For those looking for a mid-range graphics card, this generation’s two leading choices are NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 and AMD’s RX 480. Both cards come with two models of varying video RAM capacities and price points:
- NVIDIA: GTX 1060 3 GB (~$200-210) and GTX 1060 6 GB (~$250-265)
- AMD: RX 480 4 GB (~$200-230) and RX 480 8 GB (~$240-250)
Clearly, these cards are direct competitors in performance and price. Let’s take a look at each head-to-head matchup to figure out which is the better purchase.