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Cheap 980 or Retail 1060?

angelspitz

38 months ago

First, let me give you an idea of how much GPU's cost in my country.

Cheapest 1060 I can get: Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 3GB GDDR5 (ZT-P10610A-10L) = 9,700.00 Php ($201.18)

Cheapest 1060 from a good brand: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB Gddr5 192Bit = 12,850.00 Php ($266.51)

The 1060 that I want: MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB Gddr5 = 16,400.00 Php ($340.14)

So I was browsing in a buy and sell group for computer parts and saw somebody selling this for 13,000 Php ($269.62):

Inno3D GeForce GTX 980 OC "Herculez X3" 256-bit 4GB GDDR5 (N98V-1SDN-M5DNX)

Manufacturer's Website: http://www.inno3d.com/products_detail.php?refid=121

My current GPU is the GTX 960 from the same company (Inno3d) and I have no problem with it. I want to have the best item, in this case a GPU, within my budget since I still need to get a CPU (i5 6500) a Motherboard (Asus B150 Pro Gaming Aura) and a Ram (Ripjaws V 16gbx2 2400 CL5)

I know they say that 1060 is a 980 killer though several benchmarks and reviews show that they are equal in terms of performance and the real difference is only the price. So if you were in my position and you have a really have a tight budget, would you go for the 980 or the 1060?

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

in that price range you might consider the AMD radeon 480. Its neck and neck with the 1060 in price and performance and it is crossfire compatible (if you were wanting to do that down the road). If I remember correctly the 1060 is not SLI compatible.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no plans of getting AMD cards now. I had them before and drivers are buggy. They also run hot. :(

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you can get a 480 8gb at a good price if you're choosing between a 3gb 1060 or a 980 I'd go with the 980 only the 6gb is going to compete with it and it still doesn't blow it out of the water. Besides the 980 supports sli I believe. What's your budget anyway?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget is around 30,000 Php ($622). A total of $428.94 is already allocated for the CPU ($199.85), Motherboard ($137.87) and the RAM ($91.22). Budget left for the GPU is $193 so I have to borrow money first or sell my 960 to get the 980 on that price. This is the reason why I need to get the best bang for buck GPU which I believe the 980 will give me. Its an old GPU yes but it's still a 980. It's performance is proven and tested. One does not simply upgrade a GPU and say 980 sucks lol. :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, at that price I'd definitely get the 980.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you brother

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

980 FTW!

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Zotac is s good brand I have a 1060 6gb mini from them and it's great

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

"To be honest, there is not a clear winner if you compare those two." - exactly, that's why i'm having a hard time.

A review by Tom's Hardware says: " It typically doesn't catch the GTX 980 we were hoping to see it beat, commonly landing between then 970 and 980 instead."

Review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-pascal,4679-9.html

So should I still go with the 1060? I'm looking like a 980 fanboy now.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's close. I think my budget will decide which one ill get. I still need a CPU, Mobo, RAM. and probably add an SSD too so whatever's left with the budget will be used for the GPU. Who knows, somebody may give me a good deal for a 6gb 1060.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope so. Everyone's getting their hands on the 1000 series and it may be impossible for me to get a good deal soon. On the other hand, the 900 series gets cheaper by the day since everyone plans to upgrade.

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