The GTX 1060 is being cleared off to make room for the 1660 series – or is it?
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A blog called cowcotland, which follows PC components in France, has claimed that an online store is now selling the 6GB GTX 1060 GPU for only €179.90 (about US$204). However, a visit to the URL cited in the post leads to a page at which this price has reverted to the more usual €199.90 ($226). In any case, the card in question is an EVGA product with a single fan.
For context, an assessment of the Amazon listings in the same country put the same card at €189.90 ($215; or discounted from an original price of €269.90 ($306)). Therefore, there may be some weight to the French blog’s intimation, which is that cards based on the 1060 are being sold off cheap in preparation for the general release of its successor, the Turing-based GTX 1660.
On the other hand, cards with the older GPU with more fans are still being sold for about €50 ($57) to €180 ($204) more. This may not be as good a deal, especially as the new RTX 2060 may be sold for about $349. Therefore, it will be very interesting to see how well the GTX 1660 Ti, which is priced at $269, will perform against it in terms of market share.