/origin/uplay.

If this response solved your problem make sure to check it off as the solution therefore people will not spend time responding to this thread once the answer has been made apparent. Hope I could help!
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fakesquiggle 5 months ago
What is better for cost and future proof.
R9 390 has 8GB memory, but high power need(I don't care)
GTX 1060 has 6GB.
I don't know what is better.
cost is vary important to me.
My target is Full HD display.
What about 970? it is cheaper than 390 of course. is it worth to buy r9 390? for extra 4 GB Video memory and a few FPS.
Thanks alot
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walruschokehold 5 months ago
If the 1060 is around 980, it won't be enough for 1440p, which is 1070 territory. So its ideal for 1080p ultra and can maintain 60fps as games her more demanding. Its not a waste at 1080p - that's it's target.
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inbreeding 5 months ago
Hello Guys,Am thinking of buying a Gaming PC but i don't know which of this 2 renders textures faster....


Thanks for your opinions..
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conclusiongigabyte 5 months ago
Trying to determine which would be the better option for my computer that im building. I have the ability to obtain a secondhand r9 390 for 240$, as compared to the GTX 1060 which is listed at 260 for the 6gb model, or cheaper for the 3gb.

Which should i go for here? It would be paired up with an i5-6600k clocked at 3.5, with the potential to overclock.

Thanks.
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cowsstar 5 months ago
Do R9 390 Perform like a GTX 980? of course not, add 20$ and get a brand new GTX 1060. 20$ isnt much, for 20$ more you will get ~15-25% more performance.
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portholespace 5 months ago
I currently have two video cards, The GTX 1060 6 GB from ASUS and an XFX R9 390 8 GB.

I have a dual Acer KG240 144HZ FreeSync monitor setup. Should I stay the AMD route and continue buying the next AMD card to come out, or should I save some cash for another GTX card and GSync monitors?

Also which one is going to be better to play with, the AMD card or the GTX card on my monitors?
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tamarinpersevere 5 months ago


Using an nVidia card. You will get tearing on a Freesync 144Hz monitor. It won't be as noticeable as on a 60Hz monitor. It will still be there. As to what is best. It depends on your preferences. If a little tearing doesn't matter to you and higher FPS and detail does. You should consider a single GTX 1080. If some tearing does bother you. Then use dual Rx 580 8GB in crossfire.

If you want to get an idea of what the tearing will be like. As you already have a GTX 1060. Try it out. See how different the visual experience is between the R9 390 using Freesync is compared to the GTX 1060 and no Freesync. Be certain the default refresh rate is set at 144hz. Then decide FPS and detail or no tearing.

Keep in mind. Crossfire/SLI add their own graphical anomalies. Your motherboard must support Crossfire. Which is pretty common to support, unlike SLI. So some tearing may be preferable to the drawbacks of Crossfire/SLI.

Edit: If you want to know what I would do in your situation. I would sell the R9 390 8GB and GTX 1060 then use a single GTX 1080 8GB, perhaps a 1080 Ti. A little tearing doesn't bother me.

I'd add a third monitor of the exact same make and model to do multi-monitor gaming as you are already 2/3rds of the way. Dual monitor is horrible for multi-monitor gaming as you have a line right in the center of the screen. You want the same make and model so there is no sizing difference and to minimize differences in color, brightness and contrast.

I would also buy a triple monitor stand to align the screens as precisely as possible and get the clutter off the desk. Both of my workstations triple monitor stands. My gaming computer uses one screen. I'm happy enough with a GTX 970. I'm not looking to drop K on triple monitors and a GTX 1080 Ti.
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compeltindows 5 months ago
I sell my old PC and now I need buy new card .

In old PC I use MSI GTX980 . I have LG 29 ultrawide 2560x1080 resolution .
Its work great for my GTX980 .

Now I dont know what card I will buy .

All are used card .

