NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs AMD Radeon R9 390
Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
136.7 GTexel / s
160.0 GTexel / s
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).
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
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.
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
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.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Number of Eyefinity displays
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.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390, sometimes including their particular versions.
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 47.05 +9.5%
R9 390 42.95
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 1060 6 GB 12816 +0.7%
R9 390 12730
GTX 1060 6 GB 8873 +9.4%
R9 390 8108
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Decred / DCR (Decred)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
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
9.5% 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)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
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)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
So, GTX 1060 6 GB or R9 390?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and AMD Radeon R9 390. The differences in performance seem too small.
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