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Garfuck (53 minutes ago)
XD Im such a noob, you know what shocks me the most? How big those new cards are! Ive got a 1000 year old pc with a 750 gtx ti and that one is the size of my phone. Those "new" ones are the size of a boat, I had no idea!
Bwoy Dynooh (1 hour ago)
How can get this thing in Kenya pm
Oren E (5 hours ago)
FYI, Linus, I did buy a GTX650 from AliExpress in the past. All seemed good for a while, till I started experiencing some issue with games that required a bit more graphic memory. It gave artifacts, game crashed, and so on. It seems that the memory amount reported is either incorrect, or some of the chips may be faulty. I would not recommend buying graphics cards (or anything over 100-200 USD) from Aliexpress.
KhangKhing ICON (15 hours ago)
Hi mate what software you're using on benchmarking. Thanks . Great review mate
Patty Man (16 hours ago)
So did you do any mining with those cards ? I am sure lots of folks are interested in hash rates on those cards
MacKnight (20 hours ago)
dislike because u call amd cheap :(
Special Forces (20 hours ago)
I spent like 800 on a GTX1080TI Founders edition brand new MSI edition.... like 1 year ago. eBay baby.
Styneslad (21 hours ago)
anyone who buys graphics crds from Ali express is an idiot
Zakaria Dehache (22 hours ago)
try to use it +4 months and share your review maybe it will stop working
Edmundo Cunha (23 hours ago)
greenaum (23 hours ago)
Once he starts shilling Skillshare you can end the video, there's just the usual subscribe-begging after it. A data-saving tip!
WAMG PiPe575. (23 hours ago)
Garbage is grabage
heartborne123 (1 day ago)
more and more ads...
Super Cool (1 day ago)
I bought those Maxsun GTX 1030 only last for 3 months, and all im playing is just DOTA 2..
Andrés Marín Mosi (1 day ago)
hey this guy acts just like Micahel Scott from "The office".
Wesley Helton (1 day ago)
Why does it seem so impossible that the 1060 could have 5GB? It's not like the memory chips are wired directly into the GPU Die itself.
Lightning (1 day ago)
Lightning (1 day ago)
Just shut up with your queer ear rings.
Lightning (1 day ago)
Linus is so nub.
Lightning (1 day ago)
Oh I'm watching linus, thumbs down
BZRK HYDRA (1 day ago)
they do make a 5gb 1060 tho
TheItalianGamer (1 day ago)
Why FBI not send this illegal youtuber on the alcatraz prison or similar prison?
TheItalianGamer (1 day ago)
Jovan Vitanovic bro this person is a shi person
Jovan Vitanovic (1 day ago)
because hes legal
Jovan Vitanovic (1 day ago)
maan no wonder you can afford 15 gtx 1080s when every single of yours is sponsored
Paco Cascabel (1 day ago)
Debroglie es un fisico, pero no es chino, asi que lo es sospechoso Debroglie is a physicist, but he's not chinese, so it is suspicious
I *can* pronounce kurzgesagt because I'm German.
lin zhang (1 day ago)
This 1060 5G version is specific for cybercafe in China by NVIDIA announced. But some sellers still can get it to retail. I`m Chinese so i know this News.
ElOdd (1 day ago)
Nvidia si have tarjetas de 5gb para el mercado chino
De Broglie was a French physicist 👨‍🔬
rukozhop (2 days ago)
why so clown?
CP 4941 Forgetti (2 days ago)
hang on... so.... an aftermarket 1080 actually did just as good if not better in some fields than a 1080 founders edition? holy shit
VirusOfCyrus (2 days ago)
VirusOfCyrus (2 days ago)
Wow we are getting royally fvxked by Intel Nvidia. 😂😂😭😌
y py (2 days ago)
The prize is actrally more expensive than we bought in China, there's lot of unkonwn brands (unknown even for Chinese) sell 1080 and 1060. This special 1060 I guess could only found in China, because there was a time player can't buy a 1060 and all the 1060 were bought for mining( for BTC), so Nvidia provide this special model for Net Cafe owner.
Mikey (2 days ago)
talking about heat sinks without knowing anything, i believe you were giving false information about "efficiency"
IamJhie (2 days ago)
I bet the cooling of ELSA card is good as "Frozen"
outSider Cain (2 days ago)
Way better than eBay scam cards at $99 for 1080 x)
Acoma Slip (2 days ago)
Ever since Linus was called out as a bit of a massive jerk...I just can't watch him like I used to...
Scarlett Reynolds (2 days ago)
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Aymeric Charrier (3 days ago)
The gtx 1060 5g 160 exist in Nvidia
Netsuko (3 days ago)
I did not expect that. Any of that.
Dovah kiin (3 days ago)
I just bought a gtx 750ti for 58 bucks in Aliexpress..
kiwihawk1253 (3 days ago)
Now buy a MSI Board with build in video .U be mega Surprizes as I was
David Daivdson (3 days ago)
So, what's the issue with AMD GPUs?
Goststriker (3 days ago)
Looks like kapton tape. Basically a type of ESD protection,
fludblud (3 days ago)
And thanks to future Trump tariffs, Americans will be getting NONE of these deals!
shadowboy813 (3 days ago)
De Broglie, as in De Broglie wave equation?
