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I'm currently on mediocre Asus Strix GTX 960 2gb, and plan to switch to Asus Strix GTX 980 4gb or one of the GTX 1060 6gb cards.

 

I found used 4 months old Asus Strix GTX 980 4gb, and the price is THE SAME as for GTX 1060 6gb.

 

Now, I know that 1060 will perform worse than 980 by 5-10%, and it is not a big deal breaker. 980 is 256 bit, and has 2048 cuda cores, which is good for video editing (Adobe Premiere) and for some 3D visualization apps. 1060 is 192bit, has 1280 cuda cores, and I'm not sure will it be on par with 980 in Adobe Premiere or similiar. Any thoughts?

 

Ah yes, Prepar3d.  :smile: I guess the performance will be similiar, and 6gb is a better solution I guess? I know the difference in performance will be 70-80% better on paper when I migrate from gtx 960 to gtx 1060, just I want to hear from you guys what is definitely the best purchase atm between these two cards?

 

And what about bottlenecking? GTX 960 works fine in combination with i3770k @ 4.6ghz. When I switch to let's say GTX 1060, can I worry about bottlenecking?

 

 

Cheers and thank you in advance!

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I'm currently on mediocre Asus Strix GTX 960 2gb, and plan to switch to Asus Strix GTX 980 4gb or one of the GTX 1060 6gb cards.

 

I found used 4 months old Asus Strix GTX 980 4gb, and the price is THE SAME as for GTX 1060 6gb.

 

Now, I know that 1060 will perform worse than 980 by 5-10%, and it is not a big deal breaker. 980 is 256 bit, and has 2048 cuda cores, which is good for video editing (Adobe Premiere) and for some 3D visualization apps. 1060 is 192bit, has 1280 cuda cores, and I'm not sure will it be on par with 980 in Adobe Premiere or similiar. Any thoughts?

 

Ah yes, Prepar3d.  :smile: I guess the performance will be similiar, and 6gb is a better solution I guess? I know the difference in performance will be 70-80% better on paper when I migrate from gtx 960 to gtx 1060, just I want to hear from you guys what is definitely the best purchase atm between these two cards?

 

And what about bottlenecking? GTX 960 works fine in combination with i3770k @ 4.6ghz. When I switch to let's say GTX 1060, can I worry about bottlenecking?

 

 

Cheers and thank you in advance!

I had similar thoughts, but decided to go with the gtx1060 for the following reasons:

1. More memory( works great with xplane at very high settings)

2. dx12 for future sims

3. little difference between 980 and 1060 in FSX.

4. very small( zotac mini) footprint, very quiet, very cool

5. good price( 250)

 

My concern was the memory bandwidth( 980 much greater), but I leave this to others , since I did not have a 980.

I am running dx9 and maddog md80 with an I5-2500k oc at 4.4 and my fps are a steady 28 with 8xAA and 2x ss.

 

Conclusion:

I am very happy.

tony

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Thanks :)

 

I ordered today  MSI GTX 1060 ARMOR 6G OCV1, since I had a hard time finding ASUS Dual models here, and MSI is a bit cheaper.

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