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Gigabyte GTX 1060 WindForce OC 3GB $236 Delivered @ Futu eBay

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Hi everyone,
Long time lurker, first time posting a deal.

I just picked up this GTX 1060 3GB for $236 delivered from Futu online. It's currently the cheapest 1060 on eBay.
Yes you should go with the 6GB, but these currently go for over $100 more after the discount (excluding the Galax 6GB OC which is an inferior card) which in my opinion isn't worth it. You may have to turn down a couple of quality settings in the some of the latest AAA titles due to the VRAM limit, but I can live with that given the savings.

The cheapest I can find this from a bricks and mortar store in my state is $299 from MSY:
http://www.msy.com.au/viconline/nvidia/17560-gigabyte-n1060w...

Enjoy! :)

UPDATE: They have sold out again for the second time. If you still want this card, then for just $3.20 more you can get it delivered from PC Byte using the same 20% off eBay promotion. :)
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/162594355662

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  • +2 votes

    A groin-grabbingly good deal there, Viper

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    Buy now or wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday?

    • +3 votes

      I was waiting for then as well, but when I saw that they didn't price-jack for the current 20% off eBay sale, I jumped.
      Too many times I've seen really good deals get jacked a few hours later (I could have got a MSI 1060 Gaming X 6GB for $335 recently, and a while back for $319 =().
      I really can't see it getting materially lower than this until Volta is released. So no point in holding off IMO.
      It's so cheap you could resell in 6 months for the same price based on what's on Gumtree at the moment.

    • +4 votes

      Buy now

      (Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals or often underwhelming)

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    BTW I have the 6GB GALAX… really great. I guess it isn’t over-clocked as well as the others and the fans apparently have a simpler/cheaper design, but I get ultra on everything (at 1080p) and it doesn’t break a sweat. During my research (this was my first build), I found comments on GALAX fell into two camps, those that presume it’s cheap/inferior (as I did initially) and a small satisfied subset of purchasers who where enthusiastic in their recommendation based on personal experience… I haven’t found an unsatisfied user yet.

    Anyway, yeh, fair point, at this price difference the drop in VRAM is probably justified (still think the conventional wisdom for >4GB is fitting for the next couple years gaming).

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      I like Galax, currently got a 750 Ti of theirs in my PC running stable with +265 core and +500 memory in Afterburner after increasing the power limit in the BIOS.
      Regarding their 1060's, I like the EXOC, but the OC is really only suitable if you don't plan on overclocking. Still a great value card though!

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        Yeh, I’ve just got the OC. My reasoning was that I wasn’t planning to over clock anything on my first build and probably won’t have the card long enough to need to (just 1080p at 60Hz wanted right now), as I’ll probably look to upgrade when Nvidia has a card that can kill everything at 1440p 144Hz which hopefully Volta will achieve (I guess the 1080 Ti can do that now, but I couldn’t justify the cost as a first time builder).

        Good luck with the 1060 3GB, I bet it’ll be a big upgrade on the 750 Ti. What monitor are the sporting?

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          Yea fair enough. Haha yea a 1k card is a bit much for a first timer!

          Based on benchmarks it should provide ~3x the fps.
          I'm only using dual 1080p @ 60Hz, and only use one of those for gaming. However I'm looking at getting a 3rd 1440p for gaming, hence the new GPU.
          I only play older titles, MOBA's, RTS's and browser-based games on the PC (no modern AAA's), so this card should destroy 1440p @ 60fps on max settings. And the lack of VRAM shouldn't be an issue either. I'll find out soon enough. :)

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          @Viper8:

          Sounds perfect (yeh, you’d probably be pulling back the settings a little at 1440p if you had any AAA interest)

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          when Nvidia has a card that can kill everything at 1440p 144Hz which hopefully Volta will achieve (I guess the 1080 Ti can do that now, but I couldn’t justify the cost as a first time builder).

          The GTX 1080 Ti cannot do 3440x1440 @144 with everything at maximum for every game. Not even close.

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          @Diji1:

          Good to know.

