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Hey there,

I am looking for a GTX 1060. Now the interesting thing is that there are 2 version of this card, one comes with 1x 6pin and the other 1 x 8pin. However the price difference in Europe between these 2 versions is quite big. 6x-pin cost like 280-300 euros and the 8 pin are 320-360 euro. So what I am wondering what are the benefits of the 8-pin. Knowning it providing more power but will it limit overclocking? Not looking into extreme overclocking anyways. What would u suggest me to pick?

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It will not limit your overclock. You'll be limited by any software power limits.
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Thank you for the quick reply. But I have heared that the 6-pin version are basicly Nvdia default PCB designs and the 8-pin are the custom versions. Is there anything different when it comes to quality or power management or something else between these two?
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Thank you for the quick reply. But I have heared that the 6-pin version are basicly Nvdia default PCB designs and the 8-pin are the custom versions. Is there anything different when it comes to quality or power management or something else between these two?

There are insignificant and more significant differences but cannot be generalized. Some manufacturers cheap out on PCB design on some models, some other don't.
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Again thnx for the quick reply. + 1 REP for u
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https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1060-6GT-OC.html#hero-specification

This one seems to be 1 of the cheaper I can find. I am just wondering: Connectors: DisplayPort (Version 1.4) / HDMI (Version 2.0) / DL-DVI-D.
Now i have currenly a 120hz monitor using a dual link D-VI kabel to connect on my current GTX 560ti, that card comes with 2 DVI ports. I want to buy a 144hz monitor to run along with my current 120hz. Is it possible with this card? If so how should i setup not sure if diplayport 1.4 supports 144 hz and hdmi 2.0.

* edit: Basicly I want to buy the BenQ XL2411Z, it comes with a displayport. But I wonder if the displayport from the BenQ is compatible with the Displayport (1.4) from the GTX 1060.
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