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I have to admit that I am a little underwhelmed at this board - especially at the price that it will sell for in Australia !
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EK has already stated none of the previous gen blocks are compatible with the new GPUs.

Thanks man. That's it. I guess I'll be upgrading to a 970 for the meantime. I should be no probs running games at 1080p right? Just gotta dial back a few settings to keep that 60 FPS sweet spot


I dont think i can afford a 1070 + new GPU block just yet. So 970 it is smile.gif
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Originally Posted by sugarhell View Post

It's not lazy. Maybe the pcb was for an other chip or the GP106 support 256 bit bus.

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Originally Posted by Tobiman View Post

That's probably done to save costs. Obviously, you can design a pcb with only 6 memory slots but why do that when you might need one with 8 slots later on?

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Originally Posted by jomama22 View Post

Most PCBs have empty component spaces on them Not lazy, just that during testing and such they will have any number of different layouts and designs for diagnostics. No reason to change the PCB look at some cost when you can just start printing them out as is.

I think they've rushed the 1060... take a listen to this, 22min in talking about 1060 PCB:

Sapphire Ed has a good point.
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I'm wondering if NVIDIA was pushing for an 8GB/256 bit 1060, but instead had to launch with 192/6GB because of yields. Also, that wonky 6-pin setup does not inspire confidence
    
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I don't like it at all! At least the FE. Guess we'll see how the AIBs turn out, but price per performance I don't think it's going to beat RX 480.
 
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Nvidia rarely if ever beats AMD in p/p, mostly they only win in performance
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I hope that the cables tha are used for the pci conector are well soldered. I dont like that desing with cable cause soon they start to get damaged if you are moving the fan for cleaning.
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Holy mackerel I didn't realise the PCB was this bad!

3-phase VRM only?? Empty slots for 2 more VRAM modules?? Power-pin stuck on the cooler?!

I am going to very carefully read the reviews for this Founders Edition card and if the way Nvidia have cheaped out on the PCB and the card components is brought to light or not. If AMD did this and charged $300 (!) for it, the media would tear them apart.
post #79 of 108
I still dont understand why it's an issue. Plenty of examples of empty PCB spaces on many many boards prior to this. If 3 vrms is enough and causes no issues at stock, then why should it be an issue?

Pigtailing is going to happen when you want your power input in the rear on a cooler that is 4" longer than the PCB itself.

Did they rush it out the door? Probably, but people are making out to be that the final design hadn't even been finalized yet which I highly doubt is the case. As stated, reviewers have had the cards for 2 weeks now. Why reviews aren't out yet has more to do with NDA than anything else. And the "leaks" that crop up for a card are so few and far between that it shouldn't be used as some reason or evidence that the card just wasn't ready.

These cards are finalized months in advance of release. The hardest part of releasing earlier than planned is the marketing, and that's about it.

My guess at the odd number of dram chips compared to spaces is that they wanted to find the most efficient way of tracing in the 2 dram chips on the bottom and tried it at both the top and bottom of the card and found the bottom two spaces was the best for whatever reason (cost, efficiency, cooler, ext)

As chips become more and more efficient and have a greater number components built directly to the die, we're going to see naked PCBs such as this.
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post #80 of 108
The card (FE) is 50$ more, that's the issue.
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