By price they go like this :
Sapphire r9 fury > MSI gamingX gtx1060 6gb >Gainward GTX980 > STRIX r9 390

Now , I will buy r9 390 from my friend but I dont know if that card perform well like gtx980 or less but not more than 10-5% .
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portbillet 5 months ago
GTX980, R9 390, r9 fury, GTX1060 6GB, GTX970 are all about alike in performance.
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servicesdicing 5 months ago
Hi guys, i'm planning to buy a new GPU but i can't decide what i need to buy for 1080p gaming. I want one of these GPU's:

XFX R9 390 8GB
Radeon RX 480 8GB
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

a friend is selling the R9 390 in a cheap price, but i don't know if is a good idea get the 390 or go to a RX 480 or GTX 1060

These are the components of my PC:

AsRock Fatal1ty Z97x Killer LGA 1150
Intel Core i5 4590
Kingston HyperX Genesis 2x4GB 1600Mhz
EVGA 600B 80 Plus Bronze
NZXT Kraken x31
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ouncesubpanel 5 months ago
There is a 3GB version of the 1060 that can be had for 0. That would be the best option in this range for 1080p gaming.

more than 4GB is overkill for 1080p.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1282021-REG/evga_03g_p4_6160_kr_geforce_gtx_1060_3gb.html

Cheers!
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alienlily 6 months ago
So I am looking to buy a PC, but I am not sure which GPU to buy.

I could buy an MSI r9 390 8gb for 310 euro,
A sapphire rx 480 (blower style) 8gb for 294 euro
or a gtx 1060 6gb for around 350 euros.

I am not fond of the price of the gtx 1060 and I am not very sure of its performance.

Could anyone tell which I should buy.

Rest of the build:

i5-6500
Asus b150 pro gaming
crucial ballistix sport 8gb ddr4 2400mhz
Seasonic g-series 550 watt
2x noctua 140mm fans
samsung evo 250gb
WD black 1tb
NZXT s340

Thanks in advance
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effectivetelling 5 months ago
1060>390/480. They are kinda on a par depending on game.

BUT the 480 uses much less power. 390 is fantastic, but can't recommend anymore due to 1060 and 480. Either of those
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zebraaudio 6 months ago
Hi I need help for upgrading my gpu and im from Malaysia.
My current gpu is R9 270 2GB PowerColor and now the gpu is kinda outdated and cant run latest game 60fps in Full HD.Im planning on buying a gpu but there are 3 gpu in my list and i dont know which one to choose.
3 Gpu that im interested:GIGABYTE GTX1060 3G D5 G1 GAMING (Price:RM1169-8)
:MSI R9 390X 8GD5 GAMING (Price:RM1099-0)-THIS CARD IS IN PROMO
:MSI RX 480 8GB DDR5 GAMING X (Price:RM1431-9)
Any suggestions?
HELP ME
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radiatorspiffy 5 months ago
Are you planning to play in which resolution?

The 390X can handle 1080p in High settings without problems, may suffer with Ultra settings a bit tho

But i've been reading bad reviews from Mafia 3 and Quantum Break about their optimization. So they're not performing well at even high specs machines.

Aside from both, it will work nicely in 1080p/High
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cocoillegal 6 months ago
Hello guys!
Right now I have an ASUS R9 390 (with 3 fans) and that legendary 8GBs of VRAM. From what I know about gaming and graphics cards, the thing that mostly eats the VRAM is the resolution. So since I "only" have a 1920*1080 monitor, I don't play on higher resolutions that FHD and most games use like 2-3GBs of VRAM. So the GTX 1060 has enough VRAM for those, but it also has a powerful GPU, not to mention the NVidia gameworks.
So the question is, while using less than 4GB of VRAM and playing only at FHD, would it be any better to switch from the R9 390 8GB to the GTX 1060 3GB?
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ouncesubpanel 6 months ago
I definitely would not switch from an R9 390 to a 3GB GTX1060. You are not going to gain much if anything. Perhaps you will even lose performance in some areas. I don't consider this to be a good investment or even an upgrade.
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scentedmoldwarp 6 months ago
I am building a gaming pc and i can't decide which graphics card to buy . Most likely , you are thinking i am nuts for comparing these gpus . The thing is however , the r9 390 fits in my budget perfectly . If i decide to buy a gtx 1070 i will have to make compromises in other parts . I will not be upgrading for a while though so having a newer card which might be overkill at the time ( i will be gaming on 1080p ) , should come in handy in the future . My budget is 1350 euros too so it isn't like a 1070 won't fit with the rest . So i am between an i5 6600k , r9 390 or gtx 1070 and other cut down parts .

