1060 vs 470: AMD RX 470 vs Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB

AMD Radeon RX 470 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060: What is the difference?

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AMD Radeon RX 470

59points

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Comparison winner

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54 facts in comparison

AMD Radeon RX 470

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Why is AMD Radeon RX 470 better than Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

  • 1.09 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance?
    4.94 TFLOPSvs3.85 TFLOPS
  • 33.9 GTexels/s higher texture rate?
    154.4 GTexels/svs120.5 GTexels/s
  • 19GB/s more memory bandwidth?
    211.2GB/svs192.2GB/s
  • 64bit wider memory bus width?
    256bitvs192bit
  • 768 more shading units?
    2048vs1280
  • 1300million more transistors?
    5700 millionvs4400 million
  • 48 more texture mapping units (TMUs)?
    128vs80
  • 1 newer version of OpenCL?
    2. 2vs1.2

Why is Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 better than AMD Radeon RX 470?

  • 580MHz faster GPU clock speed?
    1506MHzvs926MHz
  • 33.7 GPixel/s higher pixel rate?
    72.3 GPixel/svs38.6 GPixel/s
  • 352MHz faster memory clock speed?
    2002MHzvs1650MHz
  • 1408MHz higher effective memory clock speed?
    8008MHzvs6600MHz
  • 1.5x more VRAM?
    6GBvs4GB
  • 502MHz faster GPU turbo speed?
    1708MHzvs1206MHz
  • Supports ray tracing?
  • 16 more render output units (ROPs)?
    48vs32

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Price comparison

User reviews

Overall Rating

AMD Radeon RX 470

2 User reviews

AMD Radeon RX 470

8. 5/10

2 User reviews

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

2 User reviews

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

6.0/10

2 User reviews

Features

Value for money

9.5/10

2 votes

6.0/10

2 votes

Gaming

8.0/10

2 votes

5.5/10

2 votes

Performance

8.5/10

2 votes

5.5/10

2 votes

Fan noise

7.0/10

2 votes

5.5/10

2 votes

Reliability

10.0/10

2 votes

5.5/10

2 votes

Performance

1.GPU clock speed

926MHz

1506MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

2.GPU turbo

1206MHz

1708MHz

When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

3. pixel rate

38.6 GPixel/s

72.3 GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

4.floating-point performance

4.94 TFLOPS

3.85 TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

5.texture rate

154.4 GTexels/s

120.5 GTexels/s

The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

6.GPU memory speed

1650MHz

2002MHz

The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.

7.shading units

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

8.texture mapping units (TMUs)

TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.

9.render output units (ROPs)

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.

Memory

1.effective memory speed

6600MHz

8008MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other apps.

2.maximum memory bandwidth

211.2GB/s

192.2GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

3.VRAM

VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of a graphics card. More VRAM generally allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

4.memory bus width

256bit

192bit

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

5.version of GDDR memory

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

6.Supports ECC memory

✖AMD Radeon RX 470

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

Features

1.DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

2.OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

3.OpenCL version

Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

4.Supports multi-display technology

✔AMD Radeon RX 470

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

5.load GPU temperature

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (AMD Radeon RX 470)

A lower load temperature means that the card produces less heat and its cooling system performs better.

6.supports ray tracing

✖AMD Radeon RX 470

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in games.

7.Supports 3D

✔AMD Radeon RX 470

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).

8.supports DLSS

✖AMD Radeon RX 470

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an upscaling technology powered by AI. It allows the graphics card to render games at a lower resolution and upscale them to a higher resolution with near-native visual quality and increased performance. DLSS is only available on select games.

9.PassMark (G3D) result

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (AMD Radeon RX 470)

This benchmark measures the graphics performance of a video card. Source: PassMark.

Ports

1.has an HDMI output

✔AMD Radeon RX 470

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.HDMI ports

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

3.HDMI version

HDMI 2.0

HDMI 2.0

Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

4.DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

5.DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

6.mini DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

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Which are the best graphics cards?

AMD RX 470 Vs Nvidia GTX 1060: Which One to Buy?

How does the Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB compare with the RX 470 4GB graphics card? In this article we’ll test out and compare 10 different games at 1080p resolution to help you see the performance difference.

