NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
GTX 1060 6GB GTX 970 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Price $ 159.0 $ 449.0 290 (182%)
Year 2016 2014 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 64C 12 (16%)
Max Fan Noise 47.1dB 47.5dB 0.4 (1%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 498W 28 (6%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
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 66.4 FPS 4.1 (6%)
Average 1440p Performance 50.5 FPS 46.9 FPS 3.6 (7%)
Average 4K Performance 29.6 FPS 29.2 FPS 0.4 (1%)
Memory 6 GB 4 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.6 $ 5.0 1.4 (39%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0 $ 7.0 2 (40%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.6 $ 11.3 2.7 (31%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 66/100 14 (17%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 970 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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
56
62.4
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
36
40.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
53
58.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
78.8
64
71.4
2019 Metro Exodus
31
35.1
28
31.8
2019 World War Z
61
68.0
54
61.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
72.9
46
51.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
34.0
24
26.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
46
51.3
50
56.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
46.8
39
43.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
70.2
57
63.4
2018 Fallout 76
70
78.3
54
60.9
2018 Hitman 2
55
61.2
42
47.5
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.6
41
45.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
57.7
44
49.5
2018 Battlefield V
61
68.4
54
60.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
44
49.5
36
40.6
2017 Destiny 2
73
81.9
81
90.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
52.2
42
47.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
70.6
57
63.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
74.2
57
63.7
2017 For Honor
89
98.9
76
84.8
2017 Project CARS 2
63
70.0
54
60.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
84.9
65
72.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
38
43.1
35
39.1
2016 Hitman
54
60.4
53
59.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
66
74.2
62
69.8
2016 The Division
47
53.0
46
51.8
2016 Overwatch
98
109.6
89
99.1
2016 Dishonored 2
45
51.1
39
43.9
2015 DiRT Rally
89
99.3
84
93.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
61.4
50
56.2
2015 The Witcher 3
47
52.6
46
51.7
2015 Total War: Attila
42
46.8
42
47.5
2015 Rocket League
259
288.4
222
247.4
2015 Need For Speed
71
79.9
61
68.6
2015 Project CARS
68
76.6
59
65.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
119
132.6
109
121.4
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
68
75.6
67
75.1
2014 GRID Autosport
93
104.4
99
110.7
2014 Shadow of Mordor
72
80.1
74
82.8
2014 The Talos Principle
78
87.3
77
86.6
2014 Thief
63
70.2
64
72.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
100
111.6
103
115.0
2013 Company of Heroes 2
52
58.5
51
57.7
2013 Crysis 3
54
60.5
55
61.5
2013 GRID 2
108
120.6
113
126.3
2013 Metro: Last Light
64
72.0
68
75.9
2013 Total War: Rome 2
68
76.5
71
79.6
2013 Battlefield 4
76
85.3
71
79.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
178
197.8
152
169.6
2009 League of Legends
333
370.8
286
318.1
2008 Crysis: Warhead
65
72.9
65
72.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
37
46.4
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
25
31.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
36
45.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
42
53.0
38
48.1
2019 Metro Exodus
21
27.3
19
24.7
2019 World War Z
39
49.6
35
44.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
42.3
22
28.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
25.6
20
25.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
28
36.0
31
39.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
30.6
22
28.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
59.4
42
53.5
2018 Fallout 76
41
52.2
31
39.6
2018 Hitman 2
31
39.6
24
30.7
2018 Just Cause 4
31
39.6
27
34.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
40.4
27
34.6
2018 Battlefield V
39
49.5
38
47.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
36.9
21
26.7
2017 Destiny 2
56
70.2
61
77.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
39.6
29
36.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
46.0
33
41.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
53.6
36
45.9
2017 For Honor
46
57.7
39
49.5
2017 Project CARS 2
39
49.4
33
42.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
61
76.6
52
65.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
32
40.1
27
34.1
2016 Hitman
35
44.5
34
42.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
38
48.6
38
47.9
2016 The Division
30
38.2
30
37.8
2016 Overwatch
60
75.6
54
67.9
2016 Dishonored 2
34
43.7
29
37.4
2015 DiRT Rally
54
68.4
50
63.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
40.6
30
37.8
2015 The Witcher 3
31
39.1
30
38.3
2015 Total War: Attila
24
30.6
24
31.0
2015 Rocket League
98
123.6
84
106.0
2015 Need For Speed
49
61.8
42
53.0
2015 Project CARS
46
58.5
40
50.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
68
85.8
62
78.5
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
40
50.4
40
50.3
2014 GRID Autosport
63
79.2
66
82.5
2014 Shadow of Mordor
44
55.8
39
49.3
2014 The Talos Principle
48
61.2
48
61.0
2014 Thief
38
47.7
38
47.7
2013 Bioshock Infinite
58
72.9
59
74.2
2013 Company of Heroes 2
30
37.8
29
37.1
2013 Crysis 3
30
37.8
30
37.6
2013 GRID 2
69
86.4
71
89.1
2013 Metro: Last Light
48
60.3
48
61.0
2013 Total War: Rome 2
39
49.5
39
49.2
2013 Battlefield 4
43
54.5
40
51.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131
164.8
113
141.4
2009 League of Legends
164
206.0
141
176.7
2008 Crysis: Warhead
36
45.9
36
45.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
19
27.7
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
12
17.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
17
24.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
26.1
16
23.7
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.2
10
15.5
2019 World War Z
20
28.6
17
25.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18
27.0
20
29.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
16.2
12
17.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
15
21.6
16
23.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
16.2
10
14.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
39.6
24
35.6
2018 Fallout 76
20
28.8
15
21.8
2018 Hitman 2
16
23.4
12
17.8
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.6
12
17.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
19.4
11
16.6
2018 Battlefield V
18
26.1
17
24.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
15
21.6
10
14.9
2017 Destiny 2
24
35.1
27
38.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.5
14
20.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
19.8
15
22.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
37.1
22
31.8
2017 For Honor
20
28.8
17
24.7
2017 Project CARS 2
28
41.2
24
35.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
45
64.3
38
55.1
2016 Overwatch
27
39.1
24
35.3
2016 Dishonored 2
24
34.6
20
29.7
2015 Rocket League
40
57.7
34
49.5
2015 Need For Speed
28
41.2
24
35.3
2015 Project CARS
28
41.2
24
35.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
39.8
25
36.4
2014 Thief
28
41.4
28
40.8
2013 Bioshock Infinite
25
36.9
34
49.7
2013 GRID 2
32
45.9
33
47.8
2013 Total War: Rome 2
15
22.5
29
42.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
148.3
89
127.2
2009 League of Legends
57
82.4
49
70.7
2008 Crysis: Warhead
30
43.2
30
43.7
GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 970 with i7-6700K vs i7-4770K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 970 with i7-6700K vs i7-4770K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 970 with i7-6700K vs i7-4770K 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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / i7-4770K

