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So, my 970 died. I'm currently torn between paying $250 for a PNY 1060 vs $300 for a MSI Gaming X 1060. I really don't understand the price difference between the two. Does the MSI one just have a slightly higher clock and better cooling? Cheers in advance for any assistance.


https://www.pny.com/geforce-gtx-1060?sku=VCGGTX10606PB
https://us.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1060-GAMING-X-6G.html#hero-overview
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Get the cheapest one you can.

Beside warranty, nothing else matters.
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So, the difference is negligible then?
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late posting but may be the components on the boards that may differ the price. go by reviews of other owners.
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The msi has better cooling. the msi is also a bigger card but the performance is the same. I had returned the pny due to issues. The fan on the pny is alot whinier around 40% while the msi gaming x is for the most part silent at idle or load for me.

i got the msi gaming x 1060 6gb on jet.com for 240 U.S. with code triple 15 and use debit card, and elect for no free returns. If you plan on keeping the card for a few years the msi is worth the $30 difference imo. If you plan to sell it and upgrade frequently then maybe the pny is the best option, just depends on you I think. Both are good companies though imo.
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The msi has better cooling. the msi is also a bigger card but the performance is the same. I had returned the pny due to issues. The fan on the pny is alot whinier around 40% while the msi gaming x is for the most part silent at idle or load for me.

i got the msi gaming x 1060 6gb on jet.com for 240 U.S. with code triple 15 and use debit card, and elect for no free returns. If you plan on keeping the card for a few years the msi is worth the $30 difference imo. If you plan to sell it and upgrade frequently then maybe the pny is the best option, just depends on you I think. Both are good companies though imo.

Good Job!

I just went with the MSI 1060 6GB X gamer as well.. I paid more but didn't want to do all that shopping and all when i can order it from one place. Again the core processor may be OK but when it comes to other caps and fans and trim it can skimp a bit, thus the bit of savings.
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