I am sure this has be done before but. is a single 1060 3gb better than 2 460gtx in sli?

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  1. rob2000

    rob2000 Gawd

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    thinking of budget upgrading, but not sure.


    My system is old and a little slow at some of the new games and without replacing everything. I was thinking a 3gb or 6gb card.

    1070 or better is not in the budget unless I get a used one.


    thanks for any input.
     
  2. KazeoHin

    KazeoHin [H]ardness Supreme

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    A 1060 will be a huge improvement. Trust me.
     
  3. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge Not the Idiot YOU are Looking for

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    Grab a 6GB card. Do not undercut on VRAM!
     
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  4. rob2000

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    like wow holy snikes! improvement or just a bit smoother? mostly playing pubg right now, and maybe will get Farcry 5
     
  5. horrorshow

    horrorshow 2[H]4U

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    Like "holy sh*t", the difference in PUBG between my GTX 960 (which is basically your 560 SLI setup) and a 1060 is night and day....

    It's pretty much twice as fast.
     
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  6. DigitalPanhandler

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    I second this, especially in todays day and age, and since you mentioned pubg...yeah.....

    FTR with system in sig, at 1080p low + 110 screen scale, +100 on core +200 on mem, 100-120fps can be achieved, however I now have a 1440p, and usually just run everything on high, so 70-80 is the norm for me......
     
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  7. doubletake

    doubletake Limp Gawd

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    You can just follow the trail of GPU tiers going up.

    Your 460 SLI setup is about on par or slightly faster than a GTX 580. From there, a GTX 780 is about twice as fast as the 580. Then, a 980 is about 25-30% faster than a 780.
    A GTX 1060 6GB is roughly equal to a GTX 980 (bit faster in some games, bit slower in others). You will see a massive performance improvement, all while significantly dropping your power consumption and cooling requirements.
     
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    thanks for all the replies, gives me something to chew on, was gonna pull the lever right before xmas and then the mining guys bought everything. and drove prices up. but I think the 1060 6gb of some flavor will be what I get, I have seen some say the 3gb benchmark better for some reason. maybe driver issue I guess.
     
  9. XoR_

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    SLI adds input lag. Even GPU which would be as fast in benchmarks as your SLI setup would be massively better, let alone much faster GPU with lower power consumption
     
  10. DigitalPanhandler

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    ....maybe was just flukes in the benchmark..... or wrongly listed....the 3gb 1060 has fewer cuda cores then the 6gb...

    GTX 1060 6gb = 1280 cuda cores
    GTX 1060 3gb = 1152 cuda cores...

    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/10series/geforce-gtx-1060/


    really for all intents and purposes the 1060 3gb should have been the 1050ti....
     
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  11. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    460 gtx Is from 2011
     
  12. rob2000

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    I said it was old. When I built this rig I just moved them from my old machine. Was going to buy a 970 then saw the new series was about to release. and So I waited. this rig is probably 5 years old or older at the moment now. but other then a couple games it ran everything well enough for me. Pubg was pretty smooth for awhile then the last couple large updates changed something and its been slow ever since, even reducing everything to low or very low.
     
  13. ssnyder28

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    Think about it this way:

    x2 460s in SLI is slightly faster than a 480 gtx
    x2 480s in SLI is slightly faster than a 680 gtx
    x2 680s in SLI is slightly faster than a 1060 6gb card

    Again the above are quick and rough estimates and assumes EXCELLENT scaling in SLI. So essentially even with perfect SLI scaling you'd be doubling your performance before even considering the increase to 6gb ram, not to mention less power draw, heat etc.
     
  14. KedsDead

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    A 1050ti will give you that holy shit this is way faster.. and 1060 6gb.. and you might pass out.. so have some cold water handy.. and by all means dont get a 1080ti.. you might have a heart attack..
     
  15. misterbobby

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    I think the rest of the specs of the PC need to be listed here. If someone is coming from a video card that old then it does make me question their other Hardware.
     
  16. CAD4466HK

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    His sig shows a 3570K paired with those 460's.
    I would think he would be ok going with a 1050Ti-1060. But being that Pubg and FC5 are his major concerns right now, I hope he has that i5 OC'ed to at least 4.5GHz to help make up for his lack of cores/threads, till he can afford to do a complete system upgrade.
     
  17. misterbobby

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    I'm just on my mobile throughout the day so I guess signatures don't show up. And that's still a pretty decent fairly modern i5 and enough for a 1050 Ti in general.
     
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  18. DejaWiz

    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

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    Yep...hard to beat the performance for the dollar that a 1060 provides. I'd avoid the 1050Ti, even though the price tag may be enticing vs the 1060 right now.


    Rotate your device to landscape mode and the sigs will show up. :)
     
  19. DigitalPanhandler

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    yep 1060 or bust....

    any other time id easily recommend the 1050ti for budget builds but it just doesn't make sense at the price point its at these days, vs the performance you get... I mean its retailing for what the 1060 SHOULD be retailing for....so...

    not to mention hes wanting to play some pubg, so..... he really needs as much as performance / vram as possible......(and yes cpu really helps that game too, but he can eek by so long as the video performance is there)
     
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    Holy s... That was my revelation of the day. Thanks!
     
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  21. Pillars

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    PUBG is still a bit of a turd. Honestly, for competitive play I run everything low except AA and models on medium, view distance high/ultra. 1440p I framecap using my main PC. On 1080p with my HTPC's 960 I was still 100+FPS. Definitely go 1060 6GB, however you would also see big gains upgrading other things.. if your sig is correct - you could use an SSD.
     
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  22. horrorshow

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    Yeah, I can't really recommend purchasing a 1050 Ti at this point.

    Seeing as how its identical speed-wise to my current GTX 960.

    I don't think that level of graphical horsepower is worth more than say, $130 tops.

    Definitely 1060 or bust.
     
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