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Yeah, I think the 1060 should have the raw power for max settings, no AA @1080p on GTA5, but I guess we will never know because it will run into that memory wall.
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The 8800 GT 256 MB was not a good idea;

The GTX 460 768 MB was not a good idea;

The GTX 570 1280 MB was not a good idea;

The GTX 650 Ti Boost 1 GB was not a good idea (even more so because of its 192-bit memory arrangement);

The GTX 680 and GTX 770 2 GB were not good ideas;

The GTX 780 Ti 3 GB was not a good idea (Nvidia didn't allow a 6 GB version so as to not compete with the Titan Black, but did allow a 6 GB version of the less powerful 780);

The GTX 1060 3 GB is not a good idea in late 2016.


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This whole VRAM craze is just another spook for us to buy the higher margin double VRAM version.

The 280x and the 380x are generally around 10% within each other despite 3GB supposedly being "not enough" for 1080p anymore. Most of the differences between the two cards can be down to clock speed anyway as 280x reference is 850MHz and 380x reference is 970MHz.

The performance of a GTX 1060 3 GB is quite above a 280X. Add to that, that card is now old and should not be considered for a new purchase, thus you won't have to make considerations about how it will perform in the future, it had its day and people got the performance in gaming when they bought them.
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The 8800 GT 256 MB was not a good idea;


My AGP based x1950pro 256mb was not a good idea either. Can't believe even back then when pushing AA and high res it was a fail. I forgot they even released an 8800 class card with only 256mb.. that's ridiculous considering the card's capabilities.
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The performance of a GTX 1060 3 GB is quite above a 280X. Add to that, that card is now old and should not be considered for a new purchase, thus you won't have to make considerations about how it will perform in the future, it had its day and people got the performance in gaming when they bought them.

Correct, the top end tahiti cards (7970GE, 280x) are all based off the 7970 released in 2011. It is now just shy of 2017. Yet, even the 7970 is still usable today now compared to the 2gb 680, especially if you have a 1200mhz core card.. I've got to take a moment and pat myself on the back twice here with purchasing a 7970GE over a 680 and a 290x over a 780. Worked out well for me thumb.gif
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While I wouldnt choose the GTX1060 3gb version over similar priced Nvidia or AMD offerings, I don't think it's as horrible as many people here are making out. It's a mid-range card, anyone purchasing this should realize that they will have to make graphical compromises to achieve fluid gameplay. I bet it will be reviewed very well because typical benchmarks and 1080p gaming won't stress the 3gb limitation that much.
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The 8800 GT 256 MB was not a good idea;


My AGP based x1950pro 256mb was not a good idea either. Can't believe even back then when pushing AA and high res it was a fail. I forgot they even released an 8800 class card with only 256mb.. that's ridiculous considering the card's capabilities.
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The performance of a GTX 1060 3 GB is quite above a 280X. Add to that, that card is now old and should not be considered for a new purchase, thus you won't have to make considerations about how it will perform in the future, it had its day and people got the performance in gaming when they bought them.

Correct, the top end tahiti cards (7970GE, 280x) are all based off the 7970 released in 2011. It is now just shy of 2017. Yet, even the 7970 is still usable today now compared to the 2gb 680, especially if you have a 1200mhz core card.. I've got to take a moment and pat myself on the back twice here with purchasing a 7970GE over a 680 and a 290x over a 780. Worked out well for me thumb.gif

That reminds me, I bought a X1950 Pro AGP a few years ago for a Pentium 4 nostalgia build and the only reason I got the 256 MB version was because it was very cheap (second hand). Other than that, absolutely, the card has the horsepower and the 512 MB version makes more sense.

The 7970 and the 290X, which is to me their best design yet (except for the disaster of a reference cooler), are great cards.
 
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While I wouldnt choose the GTX1060 3gb version over similar priced Nvidia or AMD offerings, I don't think it's as horrible as many people here are making out. It's a mid-range card, anyone purchasing this should realize that they will have to make graphical compromises to achieve fluid gameplay. I bet it will be reviewed very well because typical benchmarks and 1080p gaming won't stress the 3gb limitation that much.
Sure, but what people are debating is.... is it better then a similarly priced card with more VRAM, which is kinda a given, I mean why wouldn't everyone do that before buying a new(or used) card.
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Sure, but what people are debating is.... is it better then a similarly priced card with more VRAM, which is kinda a given, I mean why wouldn't everyone do that before buying a new(or used) card.

I guess I don't see it as much of a debate, almost no one should be choosing this card. biggrin.gif This is the card you get if your on a very fixed budget and don't have many other purchasing options available.
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I guess I don't see it as much of a debate, almost no one should be choosing this card. biggrin.gif This is the card you get if your on a very fixed budget and don't have many other purchasing options available.
There are a bunch of people arguing that this card is fine to buy...
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I guess I don't see it as much of a debate, almost no one should be choosing this card. biggrin.gif This is the card you get if your on a very fixed budget and don't have many other purchasing options available.
I would disagree. There are plenty of great games this card could play very well. Overwatch would run great with this card @1080 max setting for instance. GTA5 wouldn't, so to quote myself.......
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Well it comes down to the game, if you don't have enough, then you have to drop settings unless you like slideshows. There of plenty of great looking games that don't even use 2GB's.
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I dunno, people saying that 3GB is "barely enough" for 1080p must play a lot different than I do. I can even play GTA V on 1440p (Yes, 2560x1440) while not destroying my graphics card. Also I'm still on a GTX 780 btw. Obviously it's showing its age but the whole "VRAM is everything" mentality is ridiculous. Might as well buy a cheap 780 6GB or even a cheap 770 4GB because it's a better buy apparently lol

Like someone else said, some people need to play within their means. I would never tell a new gamer that they shouldn't get card at X resolution unless they can use 4x SSAA without frames dropping because that's unrealistic. GTA V is probably the most taxing game I have since I mostly have older games (maybe 2k16? Lol) but I turn down the obvious stuff. Keep the MSAA down if I can, shadows don't need to be real life shadows and maybe some of the water detail or something.
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