AMD Radeon R9 380X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

AMD Radeon R9 380X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.16
 
12.97
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Pascal
Code name
Antigua
 
GP106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
n/d
Release date
19 November 2015
 
18 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$199
Price now
$445
 
$111

Technical specs

Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
1152
Compute units
32
 
n/d
Core clock speed
n/d
 
1506 MHz
Boost Clock
970 MHz
 
1708 MHz
Transistor count
5,000 million
 
4,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
190 Watt
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
124.2 GTexel / s
 
123.0 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
3,973 gflops
 
3,935 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB 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
PCIe 3.0
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
221 mm
 
250 mm
Form factor
Full Height / Full Length
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
​2 x 6-pin
 
1x 6-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB: 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
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
-
 
n/d
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
3 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
970 MHz
 
8008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
182.4 GB / s
 
192.2 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
+
 
-
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
 
n/d
HDMI
+
 
-
DisplayPort support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
+
 
-
FRTC
+
 
-
FreeSync
+
 
-
HD3D
+
 
-
LiquidVR
+
 
-
PowerTune
+
 
-
TrueAudio
+
 
-
ZeroCore
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
DDMA audio
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
-
Mantle
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 380X 23.24
GTX 1060 3 GB 34.87 +50%

Passmark

R9 380X 6229
GTX 1060 3 GB 8988 +44.3%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Decred / DCR (Decred)
0.89 Gh/s
 
n/d
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
20.63 Mh/s +8.6%
 
19 Mh/s −8.6%
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.58 kh/s
 
n/d
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
175 Sol/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 380X and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 380X

More pipelines (2048 vs 1152)
​DirectX® 12
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL® 4.5
Vulkan™
OpenCL™ 2.0
CrossFireBridgeless
EyefinitySupport
DisplayPortMenu
CrossfireX
FRTC
FreeSync
HD3DMenu
LiquidVR
PowerTuneMenu
TrueAudioMenu
ZeroCoreMenu
VCEMenu
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
MantleMenu

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

50% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (18 August 2016 vs 19 November 2015)
Cheaper ($199 vs $229)
Wider memory bus (192 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (192.2 vs 182.4 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (120 vs 190 watts)

So, R9 380X or GTX 1060 3 GB?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB.
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