Prey is one of the best looking games out right now thanks to it being powered by CryEngine, and AMD has positioned itself damn well with the Radeon RX 580. At 60FPS+ on 2560x1440 is absolutely perfect, and 120FPS+ at 1080p is amazing for a mid-range graphics card.
NVIDIA holds its own with the stock GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition, but the overclocked SAPPHIRE RX 580 Nitro+ is quite a beast in comparison. The new GTX 1060 with its 6GB GDDR5 @ 9Gbps is a new release, and beats the RX 580 - but AMD has some nice tricks up its sleeve which make the Team Red purchase a much sweeter one.
You can get the SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ on Amazon for $270, the same price as the new GTX 1060 with 9Gbps. The decision between the two? That depends on what you've got, and what you plan to upgrade in the near future - if you plan on upgrading, that is.
If you are going to buy a gaming monitor along with the new graphics card, then I would suggest the Radeon RX 580, thanks to FreeSync monitors being cheaper. For example, a ViewSonic 24-inch 1080p FreeSync monitor is just $139.99 right now, which is just ridiculously cheap compared to competing NVIDIA G-Sync displays. Even the larger 27-inch 1080p FreeSync display is only $50 more at $189.99 total.
So while the graphics cards offer similar performance at 1080p and 1440p, the monitor prices completely change the game. Spending $270 on the graphics card, and another $200+ just to have G-Sync is simply not worth it.
As it stands, AMD's Radeon RX 580 and FreeSync monitor is the best GPU + monitor bundle you can buy, running great looking games like Prey at 100FPS+ at 1080p and 60FPS+ at 1440p.
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