Nvidia GTX1060 has been announced and costs only $249
This year, AMD followed a different route. They understood that it is pointless for them to compete with Nvidia in the high-end graphic card world. Instead, they announced a mid-range card, RX480, that was even faster than Nvidia GTX970. Furthermore, it only costs $200. However, now, Nvidia has an answer to AMD.
First of all, the Nvidia’s purpose with GTX1060 is basically end AMD’s happiness that only lasted for few weeks. Now, not only they have faster cards than AMD, but also a solid answer to RX480.
While AMD RX480’s performance is really close to Nvidia GTX970, the new GTX1060 is like GTX980 for $250. However, it is more power efficient than 980 as it uses 16nm FinFET process.
1060 has 1,280 CUDA cores ( which is only half of GTX 1080) with massive 6GB of GDDR5 memory. There are also five display outputs: HDMI, DVI, and three of DisplayPorts.
Starting from July 19, Nvidia GTX1060 Founders Edition will be available for $299. However, after one or two weeks, the normal cards will reach to markets costing $250.