The crypto-mining madness with graphics cards has fortunately come to an end until further notice and now GPUs are available again at the same prices as 18 months ago. However, Nvidia has recently introduced a new product series with its new Turing models, whose price tags are reminiscent of best crypto times and which are obviously intended to sound out the pain thresholds of potential customers. The new top model RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition costs around 1,400 Euro list price (and is still hardly available).
But not every user needs such top performance for his computer for video editing. Because already cards of the middle class between 200 and 300 euro euro permit many elementary GPU functions in 4K real time. Anyone who bought an AMD RX480 or an Nvidia GTX 1060 about two years ago can use it to tackle typical 4K projects without putting a strain on their purse.
But while the upper class of GPUs has grown significantly since then, there doesn't seem to be much movement in the middle class over the next few months. Neither Nvidia nor AMD show any significant improvements in performance through new chips.
Rather, it becomes apparent that there will be only very moderate updates in the near future. An AMD RX 690 will calculate about 10 percent faster than the current 200 Euro RX580 card. And Nvidia will also counter this with a GTX 1060 with slightly accelerated memory.
As it looks like the GPU mainstream will experience a clear increase in performance only next year. But it's also nice. If you already have a GTX 1060 or a RX480/580, you don't have to look enviously at the next generation. But he can assume that he wouldn't even notice the speed difference of an upgrade.