NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 580
Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
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 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).
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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.
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 RX 580. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
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.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580, sometimes including their particular versions.
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 47.34 +20.6%
RX 580 39.27
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%
GTX 1060 6 GB 10252 +17.5%
RX 580 8723
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
20.6% faster in synthetic tests
Less power hungry (120 vs 185 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 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?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.