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Poll Results: GTX 1060 3GB ram... that is enough ram for 1080p gaming for a few years to come yet

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 25% of voters (3)
    Yup!
  • 66% of voters (8)
    Nope
  • 8% of voters (1)
    GTX 1080 or bust
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Stick to AMD as you are running Linux
  • 8% of voters (1)
    Switch to Windows
12 Total Votes  
post #11 of 15
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Thanks for all the comments, 1060 6 GB en route, should receive it early next week (Thursday being a holiday here has made me luck out receiving it this week :'(
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Update - good job on your purchase! To anyone else reading - don't get the 3gb, It's been surprising how often the memory gets maxed out @ 1080 and requires settings be dropped, even if FPS is way over target.
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Update - good job on your purchase! To anyone else reading - don't get the 3gb, It's been surprising how often the memory gets maxed out @ 1080 and requires settings be dropped, even if FPS is way over target.

Don't really see that happen much and most benchmarks show the 6GB performance crap out in situations where 3GB may be a limitation. In a year or 2 the VRAM on a mid range card is meaningless because you have to turn down settings for playable FPS any way. TBH the 1050 Ti should've had 3GB and the 1060 with 4 and replace the 6GB moniker with Ti as it has more hardware.

GPU prices are also nuts. I actually just grabbed a 1060 3GB new on Kijiji for 240, 150 less than buying the same card retail. The 6GB would be an even larger ripoff here in Canada.

You also assume everyone plays the same games as a hardware sites review benchmark suite.
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post #14 of 15
When I had a GTX 1060 3gb it would crash in F1 2016 when it runs out of vram even if the fps is easily 60+

I had to put the settings down so it woudnt crash

Otherwise its a great value card but may age quickly
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You also assume everyone plays the same games as a hardware sites review benchmark suite.

No assumptions here, I play racing games almost exclusively which are fairly light on the GPU but I have had some issues with memory requiring some optimisation of settings.

If my current card hadn't had some issues with it's AIO(4 years later, not too bad. http://www.overclock.net/t/1203528/official-nvidia-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-mod/3000#post_19003335) I would have perhaps waited a bit longer and grabbed the 6gb.
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