i am looking at the GTX 1060 from Gigabyte windforce or the Asus GTX 1060 dual. But there is one thing that is bothering me. in this video by JayzTwoCents he did a review on the RX 480 with the same cooler as the GTX 1060 variant and if you watch the video you can see the thermals are very bad for a non reference card. I know Nvidia’s TDP is lower but he OC’ed the 480 from the stock TDP 150 to nearly 200 on what ever the OC numbers were and from this he had the fan speed at 100% and it was still hitting 80c.
So lets back track, the GTX 1060 has a TDP of a 120 but i am looking at OCing for sure and this could bump the TDP to 150 which jay said that he thought the temps at stock on the RX 480 were not the best. So does the 480 and the 1060 variant of the Windforce cooler have the same heatsink design?
I am debating between these 2 cards because the Gigabyte GTX 1060 is $10 cheaper than the Asus one and comes with a back plate which the Asus one does not. I do not car about ascetics, i am just worried about the heat and the % of fan speed i will have to have to keep the card cool.
Any help or opinions would help soooo much, cheers!