NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 460 1024SP

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
AMD Radeon RX 460 1024SP

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB and Radeon RX 460 1024SP architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Architecture
Pascal
 
GCN 4.0
Code name
GP106
 
Baffin
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
18 August 2016
 
17 January 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
n/d

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB and Radeon RX 460 1024SP's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB and Radeon RX 460 1024SP's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1152
 
1024
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
1090 MHz
Boost Clock
1708 MHz
 
1200 MHz
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
3,000 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
123.0 GTexel / s
 
76.8 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
3,935 gflops
 
2,458 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB and Radeon RX 460 1024SP compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x8
Length
250 mm
 
170 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB and Radeon RX 460 1024SP: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
3 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
8008 MHz
 
7000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB / s
 
112.0 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB and Radeon RX 460 1024SP.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB and Radeon RX 460 1024SP, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB and Radeon RX 460 1024SP. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
19 Mh/s
 
n/d

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

Wider memory bus (192 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (1152 vs 1024)
Higher memory bandwidth (192.2 vs 112 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 460 1024SP

Somewhat newer (17 January 2017 vs 18 August 2016)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 16 nm)
Less power hungry (75 vs 120 watts)

So, GTX 1060 3 GB or RX 460 1024SP?

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