( 4.9 Average / 20 Ratings )
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Solid upgrade from a 960
I really, really love this card. I purchased this from jet at a great price and I get insane performance for the money. Stays very cool and the fan is virtually silent when gaming. At 1080p in bf4 and battlefront I get 60-80 fps on average at max settings. I even bumped on the resolution scale in battlefront and was rendering the game at 4k with a mix of medium and high settings and was getting 30+ fps, very awesome.
Overall I can definitely say I can recommend this card, you get amazing performance for the price.
The EVGA GTX 1060 3 GB was chosen was selected due to its short size, superior power consumption, and improved heat output compared to the RX480. I did overclock the graphics card using EVGA's XOC utility and didn't see any significant increases in noise from the fans, which are tuned to stay off while idle and only spin up under load. The card has an additional 6-pin connection from your PSU for overclocking headroom. Under boost, my GPU core runs at 2100 mHz, 65C with fans at 45% which is still quiet.
I love it. It can run most modern games at Max with the exception of one or two settings highly demanding settings. I currently have mine overclocked to 2088Ghz, stable.
butters through any game. gta 5 at high settings avg. of 60fps. project cars on ultra runs at avg. 75fps
Great GPU at 1080p.
THE BEST PRICE FOR PERFORMANCE GPU ON THE MARKET EASILY. Insane base clock of 1.61GHz, quality heat sink, great form factor, actually pretty silent most of the time, and really not that bad when under stress (trust me I hate noise, so when I say it's not that bad, it really isn't). Plays any game on the market at 1080p, at 60fps, at the highest settings (except that one mirror's edge ultra settings game, but who cares really). A lot of folks out there will tell you to get the 6GB version of this card because in the future games will need more than 3GB of v-ram. While that's a good point, that future isn't coming very soon and here's why. Game developers and companies that produce games do it to make MONEY. By making their games require more than 3GB of v-ram they are bottle-necking their sales A TONNNN. They want people to buy their games, and the percentage of people with hardware that will support that is significantly less than 25% I would say. It's just not going to happen for the next 5-8 years in my opinion. And by that time, just upgrade your GPU. That's around a $50-$60 price difference... for what?
Have tried to run Assassin's Creed Origins at almost ultra detail (limited by VRAM, I can't go ultra on one or two settings). Gameplay was smooth at 1080p, and from MSI Afterburner the temp topped at 66degrees. When the fans are running, there is definitely noise. But I use my headphone when gaming, and I have the room to myself, so nothing to worry about pissing off anybody.
And to the beauty of this build :D This GPU is OUTSTANDING! I got it for $190 on Black Friday, and would HIGHLY recommend buying if you can find it under $200. Seems to stay cool even under load, and fans are super quiet! Great for budget gaming.
Cannot believe this has jumped up to $289.00. I bought this on sale off B&H for $189.99 during a post-Black Friday sale. I was a little disappointed because I had an opportunity to get it for $179.99, but my indecisiveness was enough to see them become sold out with another retailer. Some YouTube tech experts cautioned users from buying this because its 3GB, but it has worked just fine for me on the two games I've tested so far on Ultra settings: Fall Out 4 and X-Plane 11. This will most likely be the first piece I upgrade in the future (along with 4K monitors), but that's years from now.