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nVidia has a GTX1060 with only 3GB of VRAM, but that's not all

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Posted · Original PosterOP

source: http://videocardz.com/63134/nvidia-confirms-geforce-gtx-1060-3gb-has-1152-cuda-cores

via: https://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/3GB-Version-NVIDIA-GTX-1060-Has-128-Fewer-CUDA-Cores

 

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nVidia will offer a 3GB version of the GTX 1060, and there's more to the story than the obvious fact that is has half the frame buffer of the 6GB version available now. It appears that this is an entirely different product, with 128 fewer CUDA cores (1152) than the 6GB version's 1280.

 

 

and it begs the question, why didn't nVidia named the 6BG variant GTX 1060Ti and keep the 3GB as just GTX 1060

or, name the 3GB variant as GTX 1050 ?!

this naming scheme and the CUDA core difference between them will create confusion

 

and I kinda' have a huge issue with 3GB of VRAM, even at 1080p, you will gonna hit the limit in some games - if you start modding them you're definitely gonna hit the limit

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2 minutes ago, zMeul said:

and I kinda' have a huge issue with 3GB of VRAM, even at 1080p, you will gonna hit the limit in some games - if you start modding them you're definitely gonna hit the limit

Show me the benchmark where the 780TI tanks on 1080p due to memory constraints.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Majestic said:

Show me the benchmark where the 780TI tanks on 1080p due to memory constraints.

the new Mirror's Edge fucks both GTX970 and R9 290X

 

DOOM get really really close to 3GB VRAM usage under Vulkan - I tested just the DEMO

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Just now, DominicNikon said:

GTA V uses 3.5-3.7gb of vram on my GTX 980 at 1080p

Uses =/= requires.

 

I have seen 2GB cards tank, I'm not arguing against that. But the shift to 3GB being too low is not emperically proven, atleast not to my knowledge.

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Just now, Majestic said:

Only the retail version, that has been addressed long ago.

R9 290X has 4GB, the new 1060 will have 1Gb less

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3GB at 1080p is a joke in this day and age. Even the 960 had 4GB.


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5 minutes ago, zMeul said:

R9 290X has 4GB, the new 1060 will have 1Gb less

 

Just now, don_svetlio said:

3GB at 1080p is a joke in this day and age. Even the 960 had 4GB.

 

Both of you provide emperical evidence of said claims please.

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Just now, Majestic said:

Both of you provide emperical evidence of said claims please.

 

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4 minutes ago, zMeul said:

 

That isn't a revisit of the newer patch. It was a re-test done because they turned on a feature that allowed the game to scale resolution if it hits memory allocation issues.

 

DigitalFoundry recently added a test of the cards when they were checking it out again with the 480 I believe, and bemoaned it was no longer the memory stresstest it used to be. RUnning fine on cards with less memory.

 

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I wonder if this is the GTX 1060 that will go into the notebooks.

Also it has the same TDP? Why it has the same TDP if it is cut down chip? More leakage? Not binned?

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2 minutes ago, WereCat said:

I wonder if this is the GTX 1060 that will go into the notebooks.

Also it has the same TDP? Why it has the same TDP if it is cut down chip? More leakage? Not binned?

Probably.

Hopefully the laptop version is binned better cause else it will overheat.


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19 minutes ago, Majestic said:

Show me the benchmark where the 780TI tanks on 1080p due to memory constraints.

Can't max black ops 3 without awful stutters and low FPS.


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1 minute ago, don_svetlio said:

Probably.

Hopefully the laptop version is binned better cause else it will overheat.

There is still possibility that unlike on desktop the GPUs in laptop will hit boost clock wall and not allow them to go past the boost clock of 1.7GHz to keep power and temperature in check.

Though a lot of modern laptops even the thin ones seem like they improved on cooling a lot so it may not be such a big issue at all after all. I would just like to see laptops with GTX1060 that start at around $750 but that will most likely wont happen.

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2 minutes ago, WereCat said:

There is still possibility that unlike on desktop the GPUs in laptop will hit boost clock wall and not allow them to go past the boost clock of 1.7GHz to keep power and temperature in check.

Though a lot of modern laptops even the thin ones seem like they improved on cooling a lot so it may not be such a big issue at all after all. I would just like to see laptops with GTX1060 that start at around $750 but that will most likely wont happen.

That is not possible. From the looks of it, they are starting at 1200$ and going over 1600$ since 1060s are replacing 970Ms but also apparently drawing more power and running hotter due to heat density.


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2 minutes ago, zMeul said:

@Majestic

here, RotTR with DX11 and DX12

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today, buying a 3GB card, even for 1080p, is a stupid purchase

4GB is the bare minimum.


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Something like this had to happen. Not all of the GP106 chips were going to be perfect. The naming scheme isn't good though. And I don't think the performance difference will be enough for Nvidia to want to name this GTX 1050 like people suspected when the 3GB version of the GTX 1060 was originally scrapped.


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36 minutes ago, Majestic said:

Show me the benchmark where the 780TI tanks on 1080p due to memory constraints.

Give me enough AA, and i'll cripple any card on the market at 1080p. Looking at you, Witcher 2 Ubersampling :P


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9 minutes ago, MageTank said:

Give me enough AA, and i'll cripple any card on the market at 1080p. Looking at you, Witcher 2 Ubersampling :P

Then I'll challenge you to cripple a Titan X Pascal, cripple it so hard enough, this GPU will explode like a bomb.

The game to use to cripple it:

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26 minutes ago, Majestic said:

And that is relevant, how?

You said where it would be a problem. I gave you where it would be a problem. How in hell is it not relevant.


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