AMD RX 470 Nvidia GTX 1060
BUY NOW BUY NOW
PROS PROS
Great Full HD performance.
Low power consumption.
Plenty of memory for a sub-£200 card.
Excellent FHD and 1440p performance.
Quiet running.
Incredibly low power consumption.
CONS CONS
Priced too near the 4GB RX 480. More expensive than rivals.
4GB RX 480 is better value.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

OVERVIEW RX 470 GTX 1060
Card Status Released Released
Manufacturer AMD NVIDIA
Release Date 28th July, 2016 24th August, 2016
Launch Price $179 USD $199 USD
GPU RX 470 GTX 1060
GPU Model 14nm Ellesmere PRO 16nm GP106-300
Cores : TMUs : ROPs 2048 : 128 : 32 1152 : 72 : 48
MEMORY RX 470 GTX 1060
Memory Size 4096 MB GDDR5 3072 MB GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 256-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 211. 2 GB/s 192 GB/s
PHYSICAL RX 470 GTX 1060
Interface PCI-Express 3.0 x16 PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Thermal Design Power 120 W 120 W
CLOCKS RX 470 GTX 1060
Base Clock 926 MHz 1506 MHz
Boost Clock 1206 MHz 1708 MHz
Memory Clock (Effective) 1650 (6600) MHz 2000 (8000) MHz
Computing Power (FP32) 3,793 GFLOPS 3,470 GFLOPS

PERFORMANCE

For the testing I’m using the MSI RX 470 4GB Armor and the Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming, expect slightly different results with different models. The system that I’m testing with has an Intel i5-7600K CPU overclocked to 4.8GHz in an Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3 motherboard, along with 16GB of RAM running at DDR4-2400 in dual channel.

Assassin’s Creed Origins

Let’s start out Assassin’s Creed Origins, which was tested with very high settings. In terms of average FPS the 1060 is 28% faster than the RX 470.

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 was tested with the built in benchmark using ultra settings, and there was almost no difference between the two graphics cards. The 1060 was just slightly ahead in average FPS, 12% higher at 1080p.

COD: World War II

COD: World War II was tested in campaign mode rather than multiplayer, as it’s easier to consistently reproduce the test run. The 1060 just 8% higher in average frame rate at 1080p.

Destiny 2

Destiny 2 was tested using the built in benchmark with highest settings. At 1080p there was a 21% boost to average FPS with the 1060.

Evil Within 2

Evil Within 2 was also tested using the built in benchmark with ultra settings, there was a 5% boost with the 1060.

Fortnite

Fortnite was tested using the replay feature with the exact same replay on both graphics cards. The average FPS at 1080p saw the 1060 come out 27% ahead of the RX 470.

Hellblade

Hellblade was tested with the built in benchmark at very high settings. Most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this, so don’t take these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game, it’s more of a worst case, it does however allow me to perform an accurate comparison. With that in mind, the RX 470 was getting 1.7% higher average FPS over the GTX 1060 at 1080p.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance was also tested using the built in benchmark with high settings. There was less of a difference here, an 1. 4% improvement to average FPS at 1080p with 1060.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda was tested using the built in benchmark at ultra settings. In terms of improvement with the 1060 this game was on the lower side out of the titles tested, I think as it seems to benefit from Nvidia’s Turing architecture. In any case there was an 16% improvement to average FPS at 1080p with the 1060.

Middle Earth: Shadow Of WAR

Middle Earth: Shadow Of WAR was tested with the Ulletical FPS benchmark, and both cards were capable of providing very high frame rates in this test. In this test there was a fairly good 40% boost to average FPS with the 1060 at 1080p.

PUBG

PUBG was tested in the practice range as I can easily perform the same test run compared to playing with bots or other players which will differ every time. This game generally runs quite well. Both GPU were not giving 60FPS.

Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront was tested using the replay feature with the exact same replay at ultra settings. You’ll probably want to stick to 1080p in this game for a decent frame rate, there was a 6% higher average frame rate here with the 1060.

Witcher 3

Witcher 3 is a resource intensive game and was tested with ultra settings. In my opinion this one need a high frame rate to play, I can get by with a solid 60 FPS, so both GPU were performing well. In terms of difference to average frame rate, the 1060 was 13% ahead of the RX 470 at 1080p.

Wolfenstein II

Wolfenstein II was tested with the built in benchmark and ultra settings in use, and is another resource heavy game. At 1080p the 1060 was 6% ahead of the RX 470 in average FPS.

CONCLUSION

Clearly the overall winner is GTX 1060 as it was performing well in almost every game. And I think you should pay 20USD more for GTX 1060. If you were buying today let me know which card you’d pick down in the comments and why, the RX 470 or GTX 1060 3GB.



