GTX 1060 6GB - Zotac vs EVGA vs Gigabyte

kubabaluch2

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I was originally thinking about buying the Zotac amp, but I read quite a few negative reviews under the product, and some people seemed to have the card die on them. So I ask you, is there a difference between these three cards? They are almost the same price, so what is different about them?

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP!: https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500403

Gigabyte Windforce GTX 1060 6GB: https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125901&cm_re=gigabyte_gtx_1060-_-14-125-901-_-Product

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING: https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487280

 
Negetive reviews.... well that depends i am user of the ZOTAC brand from last 7-8Years i think and i dont have any issues with it and one more most important thing i have not posted any positive replies for the brand but incase my card was dead like 1 out of 1000 then sure i will post the negative review i hope that you got my point:)
 

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I wonder how many of those negative reviews were from people having problems with other parts of their system and not the video card. When I purchased a Zotac GTX 1060 6GB mini card last year I originally thought the card was defective because it would freeze while gaming. Someone in the forum mentioned the power supply and I replaced the year old generic one with a better quality unit and all my problems disappeared. If I hadn't found the real reason for the problems I probably would have written a negative review also.
 

Jwan Radzi

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Hi, what was ur former PSU's watt? As u can see my specs in the signature, is it possible for me to upgrade ONLY the graphic card to GTX 1060 6GB?
 

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I had a 650 watt unit in my computer but was running a 2600K and a GTX 760 that required two 8 pin power connectors. It was probably more power than needed. When I replaced it I went to another 650 watt unit as it was the best one available at the local Best Buy, not necessarily because I needed the power. I think your 500 watt unit should be sufficient depending on the quality of the unit.

 

Jwan Radzi

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I checked my PSU and it's 650W, my bad LOL. Alright, so 650W is enough power for the GTX 1060 6GB. Besides that, do I need to change my mobo or processor? I fear the new graphic card doesn't fit my current mobo.

Thanks in advance.
 

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You don't need to change anything else until you start finding things that won't work with your current setup. I have yet to find a reason to update my 5+ year old setup, other than increasing the RAM to 16 GB. Even newer games like No Man's Sky run fine on my setup.
 

Jwan Radzi

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Alrght. That's quite a RAM you got there. ;) But what about games such as The Witcher 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Forza Horizon 3? Do you think my rig will run them if I only upgrade the GPU?
 

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