Unless you’re waiting to find out more about the possible Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti, now’s as good a time as any to buy a Radeon RX 580 and get your mainstream 1080p gaming on. Prices of these older cards are still quite affordable, while AMD’s cranked-up RX 590 remain solidly above $250.
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For $169.99 after a $20 mail-in-rebate, this 8GB MSI Radeon RX 580 should get you to within about 5 frames per second (fps) of the RX 590, for about $100 less than that newer card. And AMD is throwing in a pair of recent/upcoming games to sweeten the deal. You can choose two titles from these three options when you buy the card: The Division 2, Devil May Cry 5, and Resident Evil 2.
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I'm pleasantly surprised, then. While I try to take them with a grain of salt, a lot of the reviews seemed to be displeased with the heat/throttling/noise.
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There's another card that's supposed to be coming out very soon though, which should be a somewhat more direct successor to the 1060 6GB. The 1660 Ti will apparently lack the RTX features found in the new 20-series, and I suspect it's performance may fall a bit below that of a 1070. It should be a decent amount faster than an RX 580 or GTX 1060, but it remains to be seen how it will be priced. At $250 it could be a good value, though I suspect it may end up closer to $300, which depending on how it performs relative to a 1070 might not be so great.
And while AMD will have new mid-range cards coming eventually, there have recently been some rumors that they might have been pushed back to a fall release, rather than a summer release that many had been expecting. If that's the case, then Nvidia might not have much incentive to price their new cards all that competitively.