Karan

Karan is senior editor of this website. He is known for his passion for tech related stuff and not only handles the writing ventures at The World’s Best and Worst as a tech writer but has also successfully pioneered many tech websites.




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GeForce GTX 1060 vs Radeon RX 470



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  3. GeForce GTX 1060 vs Radeon RX 470
  • GeForce GTX 1060

    104%

  • Radeon RX 470

    100%

Relative performance

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    114%

  • Radeon RX 470

    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060
14% higher gaming performance.
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Pascal), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications
Reasons to consider Radeon RX 470
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports FreeSync
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports TrueAudio
Based on an outdated architecture (AMD GCN), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1060

The GeForce GTX 1060 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (98 combinations of games and resolutions).

Core Configuration
GeForce GTX 1060 Radeon RX 470
GPU Name GP106 (GP106-400-A1) vs Ellesmere (Ellesmere PRO)
Fab Process 16 nm vs 14 nm
Die Size 200 mm² vs 232 mm²
Transistors 4,400 million vs 5,700 million
Shaders 1280 vs 2048
Compute Units 10 vs 32
Core clock 1506 MHz vs 926 MHz
ROPs 48 vs 32
TMUs 80 vs 128

Memory Configuration
GeForce GTX 1060 Radeon RX 470
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 192 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 2002 MHz

8008 MHz effective
vs 1650 MHz

6600 MHz effective
Memory Size 6144 Mb vs 4096 Mb
Additional details
GeForce GTX 1060 Radeon RX 470
TDP 120 watts vs 120 watts
Release Date 10 Jul 2016 vs 29 Jun 2016
  • GeForce GTX 1060

    72. 30 GP/s

  • Radeon RX 470

    38.60 GP/s

GigaPixels — higher is better

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    120.50 GT/s

  • Radeon RX 470

    154.40 GT/s

GigaTexels — higher is better

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    192.20 GB/s

  • Radeon RX 470

    211.20 GB/s

GB/s — higher is better

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    3855.00 GFLOPs

  • Radeon RX 470

    4940.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs — higher is better

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    17380

  • Radeon RX 470

    16690

Points (higher is better)

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    138

  • Radeon RX 470

    119

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    70

  • Radeon RX 470

    51

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    79

  • Radeon RX 470

    84

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    73

  • Radeon RX 470

    53

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    66

  • Radeon RX 470

    62

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    43

  • Radeon RX 470

    36

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra High Quality, TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    73

  • Radeon RX 470

    72

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    75

  • Radeon RX 470

    73

FPS (higher is better)

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    75

  • Radeon RX 470

    64

FPS (higher is better)

High Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    63

  • Radeon RX 470

    64

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    50

  • Radeon RX 470

    46

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra,TSSAA8tx,Vsync off,VULKAN,Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    122

  • Radeon RX 470

    131

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    42

  • Radeon RX 470

    44

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    71

  • Radeon RX 470

    58

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    83

  • Radeon RX 470

    75

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    58

  • Radeon RX 470

    59

FPS (higher is better)

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    59

  • Radeon RX 470

    49

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    90

  • Radeon RX 470

    76

FPS (higher is better)

Max Detail,SMAA/SSAO,16:1 HQ-AF,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    61

  • Radeon RX 470

    74

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    25

  • Radeon RX 470

    22

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    59

  • Radeon RX 470

    49

FPS (higher is better)

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    32

  • Radeon RX 470

    31

FPS (higher is better)

Max Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    74

  • Radeon RX 470

    68

FPS (higher is better)

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    84

  • Radeon RX 470

    86

FPS (higher is better)

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    78

  • Radeon RX 470

    61

FPS (higher is better)

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    52

  • Radeon RX 470

    48

FPS (higher is better)

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    70

  • Radeon RX 470

    68

FPS (higher is better)

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    59

  • Radeon RX 470

    49

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    79

  • Radeon RX 470

    68

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    62

  • Radeon RX 470

    52

FPS (higher is better)

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    70

  • Radeon RX 470

    65

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    51

  • Radeon RX 470

    42

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    94

  • Radeon RX 470

    74

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    49

  • Radeon RX 470

    32

FPS (higher is better)

DX12, High Quality, 8m samples, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    49

  • Radeon RX 470

    44

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    60

  • Radeon RX 470

    60

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    49

  • Radeon RX 470

    36

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    42

  • Radeon RX 470

    43

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    34

  • Radeon RX 470

    24

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra High Quality, TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    55

  • Radeon RX 470

    49

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra high Quality, TAA, bahrain,DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    57