At 1440p, GTX 970 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 970 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 970 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. This combination between GTX 970 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 970 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the GTX 970 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 970 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 970
Board NumberPG410PG401
Length9.823 inches 250 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W148 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 970
Boost Clock1709 MHz1178 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz1050 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 970
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 900
Launch Price199 USD329 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Sep 19th, 2014

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 970
CUDA6.15.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 970
ArchitecturePascalMaxwell 2.0
Die Size314 mm²398 mm²
GPU NameGP104GM204
GPU VariantGP104-150-A1GM204-200-A1
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million5,200 million

Memory

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 970
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s224.4 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit256 bit
Memory Size6144 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 970
ROPs4856
Shading Units12801664
TMUs80104

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 970
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS3,920 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)122.5 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s65.97 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s122.5 GTexel/s

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cleaversculling 4 months ago
Which one should I buy a GTX 970 vs or gtx1060?
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keroseneengorge 4 months ago
As others have said, the 1060 is faster than a 970 and it has more VRAM. Whether you can get one at a reasonable price is another question. I would personally avoid the 3GB model 1060 since some games like Rise of the Tomb Raider have a pretty massive drop in performance due to lack of VRAM. The 6GB models that are available on Amazon right now are going for about 0. Depending on how much you can find a 970 for it might be the better buy.



