Selling my current card, but trying to predict next-gen perf for timing

Ottonomous

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Recently bought a 1060 6GB Gaming G1 (with obviously late timing across the current gen), and I am selling it with min. usage to avoid money wastage.

The problem is despite the next gen looking like 12nm, and a possible die enlargement because of the unusually small Titan this round, I cant really confirm if the same generational leap will happen for a second time (970 = 780ti, 1070 = 980ti, 1170 = btw the 1180/1180 ti)

It's going to be paired with an OCed 2500K because I am a cheapskate and willing to take the bottleneck hit to carry over the GPU.

People keep screaming keep it to me. Wat do?
 

alcoholbob

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Terrible timing to sell a 1060 6gb with crypto crashing. Plus next gen is projected to increase in price. You'll probably get a 1070 level performing card next gen at a price bump, maybe $330 for a 1160.
 
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Ottonomous

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Terrible timing to sell a 1060 6gb with crypto crashing. Plus next gen is projected to increase in price. You'll probably get a 1070 level performing card next gen at a price bump, maybe $330 for a 1160.
Its going to be a very minor hit, sale price typically is 350USD equiv here, and mine is in near-perfect condition besides opening the box. I am thinking if its going to be literally in the range of 20 bucks might as well take it and reserve the money for the next gen price equiv. (1160). And you're right about the ensuing price bump, GDDR6 or HMB2 alone would mean the 1170 is hopeless dreaming for me, without the residual mining effects on MSRPs
 

GodisanAtheist

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Also worth asking: why buy a new card only to turn around and sell it shortly after?

Assuming you picked up the card to game, why not just game with it and enjoy the experience while waiting for the next round to drop?

What are you going to do in the next 6-12 months as next gen cards are launched and slowly become available in volume?

I'm on a used 980 Ti that I picked up for $330 after the 1080 dropped back in 2016 and I hope the replicate that success with a 1080Ti or 1180Ti.

Might be worth holding on to the 1060 for the extra performance now, then offload it when substantially more performance becomes available for a similar price in the future.
 
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Insomniator

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I don't know why you'd sell it, take any hit, and wait X amount of time all to pair the new card with what will be a NINE (!) year old CPU in six months.
 
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Ottonomous

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Also worth asking: why buy a new card only to turn around and sell it shortly after?

Assuming you picked up the card to game, why not just game with it and enjoy the experience while waiting for the next round to drop?

What are you going to do in the next 6-12 months as next gen cards are launched and slowly become available in volume?

I'm on a used 980 Ti that I picked up for $330 after the 1080 dropped back in 2016 and I hope the replicate that success with a 1080Ti or 1180Ti.

Might be worth holding on to the 1060 for the extra performance now, then offload it when substantially more performance becomes available for a similar price in the future.
That was the initial goal but every 980ti owner where I was situated was inaccessible. I wanted it badly because the performance delta would guarantee maximum settings on 1080p 60Hz.
 

Ottonomous

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I don't know why you'd sell it, take any hit, and wait X amount of time all to pair the new card with what will be a NINE (!) year old CPU in six months.
8 by early 2019, and I am a bit of a financial pickle in my late twenties because autism and social phobia and I am getting my career back in order. Think financial desperation. I am saying its effectively a minor issue, why not reserve its sale price money for the 1160. The biggest nuisance for me like GodisanAthiest immediately pointed out was the 980ti performance bracket, it should've been the card I bought, but the only used guys jumped on me because of distance (from 275! to 350 equiv USD) and the only new one with packaging was a lunatic who refused to sell under 550 because '1070 performance'.

And the 2500K @ 4.5 can't be that bad, why would an i3-8100/R3 1200 OC'ed make enough of a difference to commend an upgrade? Might as well enjoy the ensuing core battle and jump in once 6-core MT becomes the gaming norm or AMD responds to the 9900K with a 10/12c 2800X, BF V even placed the FX-8350 as the recommended min because of its threading optimization.
 

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If you are really a cheapskate maybe you should sell your hardware before it dies. I personally like to buy cool looking motherboards run them till they almost die and put them on the wall in the garage (maybe i have 20 right now? cool DFI and ABIT boards ;O)

I see 1060's for 200 on evga B stock site.
 
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