NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs AMD Radeon R9 390X

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
AMD Radeon R9 390X

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
47.79
 
21.02
Architecture
Pascal
 
GCN 2.0
Code name
GP106
 
Grenada
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
no data
 
reference
Release date
19 July 2016
 
18 June 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
$429
Price now
$270
 
$582

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390X'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 390X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
2816
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
no data
Boost Clock
1709 MHz
 
1050 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
 
184.8
Floating-point performance
4,375 gflops
 
5,914 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390X 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
no data
 
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 390X: 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)
no data
 
-
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
no data
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
512 Bit
Memory clock speed
8008 MHz
 
1050 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB/s
 
384 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390X.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
-
 
+
Number of Eyefinity displays
no data
 
6
HDMI
-
 
+
DisplayPort support
-
 
+
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+
DDMA audio
no data
 
+
VR Ready
+
 
no data
G-SYNC
+
 
no data
Eyefinity
no data
 
+
Multi-Projection
+
 
no data
Multi Monitor
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
no data
 
2.0
Vulkan
+
 
-
Mantle
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1060 6 GB 47.37 +5.5%
R9 390X 44.90

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1060 6 GB 235179
R9 390X 318024 +35.2%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1060 6 GB 76477 +2.9%
R9 390X 74351

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1060 6 GB 11039 +5.8%
R9 390X 10431

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1060 6 GB 12816 +3.4%
R9 390X 12389

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1060 6 GB 17288
R9 390X 17944 +3.8%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1060 6 GB 43717 +22.1%
R9 390X 35807

Passmark

GTX 1060 6 GB 10206 +5.5%
R9 390X 9674

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
684 Mh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
no data
 
27.5 Mh/s

Gaming performance

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

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

5.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (19 July 2016 vs 18 June 2015)
Cheaper ($299 vs $429)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (120 vs 275 watts)
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
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)
Multi Monitor

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 390X

Wider memory bus (512 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (2816 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)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
CrossFire
AMD PowerTune technology
AMD ZeroCore Power technology
HD3D
TrueAudio
FreeSync
DirectX® 12
OpenGL® 4.5
Vulkan™
OpenCL™ 2.0
CrossFireBridgeless
EyefinitySupport
HDMI
DisplayPortMenu
CrossfireX
PowerTuneMenu
TrueAudioMenu
VCEMenu
MantleMenu

So, GTX 1060 6 GB or R9 390X?

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