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reiteratewade 4 months ago
Is the GTX 1060 going to be better than the 970?
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hangfly 4 months ago
Yes it definitely will. Beeing at a starting price of 9 it needs to be more powerfull than the RX 480, which is a little better or teh same as a 970.
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noggsboom 4 months ago
Which card will give more performance and fps?
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irritatedefeat 4 months ago
Also is it overclockable on MSI B150 PC Mate?
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nervousmute 4 months ago
The 1060 is the better purchase if you find it at the same price even.

And it will depend on the Power Supply your PC has, plus the space available. The 1060 is rated for ~120W under load, so you should be OK with a PSU that provides a single 6-pin connector for video cards. Re-phrasing that last part, your 12V rail needs to provide >7Amps and you will be more than OK.

Cheers!
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prudishlydrizzly 4 months ago
Which would be a better choice? Gtx 970 or Gtx 1060?
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craftyking 4 months ago
Anand's GPU bench is perfect for this question:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1771?vs=1743

as you can see, the 1060 outperforms the 970 in pretty much all cases with slowly lower power draw. so get a GTX 1060 for sure if prices are equal.
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shrinksurgeon 4 months ago
which graphics card should i buy for gamng gtx 1060 or gtx 970 ?
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packagerooted 4 months ago
I would only consider the gtx970 if you can get a great deal on it, like 30-40% less than the 1060. Otherwise, get the 1060.
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immatureminds 4 months ago
970 for 0 and 10603gb for 0.
BTW my country isnt affected by the mining craze
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effectivetelling 4 months ago
The only way to completely remove screen tear without vsync is using Gsync or Freesync because screen tear still happen even when the frame rate is below refresh rates. Screen tear is always the trade off if you want the lowest input lag. At least that's how it was with current mainstream monitors. The old school solution is the best: CRT monitors.
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embargoplay 4 months ago
Should i get a gtx 970 or 1060 and if the gtx 970 fits in my tower would a 1060?
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portholespace 4 months ago
Assuming you do not hit that 3.5GB gate on the GTX970, GTX1060 6GB and GTX970 are quite near in performance. GTX1060 is only about as fast a GTX980, which is not far from GTX970.
However, if you are in the market looking for a new GPU, always look for newer one.
The newer is always better even if the brute power is somehow quite similar.
You have at least always less power consumption and longer driver support (counting from the day you bought it).

Avoid GTX1060 3GB, the difference is not only on the VRAM size!
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hangoverneedles 4 months ago
Now i have GeForce GTX 970. Should i buy GTX 1060 or 1070? Is 1060 better then 970?
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alienlily 4 months ago
1060 6GB is not enough of an upgrade from a 970. 1070 Ti is selling for same price as the 1070 right now. Therefore, don't upgrade until you can afford a 1070 Ti.
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periodiccholly 5 months ago
I currently have a ryzen 1500x with 8gb of ram. Should i get a gtx 1060 or gtx 970? Thanks in advanced!!
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guapocolumn 4 months ago
If you can get a 1060 at a reasonable price get that. Newegg actually has 3 in right now at regular uninflated prices. They are very hard to find because of the crypto currency craze. Hands down the 1060 is a better card.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125906&ignorebbr=1

This is the only 6 gb card they have available from Newegg. The rest are 3rd person sites and way more expensive.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814126122&ignorebbr=1
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portholespace 5 months ago
I'd like to upgrade my GTX 660 and I don't know what graphics card to choose, my budget is limited to 220€, can you help me out ? Thanks
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hinnisdalteith 5 months ago
What store are you buying from in other words.
Also yes, you'll be able to max them no problems.
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prudishlydrizzly 5 months ago
From what I know the gtx 1060 6gb has a slightly better performance than the gtx 970. But I confused how the gtx 970 is more expensive than the 1060. Why? and which one should I get?
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silverbasil 5 months ago
The gtx 970 is more expensive because the sites still have the old prices from before the 1060 came out and because of the reasons Karadjgne said. There's no use getting a new 970, if you can get one used for a low price and and you're comfortable buying used it might be worth it.
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thankchase 5 months ago
I can't decide whether I want to build my first PC with a GTX 970 or a 1060 gpu. Anybody want to weigh in and give some pro's and con's to either/both of these gpus?
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hypocrisywrongful 5 months ago
GTX 1060
pro:
- faster
- cooler
- quieter
- more power efficient

