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3gb or 6gb 1060

Killakat
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I have a question for you guys. I'm looking at building a lower budget pc and I am torn between a 3gb 1060 and a 6gb one. The question is the difference in price really worth it. This is stock performance no overclocking..

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Personally I would go for the 6gb. You can max out most games on 1080p and I think you will find that it is worth it. Especially if you play games that use a lot of vram.

 

Mostly it just depends on what games you play

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6gb

 

if youre on a tight budget i would suggest dropping down to a 1050ti or AMD equivilant

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honestly it's not even a question of resolution. 6gb 1060 is just  better buy. This 3 gb additional vram is not the only difference... it's also 10-15% faster.

 

Proof: https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/2604-gtx-1060-3gb-vs-6gb-benchmark-review/page-4

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That's was kind of my thinking when I started out. But figured I'd get some feedback on it before I committed to it. As far as budget goes I'm trying to stay at 1000 for everything. But that seems to get harder the more I look into it lol

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The 6Gb. 
I have a 970, and I constantly find myslef running out of Vram, but my GPU only runs at 70% or less. Modern titles tend to have better textures rather than having billions of rectangles for a prop, not to mention AA.

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Nowadays many objects have few rectangles and they use the normal map for fine detailes, such as carves on a rock or some wood's texture. This conserves raw GPU power for the greater good, but uses considerable amount of memory. 

AA also uses VRAM, because it basicly buffers the frames and avarages out the lines (mostly, this is not the thread for it)

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Go for the 6Gb.

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32 minutes ago, Killakat said:

That's was kind of my thinking when I started out. But figured I'd get some feedback on it before I committed to it. As far as budget goes I'm trying to stay at 1000 for everything. But that seems to get harder the more I look into it lol

1000 usd? For a tower only?

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