expired ASUS GTX1060 3GB + Bonus Game $279 @ Computer Alliance (Brisbane)

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Seems like a great price to me.

I bought a smaller EVGA one from Amazon not long ago for about $250, but I would rather a brick and mortar store to deal with.

Choose between Maize, Redout or Raw Data as your free game.

I hear Raw Data with a Vive is pretty incredible.

Graphics Engine
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Bus Standard
PCI Express 3.0
OpenGL
OpenGL®4.5
Video Memory
GDDR5 3GB
Engine Clock
OC Mode - GPU Boost Clock : 1809 MHz , GPU Base Clock : 1594 MHz
Gaming Mode (Default) - GPU Boost Clock : 1785 MHz , GPU Base Clock : 1569 MHz
*Retail goods are with default Gaming Mode, OC Mode can be adjusted with one click on GPU Tweak II
CUDA Core
1152
Memory Clock
8008 MHz
Memory Interface
192-bit
Resolution
Digital Max Resolution:7680x4320
Interface
DVI Output : Yes x 1 (Native) (DVI-D)
HDMI Output : Yes x 2 (Native) (HDMI 2.0)
Display Port : Yes x 2 (Native) (Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes
Power Connectors
1 x 6-pin
Software
ASUS GPU Tweak II & Driver
Dimensions
9.53 " x 5.12 " x 1.69 " Inch
24.2 x 13 x4.3 Centimeter

Comments

  • +1 vote

    Perfect! Miles better than my GTX 580 :P

  • +2 votes

    for those interested and not in VIC - a few places are reporting this for the same or $10 more - http://www.staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=ASUS+GTX106...

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    Will this run forza horizon on PC?

    Other hardware (Gtx 560(which will get swapped out), i7 2600, 16gb DDR3 1600, 240gb SSD).

    • +1 vote

      I guess so? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkDQjk26PkI

      Doesn't seem to sit at a steady 60fps, and I didn't watch it with audio but it doesn't say whether its the 3gb or 6gb variant of the GTX1060

      The guy in the video is also playing on Ultra FWIW

    • +3 votes

      Yes, just keep the resolution at 1080p and turn down settings until you get the framerate you want.

      • +1 vote

        Great. Just making sure I can install it.

        With my current 560, it won't even let me install it as it says it's not a DX12 card? (But I have DX12 Drivers from Nvidia.. very annoying).

        • +1 vote

          Well, it was only a midrange card 5 years ago, The 1060 will be far superior.

        • +1 vote

          @Namkcalb:

          Agreed. Annoying thing is I don't need the extra performance. I'm happy to play whatever I play at 'lower settings', but it won't even install.

          Oh well. Thanks for the deal OP. Going to pick one up.

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          Definitely need an upgrade, Nvidia cards only support DX12 starting at the 600 series

  • +3 votes

    This was $259 at this same store for the past 2 weeks. Now that the price has increased it's suddenly a deal?

    • +3 votes

      did you post it as a deal at that time?

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        I saw it here somewhere

        • +4 votes

          looks like it was a comment on here: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/283654

          it was a deal back then, shame no one posted that.

        • +1 vote

          @01011010: Can't find a deal posted for it so that must have been where I saw it.

          I picked one up over the weekend and it's a fantastic card. At 1080p it does 60+ fps maxed out easily in everything I've thrown at it so far. Much higher if stepping down the textures from Ultra and honestly I can't notice any visual difference so I think Ultra may be meant for 4K.

          Still worth it at $279 if you need a card right now, but may be cheaper again soon as I think NVIDIA will adjust RRP across the range after 1080 Ti release date announcement at CES in 2 days.

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      Damn it, was about to buy this until I saw your comment. Guess I'll wait till the next deal. :|

  • +2 votes

    Keep in mind that the 1060 comes in both 3GB and 6GB variants with performance differences on the chips as well, most reviewers liken the 3GB model more to a 1050 and a half than the full performance of the 1060 6GB.

    • +1 vote

      Popped in to chime something similar.

      You could almost treat them as two different cards.

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      I wasn't aware of this, but you're totally right (as far as them having different performance): http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

      The difference is only 5% though, which is perfectly fine considering the price difference. Just depends if you want to future proof your vram.

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      Keep in mind that the 1060 comes in both 3GB and 6GB variants with performance differences on the chips as well, most reviewers liken the 3GB model more to a 1050 and a half than the full performance of the 1060 6GB.

      Why don't you post some of these reviews?

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    Raw data is one of the best VR games out there. If you like wave shooters that make you spooked as well, this is the go to game for the Vive.

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    Raw Data with a Vive is pretty incredible

    it's good, but you need a much bigger play area than it says you do. the two times I've played it, I've ended up punching a wall or the filing cabinet in my office.

    i'm worried if i keep trying to play it i'm going to break a controller!

  • +3 votes

    The same price as MSY (although no game there, so let's call it a deal).
    This ASUS would have been good, but no passive mode cooling is a deal breaker for me.

    I'd rather pick Gainward for $10 more from MSY
    http://www.msy.com.au/pc-components/17493-gainward-gw-gtx106...

    or even go for $349 version with 6GB VRAM:
    http://www.msy.com.au/pc-components/17302--gainward-gw-gtx10...

    PS. Here's a good compilation of information on GTX1060 cards, if you're shopping for one:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/4tqwax/aftermarket_...

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      The same price as MSY (although no game there, so let's call it a deal).

      FYI, there isn't any code included in the box.

      You just need to enter the serial number, PPID and upload the invoice on the ASUS redemption portal.

      Once it has been approved you enter the code at https://redeem.geforce.com/en-us/?campaignID=INDIEBUNDLE2

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      Yeah, I'd say it's worth the $70 if you can afford it and get the 6gb version. It's what I'm running atm and it pumps everything i've thrown at it on ultra. It will have far longer lastability as well.

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        I don't think $70 more for just a couple extra frames in some games is worth it. In many games having the 6GB doesn't even make any difference. Both cards will start to show their age at the same time. Neither is future proof.

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          That would be true if it came with 4gb, but at 3gb to 6gb there are significant differences in frame rates and resolutions the game can run at. New games are being made to use more VRAM and that trend won't stop. Mirror's Edge already uses more than 3GB at 1080p when you turn the settings up. Deus Ex uses 4gb at 1080. The moment that the card needs to start swapping textures in and out because you are playing a game that needs more than 3GB of VRAM you will regret not spending the extra $70. The 3gb option will need to be replaced shockingly quick compared to the 6gb version.

          Simply put you wont be able to max at 1080p the best games(Shadow of Mordor and GTA V are some such) on the 3gb even now, but you will be able to on the 6gb version. 6gb version will give a much larger shelf life then the 3gb.

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          @ONEMariachi: I don't need to load 4K textures while gaming on a card aimed at 1080p gaming. That's just stupid. Can't notice any difference anyway.

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          @kamoi: Did you read what I said, it can't even play a lot of newer games at 1080

        • -1 vote

          @ONEMariachi: I did. Did you?

          I don't need to load 4K textures while gaming on a card aimed at 1080p gaming. That's just stupid. Can't notice any difference anyway.

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