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UNSRE about buying a certain graphics card HELP!!!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone i need HELP i just ordered my video card an 1060 3gb the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC 3GB GDDR5 192bit PCIe  ( GA-VC-N1060WF2OC-3GD-MI )

here's the site of the card https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD-MI#kf

 

but i saw that it was a mining type card and im going to be using it only for gaming and a bit of work with blender and adobe premiere NO Mining whatsoever

so what i would like to know is are they durable and do they have any problems in the long run because the warranty is 3 months

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where do you see its a mining card?


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I doubt its a mining card, since they lack any video output ports, and in some models on the page it does. Also 1060 3gb are rarely used for mining, so they probably wouldn't do it.


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3 minutes ago, Lord Anubis said:

Hi everyone i need HELP i just ordered my video card an 1060 3gb the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC 3GB GDDR5 192bit PCIe  (GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD)

here's the site of the card https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD-MI#kf

 

but i saw that it was a mining type card and im going to be using it only for gaming and a bit of work with blender and adobe premiere NO Mining whatsoever

so what i would like to know is are they durable and do they have any problems in the long run because the warranty is 3 months

This isn't a mining card lol. 

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3 minutes ago, Lord Anubis said:

Hi everyone i need HELP i just ordered my video card an 1060 3gb the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC 3GB GDDR5 192bit PCIe  (GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD)

here's the site of the card https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD-MI#kf

 

but i saw that it was a mining type card and im going to be using it only for gaming and a bit of work with blender and adobe premiere NO Mining whatsoever

so what i would like to know is are they durable and do they have any problems in the long run because the warranty is 3 months

Did u buy it second hand? Or did u buy it f rom a shop that says its new? OR do they say it was mining card?


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a mining type card is purely a card that CAN be used for cryptocurrency mining, it is not that that specific card is ONLY for cryptocurrency mining. it can do both

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Can be used for gaming also, dont see anything about mining on there. Would opt for the 6GB though, 3GB isnt really enough. 


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Mining card looks like a compute card with graphics card cooler: Open air cooler, no video output. This card is not a mining card. It can be used for mining, but not only mining.

 

Also, with 3GB VRAM it can't mine very well.


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15 minutes ago, Lord Anubis said:

on the site i ordered it from and they specifically told me on the phone that its meant for mining and that it has 3 months warrinty

Is the card used or new. Gigabyte typically offer a much longer warranty. So I would not buy a NEW card with only a 3 month warranty even if it was slightly cheaper.

 

EDIT: I have found some retailers that call this a mining card.  That might be why they are offering such a short warranty. This card will game just like any other 3GB 1060 though.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, Judgie97 said:

 

Is the card used or new. Gigabyte typically offer a much longer warranty. So I would not buy a NEW card with only a 3 month warranty even if it was slightly cheaper.

 

EDIT: I have found some retailers that call this a mining card.  That might be why they are offering such a short warranty. This card will game just like any other 3GB 1060 though.

fair point might buy a new one but  just wondering do itx cards have problems with cooling

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I know a few people who use them and have no problems. Obviously depends on the rest of your system but it should be fine.

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