          Do you foresee Volta achieving that for 1440p 144Hz, and if so would that mean it’s probably gonna be high-end, i.e. 2080 Ti :(

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          @FatPenguin:
          Maybe. I looked up a ~20 game bench review of the 1080Ti and with max settings at 1440p the average was around 100-110fps. You'd need an improvement of about 35% to get your 144 fps average. For perspective the 1080 Ti is ~40% faster than the 980Ti, but apparently Volta won't be as big of a leap? But yes if it can be done with Volta, only the 2080Ti will be able to do it, so you'll be looking at 1k+.

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      I have a Galax 1070 and its fine.

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    After I bought the Steamlink may be I need to upgrade my GTX 460

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      haha definitely, you won't regret it, but personally i'd got for the 1060 6gb version or the 570 if you want to future proof it. I have the 470 which is pretty much the same except the 570 is just slightly updated overclocked version. However the cost is great for this one.

  • +1 vote

    Whatta price! This is a great entry cheap vr card.

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      No it isn't. You should be looking at a GTX 1070 minimum if you want a good VR game experience.

      • +3 votes

        Technically speaking, 1060's are the lowest model card which is nVidia certified as VR-ready.
        He said "…cheap entry vr card." not "…good…". Apples and oranges.

  • +2 votes

    Pretty good card for 1080p play. Bought one last time from pc.byte. Always cool and quite, love it.

  • +3 votes

    I don't need it….. I don't need it…… I don't need it…… Click buy……

  • +1 vote

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  • +1 vote

    Is a 1070 worth it for double the price? ~$500

    I'm looking for 1440p 60 gaming?

    • +1 vote

      Maybe look into an RX580 instead?
      The 1060 wouldn't be terrible for 1440p though.

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      Yes definitely, if you keep an eye out and negotiate you'll be able to grab a second hand 1080 for about $50 more.

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      You'll get ~50% more FPS from the 1070, but more importantly it has the larger VRAM buffer for loading in max details at 1440p.
      If you're planning to play modern AAA's on max you'll definitely need the 1070, no doubt about it. However if you're willing to make some compromises you could still get by with the 1060. If you're not going to play the latest AAA's then the 1060 will be fine. Best of luck. :)

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      no the gtx1060 card is perfect only for 1080p@60 you need a gtx 1070 for 1440p@60 gaming "i have both cards"

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      I'm using a 1060 6GB for 1440p gaming and it's running everything i've thrown at it at maxed settings, which at the moment has just been DOOM and PUBG

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    Any good 8 GB cards on sale? I found this, but people say it's single slot causes it to overheat and be loud.

    https://m.ebay.com.au/itm/Galax-nVidia-GeForce-GTX-1070-Kata...

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    How much of an upgrade would this card be compared to an older 2gb AMD R9 270 OC?

  • +1 vote

    This is a really good deal! if you want to play 1080P@60fps

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    Thank you! I was looking for a reasonable 1060

  • +1 vote

    What are people's thoughts on pairing one of these with the following:

    ASUS P8P67 Pro
    i5 2500
    8 GB ram
    GTX 580 (would replace this)

    I do enjoy playing AAA titles, but would only be doing so on 1080 60hz monitor. Ideally, I'd replace the entire PC, but I can't justify spending that much money when I'm lucky if I get more than a few hours a week to play games, so this might be a reasonable compromise.

    I assume it should slot in without any problem and provide a good upgrade on performance? Is the CPU likely to be a major bottleneck?

    • +5 votes

      You're actually in a similar situation to myself.
      I have a low-end ASUS mobo, i5-3450, 8GB RAM and a 750Ti (replacing by this) and game at 1080p @ 60Hz.

      You should get ~2x the GPU performance vs your current GPU.

      You shouldn't really see much of an increase to CPU usage at all. The CPU is more limited to the calculating of physics (important for when there are many objects moving around like large multi-player games) and things like anti-aliasing, none of which will change (unless you currently don't use AA?). Resolutions and visual graphics settings are almost entirely dependent upon the GPU, with minimal impact on the CPU.
      This is why pro PC reviewers will focus on testing out high-end GPU's at 1440p and 2160p without AA (to avoid CPU bottlenecks impacting the FPS results), and test out high-end CPU's at 720p and 1080p (to avoid GPU FPS bottlenecks).

