Forumsee logo
Forumsee » Hardware » Monitors & Multimedia » Read message
RSS: Subscribe to RSS

need help with choosing 1060 vs 580

Graphics Cards - General - www.overclock.net
Hello guys, I'm making a new build, and I'm torn between a Zotac 1060 6gb AMP and a Gigabyte rx580 8gb gaming. Where i live (outside the US) they are priced like this:

Zotac 1060 6gb AMP! = U$S 380

Gigabyte RX580 8gb Gaming = U$S 405

More info on the cards:

My plan is to make it last at least 2 years, 3 years would be great. I will use the monitor in my sig, which is 1600x900, maybe in 1-2 years i will change it to a 1080p one. From the research i have been able to do, this are the pros and cons:

Zotac 1060 6gb amp!:

Pros:

- Solid performance all around, in some Amd titles has lower performance, like 10fps less on average.

-Very low power consumption (like half of the rx580).

- Adequate cooler, it's not a performer but it works.

- Can OC it decently getting close to 2000mhz in the core with boost.

Cons:

- 6gb vs 8gb of the 580.

- No freesync.

- Perfomance lags in many dx12 games (i know most are amd titles) and 1 vulkan title (doom), it's not encouraging for the future.

Gigabyte rx 580 8gb gaming:

Pros:

- Solid perfomance all around in more newer games, but in old titles and some new nvidia titles lags behind 5-14 fps.

- Has 8gb of ram.

- Potential better performance in dx12 and vulkan.

- Freesync.

Cons:

- This version has the same cooler as the rx 480 g1 from gigabyte, infamous for having a sub par cooler. Gigabyte addressed that changing the fan profile in the bios for the rx480, so the changes are also in the rx580 version. But still it's a weak cooler.

- Horrible power consumption for the performance, almost double of the 1060. If i buy this i will undervolt the card.

- OC potential non-existent, the performance i would get by OCing is pointless to me compared with the increased power consumption, also the cooler is not that good, and having it running at 85°C is the case is a no no for me.

Looking at the prices and what's available where i live those are my best choices. ¿Can you help me guys to choose? I can't make up my mind, thanks! '); }
Date: Oct 10, 2017   


Last videos:

Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
Vega 56 and Vega 64 review thread
32:9 Samsung 49" CH90 Ultrawide HDR QLED monitor
32:9 Samsung 49" CH90 Ultrawide HDR QLED monitor

Cars ·
Travel ·
Pets ·
production-frontend