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Let's put that figure into perspective. $10 difference on electricity, let's say the 480 eats 50W more than the 1060. That will take 20 hours to reach 1kW more of energy. Let's say electricity is $0.15/kW. So $10/$0.15 = 66~. 66*20 = 1320 hours or 55 days of straight gaming to save that precious $10 of yours.

So aside from that absolute bogus claim of yours, let me know when the 1060's are back in stock at MSRP.


He was saying that in a year or less you will have spent $10 extra on electricity, a perfectly legitimate claim. By your own math it takes 1320 hours for someone at 15 cents. Many people are higher than that, Im at 23 cents base and 33 cents for half the month because I am so far over base usage (or, base usage level is stupid ridiculously low. And why does base usage drop by half in summer? LOL). So even going by 100% at base rate it is still a lot less time for someone like me. Anyway. Lets say average gaming comes out to 5 hours a day overall, even at your lower calculated rate of 15 cents, that is still only 3/4 of a year before you hit that $10 mark. So his claim is not bogus, as even you yourself proved, and it is easily doable. Even if you only averaged 4 hours a day of usage it still hits the $10 mark at your extra low rate cost within the year.
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Reference 480 is $239, custom 1060 is $249, power efficiency counted in for 1 year the 1060 comes cheaper than 480... sad but true. That $10 difference is gone when paying the electric bill.

 

That's a whole load of bollocks and you know it.

   
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He was saying that in a year or less you will have spent $10 extra on electricity, a perfectly legitimate claim. By your own math it takes 1320 hours for someone at 15 cents. Many people are higher than that, Im at 23 cents base and 33 cents for half the month because I am so far over base usage (or, base is stupid ridiculously low. And why does base usage drop by half in summer? LOL). So even going by 100% at base rate it is still a lot less time for someone like me. Anyway. Lets say average gaming comes out to 5 hours a day overall, even at your lower calculated rate of 15 cents, that is still only 3/4 of a year before you hit that $10 mark. So his claim is not bogus, as even you yourself proved, and it is easily doable. Even if you only averaged 4 hours a day of usage it still hits the $10 mark at your extra low rate cost within the year.

I pay 7.5 cents per kWh...that is between DC and Baltimore. 15 cents is above the national average. https://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.cfm?t=epmt_5_6_a
The average is about 12.5 cents per kWh.

Unless you live in Hawaii or Connecticu, you are way out of the norm.
     
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post #234 of 860
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That's a whole load of bollocks and you know it.
Prove me wrong, I've posted my calculations on OCN, so how would you calculate it?
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Prove me wrong, I've posted my calculations on OCN, so how would you calculate it?

How much do you pay for electricity and how many hours a day on average do you use use computer/game?
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Prove me wrong, I've posted my calculations on OCN, so how would you calculate it?

Are you calculating in the inevitable drop in performance and hence value that NV cards notoriously encounter relative to their competition? Over time, and especially now when new APIs are releasing which NV cards struggle with, the 1060 will fall further and further down the performance charts compared to their competition. That performance loss is worth far more than any tiny amount on the power bill. I've said it before, but NV cards are a terrible investment at this point in time. Prior generations are falling off the cliff with last gen APIs nevermind the new ones. The 1060 looks quite weak against the RX 480, after market 480s are obviously going to be even better.
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i hope pascal async drivers will be out by that time redface.gif
1060 doesnt seem to need any async drivers to kick 480 ass in RotR DX12 post-async patch redface.gif

Thank god for the RotTR patch to save 1060's face or it'd have been a disgrace launch where in every Async benches you loose by 20%. Thank god you have Lara for consolation
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Thank god for the RotTR patch to save 1060's face or it'd have been a disgrace launch where in every Async benches you loose by 20%. Thank god you have Lara for consolation
not just Lara

Ashes, Warhammer TW too - tied in DX12


its 480 that has only Doom Vulkan and Hitman DX12 and nothing else redface.gif
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You mean to say it tied with a card that is cheaper. Hope you get a pat on your back to bring this to light
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You mean to say it tied with a card that is cheaper. Hope you get a pat on your back to bring this to light
tied in a few DX12 games, yes (and won in RotR), won in almost all DX11 games (of which there are many more)

hope you enjoy your cheaper crap throttling reference 480 while you wait for customs that are going to cost about the same as custom 1060s that are already out wink.gif
Edited by ChevChelios - 7/20/16 at 12:31am
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