      Hope that helps. :)

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      Nothing wrong with a 2500? Wouldn't be worth the $ to upgrade yet imo.

  • +1 vote

    Do these guys usually re-stock without a price-jacking?
    I had to tidy the house and now it's out of stock :(

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    Here's hoping that they get shipped today so there's a chance that they get delivered tomorrow.

    My Gainward Phantom 970 died yesterday morning, nearly 3 years old but it's one of the only brands that offers a 2 year warranty instead of 3. Never buying Gainward products again. My old Asus reference 6950 2GB that I flashed to a 6970 and overclocked ran for longer before it blew than a stock overclocked 970 with decent aftermarket cooling.

    I was fine using the 970 for 1440p 60hz gaming, and this card even with less ram looks to preform significantly better in nearly every title.

    I just need this 1060 to last me long enough until 34" 1440p IPS 100+hz monitors become reasonably priced, hopefully Volta will be released around then and can flog the 1060 for not that much less than it costs here.

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      I ordered mine yesterday morning, got the "sent" email yesterday arvo and the tracking number activated last night (in NSW).

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        I ordered from Clarkey's (PC Byte) link as my GPU died between me upvoting this deal and running out of stock.

        It took a couple of hours to really troubleshoot it to a bad GPU, and then I ummed and ahhed for too long thinking wtf should I do (even considered baking my 970 to see if I could resurrect it). After scouring staticice, feeBay and scumtree I was really disappointed at the FPS/dollar ratio of everything else and ended up deciding to get a 3GB 1060 at this price as it's a real stand out dollar to performance wise.

        No tracking information from PC Byte yet, but I think I saw them sell 30+ units since the sale started so they will probably all get sent out tonight and I will have a weekend without a GPU :(

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          Haha wow you must be desperate then!
          Yea I've been plotting up the FPS/$ in Excel the last few eBay 20% off sales and the 1060 3GB is currently in a league of it's own relative to the rest of the 10-series.
          Best of luck getting it sooner than later. :)

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          @Viper8:

          Yeah I'm a bit desperate because I can't use my main computer at all as my 'monitor' is a 2010 27" iMac and only has a single mDP input. At least I can use the iMac for general use (which I forgot how well it still performs) until I get my hands on the 1060.

          This deal is in a league of it's own not just in terms of buying a new 10 series GPU, but also what's on offer on from AMD and also 2nd hand cards for both teams. I did a fair bit of research on comparing the 3gb version to the 6gb version for 1440p gaming and there's rarely more than 10% different for more than 40% of the cost.

          Thanks, but it's looking like Monday will be the earliest as I didn't get a shipping notification and it's past 5 :(

          Thanks for the listing!

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          @c0balt:
          Yea, the 3GB version has 10% of the cores disabled hence the extra 11% performance of the 1060 6GB.
          In the odd title were more than 3GB of VRAM is required the gap will widen considerably, but that only happens in a very select handful of games on Ultra/Max settings. You're more likely to go below 60 FPS due to lack of raw GPU power than hitting the VRAM limit IMO, in which case you'll be lowering the settings anyway. You're never going to go anywhere near 6GB without your FPS crashing to the floor. This card should have been offered with 4GB of VRAM only.

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        Still waiting for them to ship mine.

        I am number 7 on the list bought yesterday.

  • +2 votes

    Looks like it's back in stock! Just ordered on for $236.

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      Right you are!
      Looks like it came back into stock yesterday evening, only 26 hours after it initially sold out.
      Still more than 10 left at the time of writing this comment.

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    Great card, bought one to tide me over for some light gaming. A nice step up from my Radeon HD6950 from 2011.
    i5 2500K with a PCI-E 2.0 board, seems to run this just fine on 1080P!

