PNY Joins GTX 1060 3GB Party With Single Entry

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falchard

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Don't let the name fool you. This is pretty much a GTX 1055. It has 1152 cores instead of 1280. About an 8% reduction in cores and 1/2 the memory. Even if you were generous and said this card performs 8% worse than a full GTX 1060, it still will be at a competitive point verse an RX 480 and like the 1060 slower in DX12/Vulkan.
 
3GB is "okay" but it's going to have issues with some games, especially in the future. The RX-480 has 4GB or 8GB, and will do much better with future DX12 titles. There is also an RX-470 too which is almost as powerful as the RX-480.

Of course the PRICE would dictate value, but I would suggest at least 4GB for most people now.
 

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I'm very distrustful of this card...

Sorry, but we had cards from PNY before go bad (especially the fans on them). They were cheap back then, but certainly were not the best quality.

I could be wrong about today's PNY cards, but I know we have had bad cards from them before. Most common issue being that the fan dies, resulting in mass overheating. I once owned a PNY Geforce 9800GT and the fan on it went bad from about months up to 2 years later. My siblings had PNY Geforce 9600GT cards and their fans also went bad. We even used to own PNY Geforce 6600GTs (Vertos I believe) that eventually went bad (at least one of them did).

Now, I'm not distrustful of nVidia as we have bought other Geforce cards with no problems (from different manufacturers of course).
 

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AMD gives you 8bg of VRAM on card that cant push 30 fps in 4K. And thats only cause its cheap to give vram but its hard to give good performance. And retards fall for that obvious marketing trick. Its same with CPUs. Their eight core crap gets beaten by 2 core intel. But people still bash Nvidia for 3gb card thats perfect for 1080p. And who cares if its same name, 1050, 1055 or 1060. You got the price reduced. Whats the problem?
 

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I see what you say m8. I had in the past 3 MSI ( 2 x 6600GT, 250GTS ) 1 Asus ( 8800GTS ) 2 Galaxy (FX5200, 460GTX) that died. Now I have a Gigabyte R7 260x giving me Blue screens in all my games so I kinda think it is more likely other factors then just the name :) I never used PNY before.

I don't see 3GB for my games being low as I play MMO's and no other games ever showed bad performance with even 2GB memory.
 

Ryan_182

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Juha you're beyond ignorant. Do you truly expect a 200$ card, AMD or nVidia to push 4k? Don't bash AMD just because you're too dumb to know anything about computers.
 

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And currently owning a 4690k oveclocked to 4.8ghz, and an AMD 9590 @ 4.8 ghz, they perform just about the same in everything except mmos. Even then the difference is less than 10%. All you fan boys that think you know everything because of some rigged benchmarks. Test them yourselves or shut the **** up.
 

Ryan_182

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And Juha, I'm guessing you're going to comment saying you have had a pc with an i7, four way sli, and another with an AMD cpu and another 4 way sli. Put your e-penis back in your pants because you're just embarrassing yourself. Loser.
 
Juha_Bach Aug 21, 2016, 8:22 AM
AMD gives you 8bg of VRAM on card that cant push 30 fps in 4K. And thats only cause its cheap to give vram but its hard to give good performance.

Ryan_182 Aug 21, 2016, 3:53 PM
Juha you're beyond ignorant. Do you truly expect a 200$ card, AMD or nVidia to push 4k? Don't bash AMD just because you're too dumb to know anything about computers.

Seems like Ryan didn't comprehend the simple comment. The RX480 will run 4k 30FPS but with reduced graphics obviously. The point Juha was making is that it's a waste of money to buy the RX 480 8GB to play at 4K when it will never get you better than 30FPS with good graphics settings. Buying the RX480 4GB model makes more sense if you only plan to use 1 card and most people buying it would likely be playing at 1080p anyway. If you have the money to buy into 4K, you are going to buy a 4k capable card.
 
Last PNY card I got was a 750 Ti, and the driver disk that came with it did recognize it as a valid Nvidia card. Couldn't get the GeForce Experience to work with it no matter what I did, and all the PNY support could offerwas to uninstall it and not use it. When I tried to register it it didn't recognize the sn on the box and I had to try every number on all labels on the card until I found one unlabeled the website would accept as the sn of the card. Not a fun experience at all; I've had a lot easier time with an EVGA model I purchased later.

Sad thing is PNY reorganized it's GeForce division to try and gain some market share. I don't see that happening with unexciting products like this.
 

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I see the PNY 1060 3GB for $180 after MIR:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133634&cm_re=gtx_1060-_-14-133-634-_-Product

Closest RX 480 4GB I see is $220 after MIR:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137032&cm_re=rx_480-_-14-137-032-_-Product

While I understand the arguments for either card, and I know the extra 1GB will come into play at some point down the road, saving $40 (when in the ~$200 price range) for fairly evenly matched cards seems like a good deal to me. Especially for me, as I'm sure I'll have a CPU bottleneck with either card (until I OC and/or upgrade my CPU).

My only concern here is with PNY. Never had any personal experience with them, but I'm hearing variable things (as I do when I research any company really). Still on the fence!
 
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