I will need a bit of advice in regard to OCing Nvidia cards since the last one I did is kind of dated.
I have to say the Nvidia control panel is well rather basic compared to AMD. No OC either which could be hacked in for older NVCP.
Where can I disable gforce experience starting on launch? Or do I have to forcibly remove it in autorun manually?
Does MSI AB, EVGA Precission, Gainward what it is, support GTX 1060s for OC, voltage, power, fan changes? I guess there is no way to get that back in NVCP directly anymore.
What's up with Nvidia inspector and those kind of tools people often seem to be using? Kind of to force settings into applications that can't be done in NVCP?
Vibrance at 50% default should be neutral and no change done by Nvidia right?
I have Gainward GTX 1060 6GB version. Card seems decently built but not whine free completely at least not in Heaven. Got the usual Pascal artifacts in Heaven so far and the DPC latency is "garbage" even on latest driver compared to Intel and AMD GPUs.
GPU runs about 74C max, fans at 1800rpm but I guess acceptably quiet due to their smaller size.
Card seems reasonably efficient and dumps much less heat than R9 280x did. On the other hand it runs at the same temperatures and faster fan speeds or similar if fan size is compared 90mm vs 100m maybe.
It does stop fans at low load, right now 37C web browsing. Heatsink seems to be a single piece which cools everthing, GPU, VRAM, VRM and as such transfers heat from GPU to VRAM IMHO. The shroud is plastic and touches a heatpipe at the bottom/slot side, will see how that goes for the plastic.