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RX 580 vs GTX 1060 (all OC versions)

 This question has been asked quite a couple of times before, but for the life of me I just cannot make up my mind in regards to 3 particular models.

1) MSI RX 580 MK2 8G OC (8Gb DDR5 RAM)
https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/Radeon-RX-580-ARMOR-M...

2) Asus GTX1060-O6G (6Gb DDR5 RAM)
https://www.asus.com/sg/Graphics-Cards/DUAL-GTX1060-O6G...

 

3) Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB (*Gb DDR5 RAM)

http://www.sapphiretech.com/productdetial.asp?lang=eng&pid=77B48A1E-9FCB-4F19-BC2D-17C3087E4852

I have done extensive research and came up with some pros and cons of each, but I still need some advice to push me towards my final choice. Something to take note is that I'm buying them off a website similar to EBay, but the MSI and Sapphire is "new" (never used before, but box is opened) while the Asus is used (but slight usage only, according to the seller). The warranty is also a few months longer for the MSI and Sapphire one as compared to the Asus one, while the Asus one is $30 cheaper. The MSI and Sapphire ones are both new and the exact same price (And no, I don't care about the color scheme, no worries there!)

For myself, I am in the market to get a new graphics card because my last one spoilt a couple of days ago. Reading online, this is the sweet spot for a mid-tier graphics card to play most game titles at 1080p on max settings. But, my main primary use will still be for coding (not sure if GPU comes into play here).

If it matters, this is my current setup:
i5-3570K (Ivy bridge)
Z77 chipset (Asrock)
8GB Corsair vengeance ram (DDR3)
750W Seasonic Gold Power supply
Samsung 860 Evo Pro 500GB SSD
WD 500GB HDD


MSI / Sapphire Pros
1) Performs better in most games (according to benchmarks)
2) Can implement FreeSync (which has a lower barrier to entry as compared to GSync monitors which are much more expensive. I don't have either a FreeSync / GSync monitor but may pick up one in the future)
3) More VRAM, though I heard this doesn't make a difference once you go beyond 3 / 4GB

MSI / Sapphire Cons
1) Slightly more expensive ($270, but never used before)
2) Based on spec sheet, max clock speed is only 1380MHz compared to Asus 1809MHz
3) Runs hotter and draws more power


Asus Pros
1) Runs cooler and power consumption is much lower
2) Higher base clock and max clock
3) Less expensive ($240)
4) I heard(not sure about this) that GTX1060 performs better in productivity tasks as compared to RX 580

Asus Cons
1) Runs GSync (more expensive)
2) Used; as compared to MSI which hasn't been used
3) Lesser VRAM

So there goes my dilemma. I really hope someone can provide some insights and suggestions as to which one I should buy. This might be asking a bit much, but I really hope that someone could take a look at the 3 links and give me some advice regarding the pros and cons of each model and let me know which one I should get. Thanks so much!

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dont judge them with clock differences, you can only do that to GPUs sharing the same architecture.

 

I'd go Sapphire because there's Freesync support and there's good customer service. However if electricity is very expensive and you live somewhere hot, the more efficient 1060 makes more sense.

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The 1060 has been a good card runs most of everything medium to High on Ultrawide. 

But no neither one of them is a 4k card. And water does what Air cant on the GPU....it don't go over 60c....otherwise still would be going to 70-80c....you should block every gpu...

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1 hour ago, Slottr said:

Sapphires warranty is fantastic, go with that card.

 

1 hour ago, Jurrunio said:

dont judge them with clock differences, you can only do that to GPUs sharing the same architecture.

 

I'd go Sapphire because there's Freesync support and there's good customer service. However if electricity is very expensive and you live somewhere hot, the more efficient 1060 makes more sense.

 

I just checked with the seller, turns out he didn't use the card but there's only 1 year of warranty left. Would the MSI (with 2.5 years warranty) make more sense in this case?

 

Also, what would be the reason that you guys recommended Sapphire over MSI? Is it because of the superior customer service?

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4 minutes ago, cpugeek21 said:

 

 

I just checked with the seller, turns out he didn't use the card but there's only 1 year of warranty left. Would the MSI (with 2.5 years warranty) make more sense in this case?

 

Also, what would be the reason that you guys recommended Sapphire over MSI? Is it because of the superior customer service?

Get this instead

 

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1 hour ago, JRzoid said:

The 1060 has been a good card runs most of everything medium to High on Ultrawide. 

But no neither one of them is a 4k card. And water does what Air cant on the GPU....it don't go over 60c....otherwise still would be going to 70-80c....you should block every gpu...

Im set to ultra high on everything and all nv panel settings turned on and or set to max.. I get 60fps vsync on, and it never dips 60fps no matter what, but its at 1080p ...... 2440p brings the card to its knees... but Im happy with 1080p gaming for now,,,,,, ...  :)

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Just now, Turtle Rig said:

Im set to ultra high on everything and all nv panel settings turned on and or set to max.. I get 60fps vsync on, and it never dips to 59 even....  :)

 

Yeah what I said been a good GPU...runs most of everything well...had about no issue's out of the PNY one.

2600x 4.3ghz-Loop

Msi X470 gaming plus

EVGA SuperSC CL16 3200 16gb

gtx 1060

pny nvme 480gb

mushkin eco3 480gb

Sound Blaster Audigy FX

Cooler Master GXII Pro 750w.

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