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3GB GTX 1060 Vs 4GB RX 570: Which Should You Buy In 2018?

Putting the used PC market to the test

For a PC gamer, graphics cards are usually both the most expensive component but the most essential.  Generally speaking, you’ll want to spend as much as you can justify on your graphics card.

Sort of.

The truth is, even older graphics cards can still produce beautiful graphics at 1080p resolution – which is enough for most gamers.  The never-ending quest for better graphics can be little more than a money pit for all but the most dedicated PC gaming enthusiasts.

One of GrownGaming’s favourite YouTubers, RandomGaminginHD, buys into this ethos.  We’ve written about his previous videos, including the $1.55 graphics card that can run Bioshock: Infinite and also the decent £120/$150 gaming pc build.  It just goes to show that PC gaming is accessible to gamers on a budget.

In a recent video, RandomGaminginHD takes advantage of the used PC hardware market and picks up both the 3GB GTX 1060 from Nvidia and the 4GB RX 570 from AMD, which are selling for very similar prices.  He goes on to put them through their paces in the following games:

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds
  • The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty: WW2

Which comes out on top?  You’ll have to see:

What do you think?

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  1. The problem here is the 3GB RAM the 1060 has, today buying a graphics card with less than 4GB is just not advisable, even in “only” 1080p the textures of many games use the 4GB. So getting the 6GB 1060 is a way better idea.
    In the video you could especially see that in AC: Odyssey, the textures on the Radeon looked slightly better especially if farer away.

    • I absolutely agree with you from a future-proofing point of view. I’d always go for the most RAM possible in my graphics cards.

      However, some gamers on a budget may struggle to find even the extra money to go from a 3GB card to a 6GB card. I think this video is just showing that these cheaper cards can function, can serve a purpose and provide a decent gaming experience, then comparing them.

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I'm a 31-year-old gamer, clinging onto the gamepad despite real life responsibilities trying to pull me kicking and screaming away. I created GrownGaming to meet other adult gamers. Nice to meet you.

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