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Yep. Absolutely NO card is ever immune from DOA's...

I take it that its a sign I am supposed to get Nitros.
 
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To be honest, you could get a dead Nitro too man. Though the probability of getting two bad cards in a row is pretty low.
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From more leaks today at WCCF tech, its look like the 6gb version of the 1060 will be the only 1060 to support SLI. They quote its due to price protection for the 1070/1080 which sounds reasonable.

My pick is two flavours of 1060 , $229 for the 3gb and $280 usd for the 6gb model. Anything higher than $280 usd i think people will just look to the 1070. Being pascall if you can find it at its RRP you might be lucky too. At $300 usd the 1060 is a dead duck i think even in NVs line up with its reported 35% lower performance than 1070.

So now if you are looking at a dual setup around this pricepoint its going to be CFX RX480 AIBs with 8gb vs SLI 1060s with 6gb and that would be pretty close i think in dx11 with the win to amd in dx12. Due to CFX scaling being superior than SLI in many cases it could be its a loss in both dx11 and 12 . Then theres vram to consider and the long legs amd has, particurlarly in dx12.

Be interesting to see when the reviews hit, in fairness i think reviews will compare to the ref 480 , so ofcourse 1060 will shine a bit brighter in dx11 there in the reviews (i guess its like the 980 now) but in reality its going to go head to head with aib 480 and i hope some sites run that comparison to get performance per $ right.
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The 1060 should be a pretty good little card. The big questions remain, when is it going to be readily available and how much is it going to cost? The AIB for 80s should be out within the week or so and should still be the best value card in this segment in my opinion.
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I take it that its a sign I am supposed to get Nitros.

You don't get it do you. Your RX 480 selflessly sacrificed itself to save your motherboard. I think you owe the GPU gods a few ritual sacrifices at the very least.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

To be honest, you could get a dead Nitro too man. Though the probability of getting two bad cards in a row is pretty low.

Absolutely but yeah I think this is the first card I ever had that died this fast. Never even had a DOA board.
 
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You don't get it do you. Your RX 480 selflessly sacrificed itself to save your motherboard. I think you owe the GPU gods a few ritual sacrifices at the very least.

My wallet makes the sacrifices around here.
 
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post #2288 of 3674
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My wallet makes the sacrifices around here.

The great thing about the 480 is that your wallet doesn't have to sacrifice that much at all!
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The great thing about the 480 is that your wallet doesn't have to sacrifice that much at all!

2 480s now, then vega and maybe two later this year. It will feel the pain eventually.
 
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2 480s now, then vega and maybe two later this year. It will feel the pain eventually.

Can you post some benchmarks of your 480 set up here, you know, before the one crapped out on you?
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