NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 580

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
AMD Radeon RX 580

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
41.65
 
68.45
Architecture
Pascal
 
Polaris
Code name
GP106
 
Polaris 20
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
19 July 2016
 
18 April 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
$229
Price now
$270
 
$160

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580'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 RX 580's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
2304
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
1257 MHz
Boost Clock
1708 MHz
 
1340 MHz
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
185 Watt
Texture fill rate
136.7 GTexel / s
 
193.0 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
4,375 gflops
 
6,175 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580 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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
250 mm
 
241 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580: 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
Maximum RAM amount
6.144 MB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB / s
 
256.0 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
+
 
no data
G-SYNC
+
 
no data
Multi-Projection
+
 
no data
Multi Monitor
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1060 6 GB 42.08 +2.7%
RX 580 40.98

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1060 6 GB 235179
RX 580 348952 +48.4%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1060 6 GB 76477
RX 580 82516 +7.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1060 6 GB 11039
RX 580 11986 +8.6%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1060 6 GB 12816
RX 580 13927 +8.7%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1060 6 GB 17288
RX 580 19274 +11.5%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1060 6 GB 43717
RX 580 44344 +1.4%

Passmark

GTX 1060 6 GB 8873 +2.7%
RX 580 8642

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

2.7% faster in synthetic tests
Less power hungry (120 vs 185 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 RX 580

Somewhat newer (18 April 2017 vs 19 July 2016)
Cheaper ($229 vs $299)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (2304 vs 1280)
Higher memory bandwidth (256 vs 192.2 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 16 nm)

So, GTX 1060 6 GB or RX 580?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and AMD Radeon RX 580. The differences in performance seem too small.
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