Perfect for Overwatch etc, with a Pentium G4560. On Ultra I get 110+ fps stable. Does not hear a sound from 1060 a.
Bought this for HTPC to replace an Asus GTX 660 cull. Be the first very disappointed that Asus managed to get a fan curve starting at 1,000 rpm .. and 1,000 rpm for that matter should be put so yeah ** a lot like it does on this card .. IG Asus!
However, I have not noticed reached coilwine my x, running a fractal design newton 600w r3.
After the update, the latest BIOS that allows the card semi-passive, I must say they are quite ok cards.
However, it sounds more than I think is ok at full load, which certainly happens very rarely.
When people are whining that the card has little strange dimensions, I had to test how it would fit in my smallest chassis, Fractal Design Node 304, and it worked how good any time. Sitting now in a Fractal Design Node 605 with a cradle mounted HDD.
Unfortunately, it feels like the Asus only produce this card, dual range to justify a higher price for its Strix series.
Too bad, because not everybody wants two meters graphics card with more lights than a Finnish ferry ..
After being Asus fanboy for very many years, I will probably choose another manufacturer in the next build.
+ Reasonable price performance ratio.
+ Semi-Passive (now)
+ Completely ok size
+ No coilwine
+ No LED lights
- The sound at higher rpm, bad fans for a card which is around 2500: -
- That the Asus took the time to completely fix bios, which made the card semi-passive.
- SLI? hell Nvidia ..
Bought two cards to my kid and computers but both suffered from irritated high-coil whine and a dull / crackling sound layers in both fans. The fact that it was released a new bios so each card is passively idle but as soon as the fans went over about 30%, so they were heard clearly. Tried switching power supplies in computers but coil whinet was the same.
Performance-wise, the cards worked great but the sound was that we changed to 2st Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB OC Wind Force (which also was about 2cm shorter) with the same performance but much quieter cooling only emits a whirring noise when the fans are running during operation. These will also emit a faint coil whine during gameplay but it will probably not away.
Bought this after left back EVGA's shorter version with only one fan that sounded more than I wanted.
When this card has two fans and is much longer I thought me that it should be quieter than the short EVGA card which IOF also. At full load, it is clearly audible, which I think is a bit disappointing (not the GTX 480, HD7970 class IOF). The predecessor GTX 960 Strix I had from Asus has the same TDP of 120 watts but was significantly quieter under load, the card was almost completely silent when gaming.
Although the card looks great in the picture, it is very clear heatsink stripped compare with Asus Strix GTX 960. Tex only two heatpipes cf 4 pieces, and that the aluminum is less.
This card is for a BIOS update is finally semi-passive and completely silent up to 57 degrees. When the board starts the fans are fan speed of approximately 30 percent (1000 rpm) and up depending on the load. When the graphics card returns to Idle after fans had turned on the closed off when the temperature drops down to 46 degrees or lower and then be turned off during normal desktop usage.
The noise level at idle is thus now completely exceptional (silent!) And as good as the other semi-passive top models of the 1060 card. At heavy load noticeable, however, still differences in that this video card allows higher when the fans have to spin faster.
I must say that I am disappointed with the graphics card from two viewpoints:
1) The fans spinning 1000rpm nonstop. Could not get it to go into a passive position.
2) The graphics card is a bit thicker than usual and the fans sucked in and hit the dust filter in my Fractal Design Core 500 chassis.
In addition to that, it was very good and fast! I did, however, return it.