I'm amazed at the amount of people that consider $500 cards to be "mid-range" cards.
Midrange cards are cards such as the RX 480 8GB and GTX 1060 6GB (or at the very least GTX 1050 Ti / RX 470). Or for earlier generations, cards such as the GTX 960 / GTX 760 / GTX 660Ti / GTX 560 Ti / GTX 460, R9 380 / R9 285 / HD 7870XT / HD 6870 / HD5850 would be mid-range.
The majority of the gaming market is $150-350 cards not $800+ GPUs.
Originally Posted by http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060
With GeForce GTX 980-class desktop gaming performance that previously cost $549, unprecedented performance-per-Watt, VR performance that's up to 3x faster thanks to VRWorks, NVIDIA Ansel support, and everything else Pascal-architecture GPUs are capable of, the GeForce GTX 1060 redefines the definition of a "mid-range" graphics card.
titled "GeForce GTX 760: A Mid-Range
GPU With High-End Features"
or non-Nvidia quotes,
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Review - Is it the New Mid-Range Champion?
As far as Vega goes,
If the new RX 580 Firestrike Extreme results are to believed, a card with 2x 1500Mhz RX 580 8GB performance would be just under a GTX Titan X pascal with no overclock while one with 2 x RX570 performance (i.e. 4096 shader) would be just over a GTX 1080. Don't expect much more or you're setting yourself up for disappointment if things don't pan out with whatever NCU optimizations, geometry pipeline changes, and primitive shaders they had been hawking.Edited by AlphaC - 4/7/17 at 2:24pm