NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs AMD Radeon R9 Nano
Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 Nano architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 Nano'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 Nano'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
256.0 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 Nano 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
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 Nano: 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)
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
192.2 GB / s
512 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 Nano.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Number of Eyefinity displays
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 Nano. 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 Nano, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 Nano. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 1060 6 GB 47.05
R9 Nano 50.25 +6.8%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
GTX 1060 6 GB 235179
R9 Nano 402499 +71.1%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 1060 6 GB 76477
R9 Nano 81374 +6.4%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 1060 6 GB 11039
R9 Nano 12081 +9.4%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 1060 6 GB 12816
R9 Nano 14362 +12.1%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 1060 6 GB 17288 +0%
R9 Nano 17282
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 1060 6 GB 43717 +0.4%
R9 Nano 43546
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 Nano. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 Nano are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
Somewhat newer (19 July 2016 vs 27 August 2015)
Cheaper ($299 vs $649)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (120 vs 175 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 Nano
6.8% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (4096 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 1280)
Higher memory bandwidth (512 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
AMD App Acceleration
So, GTX 1060 6 GB or R9 Nano?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and AMD Radeon R9 Nano. The differences in performance seem too small.
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