Thinking of buying a GTX 1060, can you help?

So I had an amd sapphire 7950 3GB car for 5 years but it stopped working. Now I am looking into buying a new card.

I was thinking of going with and Nvidia GTX 1060 but I am afraid of buying the 3GB version and was thinking of the 6GB one even though I am playing at 1080p.

My first question is, should I go with the 6GB version or would the 3GB one be enough for the upcoming years?

My second question is, which model should I pick or does it matter at all? Black Friday is on the 17th where I am from and was looking to buy the card then if it is on sale, but currently the cheapest ones are (for the 6GB version):
1.Gigabyte AORUS GeForce® GTX 1060 Xtreme Edition, 6GB GDDR5, 192-bit
2.KFA GeForce® GTX 1060 OC, 6GB GDDR5, 192-bit
3.Gainward GeForce® GTX 1060, 6GB GDDR5, 192-bit
4.ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1060 AMP! Edition, 6GB GDDR5, 192-bit

The price differences between these 4 are around 15$ at the moment but I am hoping on some price drops on the day of the sale.

I heard good things about ZOTAC for example but never heard of KFA so I am really confused about choosing a model. Should I just choose the cheapest one? Thank you in advance!
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    There is nothing the 3gb cannot do that the 6gb can...
    But the extra VRAM can be handy in a few games and gives you more longevity. Also depends on what cpu you are rocking. Make sure that you rock a good enough cpu...

    They all perform around the same irrespective of brands and models as long as you stick to the major brands. I will definitely steer clear of that KFA.

    I have been using Zotac for the last 6-7yrs odd and they are pretty good.
  2. @1080p ultra the 1060 6GB will be slightly faster ~7.8FPS is what Jarred Walton from PCG is showing on average across 15 games:" class="img lazy">
  3. Thanks, this cleared up many things for me!
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