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Agreed, the reference 1060 cooler (FE) is superior in every way to the 480 reference. The reference 480 cooler is pretty poor.

Since when did GX106 parts require hefty coolers? Hell, there are a plethora of 1060s in ITX form factor...
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post #892 of 1449
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Originally Posted by Slomo4shO View Post

Since when did GX106 parts require hefty coolers? Hell, there are a plethora of 1060s in ITX form factor...

He means the cooling is proper. I'm pretty sure.
Just good in relation to what the GPU needs.
post #893 of 1449
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Originally Posted by FattysGoneWild View Post

AMD is so stupid and incapable. Laurel & Hardy run that place I swear. Mistake after mistake and more mistakes with them. Its just endless and never stops. Its like Old Yeller. At this point. You just want to do the same and put it out of its misery. At one point AMD use to be the stuff. Now its just comical, sad and depressing.

AMD offer the better price/performance card and gets labeled as making "mistake after mistake". I don't get some people on this site. The reference card is throttling and it's still better price/performance. Once AIB's hit then what is there to complain about? Slightly higher power usage? Or is having an additional 2gb of vram and better DX12 hardware support bad thing these days and worse too?

They also offer a 4gb variant for $199 and the price/performance is even higher..

My biggest grip is lack of AIB cards STILL for some reason. I don't understand the hold up at all.
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post #894 of 1449
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Not really seen how much 1060 Boosts out of the box for FE edition but have seen some reviews clock to 2150. Even so AIB 480 will most likely hit higher % OC.

Considering the RX480 can manage on average a 3-5% overclock, then yeah, I would expect AIB to do better than that. Set the bar low and everyone can be impressed.
post #895 of 1449
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Originally Posted by Farih View Post

Well its an older back then high end card.
Both Nvidia and AMD's high end cards use alot of power and get hot.

Reference 290x was crap but aftermarket one's arent.
My 290x Vapor-X runs 1200mhz +150mV and never goes above 72degrees with a custom (silent) fan profile.
Basicly about the same as my overclocked 980ti.
Sure the 980ti has more performance but its also 3 years newer.
I can only hope my 980ti will last that long.

The 1060 isnt all the 480 should have been in my book.
I reckon OC vs OC they will lickely perform similar with probably an advantage to the 480 on DX12.

AMD just really shot themselfs in the foot for still not having AIB cards out, i really dont get it why they arent here yet.
If they would have AIB cards out they might have been used in these reviews to and this might have looked better.
Why AMD ? Why ?!?
I'm actually tempted to get one of the $249 1060s from Gainward, because I'm sick of waiting for custom RX 480s and for ASUS to resolve my 2 months+ RMA.
All the other custom cards are priced quite higher and around $275.

I doubt there will be much competition price wise since RX 480 is slower and from an underdog company they will have no leverage to bring the 1060 prices down no matter how low they price the RX 480s. Sure some will get them but for the $249 1060 beats RX 480 $239 in performance/price.
post #896 of 1449
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Originally Posted by ChevChelios View Post

its funny how the $200 price gets cited around to show the good perf/$

yet the throttling, almost no OC, loud cooler and scarce/no availability of $200 cards dont get mentioned (not to mention only 4GB VRAM)

as well as the fact that AIB 480 8GB (which dont have nearly so good perf/$) arent available yet
The cooler isn't "loud" stock. 4GB is perfectly fine for 1080P gaming, and the 480 doesn't even need much OC at all to perform really well.

"Scarce availability of $200 cards?" Have you checked how many 1060s are for sale right now on NewEgg, and how much they cost? There's only one, the ASUS card and it costs $320.
post #897 of 1449
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Considering the RX480 can manage on average a 3-5% overclock, then yeah, I would expect AIB to do better than that. Set the bar low and everyone can be impressed.

Reference cards seem to hit ~ 1350MHz. It's not bad but they can do better with better cooling. Also Reference card does not hold 1266MHz Boost clock so 1350MHz is more then 5% OC.

It really does not matter. From these 2 cards right now there is not wrong decision. The close they are in price the better 1060 is. I am personally not paying $410 CAD for 1060. Thats more then I payed for my R9 290 which unlocked to 290X 3 years ago.
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post #898 of 1449
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Since when did GX106 parts require hefty coolers? Hell, there are a plethora of 1060s in ITX form factor...

Yeah, you're right. Not saying it's great, just in comparison to the 480. You seen what's sitting under the 480 shroud? It's pathetic, looks far worse than any stock CPU heat sink I've seen, lol. The FE is aluminium too, for whatever that's worth..

Btw, no chill in the Time Spy thread.. lachen.gif
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I'm actually tempted to get one of the $249 1060s from Gainward, because I'm sick of waiting for custom RX 480s and for ASUS to resolve my 2 months+ RMA.
All the other custom cards are priced quite higher and around $275.

I doubt there will be much competition price wise since RX 480 is slower and from an underdog company they will have no leverage to bring the 1060 prices down no matter how low they price the RX 480s. Sure some will get them but for the $249 1060 beats RX 480 $239 in performance/price.

Yeah i can understand that waiting is a pain.
You want to game now not next month or so.
AMD cant help that Asus is handling your RMA so poorly though.

I do think that AIB 480's will probably be just as good as a AIB 1060, maybe even better....maybe.
But where the hell are they !?!

I am happy that i am in a position that i dont have to make a choice between a 1060 or 480 smile.gif
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R9 290 which unlocked to 290X 3 years ago.

Yup, and the 290x/390x with even mild oc's beat these cards out, especially as the resolution raises. Still waiting on big pascal or vega... scared of what pricing will be considering where Nvidia is aiming these days
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