NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs AMD Radeon R9 390X
Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390X architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
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).
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 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.
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390X.
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 390X. 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 390X, sometimes including their particular versions.
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
GTX 1060 6 GB 10206 +5.5%
R9 390X 9674
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 390X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
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)
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 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)
AMD PowerTune technology
AMD ZeroCore Power technology
So, GTX 1060 6 GB or R9 390X?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and AMD Radeon R9 390X. The differences in performance seem too small.
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