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It might not be a wise upgrade, but people do dumb things all the time.

Like upgrading to a 1070 from 980 Ti, or from 290 to 480.

Going from the 290 to the 480 isn't a dumb move though, as long as you are happy with the same performance, because of the newer features that the 480 provides over the 290 and the power savings.

That's debatable. Here, a new 480 cost twice as much as a used 290 after tax and shipping.
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The budget 3gb 1060 doesn't have enough vram for some 1080p titles. Had a 780ti that slowed to crawl after a few minutes in tomb raider on the kids machine(1080p). Checked gpuz , vram was maxed out. 1060 > 780ti. Sold off the kingpin 780ti for $200 last week. If not for the 3gb of vram , card would have been perfect for him.
    
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It might not be a wise upgrade, but people do dumb things all the time.

Like upgrading to a 1070 from 980 Ti, or from 290 to 480.
That's not so bad when you can sell the 980ti for 550 before the 1070 was released and then buy the 1070 for 380?
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4GB is basically required for AAA titles that load a lot of high resolution textures. You're gimping yourself if you buy anything less than 4GB for 1080p (or higher), whether it's amd or Nvidia, dont buy under 4GB in 2016.
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It might not be a wise upgrade, but people do dumb things all the time.

Like upgrading to a 1070 from 980 Ti, or from 290 to 480.
That's not so bad when you can sell the 980ti for 550 before the 1070 was released and then buy the 1070 for 380?

If you can find idiots to buy up your old cards at retarded prices, then more power to you. Also nVidia typically have very good resale value. 780 still cost more than 290X here.
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Stock is low on the RX 480, though i have a brick and mortar that has 7 in stock for $250 a pop for reference 8GBs. Now I'm currently on a 970 so its a sidegrade and theres no point for me, but if someone was looking for a GPU in the $200-250 range then it'd be foolish to go with a 3gb 1060. First its suggest price of $199, it wont actually be $199, The gtx 1070 was suggested $379, not a single card can get had for less than $400. So we're looking at $220 for this card realistically. That puts it within $10 of the 4GB RX 480 Nitro, which nets you 1GB more VRAM, and a stronger GPU especially in the long run.

That last part is especially important, the people that buy these GPUs in this price range typically keep them for at least 2 years if not even longer unlike a lot of us here that may upgrade every year. AMDs lineup has full hardware support for DX12/Vulkan and Nvidia is lacking that future-proofing and if your intent is to keep this new purchase for 2 years or more you'll get way more mileage out of the AMD gpu.

EDIT: Also want to add that my 3.5GB gtx 970 is just barely scraping by @ 1080p, a 3GB 1060 will not fair well at all unless you play less than demanding titles or start reducing AA or texture quality.
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It might not be a wise upgrade, but people do dumb things all the time.

Like upgrading to a 1070 from 980 Ti, or from 290 to 480.

The power of advertisement. Some guy recommended I sell my 290 and get a 480 when they're released, I'm glad I didn't as it would have been a side grade at best and a card with a good cooler would have cost me 100 USD more than this 290 cost me. Adding lost money due to resale I would have been looking at a lot more and all just for power consumption (if I cared about that I would use my ULV 50W laptop).

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in Japan where I live RX480 AIB cards as well as their GTX 1060 6Gb equivalent are all in the same price range (32 to 39,000JPY) from Amazon source

https://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?__mk_ja_JP=%E3%82%AB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AB%E3%83%8A&url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=rx+480&rh=n%3A2127209051%2Ck%3Arx+480


there is no GTX 1060 3Gb on pre order that I can see and I am not keen to follow this route due to this Vram limitation but a RX470 4Gb custom at a very tempting price for me owner of 750 ti running Dual monitor for gaming (3840x1080)is already available

https://www.amazon.co.jp/PowerColor-AXRX-470-4GBD5-3DH-OC/dp/B01JGNP79K/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1471580836&sr=1-5&keywords=rx+480

decision decision....
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post #49 of 332
Not a good idea, Nvidia.

This card will have faster than GTX 970 performance yet has less VRAM than even that one's problematic 3.5 GB + 512 MB. We're in the second half of 2016, almost two full years after the GTX 970 launch (September 18, 2014), going with a mid-range card that is faster than a GTX 970 but has less VRAM is not a good choice.

Even for 1080p gaming, which is what the 1060 will be doing most of the time most likely, it's not a good choice. People who buy mid-range GPUs don't have the money to replace their cards every year, so looking a year and then two into the future, this is definitely not a good idea.

Also, a card that in addition to less VRAM also has less stream processors and texture units should have something more in its name to give off that it isn't only a card with less VRAM. GTX 1060 LE or GTX 1050 Ti would be more honest names.

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The budget 3gb 1060 doesn't have enough vram for some 1080p titles. Had a 780ti that slowed to crawl after a few minutes in tomb raider on the kids machine(1080p). Checked gpuz , vram was maxed out. 1060 > 780ti. Sold off the kingpin 780ti for $200 last week. If not for the 3gb of vram , card would have been perfect for him.

Yes, a midrange card in the second half of 2016 should have at least 4 GB of VRAM.
 
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I don't know why people are still talking like its 2013 and 3GB will be enough for 1080p max settings

Ok i understand its a midrange card but 6GB vs 3GB is an obvious choice IF the price is only $40 different or so.
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