AMD Radeon R9 Fury vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

AMD Radeon R9 Fury
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 Fury and GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
28.51
 
47.79
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Pascal
Code name
Fiji
 
GP106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
10 July 2015
 
19 July 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$549
 
$299
Price now
$443
 
$270

Technical specs

Radeon R9 Fury and GeForce GTX 1060 6 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 Fury and GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3584
 
1280
Compute units
56
 
no data
Core clock speed
no data
 
1506 MHz
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
1709 MHz
Transistor count
8,900 million
 
4,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
275 Watt
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
224.0
 
136.7
Floating-point performance
7,168 gflops
 
4,375 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 Fury and GeForce GTX 1060 6 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
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
no data
 
250 mm
Supplementary power connectors
​2x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 Fury and GeForce GTX 1060 6 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
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM)
 
GDDR5
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
+
 
no data
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
500 MHz
 
8008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
512 GB/s
 
192.2 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 Fury and GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
+
 
-
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
 
no data
HDMI
+
 
-
DisplayPort support
+
 
-
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 Fury and GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
+
 
-
CrossFire
+
 
-
FRTC
+
 
-
FreeSync
+
 
-
HD3D
+
 
-
LiquidVR
+
 
-
PowerTune
+
 
-
TressFX
+
 
-
TrueAudio
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
VCE
+
 
-
DDMA audio
+
 
no data
VR Ready
no data
 
+
G-SYNC
no data
 
+
Eyefinity
+
 
no data
Multi-Projection
no data
 
+
Multi Monitor
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 Fury and GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
no data
Vulkan
+
 
+
Mantle
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 Fury and GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 Fury 46.36
GTX 1060 6 GB 47.37 +2.2%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R9 Fury 80439 +5.2%
GTX 1060 6 GB 76477

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 Fury 23381 +111.8%
GTX 1060 6 GB 11039

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R9 Fury 14580 +13.8%
GTX 1060 6 GB 12816

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 Fury 17543 +1.5%
GTX 1060 6 GB 17288

3DMark Vantage Performance

R9 Fury 42039
GTX 1060 6 GB 43717 +4%

Passmark

R9 Fury 9989
GTX 1060 6 GB 10206 +2.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 Fury and GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
800 Mh/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 Fury and GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 Fury

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (3584 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
DisplayPortMenu
AMD App Acceleration
CrossfireX
FRTC
FreeSync
HD3DMenu
LiquidVR
PowerTuneMenu
TressFX
TrueAudioMenu
UVDMenu
VCEMenu
MantleMenu

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

2.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (19 July 2016 vs 10 July 2015)
Cheaper ($299 vs $549)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (120 vs 275 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

So, R9 Fury or GTX 1060 6 GB?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 Fury and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB. The differences in performance seem too small.
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