Luckily, the cryptocurrency hype is finally behind us, and I can not tell you how happy I am about it. It took the market almost 18 months to recover from the huge price surge, and now, this summer, we finally have the prices we deserve. Amazon knows that, so for this month they presented some great deals which will surely help out gamers who were holding back their money so far. We’re talking about a price drop between 10 and 30%, which is welcome change after all of these months of terror. So, without further ado, let’s go to the price changes!
The GTX 1060 series is now available from $225
Look, I’m an NVIDIA fan, and I have been using their cards since 2007., so when it comes to recommendation, I can not tell you how much I appreciate their affordable line of GPU’s. So in this case, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card is the first card which comes to my mind when people ask me about an upgrade. It’s currently priced at $225, which is a bargain. Not only for the current generation of games, but also for the upcoming ones. Not only can it run games in full 60 FPS on 1080p, but also sport a 8K display @60Hz without any problems – definitely worth the few hundred bucks! In case you have a few dollars more to spend, there are several versions available from $225 up to $260, so be sure to check them out:
And the GeForce GTX 1080 8GB for $489
The king of the line is finally affordable, and with the current prices of the GTX 1070, 1070 Ti and 1080 Ti, I would completely ignore them and focus on the models below $490, like the MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X, which is currently priced at $489.99 with free Prime shipping. Now, don’t get me wrong, the 1070 line represents the ideal mid end when it comes to performance, but if you look at the current prices, it just doesn’t make sense to go with it. A GTX 1070 will currently cost you around $429, and for just 60 dollars more you can get his older brother.
The price of the RX 580 went down for 30%, is it still worth the money?
One word: Definitely. Nevertheless, depending on what you need, the current prices are at around $249 for the Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 580 version with 8 GB RAM, which, in comparison to the above mentioned GTX 1060 3GB, offers almost 60% more memory. With that in mind, if you’re handling memory intensive tasks and want to have more for less, then the price difference of $25 between the GTX 1060 3GB and RX 580 8GB shouldn’t be a problem for you.