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Pros: Physically short, fast, cool, quiet, efficient. Great value compared to last generation.
Cons: 4gb 480 may be a little better value.
Other Thoughts: Seems to be about 75% faster than the 960 it replaced @1440p, allowing for max detail in Grim Dawn and not dropping below 40 fps. At factory speeds, boost runs just under 2000 MHz for me. Temperature is very good. Even after playing for extended period, temp peaks around 61C and remains very quiet. I gave it another little bump on clock speeds (60 MHz core, 800 MHz memory) and ran Unigine Valley for a while and it topped out at 68C. For those concerned about its single fan cooling, don't be. Every site that has reviewed this card comments on how surprisingly cool it stays with a single fan. It is also (obviously) very short. If you can fit a dual slot card, this thing will fit lengthwise. I have not flashed the new BIOS for the passive cooling at low load (perhaps only idle) but it is available. This card at time of purchase did not ship with this feature.
I prefer NVidia and EVGA in particular to AMD offerings. With that being said, reviews seem to bounce all over the place with the 1060s versus the 480s. Most have the 1060 ahead a little up to a more comfortable lead. Some sites have them virtually tied in performance, while none that I have read show the 480 with any meaningful lead (overall). The 4gb 480 seems to be the value leader @199 and the 8gb seems to be a tossup with the 1060 based on its slightly lower price point but also slightly lower performance (again overall). Efficiency of Pascal is well documented as being tremendously better than Polaris (AMD). If this is important to you or your psu is questionable, the 1060 really is the only consideration. I personally am very happy (excited) about the purchase and use of this card.
Pros: Low power, works well with "store-bought" pcs, very quiet, reasonably cool, very appropriate for casual gaming.
Cons: not a great value at MSRP
Other Thoughts: Bought card for HP home computer (i5-2300, 300w psu). Works really well for me. I had no issues installing or with prolonged use. Hottest temp I recorded was 64C. Reviews put this card even with reference clocked 750 ti. Was big upgrade from gtx 650 I had. With rebate, was below a C-note, which makes it a good value.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Virtually silent, does not require 6-pin power cable to run. No issues with install.
Cons: none as of now
Other Thoughts: bought this card for the family computer that I occasionally do light gaming on. Put it in our Gateway (i5-2300, 2.8 Sandy bridge, Blu-Ray, 1 HDD, 300w psu) worked without issue.READ FULL REVIEW