since all 1050ti's are 4gb is it still better to get the 1060 3gb for $55 more?

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  1. airbud7

    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    since all 1050ti's are 4gb is it still better to get the 1060 3gb for $55 more?
    budget Minds need to know this stuff.....really though?
     
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    That is a tough question. Go with the 1060 my friend. It is faster then the 1050 despite the memory difference. gl
     
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    Thanks Hammie^....not really for me but if someones budget is limited then?
     
  4. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Depends on the game, the res played at and to some extent the quality settings.
    1080p nearly all games should be ok.
    1440p or higher, check reviews of the game that show memory use and how it impacts performance.

    ie memory use doesnt necessarily show actual memory used, it could be memory requested.
    Afterburner may report 4Gb but use a fair bit less.
    AMD include memory management tweaks for certain games and cards with lower amounts of VRam.
    This can help to a point but means its best to read results for particular cards and ultimately you are going to have situations where you arent satisfied.

    My opinion is save up for a faster card with at least 4GB.
    PC gaming is one of the cheaper hobbies, why not have a great experience and no hassle doing it.
    The extra £100 or so for the better card will last you a couple of years.
     
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  5. pimpineasy

    pimpineasy Member Guru

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    1060 is better dude and you can O/C it more stable since it has 6 pin
     
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    1060 all they way even if it's 3GB
     
  7. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    OP, if they can stretch for $55 more then choose GTX 1060 3GB and it's gonna be just fine for 1080p gaming despite 1GB less than 1050Ti 4GB. If some of the games (latest titles on max) they're playing in let's say 1080p tops near 3GB just lower graphics details a tiny bit, it's gonna be unnoticable, and you're ready to go. But honestly if you keep graphics details on High or a bit higher on 1080p even on latest titles chances are very slim that any of these games is going to eat more than 3GB on that GTX 1060. Also, comparing 1060 3GB and 1050Ti: 1060 has higher memory bandwith (192bit v 128bit), faster memory (8008 vs 7008), more shaders/TMUs/ROPs and games are going to love those more than 1GB more memory on 1050Ti.

    That's advice from 1050Ti user here, OK OK not me but one of my sons. I also wanted to buy 1060 6GB or 1060 3GB for him but both of these are way overpriced here so decided to hold on a bit and for now go 1050Ti 4GB 6pin route for one of my boys and honestly: I (he) don't regret. He jumped from OC'ed GTX 760 2GB (GPU/mem = 1215/6502) to this 1050Ti 4GB (so far OC'ed to 1911/7800) and EVERY SINGLE GAME benefits from newer Pascal architecture despite less shaders and half of memory bandwidth compared to GTX 760 (1050TI = 128bit vs GTX 760 = 256bit). GTA V, PUBG, CS:GO... and lots of others he plays now with 1050Ti are running on a bit higher fps and lowest fps is now more stable/highet compared to OC'ed GTX 760.

    If they're budget limited and not willing to spend $55 more: go with 1050Ti 4GB. My advice: take latest MSI AB 4.4.0 Beta 16 and OC it to GPU/mem = 1800"something"MHz/7400MHz(at least). All 1050Ti can OC to at least 1850MHz or a bit higher (most of them even without 6-pin are hiting 1911MHz, some even more than that) for GPU and memory from factory default 7008MHz (1752 x 4) to at least 7400MHz (check memory brand with GPU-z, Samsung chips are OC'ing around 8000 or a bit more, Hynix and Micron ones between 7400 and 7800).

    Hope I helped a bit, cheers!

    Most 1050Ti doesn't have 6-pin 12V supply, but there are 1050Ti with it. MSI GTX 1050Ti Gaming X 4G at our house has additional 6-pin 12V supply. Also every GPU manufacturer has at least one 1050Ti model with 6-pin.
     
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  8. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    1060 of any variety is a huge leap from the 1050ti. I have a 1050ti in an OptiPlex as my HTPC and after playing with it and the PC I built for a friends son with a 1060 I say push for the 1060. the 1050ti will play all games at 1080/60 comfortably medium/high settings with ease but 1060 will doo the same at ultra in most cases.
     
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