Review: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X PLUS (9 Gbps GDDR5 )

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  1. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    hum I need to check prices again then/

    Agent if you ever upgrade your 980ti setup please let me have first shot at one of them...Thanks Bro...:D
     
  2. waltc3

    waltc3 Maha Guru

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    I know, but hey--they *all* rebadge--and usually nVidia gets just as much flak when they do it...;)

    Is the 1060 the card from nVidia that won't do SLI? Can't recall.
     
  3. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Please explain how 1060 to 1060+ is a re-badge.
     
  4. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    true> SLI is not available with the 1060 and yes both sides rebadge/brand.
     

  5. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    I think waltc3's referring to past cards not the 1060.

    I personally hate when both companies do it. I don't mind them making upgrades and using letters or whatever to differentiate them. But when you're effectively selling the same product as what has been widely accepted as a new generation, you're purposely misleading customers. They should have called it 485/475 or 480+/470+ or something.
     
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  6. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    agree^ and I like the way nvidia went 1060 to 1060+ instead of diff#...

    and the fact that nvidia went from maxwell to pascal so fast gives them a huge lead...nvidia ain't no joke.
     
  7. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    They should have been 475 and 485. That's what the xx5 was there for according to AMD's own slides. But no shareholders wanted a new generation of cards whether they were truly upgrades or not.
     
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    icedman Maha Guru

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    I expected much more out of the memory but this card really isn't bandwidth starved.
     
  9. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    while nvidia has held the crown for a long time lets not forget the past (Tesla) GTX8800/9800/GTX 280....I was so proud of my $180 hd4890 I could swear nvidia would never catch up.../ I was wrong.

    Nuff Said about the past.....I just wan't a 980ti...:D
     
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    I don't follow your pricing logic...on Newegg the 1060 6GB and 480/580 8GB are all about $230+ with the sole exception of the Zotac Mini. The 3GB 1060 and 4GB 480 are both at $180+

    Seems like they are equally priced. And if gaming at 1080p, then I don't see a need for the 8GB over 4GB on 480/580. 3GB vs 6GB is in a similar boat at 1080p though I feel there's significantly less breathing room with that 1GB less on the 1060.

    But I do agree with your assessment on their respective performance
     
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    Um...what? I'm confused by your post, since you included the GTX 8800, which was one of the more important beast cards there were.

    And honestly, i don't recall nvidia ever "needing to catch up"

    and the Radeon HD 4890 release price was $250, so you must have gotten it a bit after it was released?

    And the 4890 at $250 would have gone up against the GTX 275, of which those cards traded blows back and forth with eachother, sometimes by a lot, sometimes by very little

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/geforce-gtx-275-review-test.html

    So i'm very confused by your statement, both of them.
     
  12. moheban79

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    Safe to flash bios onto a regular 1060 Gaming X?

    Hi,

    Was wondering if its safe to flash the firmware from a 1060 X+ onto a regular X rated 1060? Also you guys know what are the kind of ram modules the X+ uses? Samsung? Anyone know the model number of the ram modules as well?

    Thanks.
     
  13. Turchil

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    It's actually GTX 1060 Gaming X Plus, not GTX 1060 Plus, so it's actually an MSI thing. MSI also sells an RX 580 Gaming X Plus, which has a bigger heatsink similar to the GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. FortyNiner

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    I bought several of the MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X+ 6G graphics cards. I tried Ethereum mining. They did 21.2 on Max OC settings. Just to give you an idea of what I can do, an older GTX 1060 6GB card from another manufacturer I can sustain 25.4 MH/s, so yeah, I know what I'm doing. IF the ZEC EWBF miner didnt crash maybe id mine ZEC because at least in that miner i can get halfway decent performance. Somebody on the Nvidia developer forums was talking about how the latency parameters or the quad data rate operations are wrong in bios, but the CUDA DDR operations work fine. I don't know what's going on, but it seems like this is a new memory controller that was built for the GDDR5X, but they used it with the old GDDR5, resulting in a performance loss of over 15% on most CUDA QDR memory operations... I could be completely wrong, but apparently this is the same problem plaguing the GTX 1080 cards for performance.
     
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    they suck

    In other words, I own a bunch of these, I regret my purchase, they're getting returned, so unless you want to gamble with your hard earned money, wait for the jerks to fix the memory bugs that make it worse that older models.
     

  16. Loophole35

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    Hey they are ****ing gaming cards not magical devices to fake mine for fake money for you to buy child slaves on the dark net. GTFO
     
  17. airbud7

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    This is a gaming graphics card and a nice one at that/ you talking about mining with it?....sorry for your loss but you should learn more about mining before you plop down money on anything.
     
  18. airbud7

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    you^ beat me by 1 second/ Lol

    he threw his frustrations on us i guess?.....I would love to have a few of his 1060's though/ there not doing him any good apparently.
     
  19. Loophole35

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    You know he could probably just flash the 8Gb/s vBIOS in those cards and be good. His issue is likely the loosened timings of the 9Gb/s memory. But I ain't gonna tell him how to do it.
     
  20. tsunami231

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    think quite a few of us would. i know i would i didnt get new card yet simple cause it send me down the road of need more hdmi ports on my tv which mean new tv or a new av-receiver with hdmi, which money i dont have to spend
     

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