UPDATE : So the 1060 is out now , so do you think a 1060 would be better than a r9 390 ? I am talking about the 6gb vram 1060 .
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silverhelpless 6 months ago
The RX 480 matches the R9 390.
No real benchmarks out on the 1060.
Whatever you buy will need upgrading in a few years so I would stick eith buying good parts in the PC and either card is just fine right now.
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sconnynepalese 6 months ago
Hi all. I'm looking for a new GPU within the next 4 days to buy. The options I have are R9 390, Radeon RX 480 or a GeForce GTX 1060. I'm bound on a strict budget of 0 USD, and I've sent the money to a relative who will be buying it for me. My current specs are:

- i5-3470
- Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600MHz
- Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
- EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1 Power Supply

I'm looking for something to run the latest DX11 and DX12 titles on 1080p, and also something that may be futureproof for the next 2-3 years atleast. Which one, in your best opinion, is the one I should buy and why?

PS; on a side note, I like the Radeon RX 480 as well, but I believe that's out of stock and the aftermarket cards are yet to launch, so I'll rule that one out.
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lichentwotinos 6 months ago


Well, the 1080 and 1070 are still quite difficult to find, and it's been over a month since they released, and the 1060 is a bit lower profile than they are, so I don't think it likely that stores will be able to restock soon. I w out of recommend asking the community if they know of any places to buy it, and if someone finds one for under 300, jump on it. If not, stick with the 390.
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tamarinpersevere 6 months ago
hi

i currently have a msi r9 390 OC gpu running with the i5 6600k. it runs nearly all my games smoothly and i am happy with it performance... kinda

with very high demanding games i am roaming at 35-45 fps range despite my regularly updated drivers. recently a friend who is leaving PC gaming kindly gave me his GTX 1060 gigabyte Xtreme 6gb. it is a fancy card with slightly better bench marking then my r9 390 in certain games.

i was wondering if it is possible to run these two gpu together. i have enough: space, airflow, 1000w psu and cables to plug the gtx into my rig. could i make use of this or will it not work at all?

the gtx card is currently just laying around. what are the advantages of having that in my rig and can i make use of it.

any help will be much appreciated

thanks
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cleaversculling 6 months ago
The only way to make these two cards work together would be with titles that would support explicit multi gpu setups-currently the only game I know of that supports that is ashes of the singularity. Perhaps sometime in the future that will become common practise but for the time being either of those cards will be as useful as a paperweight.

An option you may have not considered is can those cards fetch a decent price? If so you could get enough cash to upgrade to a 1070 which would be a better performer than either of the 390/1060
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uprightlength 8 months ago
Im in the market for a new gpu, although I am in no immediate rush to purchase one and can wait a month or so. Whatever gpu I purchase I would like to pair it with my kraken g10 gpu aio cooler setup (ie no short board pcbs ex: reference rx480).

I am gaming at 1080p and do like to overclock.

Currently the rx480 and gtx 1060 are sold out in Canada. However, they are priced roughly 260-320 reference rx480 (depending if 4 or 8gb) and the gtx 1060 is around 325 for the model I want. Id imagine a suitable aib 480 would be a bit more.

The other option is picking up a highly discounted msi r9 390 gaming for 320 bucks. This card uses way more power but I have a big psu and its gonna be liquid cooled anyways (electric costs don't matter.)

I am stuck on what to do especially cause of dx12 (vulkan) and async compute. The 390 got a huge boost in doom (bigger than the rx480) but is an older gen card and uses lots of power.

Pro Cons:

GTX 1060- Beats amd cards in dx11 games, very cool, limited power draw, decent overclocking. Cons: not available atm, not async, more expensive than 390

RX 480- Huge boost in dx12 games. Cons: poor overclocking, no availability, aib cards still a ways away and would be more expensive

R9 390- Faster than rx 480 in dx 11?, better overclocker than rx 480, potential boost in dx12? Cheap discount price. Cons: extra heat dissipation into the case, old generation card.

I need some input into what I should do. Not really sure how much faster the cards are in reference to each other nor what dx12 has to offer. Any advice is appreciated.
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cowsstar 8 months ago
1060>390>480 in pure performance. But the 480 uses less power.

It's between 480 and 1060 if buying now.

Dx12 takes the 390 up to 1060 and above depending on the game. 480 benefits too. Doom the 390 was mixing with the 1070, but that isna small section of the gaming world
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