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Why 1060 3gb is so much cheaper than 6gb?

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I watched some fps comparisons and the 3gb one was like 5-10 fps worse than 6gb (the fps on 6gb was around 80-100) and still the 3gb is 70€+ cheaper so is there something really what makes 3gb one so much cheaper?

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1 minute ago, Premoz1 said:

I watched some fps comparisons and the 3gb one was like 5-10 fps worse than 6gb (the fps on 6gb was around 80-100) and still the 3gb is 70€+ cheaper so is there something really what makes 3gb one so much cheaper?

No one should actually be buying the 3GB model so I assume they mark up the 6GB model to make more money on it, or people could just buy an RX 570/580...

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1 minute ago, Premoz1 said:

I watched some fps comparisons and the 3gb one was like 5-10 fps worse than 6gb (the fps on 6gb was around 80-100) and still the 3gb is 70€+ cheaper so is there something really what makes 3gb one so much cheaper?

Because it has less cores. That's it (apart from half the memory of course).

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1 minute ago, DildorTheDecent said:

Because it has less cores. That's it (apart from half the memory of course).

Yea but how less cores and less memory affect to gaming? Like fps and stuff?

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1 minute ago, Premoz1 said:

Yea but how less cores and less memory affect to gaming? Like fps and stuff?

Not much currently, but the 3GBs of VRAM may become a bigger factor in the near future. Or if you just want nicer textures today.

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1. Creating product tiers. 1060 3gb is supposed to be the competitor to AMD's RX 570, which just so happens to also be a 10% slower than the RX 580 which is the competitor of the 1060 6gb.

 

2. DRAM is expensive, just using it less cuts cost

 

3. 1060 6gb has a brighter future, as VRAM usage of games over the years go up..

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Just now, Jurrunio said:

1. Creating product tiers. 1060 3gb is supposed to be the competitor to AMD's RX 570, which just so happens to also be a 10% slower than the RX 580 which is the competitor of the 1060 6gb.

 

2. DRAM is expensive, just using it less cuts cost

 

3. 1060 6gb has a brighter future, as VRAM usage of games over the years go up..

What dram even does

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2 minutes ago, Premoz1 said:

What dram even does

the common thing in your RAM, VRAM, as well as SSD/HDD cache.

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3 minutes ago, Premoz1 said:

What dram even does

Stores textures mostly

 

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8 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Stores textures mostly

 

 

8 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

the common thing in your RAM, VRAM, as well as SSD/HDD cache.

I am stupid but doesnt it look same with 3gb and 6gb if i put all in ultra lol

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4 minutes ago, Premoz1 said:

 

I am stupid but doesnt it look same with 3gb and 6gb if i put all in ultra lol

Not if the game uses more than 3GBs of VRAM. Which is typically rare for 1080p anyways.

Resident Evil 7 for example used a ton of VRAM at launch, and Mirror's Edge Catalyst was broken on 970s with it's 3.5GBs of VRAM if you turned the settings all the way up.

If you were thinking about buying a 1060 3GB just get an RX 570/580 instead

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/resident-evil-7-pc-graphics-performance-benchmark-review,9.html

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17 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Not if the game uses more than 3GBs of VRAM. Which is typically rare for 1080p anyways.

Resident Evil 7 for example used a ton of VRAM at launch, and Mirror's Edge Catalyst was broken on 970s with it's 3.5GBs of VRAM if you turned the settings all the way up.

If you were thinking about buying a 1060 3GB just get an RX 570/580 instead

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/resident-evil-7-pc-graphics-performance-benchmark-review,9.html

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Take out 4k from that pic.  Your not going to play 4k with a 1060 ,,,, barely a 1080 Ti,  but 2080 you will get 60fps constant.  Hes going to play Full HD, 1080p.  I wouldn't try for WQHD as that is for the 1070 and above.  Also the same reason why a pro workstation card costs 10k , its not different then what you have expect it has like 48GB VRAM ,,, designers need this not us.  So 6GB will always costs way more then a 3GB version.  maybe even 100 dollars more around about average. This is also why the 2080TI costs soo much, they have to cover their as* for the costly vram they put on it.

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2 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

 

RX 570/580 8GB models go on sale all the time for maybe $40 more than the 4GB models.

The main issue with the 3GB 1060 is that it never needed to exist, as they released an Asia only 5GB model that would have been better for a lot of people.

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4 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

RX 570/580 8GB models go on sale all the time for maybe $40 more than the 4GB models.

The main issue with the 3GB 1060 is that it never needed to exist, as they released an Asia only 5GB model that would have been better for a lot of people.

Check this out tho my friend.  I have played 2  powerful engine games as of late.  Unreal Tournament Alpha and Quake Champions.  The VRAM usage goes to about 5GB usage.  So if you have a 3GB version, you will suffer.  Its worth the extra money especially if you plan on keeping the card for a while.. year or couple years.  3GB just doesn't cut it ya know.

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