contra:
- no SLI support
- sometimes a wee bit more expensive


buying a 970 makes absolutely no sense unless you already own one and wanna go SLI
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frarchedalfred 5 months ago
Hi guys, right now I have a MSI GTX 970 ARMOR 4GB and I'm thinking about upgrading to a MSI 1060 GAMING X 6GB but I have a question. Can I use the same cable which supplies power to the 970 for the 1060?
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onlookerbolham 5 months ago
Yes you can , but that's not a lot of performance gain with the switch.
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pickwickwidespread 5 months ago
I know its not released yet and is expected to outperform the 980 but will two GTX 970s compete with the GTX 1060? I bought a new GTX 970 in March and want to play Battlefield 1 this fall on an i5-6600k.

Any speculations on dual 970 vs 1060?
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synthesisgem 5 months ago
The 970 SLI should beat it since the 1060 = 980 and the 980 is like 15% better than a 970. I'd recommend a 1070, though.
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cleaversculling 5 months ago
Hello!
So I'm building my first gaming PC and have the choice between a GTX 970 4gb Asus strix OC for 217$ or a GTX 1060 3gb ASUS dual for 250$

Keep in mind I'm using an i3-7100 & 8 GB RAM

Help is greatly appreciated ^^
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cocoillegal 5 months ago
Yeah I would go with the GTX 970. An extra .5GB of regular speed VRAM and .5GB of the slower speed seems like the better deal. Not a fan of the GTX 970s VRAM setup but even my GTX 980s with a full [email protected] full speed has issues with some games maxing out said VRAM. A GTX 1060 3GB is going to be even worse off in those situations. If you could afford a GTX 1060 6GB or shave some off your build price somewhere else, the 6GB variant would be the best choice of all.
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silverhelpless 5 months ago
Hy Guys

I look to upgrade a PC with either a GTX 970 or a GTX 1060 3Gb.
The 6Gb isn´t an option because the crypto-mining craze bumped them up to 300+ in my country while both said cards are available for around 200$.

So which one would you recommend me more for 1080p Gaming?
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raspdairy 5 months ago
The 970 vs the 1060 3gb is like the older and RX 480 vs RX 570.

On paper they perform similarly but on a physical hardware level both of those 2 cards are actually stronger.

There are points where the 970 will win outright , there are points where the 1060 3gb will win by an similar margin.

I'd still take a 970 personally ifbits of a similar standard model .
970s are generally immensely overclockable , the 1069 3gb models not so much.
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molecularsuffering 5 months ago
Hey guys
Im between those 2 and those 2 only. I ordered a gtx 1060 3gb windforce of amazon and now im thinking i could swap it for a used 4gb gtx 970. I cant afford a 6gb of the gtx 1060.
Should i get the 970 ?
I mainly play LoL and bf1 but i also play pretty much all other aaa titles from time to time.
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gongwood 5 months ago


If you're only gaming @1080p and are okay with not maxing out every single piece of AAA game, you're fine with 3Gb of RAM
The 1060 will be more than enough to keep a pretty decent FPS in anything you throw at it. You'll hardly go beyond those 3GB, it would be a wiser and more 'future-proof' choice to go with 4GB of VRAM, but not while decreasing the performance like the 970 would.



