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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP! Edition Graphics Card Review

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Crysis 3 is labeled as the GPU killer. Just like the Original Crysis had the GPUs crying for their mother,  so does Crysis 3. Crysis 3 brings back Prophet to New York in 2047. Crysis 3 uses the latest Cryengine for stunning visuals. The level we chose was just after entering the tunnels. This features good visuals and a mixture of environments as well as a good firefight towards the end.
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FarCry 4 – is an open world shooter where you take the reins as Ajay Ghale in the fictional Himalayan village of Kryat. The game features a different encounter each time its played. The NPCs spawn at random.
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Rise of the Tomb Raideris the sequel to the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot. The game uses a DirectX 11 Crystal Engine and was recently patched for DirectX12. It has a built-in benchmark used for cross-video card comparison.
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Metro:Last Light is a post-apocalyptic first person shooter that combines stealth and horror elements that uses an improved A4 engine.
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Shadows of Mordor takes place between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. After his wife and child are slaughtered by the Black hand, Talion’s revenge is at hand.
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Ashes of the Singularity  was the first game to feature a DirectX12 benchmark. This RTS is built off of a new graphics engine called Nitrous and is compatible with DX9-12.
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Witcher 3 closes the chapter on Geralt’s life. The game features a massive open world that the player can explore. Witcher 3 uses REDEngine developed independently by CD Projekt RED. The game engine features stunning visuals.
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Hitman (2016) is the next chapter in the hit man franchise. The graphics engine used is Glacier 2, which has now been updated to support DirectX 12.
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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day, such as cutting a side window or two.


  1. 4GB RX 480 is only $199, and offers similar performance to the $279 GTX 1060 card.

    RX 480 is the better value, by far.

  2. ” it really has not the same performance.”

    RX 480 with 4GB runs most games at 1080 high-detail at 60 frames/sec or better.

    There is NO reason to waste $280-$320 for a GTX 1060 card. It only has 192-bit memory, and is way overpriced.

  3. I know that 1080p gaming at 60 frames/sec works perfectly on the RX 480 4GB card.

    Why let NVidia rip you off for the GTX 1060? It’s totally not worth the money! If I I were gaming at 1440p, GTX 1070 is a fine card. 1060 is pointless.

  4. I was wondering about the lighting settings in the witcher 3, since the ultra preset doesnt modify the lighting

  5. Newegg has a very nice MSI RX 470 4GB card in stock, right now, for $199.

    The RX 470 is perfect for 1080p gaming. Why spend 300 bucks for GTX 1060? That’s a rip off.

  6. You’re paying 40% more for 35% more performance and 50% more VRAM, sounds like a good deal to me.

  7. “40% more for 35% more performance and 50% more VRAM”

    RX 470 runs games butter-smooth at 1080p. 40% more money, 50% more VRAM doesn’t mean squat! Can you tell the difference between 60 fps and 80 fps? Nope!

    People that overpay for 1060 cards are just flushing money down the toilet.

  8. It’s october dave, and there are still rx 480’s for $200… (i live in US)
    Cheapest around are $230, which at that point, you might as well go for 1060.
    I smell a red fan.

  9. @Leon – PCI-Express 3.0 devices are backwards compatible with PCI-Express 2.0 slots and PCI-Express 2.0 devices are also forward compatible with PCI-Express 3.0 slots.

  10. On the Zotac 1060 it actually has a small heatsink for the VRM. The pads that help the heat transfer process from the VRM to the heatsink.

  11. My benchmark scores for the GTX 1060 are WAY higher than the ones in this article, I think something else is dragging down the benchmarks.

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