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Bro asked me to help him pick a GPU. 250$ budget. Canada.

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Bro has a 1 - 2 year old PC. Running an i5 from 1 - 3 generations ago. Will likely not move away from his 55 inch 1080p TV for quite some time.

I was leaning towards strongly recommending a GTX 1060 3GB, but I made a post over in the buildapc subreddit (this post below)

https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/65n1v1/brother_asked_me_to_find_him_best_gpu_for_250_or/

They are all recommending an rx480, or (580 in a few days, price allowing)

I thought the 1060 was the objectively better card but apparently the info I have been getting is inaccurate. I thought I'd post here for a 2nd opinion. I'd love some feedback. Thanks!
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The 1060 is an odd ball, there are two different versions of it. The gpu core on the 3GB 1060 is about 7-10% slower than the one in the 6GB 1060 (3GB = 1120 shaders, 6GB = 1280 Shaders).

So basically the performance hierarchy goes like this, GTX 1060 3GB < AMD RX 480 < GTX 1060 6GB.
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post #3 of 10
How long will it be for his next upgrade.
2 years + then 480 or 580 when released.
If in 6 months to a year. Then 6gb 1060,
post #4 of 10
I don't think the 6GB 1060 is within the budget, so with that not really an option the 8GB 480 or 580 would be the way to go over the 3GB 1060.
post #5 of 10
RX480 4/8gb all the way!!! 580 depending on the street price. At this point in time the 480 and 1060 are neck in neck, consider the advantage 1060 had when it came out.. With the 480 on the upward slope as per usual with AMD and it's only gonna get better relative to the 1060.
I don't know how prices are in Canada, but here in US I got three RX480s in the last four months at waaaay under 200USD. A Nitro+ 4gb for 150$, a reference 8gb for 155 and a Strix 8gb for 190$+30$MIR. Even at the same price, I would still get the 480, even 470 if price is right. Actuall, I exchanged aNitro RX470 for the Nitro+480 for 15$ more. The 470 was 135.
I wouldn't even consider the 3gb 1060 at all, when a 470 can be had for same/less $.
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Thanks for all the replies guys!
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$250 within the 980ti range. still a very strong card imho
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$250 within the 980ti range. still a very strong card imho
Not sure you can get a 980TI for 250 canadian
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post #9 of 10
ooops. just saw that. transfers to $182. possibly a 980 4gb then
post #10 of 10
the budget is weird what you should strive for is a 1060 6gb, anything else is pretty much low-end with gimped longevity. 480/580 okay but are noisy and hot.
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