13 months ago
I'm wanting to sell my 970 soon and get a 1060 6Gb. What price should I expect to get on eBay?
At 220 US (285CAD), usually sell fast. put it in the original box, if you have it.
There's really not a big bump in performance between the two. Save up until you can get a xx70 or higher
Warochief is about right on the price. I would not recommend a 1060 as its not a big gap in performance. I would either recommend a used 980ti (pretty powerful cards) or a 1070+.
What about the Vram? 4Gb vs 6Gb (ignoring the slower .5 of the Vram on the 970, not too much of a performance difference) but the 1060 is the cheapest option I am finding. The small performance is worth it to me, plus another reason is my current card is super ugly lol (EVGA 970)
Even with the 3.5GB VRAM the 970 offers, its still pretty much able to max out 99.9999% of games for smooth 60fps ultra gameplay at 1080p.
The 1060 6GB is marginally better but not really worth the bump in price. a 980ti would probably be the best option for performance vs costs. Also, the 980ti is a really good overclocker unlike the more recent Pascal cards.
Here are some numbers to show the discrepancy.
970 vs 1060 6gb
970 vs 980ti
If you're willing to spend the difference between your 970 sale and a 1060 purchase just for aesthetics, then go for it.
But I'm with Chillsabre, if you're going through the effort of getting a new card, you may as well spend a bit more and get a meaningful upgrade. Otherwise just hold on to what you have.
If you don't like how your 970 looks, you can always pop the cooler off and paint the non-moving parts, and/or get an aftermarket backplate.
I still drool over the looks the Fallout 4 GTX 970 had for backplate.
The products are cool, but I've always been curious about V1Tech's licensing situation...
The Fallout 4 GTX 970 was actually a fully fledged EVGA card.