GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 G1 GAMING 6G Review

We’ve got the brand new GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 G1 GAMING 6G video card to put through the paces and find out how well it performs in games and overclocks. We will compare its highest overclock with one of the best overclocks we’ve achieved on AMD Radeon RX 480 to put it to the test. How will it stand up? Let’s find out.

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Evaluation Method

We evaluate what the card being evaluated can supply us in terms of a playable gaming experience while supplying the best culmination of resolution and "eye candy" graphical settings. We focus on quality and immersion of the gameplay experience rather than how many frames per second the card can get in a canned benchmark or prerecorded timedemo situation that often do not represent real gameplay like you would experience at home. Then we will follow with apples-to-apples testing in with minimum, maximum, and average framerates.

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For the ASUS ROG STRIX RX 480 O8G GAMING we are using AMD Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.1 dated 12/8. We are aware there is a newer driver, however it did not impact any of the games we are using today, so performance remains the same.

For the GIGABYTE GTX 1060 G1 GAMING 6G we are using GeForce 376.33 WHQL.

We will be using the highest overclock on the ASUS ROG STRIX RX 480 O8G GAMING Video card for comparison to our GIGABYTE GTX 1060 G1 GAMING video card today. You can check out the overclock achieved here.