Originally Posted by ikjadoon
The performance TL;DR:
Depending on what games you play (oh, funny...the exact question you've had to ask for the past 10 years when buying a GPU), you should pick one or the other.
The 1060 is a great card if you upgrade (side grade) every single release. But if you don't intend to throw money away at AMD, Nvidia or Intel every few months the 1060 is an awful card to buy.
Originally Posted by jtom320
I gotta say this is a pretty impressive little GPU.
260 bucks for an EVGA SC and 1440p gaming is in your sights on a card that doesn't break 65 degrees under load. I mean shoot.
Also looks like Pascal's Dx12 disadvantage was blown a bit out or proportion considering it takes Tomb Raider and Ashes. If anything it looks like Pascal has a Vulkan issue more then a Dx12 one.
It will be interesting to see where these cards line up a year from now performance wise after games like BF1 have come out.
DX12 and Vulkan have the same base (Mantle). When games are fully DX12 compatible and not DX11 hack jobs you will see how far the 1060 falls behind.
Originally Posted by EightDee8D
Situation is going to take 180 turn in a few months i guarantee it (dx11), happened with 660/760/960/680/770/780/780ti/970/980. this is no different lol.
and people will say wth nvidia, i'm going amd next time. but whole process repeats again.
So true. No matter how many times they're lied to and deceived they will make excuses or just buy again, which is what Nvidia count on. They know their buyers are easily fooled by 'benchmarks' so they will ignore that the 980 has already been overtaken by the 290 and wait for that magical 9xx Async driver.