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Im guessing GTX1060 3gb vs RX480 will be a repeat of history when comparing similar peforming Nvidia / Amd models: Initially Nvidia's driver support will give the GTX1060 an edge but ultimately Amd's drivers will catch up and manage to leverage the RX480's more future proof hardware.

Personally I dont consider 3gb a major limitation at 1080p.
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post #32 of 68
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Im guessing GTX1060 3gb vs RX480 will be a repeat of history when comparing similar peforming Nvidia / Amd models: Initially Nvidia's driver support will give the GTX1060 an edge but ultimately Amd's drivers will catch up and manage to leverage the RX480's more future proof hardware. .

Could be but there's no proof this will end like previous amd cards, let's stick with what we have for now maybe
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I'd stick with what we have seen for the last 3 generations. And if that is anything to go by, the AMD solution is going to be far better than the Nvidia
Edited by huzzug - 8/22/16 at 5:23am
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I'd stuck with what we have seen for the last 3 generations. And if that is anything to go by, the AMD solution is going to be far better than the Nvidia

Last 3? You sure? Also looking at latest benchmarks that is not the case at least with the last gen... at least in terms of performance
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I'd stick with what we have seen for the last 3 generations. And if that is anything to go by, the AMD solution is going to be far better than the Nvidia

The only reason AMD kept optimizing their old cards, was because newer cards had the exact same chips in many cases and this was also the reason why AMD could not compete very well. Lack of R&D funds = Rebrands. They lost the entire mobile gaming market because Nvidia has much better performance per watt.

I don't hope history will repeat.

I hope for a Zen, Vega/Polaris "succes" (new architechtures), so we can get some competition again.
Edited by Lass3 - 8/22/16 at 5:31am
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I think it depends on how 'long term' the OP is going to stick with this purchase. Is it a stop gap purchase with the intention of looking for something more powerful in <2 years or is it a long term investment?
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RX480 all the way.

The 3GB SKU is not just a 1060 with half the VRAM, it also has like, 10% less cores.

It's a gimped card and it's expensive for a gimped card.

They should've called it a 1050 or 1050Ti because this has almost no relation to the 1060 - they're not even performing at the same level if you take VRAM differences out of the equation.
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The bottom line is this.

RX 480 4GB is around £190
3GB GTX 1060 is around £190
6GB GTX 1060 is around £230

I don't want to spend £230 my budget is gonna be £150 - £200ish.

Maybe I'm just best off looking at a used gtx 970? Unless we are sure 3GB isn't too little vram. It's worth noting I probably won't be using AA since to me it doesn't make a difference.
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The bottom line is this.

RX 480 4GB is around £190
3GB GTX 1060 is around £190
6GB GTX 1060 is around £230

I don't want to spend £230 my budget is gonna be £150 - £200ish.

Maybe I'm just best off looking at a used gtx 970? Unless we are sure 3GB isn't too little vram. It's worth noting I probably won't be using AA since to me it doesn't make a difference.
970 has no asynchronous compute+graphics support in games. and really in DX12 games the r9 290x is faster

and even an used r9 290x could be cheaper, or a RX 470 being as fast as 970
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/b-grade-msi-radeon-r9-290x-gaming-edition-8192mb-gddr5-pci-express-graphics-card-bg-440-ms.html
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