NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs AMD Radeon R9 Nano

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
AMD Radeon R9 Nano

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 Nano architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
56.67
 
28.67
Architecture
Pascal
 
GCN 3.0
Code name
GP106
 
Fiji
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
n/d
 
reference
Release date
19 July 2016
 
27 August 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
$649
Price now
$270
 
$570

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
1280
 
4096
Compute units
n/d
 
64
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
1709 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
8,900 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
175 Watt
Texture fill rate
136.7 GTexel / s
 
256.0 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
4,375 gflops
 
8,192 gflops

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).
Bus support
n/d
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
250 mm
 
152 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
1x 8-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire
-
 
+

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM)
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
n/d
 
+
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
4096 Bit
Memory clock speed
8008 MHz
 
500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB / s
 
512 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

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

Technologies

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.
AppAcceleration
-
 
+
CrossFire
-
 
+
FRTC
-
 
+
FreeSync
-
 
+
HD3D
-
 
+
LiquidVR
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
TressFX
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
ZeroCore
-
 
+
VCE
-
 
+
DDMA audio
n/d
 
+
VR Ready
+
 
n/d
Eyefinity
n/d
 
+
Multi-Projection
+
 
n/d
Multi Monitor
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 Nano, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.5
OpenCL
n/d
 
2.0
Vulkan
+
 
+
Mantle
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

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

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon R9 Nano. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
n/d
 
30 Mh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
n/d
 
295 Sol/s

Gaming performance

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)
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 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)
App Acceleration
CrossFire
AMD PowerTune technology
AMD ZeroCore Power technology
HD3D
TrueAudio
DirectX® 12
OpenGL® 4.5
Vulkan™
OpenCL™ 2.0
CrossFireBridgeless
EyefinitySupport
HDMI
DisplayPortMenu
AMD App Acceleration
CrossfireX
FRTC
FreeSync
HD3DMenu
LiquidVR
PowerTuneMenu
TressFX
TrueAudioMenu
ZeroCoreMenu
VCEMenu
MantleMenu

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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