    This card can be easily pushed guys! I installed MSI Afterburner and cranked up the power limit to 116% and added +140mhz Core and +500mhz for a boost of around 2100mhz / 4500mhz(9ghz) in Unigine benchmark. Easy gains!!

    Value for money proposition for this card is amazing.

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      Nice.
      Mine should arrive this week.
      What's your max temp if you run the OC in the benchmark for 10+ mins? Also are you running Heaven or Valley? Also what was your ambient room temp when you did this and did you use a custom fan profile?
      Reviews seem to indicate these aren't the coolest cards even when stock (which makes sense when you look at the cheap cooling solution). They get up to around 80 degrees on stock clocks when running Kombustor.

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        I'm running +170 core, +500 mem and 116 power limit in Afterburner and the temps have not cracked 68* with a custom fan curve (about 85% fan around 70* - I can just hear the fans at 80% over the rest of my system, but 100% fans are very loud). It was about 23* ambient.

        It's limited by power and not thermals. I'm regularly seeing it hit 116 power limit and boosting down from 2100+ to around 2070 (in Valley, and back into the 1800s with Furmark) without the card ever going above 70*. Furmark so far appears to be the only thing that causes it to drop below 2000mhz out of the few benchmarks and games I have tried.

        I haven't had any system instability at all. I know I could push the card even further but there's just not enough power available. Overvolting at this point would most likely cause it to consume more power clock for clock, so it would hamper the OC, not help it.

        I might try undervolting later to see if I can push the overclock further. It's barely breaking a sweat at 2100+ but it's begging for moar powaaa!

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          Thanks for all of the info.

          Geez they must be quiet fans or you must have a loud system. I can hear the fans on my current card when they reach about 50%, but I do use low dB fans which I then run at just 7V. Then again I do have it sitting up on my desk about 50cm from my right ear.

          If you're running into a lack of power, turn the power limit up in the BIOS (download Maxwell BIOS Tweaker and NVFlash - just be careful what you do lol). I increased my 750Ti from 38.5W to 60W (which is what the card is officially rated at) to enable it to boost up +265 core and +500 mem over reference clocks, which is a huge increase percentage wise for a 7-series card. I could have gone higher but the voltage cannot be increased without physical modifications to the PCB. Also my MOSFET's are getting pretty darn hot lol.

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          Have you managed to keep the +170 core stable in Fire Strike and Time Spy? I ended up with the same clocks as you in Valley and Heaven but had to drop the core by 20 to consistently run stable in FS and TS (wrote a bit of a spiel lower down in the comments if you're interested).

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          @Viper8:

          I haven't had any instability with +170 in Fire Strike or Timespy.

          Here's my results for both:
          https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/23350225
          https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/23368638

          I've run into the same experience as you wrote below just without any instability. The card ran at 2088mhz for the majority of the time benchmarking, even though Timespy reported 2101 (in Afterburner I could see it stuck at 2088 most the time).

          The card runs great, very happy with the purchase and the performance.

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          @c0balt:

          Nice.
          Cheers for the numbers.
          Yours must be hitting the power limit a tiny bit more, as I'm getting 1-2% higher in the graphics scores with 20 less on the core?
          Have you tried under-volting it yet?

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        Hey man,

        70C was the highest recording. I ran Valley on Extreme HD :) - ambient room temp was approx 25c at the time and no I used the stock fan profile. :)
        GPU-Z recorded ~2070mhz on the core and 2249.8mhz on the memory clock with solid blue in the PERFCAP reason field :)

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          Wow that's pretty impressive given the overclock.
          Yea it seems like like the 1060's are good for ~2050/9000 regardless of the model (reference all the way to flagship models).
          Can't wait to get mine. :)

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    Out of stock :(

  • +2 votes

    Picked up mine today.

