Thursday deals: a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB for $200 and more

Howdy, folks. We're coming into the home stretch before Christmas, and around here supermarkets are stuffed to the gills with salted cod. We have at least a couple thousand ways to cook the darn fish, but thankfully about 90% of them are quite tasty. Oddly enough, for Christmas specifically, boring and plain boiled cod and potatoes is the typical dish. That makes about as much sense as nipples on a chicken, but it's difficult to argue with tradition. Anyway, here's today's selection of deals.

  • The smoking-hot deal today is the Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB graphics card. This is as fine a mid-range pixel-pusher as they come, and it's fitted with a beefy heatsink with two generously sized fans atop. The nominal boost clock is 1708 MHz, and it's likely to go further in practice thanks to Pascal's smarts. You can grab this card today for a mere $199.99 at Newegg. Hurry up, we doubt the deal will last long.

  • Despite leading with a graphics card, today it's really monitor day. We'll start with the largest one. The LG 34UB88-P is a 34" wide-screen display using an IPS panel with a resolution of 3440×1440. The maximum refresh rate is 75 Hz and there's FreeSync support on tap. Its bezels are rather thin on three sides, and the input selection includes Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, and HDMI ports, along with a USB hub. The included stand has height and tilt adjustments, and the price is just $399.99 at Newegg with the cart code EMCERRP43.

  • The display above is enticing, but oftentimes you might have a need for speed like that of the Acer ED242QR. This 24" display has a resolution of 1920×1080, which is as bog-standard as they come. However, the panel is a VA unit and has a 144-Hz refresh rate and FreeSync support, making this a dang fine gaming display for Radeon owners. The asking price is a silly low $159.99 at the 'egg, so long as you input the cart code EMCEREY26.

  • If you want more pixels instead of faster ones, the LG 32UD59-B is the ticket. This 32" slab has a pixel count of 3840×2160 and a color gamut that should cover 95% of the DCI-P3 space, making this display just fine for color-critical work like photography or video. The refresh rate is the standard-issue 60 Hz, but there's FreeSync support on tap. You also get split-screen capabilities and a height-adjustable stand. $329.99 is the dollar amount you'll need to exchange for this display at Newegg, along with the cart code EMCERRP73.

  • We bet that more than a few gerbils lust over a particular brand's metal PC enclosures. Of course, we're talking about Lian-Li, and its PC-O11AIR case is as fine an example as they come. This ATX mid-tower can fit triple 360-mm radiators and comes with a USB Type-C port on the front and a tempered-glass side panel. Inside, there's enough room for your build, two small dogs, three parrots, and a gerbil cage. The case's looks clearly state "serious business," but the price tag currently reads only $109.99 at Newegg.

  • The final bit of kit today is the Apple 32-GB iPad with Wi-Fi connectivity. Although it's the base model in the lineup, it's also the latest-generation machine, and the price is dang cheap at $229 at Walmart. I'd hurry up if was you.

That's all for today, folks! There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg and Amazon, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at Das Keyboard's shop.

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    • phileasfogg
    • 10 months ago

    well, you should thank your lucky stars you’ll be eating cod and not lutefisk 😉

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 10 months ago

      I wonder if Dr. Fish knows about lutefisk? Else he’s not a real doctor.

      People love that nasty stuff where I’m from.

        • UberGerbil
        • 10 months ago

        You don’t know nasty fish until you’ve tried Hákarl

    • chuckula
    • 10 months ago

    KNEEL BEFORE COD!

      • morphine
      • 10 months ago

      Ha! I wish that joke worked over here.

      • dragontamer5788
      • 10 months ago

      I swear to have a key, the whole key, and nothing but the key, [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_normal_form#%22Nothing_but_the_key%22<]so help me Codd[/url<].

        • tay
        • 10 months ago

        This is quality.

      • Krogoth
      • 10 months ago

      You win 1000 interwebs.

    • sweatshopking
    • 10 months ago

    Stop fishing so damn much cod. The cod in the oceans hasn’t recovered enough yet.

    Also, I just picked up a used, but still under warranty for 2 more years and with a receipt, 1070 for 200 cad. Now I just gotta sell my 290 on Kijiji to recoup before my wife stabs me.

    I need cash since the air intake sensor and an O2 sensor went on my 2014 impreza, and Subaru wants 1200 bucks to fix them!

      • morphine
      • 10 months ago

      The vast majority of cod is bought from the northerners. If Portugal suddenly decided to eat cod, Norway’s economy would take a critical hit.

        • UberGerbil
        • 10 months ago

        [url=https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/What_did_Norway_export_in_2016.png<]Less than 10%[/url<]? A hit, certainly, but I don't think it would qualify as "critical."

          • morphine
          • 10 months ago

          I bet you’re real fun at parties too.

            • sweatshopking
            • 10 months ago

            I regularly get invited to parties. Odd thing, I don’t usually get invited back.

      • UberGerbil
      • 10 months ago

      The northwest Atlantic cod population (ie that formerly fished by the US and Canada, especially around Nfld) and the northeast Atlantic cod population (ie that found east of Iceland, fished by the Europeans) are separate. The former was mismanaged, has crashed, and may never recover; the latter so far appears reasonably healthy and well-managed.

        • sweatshopking
        • 10 months ago

        This was the last I saw maybe changed

        [url<]https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2009/10/16/european_cod_stocks_collapsing.html[/url<]

      • Sargent Duck
      • 10 months ago

      I LOVE my Subie. But when something goes on it…fun times are NOT too be had.

      • chµck
      • 10 months ago

      fine, i prefer kippered herring anyway
      [quote<]because they’re relatively small and near the bottom of the food chain, herring and sardines don’t accumulate the contaminants that are so common in large, predatory fish. Furthermore, these fish haven’t been endangered by overfishing as some other species of fish have, so you can eat them with a clear environmental conscience. In fact, since predatory species have been vastly overfished, we have twice as many sardines today as we had 100 years go.[/quote<]

    • Krogoth
    • 10 months ago

    I miss the “Froggy” mascot on Zotac SKUs.

    • The Egg
    • 10 months ago

    Looks like the Zotac in that picture uses two different fans.

      • Waco
      • 10 months ago

      It’s becoming more common due to different heatsink designs on each side of the card.

        • Goty
        • 10 months ago

        There’s probably some acoustic benefit as well due to the different sound signatures of the different rotors.

    • LocalCitizen
    • 10 months ago

    the thing about this zotac 1060 is that it uses the gddr5x memory
    the default memory speed is 8Gps (effective), but the rumour is it is using micro chips rated 11Gps
    interesting product

      • mczak
      • 10 months ago

      Interestingly those GTX 1060 with 6GB gddr5x are also based on a down-cut GP104 instead of GP106, although this doesn’t really make a difference in practice.
      But yes you can overclock the memory like crazy (stock it’s really no different than a regular GTX 1060 with 6GB gddr5 memory), though the performance gains aren’t all THAT large (but still noticeable).
      One such card (not this particular model) was tested here: [url<]https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/KFA2/GTX_1060_6_GB_GDDR5X/34.html[/url<] This particular sample had the lowest gpu core overclock of all GTX 1060 though, which might indicate these cut-down gp104 don't quite overclock as well as the gp106 in general (but thanks to the large memory overclock it still ends up faster).

      • Krogoth
      • 10 months ago

      “GTX 1060Ti” appears to be just a 1060 with faster memory which it cannot really take advantage of.

      Nvidia is just trying to clear out excessive GP104 stock and I wouldn’t be surprised that are artificially binning chips through fusing (no, unlocks for you).

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