Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 is available now, and it's joining a heated battle with AMD's Radeon RX 480 in the $200-$250 price range. Both of these cards appear to deliver as much as twice the performance as a GeForce GTX 960-class card did at launch for about the same amount of money. While it feels like much longer, the GeForce GTX 960 came out just about a year and a half ago, and AMD's Radeon R9 380X has been out for just about nine months. Assuming you bought one of those cards at launch, it's not been a long time to have either one in your PC, and more recent midrange builders who chose those cards may not have had them for more than a few months.
Considering that relatively short window of availability, we're curious how the GTX 1060 and RX 480 look to folks jonesing for an upgrade, and even folks looking at building new PCs. Do the GTX 1060 or RX 480 offer enough performance for you to make the jump? Is that GTX 960 or R9 380X—or even an older card—you have in your system today still doing fine? Or are these cards still too rich for your blood? AMD's more affordable Radeon RX 470 is still in the pipe, and we'd imagine that a hypothetical GeForce GTX 1050 or similar product is on its way to answer AMD's next entry-level card. Perhaps those future options are more appealing.
While both custom and reference GeForce GTX 1060s are available now, we're still waiting on custom-cooled Radeon RX 480s to hit store shelves—hence the distinction in the poll below. Whatever the case may be, let us know what you're thinking with your vote.
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