    Nvidia encrypted the BIOS' of Pascal cards, so we're stuck with +16% Power and no change to Voltage (despite what the 3rd-party software tells you). :(

    Just ran the Unigine Valley benchmark straight out of the box and after letting it warm up for 5 mins in the Benchmark got 60FPS on the Extreme HD preset.
    However there was some throttling (which appears to be normal for 1060's/Pascal after a quick Google):
    * 1936MHz dropped to a stable 1889MHz.
    * 1.050V dropped to 1.031V.
    * Power generally sat between 90-95%.
    * Performance constrained by VRel
    * Temps hit a max of 73 degrees (25 ambient) with max fan speed of 53% (well ventilated open case however one of the two GPU fans is 50% covered by a largish WiFi adapter).

    Slapped on +16% Power, +150 Core (1922MHz Boost) and +500 Memory (9000MHz) straight up with a sliiightly more aggressive fan profile (Voltage is locked in the BIOS) in Afterburner and after letting it heat up for 5 mins got 66FPS on the Extreme HD preset.
    Observations:
    * 2088MHz dropped to a stable 2038MHz
    * 1.050V stayed stable this time.
    * Power generally sat between 100% and 105% (got to be happy with only ~10% more power consumption for 10% more FPS).
    * Performance constrained by VRel
    * Temps hit 74 degrees (25 ambient) at 62% fan speed.

    Regarding fan noise: I can't hear them at all until ~60% (this is against low rpm chassis fans, 2x running on 7V and 2x MOBO controlled running at about 80% during the benchmark, with the PC sitting on the desk about 60cm from my right ear).
    I cranked them all the way up and the fan noise is "nice", just sounds like lots of air moving (though it does get loud), no jet turbine/vacuum cleaner whine or any bearing whirring sounds which is pleasant.

    No complaints so far. :)

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      Awesome read man :) hehe glad you got similar overclocks to me! I couldn't get +150 stable unfortunately, only +140.
      What reso / refresh rate are you running at, Viper?

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        Thanks. :)

        I should be able to get higher. Literally went straight to those numbers from stock and just ran the benchmark twice, that's it. Haven't done any testing in other benchmarks or games yet, so it may not be stable. On the other hand, I may be able to go higher, I just used those numbers based on what I'd read online as a conservative max-clock. Will have to find out in the coming nights.

        At present I'm running 2x 1920x1080p monitors at 60Hz (only use the 1 for gaming).
        However I'm planning on buying a 2560x1440p 60HZ monitor to go in the middle to be the gaming screen (I mostly play low-demand eSports-type games and older free/heavily discounted titles on the PC, and play modern AAA's on the PS4 - which I'm looking to upgrade to a Pro). But I like all my games to be on max/Ultra settings locked at 60 FPS. So the 1060 was necessary for this on QHD.

        I'll post back later when I've found the max stable clock and maybe a summary of all the stock and OC benchmark results I get. I was really just trying to "understand" the cards behavior last night monitoring the stats to make sure it wasn't defective.

        If anyone else wants to share some data that would be great. Will help us get a feel for what these cards are capable of and how we should expect them to perform. :)

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        Ended up stable in Valley with +170 core and +500 mem (+180 and +550 gave me artifacts and brief black screens). Got a score of 2849 on the Extreme HD preset.
        Ran the same OC in Heaven on the Extreme preset with resolution changed to 1920 x 1080p and ticked full-screen. Got a score of 1683.
        However Fire Strike didn't like the core clock. Had to decrease it to +150 (odd as my 750 Ti could run about 20-30 higher in 3D Mark bench's vs Unigine). Got a graphics score of 13537.
        Same went for Time Spy; I had to drop the core by 20 and got a graphics score of 4304.

        I ran the benchmarks with lots of stuff running in the background and on my second monitor and let the card heat up first to replicate the conditions it'll be under when gaming.
        All 4 of these benchmarks benefited from the above OC's by 10% vs the benchmarks I did on stock settings.

        The core would boost up to ~2100MHz and from there throttle down to low-mid 20XXMHz after a few mins depending on the benchmark. This is on par with flagship models (and even the blower reference model) based on the reviews I've seen. It seems like they're all ultimately bound by the locked voltage and locked +16% power in the BIOS. So all those extra phases of power, 8-pin power connectors and massive heat-sinks and fans from the flagships don't actually do a whole lot on the 1060 by the looks of things lol.

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