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GTX 1060 3GB vs AMD RX 480 for 1080p gaming

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Which gpu should I go for for 1080p gaming if I'm looking to play Battlefield 1, BF3/4, steam games?

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I'm not the foremost expert but pretty sure 1060 3GB would be plenty for 1080p, but you wouldn't have much room for improvement if games get more demanding or you decide to hit the 4K scene. The RX 480 is a great value to do both imo.
 
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I've seen memory usage upwards of 3.2 GB in BF4 using just 1080. The only true measure of vram running out , though, is when your fps drops.
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Bf4 recommeded specs says you should have at least 3gb vram.
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I'd go with the 480 for the extra VRAM and you don't get the current latency issues that plague the NV 10*0 cards.
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post

I'd go with the 480 for the extra VRAM and you don't get the current latency issues that plague the NV 10*0 cards.

That issue is still not fixed?
post #7 of 68
RX 480 should be faster than the 3GB 1060 but if it isnt then a r9 390x used can be a good choice
Edited by PontiacGTX - 8/21/16 at 8:16pm
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If you've still got 970's in SLI, neither. Otherwise 480. For those that are not aware, a 3gb 1060 is also cut down spec wise and has shown drops as large as 10fps compared to the 6gb card at 1080p.

Please refer to below:
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PCOnline review is up too :

http://diy.pconline.com.cn/827/8271241_all.html

from this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1609109/techreport-nvidia-makes-its-gtx-1060-3gb-card-official/200_50#post_25457342

Might want to actually read the past few pages on this thread as the thread you made is likely to go down the same path unfortunately thumb.gif

Just to sum up my thoughts, buying a card with 3gb in 2016 (at this performance level) is an absolute waste of money.
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Why not just buy the 6GB model? Seems to only be like $40 more on newegg.
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Why not just buy the 6GB model? Seems to only be like $40 more on newegg.

The 1060 in general is way overpriced, even for the 3 GB. The RX 480 is a much better bang for the buck in the long term imo.
 
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