So I have a gtx 970 and I am building a new rig very soon. I went to browse some pc parts for my new rig and i wanted to upgrade my graphics card. My plan was to buy a gtx 1070 which is pretty much the correct route for me since I don't over clock and do any of those stuff. I also don't so SLI and I do not have a 4k monitor so having 4k ready GPU doesn't make sense to me. Also I do want to save some money for other things in life I want to spend on. Then I noticed that there is this little cute graphics card called the GTX1060 that is only around $250 brand new. The price really catches my eyes but those kind of "cheap" cards are very mediocre and is hard to run any games in utra settings smoothly. So I ignore it for awhile until I noticed someone told me the gtx 1060 is a lot better than my 970 and also a little more powerful than a 980. I couldn't believe it at first so i do some research and it seems to be a more powerful card than the gtx 980. I fell out of my chair. So I wanted to make sure I wasn't dreaming about this. Is it true that a $250 card 6gb is more powerful than a $500 gtx 980 card? Why in the world would anybody buy a gtx 980 now if they can save money getting the 1060?
btw, I probably getting the gtx 1070 anyway but I find it crazy for anybody who is on a budget willing to spend 500 bucks on a card that is weaker than a 200 dollar card. And 980 owners felt a little ripped off?
Edited by epicwolf, September 01, 2016.