Originally Posted by tkenietz
If AMD performance increases at the same rate it has in the past, by this time next year they would be roughly equal to the 1060 now, BUT nvidia will still be doing optimization for that long as well, and typically AMD cards don't start gaining on the nvidia card until after nvidia's next gen comes out. So, I would say in 1.5-2 years expect 480 to be beating the 1060 by bit. The long haul really means the long haul
Not even saying DX12 won't probably be good enough at least till the end of 2016, so we'll probably see mature DX12 games when? Q3/4 2017 ? Again, who says nvidia won't be improving their DX12 side and vulkan? Who says rx 480 is going to have the upper hand on DX12 in like a year? Nobody, buying either 1060 or 480 requires faith, sounds stupid i know, but we only are certain about benchmarks trending now, so 1060 DX11 is undoubtedly faster, is less power hungry, costs less in most of the places, good availability of custom AIBs, on the other hand 480 is slightly better on some DX12 games and better in Vulkan games? Has more memory, custom AIBs availability is poor in EU, better in NA, costs more in most of countries, at least for now.
I'd actually just wait to let everything mature more, and then pick, but it's a very confusing situation.