Julián Pérez Pesce (3 days ago)
Gtx 1060 5gb it's a true thing for the Chinese market
Technimechanical (3 days ago)
Holy shit... Linus found fit three of himself sidebyside in front of that fat guy o_O
sjors91 (3 days ago)
You can get money back my wife gets her money back evry time its broken or wrong item the do sell lot of legit products & brands !
joshua jones (3 days ago)
im gonna try to get a GEFORCE GTX 1080 Ti
Manuel Avellan (4 days ago)
What a stupid remark,"Good Idea, Bad Idea to buy one" You are supposed to be the "Tech Wizard" so after 10 minutes of criticizing the cards you realize that they perform as they should and on top of that they are cheaper, I would say Good Idea to buy one if it's 1/2 the price, however being a no name Chinese brand do not expect it to last more than a year. Now that is a review.
rens konigs (4 days ago)
7:52 "Death in internet cafés" Nice one linus xD
Obi Dark (4 days ago)
If you guys are throwing them away I can risk my pc to test them :D
huang jason (4 days ago)
1065 is a thing, its made specifically for net cafes use, it is not supposed to be retailed. but then again in china, nothing is impossible so u can find it off the web easily with price much cheaper than 1066
HOLOS VENTA (4 days ago)
scam well i thinks its kinda worth the price
hunteranubis (4 days ago)
to be fair Ive been shoping on ali express for a while and things are really cheap there and even tho I would expect shitty quality their usualy really good.
NafanyaZX (4 days ago)
A GPU with inferior cooling AND EFFECTIVELY without warranty? I'll pass on that.
Jonathan Wahono (4 days ago)
you got peter gade's signature?!?!?
Jeagon10 (4 days ago)
What program are they using for benchmarking
Aamche (4 days ago)
So they're legit, but cheap legit. You save on cost by skimping on cooling ... great if you live in an icebox.
NvDuke (4 days ago)
that was an amazing review as usual Linus, it was helpful as me being in India think about getting parts from AliBaba or AliExpress but was always a bit cynical about it. Only downside that I can see for these products is that they will have some kind of heating issues on a long run, very very low re-sale price and absolutely no warranty. I mean lets be honest we can't really trust a seller who is sitting thousands of miles away from you to replace or repair your broken card.
小华 (4 days ago)
GeForce have the 5gb edition for net cafe use
This is why I have yet to update my Desktop 2009 CyberPower Gaming System, Graphics Card and Motherboard (NVIDA GeForce GTX 550Ti, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU). Just don't know what to buy so my money does not go to waste.
Rigoberto Contreras (4 days ago)
I read it as Ali-A Express
Raj Das (5 days ago)
albert dumaguing (5 days ago)
Please review more alibaba cards.
Kasper Holm (5 days ago)
Hahaha! whaaat.
Metin Oktay Yılmaz (5 days ago)
06:49 I didn't know core i9 existed
PHL. ParodY (5 days ago)
Be Glad That You Can Buy A High End PC Parts...But Me, I Can't Afford To Buy Even Just Single One To Play Some Games...I Envy To All Of You People.
1q2w3e4r5t6y7u8i9o0p (5 days ago)
Good luck, if you try to refund or return back to Aliexpress.
Zachery Edwards (5 days ago)
Gábor Pető (5 days ago)
"Buy a GTX 1060 6GB "for a not ridiculous sum:" ""ridiculous sum"" If 344gbp is ridiculous sum for you then buy me one please :D
Moncho lm (5 days ago)
Is just to hard to say. "here we have 2 fine chinese GPU". the evil and cheap chinese tecnology. sory for my english, is not my first language.
jmax and company. (5 days ago)
I wish I could afford a PC. I'll have to be ok with two systems.
lol the elsa actually outperformed the founders by a bit in like half the benchmark categories
kay2kid (6 days ago)
What do you do with all these graphic cards? I don't mind taking whatever card you don't need lol. My 780 ti GHz Edition died on me a month ago and I still do not have an alternative :(
Alpha Pepe (6 days ago)
Jari Louhelainen (6 days ago)
Actually. Times 55x.
C Liu (6 days ago)
gtx1060 has a 5GB version
Andrew Imm (6 days ago)
The back of the card at 3:08 looks like the South Korean flag
Slingshot Wunderland (6 days ago)
The part number is on the GPU. Take the heat sink off and read the nvidia part number on the chip. Its probably an older rebranded nvidia GPU with a hacked BIOS that fools CPUID CPU-Z.
Elfuerte Balrog (6 days ago)
Very nice video.Another interesting product is KLLISRE ram DDR2,DDR3,DDR4 with thousands buyers and very good reviews.It is worth a look i think,also the very good prices at least at ddr3.
Earth channel (6 days ago)
china won
SkunkCommand (6 days ago)
truerubberlegs (6 days ago)
You bought a 1080 for more than I bought a 1080Ti.......
shuttze (6 days ago)
TheSeriousShow (6 days ago)
1:34 slightly torn lol
Gavin Bartlett (6 days ago)
umm do you know what cheap means
kieran Claessens (6 days ago)
This would actually be a great way to spread malware. I hope Linus only uses that machine for testiong purposes. :p
iEzQaNDaR iEzuaN (6 days ago)
that Jack Ma for you
Kamil Alsarhan (6 days ago)
what about temps for the gtx 1060 ??
Pixeliva (7 days ago)
Informative. Thanks!
Haruo (7 days ago)
5:28 Peter Gade's shirt <3 <3
pyziroki (7 days ago)
Is he gay?
James 1967 (7 days ago)
My card just fried ...
Adam RDL (7 days ago)
Genuinely considering buying one of those Maxsuns for my spare PC, to replace an ageing 670. Dammit!
Lucas Vaz (7 days ago)
overprice, OVERPRICE? You dont live in Brazil to talk about overprice. Be happy with your price and don't ever complain about overprice.
shadowXXe (4 days ago)
Lucas Vaz Well you see cards are over priced tho because of Bitcoin and crypto currency mining cards that used to be 450 are now 1000
Ahamd ali (7 days ago)
you have money why you buy cheap and talk about it and joke in it
OBZS (8 days ago)
1:12 Luke or Taran would probably know who De Broglie was..

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