NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 590

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
AMD Radeon RX 590

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 590 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
41.58
 
53.24
Architecture
Pascal
 
Polaris
Code name
GP106
 
Polaris 30
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
19 July 2016
 
15 November 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
$279
Price now
$270
 
$227

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 590'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 590's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
2304
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
1469 MHz
Boost Clock
1708 MHz
 
1545 MHz
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
175 Watt
Texture fill rate
136.7 GTexel / s
 
222.5 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
4,375 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 590 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 590: 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
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 590.
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 590. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
-
 
+
VR Ready
+
 
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G-SYNC
+
 
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Multi-Projection
+
 
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Multi Monitor
+
 
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DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
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+
HDMI 2.0b
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+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 590, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 590. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1060 6 GB 42.09
RX 590 45.31 +7.7%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GTX 1060 6 GB 235179
RX 590 379940 +61.6%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1060 6 GB 76477
RX 590 87448 +14.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1060 6 GB 11039
RX 590 14101 +27.7%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1060 6 GB 12816
RX 590 16746 +30.7%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1060 6 GB 17288
RX 590 23202 +34.2%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1060 6 GB 43717
RX 590 48454 +10.8%

Passmark

GTX 1060 6 GB 8873
RX 590 9550 +7.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 590 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

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 RX 590

7.7% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (15 November 2018 vs 19 July 2016)
Cheaper ($279 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 (12 vs 16 nm)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
HDMI 2.0b
AMD FreeSync
FreeSync

So, GTX 1060 6 GB or RX 590?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and AMD Radeon RX 590. The differences in performance seem too small.
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