For the full review: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_1060_gaming_x_3gb_review,1.html
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mercifultuesday 5 months ago
I really need help to decide... I want to know the pros and cons of both in detail and also the aspect of being somewhat future proof...
All help is appreciated!
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tuxkent 5 months ago
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-3gb-vs-6gb-review
Nice comparison of the 2 1060 releases.
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reiteratewade 5 months ago
I'm building a new PC,wanted to buy Gtx 970 MSI 4G gaming but then 1060 came out and I'm not sure which one to buy.
I'll use it for gaming at 1920x1080 resolution, games like Battlefield 1,Overwatch and Arma 3
Processor is I5-4460
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uprightlength 5 months ago
I can get a refurbished GTX 970 for 0 or should I get a GTX 1060 6GB for 0? Price difference is (not including tax) which I think is a lot for similar performance. I know the GTX 1060 6GB has GTX 980 performance. What do you guys think I should get?

I mostly play Overwatch, StarCraft 2, and CS:GO on a 27" 1440p monitor.
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dwellerstaking 5 months ago
I honestly don't like the 3 GB version of the GTX 1060. It's not simply just a lowering of the VRAM, but it's fundamentally a different GPU. It has 128 fewer CUDA cores than the 6 GB version; 10% CUDA count reduction. I'm annoyed that Nvidia marketed it as a GTX 1060, instead of say GTX 1055, or whatever.

https://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/3GB-Version-NVIDIA-GTX-1060-Has-128-Fewer-CUDA-Cores

http://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/2604-gtx-1060-3gb-vs-6gb-benchmark-review?showall=1

I think the GTX 1060 3 GB will just inch out the GTX 970. The only place where the performance will drag behind by 5 FPS is with high VRAM usage games, such as Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Changed my mind: Your follow-up question has made me reverse my position. I would opt for the 6 GB version of the GTX 1060 after-all. Even though you're not playing demanding games now, I want this graphics card to last you for years to come.

Here is what I suggest now: Sell the GTX 570 on Ebay. You'll probably get about . Put that money towards the GTX 1060 6 GB. I own the EVGA GTX 1060 SC Gaming 6 GB and I truly love it. On 1920 x 1200 resolution (ultra MSAA 8x) I get 99 - 110 FPS. I'm very happy with this card and I like that it doesn't use a ton of wattage.

EVGA GTX 1060 SC Gaming 6 GB
9.99 (.99 Shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487261&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=evga_gtx_1060_sc_gaming-_-14-487-261-_-Product
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playtimelearning 5 months ago
The Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 970 draws me in because of the RGB lighting but the Galax exoc 1060 might be the better choice in the long run since my motherboard only supports crossfire and not sli and another question rises 3gb vs 3.5gb+0.5gb...I would appreciate opinions of other people
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vireodrove 5 months ago


I couldn't find any reasons to support the 970 I would prefer the GTX 1060 3Gig its better than 970 in all ways the less Vram never bother about it in any settings and at any resolution I can tell you that the GTX 1060 3Gb is better than the GTX 970 4GB.
You can check out benchmark scores and you tube videos etc..
GTX 1060 3Gb is the best card for 1080p Gaming. Its one of the best cards that provide the best performance for its price
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crispclad 5 months ago
I can't decide on what I should buy right now. I have options of GTX 970s for 0, a 1060 6gb mini for 0, or a 1070 for 0. They are all used but in good working conditions. My current cpu is a FX 8350 and gpu is an old radeon 7850. I'm mostly trying to play PUBG in 1080p now without as much stuttering and I plan on doing a new build in a year. What do you think my best options are?
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casuallythinning 5 months ago
When faced with a price vs. performance choice, I try to buy the better performance.
In your case, the GTX1070 seems like a good deal.
You may savor the sweetness of a 0-0 savings from a lesser card for a short time.
But, you will forever wonder if you should have bought the better card up front.

Regardless, you are likely to be cpu limited in some form with the FX-8350 using a high end graphics card.
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craftyking 5 months ago
Hi all,
I am building a gift pc for my friend and i already think i know what parts i should get him.
The budget of the pc should be around 1000-1100usd.
But the thing i'm confused at is should i buy a used 980ti(330usd) or a used 970(220usd) or a new 1060(250)

Should i buy the 980ti without a mouse or keyboard or should i go with one of the others with a mouse and keyboard?
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kosherfinnegan 5 months ago
If 1080p gaming then 1060 is the choice. If 1440p then 980ti.
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