Nvidia Says GeForce GTX 1060 Will Outperform GTX 980, Founders Edition Will Cost $299

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From a manufacturing and marketing point of view, yes - old stock becomes a liability when cheaper, faster, newer parts are available.

From an end-user's point of view, nothing is really obsolete as long as it is capable of reliably doing everything you expect out of it with performance you are still happy with.
 

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If you wait , you will be paying the same and losing better cards . The best strategy is to sell old for 30% loss and buy new for every generation . you will end up paying the same and enjoying every generation.
 

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Sure hope all of this is real because I was about to buy myself a boosted gtx 970 for about 50$ more than this. (litterally just about to)

Guess I'll have to wait 8 more days.
 

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Whatever GPU is for whatever resolution whoever buys it wants to run it at and get results he is mostly happy with. By toning details down a bit, you can push much higher resolutions out of a much weaker GPU. In many games, I find myself disabling some of the fancier GPU-hogging effects simply because I find them too distracting, they look incorrect or have glitches that bother me.

If I had a 1060 and a 4k display, I would likely find a balance of settings in most games that I'd call good enough to play at 4k. (Just for giggles, I have run games at 5760x1080 on my 1GB HD5770 and many of them were surprisingly playable without giving up too much on details beyond what I had already cut off at 1920x1200p.)
 
Here's how the hierarchy works now:

RX 480 = medium to high settings 1440P
GTX 1060 = high settings 1440P
GTX 1070 = ultra 1440P/medium-high 4k
GTX 1080 = high to ultra 4k

1080P is now history. Any mid range card today is capable of pushing ultra 1080P without issue.
 
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