AMD just dropped its impressive RX 480 graphics card, silicon that’s set to bring high-end VR to the masses given its low price to performance ratio. Nvidia, however, the current king of the GFX card world, has revealed its own budget priced graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1060.
Nvidia is positioning the card as a new-generation GTX 980 featuring the same performance as that lauded card, but cheaper and more efficient due to its improved microarchitecture.
It’s unclear how much the card will cost in Canada, though its U.S. pricing now falls at $249 (about $323 CAD). Given the price disparity between the U.S. cost of the GTX 1070 and 1080 and the cards’ actual price in Canada, the GTX 1060 gives those looking for an affordable VR-ready graphics card another option. Those with Nvidia compatible motherboard looking for an affordable VR-ready GFX card upgrade will likely find a lot to like about the 1060.
Of course the GTX 1060 needs to be benchmarked and compared with competing silicon before we can really know if its worthwhile. Given Nvidia’s graphics card prowess, however, it probably will be.