NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs AMD Radeon R9 390

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
AMD Radeon R9 390

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.01
 
8.88
Architecture
Pascal
 
GCN 2.0
Code name
GP106
 
Grenada
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
n/d
 
reference
Release date
19 July 2016
 
18 June 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
$329
Price now
$638
 
$499

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390'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 6 GB and Radeon R9 390's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
2560
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
1709 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
6,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
275 Watt
Texture fill rate
136.7 GTexel / s
 
160.0 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
4,375 gflops
 
5,120 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390 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).
Bus support
n/d
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
250 mm
 
275 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire
-
 
+

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390: 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
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
n/d
 
-
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
n/d
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
512 Bit
Memory clock speed
8008 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB / s
 
384 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
-
 
+
Number of Eyefinity displays
n/d
 
6
HDMI
-
 
+
DisplayPort support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+
DDMA audio
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
n/d
 
2.0
Mantle
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1060 6 GB 41.80 +15.2%
R9 390 36.27

Passmark

GTX 1060 6 GB 8873 +9.4%
R9 390 8107

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
593 Mh/s
Decred / DCR (Decred)
n/d
 
0.95 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
n/d
 
29.26 Mh/s
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
n/d
 
0.81 kh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
n/d
 
380.03 Sol/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

15.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (19 July 2016 vs 18 June 2015)
Cheaper ($299 vs $329)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (120 vs 275 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 390

Wider memory bus (512 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (2560 vs 1280)
Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 192.2 GB/s)
DirectX® 12
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL® 4.5
Vulkan™
OpenCL™ 2.0
CrossFireBridgeless
EyefinitySupport
HDMI
DisplayPortMenu
CrossfireX
FreeSync
PowerTuneMenu
TrueAudioMenu
VCEMenu
MantleMenu

So, GTX 1060 6 GB or R9 390?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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