  • Radeon RX 470

    52

FPS (higher is better)

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    59

  • Radeon RX 470

    44

FPS (higher is better)

High Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    40

  • Radeon RX 470

    40

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    37

  • Radeon RX 470

    32

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra,TSSAA8tx,Vsync off,VULKAN,Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    76

  • Radeon RX 470

    82

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    31

  • Radeon RX 470

    30

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    48

  • Radeon RX 470

    39

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    54

  • Radeon RX 470

    47

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    45

  • Radeon RX 470

    41

FPS (higher is better)

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    42

  • Radeon RX 470

    38

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    63

  • Radeon RX 470

    51

FPS (higher is better)

Max Detail,SMAA/SSAO,16:1 HQ-AF,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    58

  • Radeon RX 470

    55

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    19

  • Radeon RX 470

    16

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Detail

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    74

  • Radeon RX 470

    67

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    39

  • Radeon RX 470

    34

FPS (higher is better)

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    28

  • Radeon RX 470

    24

FPS (higher is better)

Max Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    49

  • Radeon RX 470

    43

FPS (higher is better)

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    53

  • Radeon RX 470

    52

FPS (higher is better)

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    52

  • Radeon RX 470

    41

FPS (higher is better)

Highest Detail, Pure Hair On, HBAO+, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    34

  • Radeon RX 470

    31

FPS (higher is better)

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    52

  • Radeon RX 470

    48

FPS (higher is better)

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    46

  • Radeon RX 470

    36

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    56

  • Radeon RX 470

    50

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    42

  • Radeon RX 470

    37

FPS (higher is better)

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    49

  • Radeon RX 470

    44

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    34

  • Radeon RX 470

    29

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    38

  • Radeon RX 470

    31

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    27

  • Radeon RX 470

    19

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    31

  • Radeon RX 470

    32

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    24

  • Radeon RX 470

    15

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    24

  • Radeon RX 470

    24

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    16

  • Radeon RX 470

    13

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra High Quality, TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    31

  • Radeon RX 470

    27

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra High Quality TAA, Bahrain, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    34

  • Radeon RX 470

    30

FPS (higher is better)

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    27

  • Radeon RX 470

    21

FPS (higher is better)

High Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    20

  • Radeon RX 470

    19

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    29

  • Radeon RX 470

    25

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra,TSSAA8tx,Vsync off,VULKAN,Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    39

  • Radeon RX 470

    39

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra High Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    19

  • Radeon RX 470

    13

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    25

  • Radeon RX 470

    21

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    26

  • Radeon RX 470

    21

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    22

  • Radeon RX 470

    21

FPS (higher is better)

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    24

  • Radeon RX 470

    22

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    32

  • Radeon RX 470

    25

FPS (higher is better)

Max Detail,SMAA/SSAO,16:1 HQ-AF,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    35

  • Radeon RX 470

    30

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    10

  • Radeon RX 470

    8

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Very High Detail

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    40

  • Radeon RX 470

    34

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    22

  • Radeon RX 470

    19

FPS (higher is better)

UltraTX Max Quality, Vulkan, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    16

  • Radeon RX 470

    15

FPS (higher is better)

Max Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    25

  • Radeon RX 470

    21

FPS (higher is better)

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    26

  • Radeon RX 470

    23

FPS (higher is better)

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    26

  • Radeon RX 470

    21

FPS (higher is better)

Highest Details, Pure Hair on, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    17

  • Radeon RX 470

    15

FPS (higher is better)

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    29

  • Radeon RX 470

    30

FPS (higher is better)

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    27

  • Radeon RX 470

    22

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    24

  • Radeon RX 470

    21

FPS (higher is better)

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    27

  • Radeon RX 470

    22

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060

    18

  • Radeon RX 470

    14

FPS (higher is better)

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General Specifications

Brand

Gigabyte

NVIDIA

Model

Radeon RX 470 (GV-RX470WF2-4GD-MI)

GeForce GTX 1060

Origin

China

China

About the Product

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming Series graphics cards are crafted for perfection in pursuit of the ultimate graphics experience for gaming enthusiasts. Based on the revolutionary AMD® Radeon ™ GPU architecture, G1 gaming graphics card brings you incredible gaming experience.

The GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB Founders Edition graphics card is crafted by NVIDIA engineers with premium materials and components. Plus, it features brilliant thermals that keep the GPU cool under even the most intense gaming conditions.

Key Specs

Video Memory Capacity

4 GB

6 GB

GPU Clock Speed

1206 MHz

1708 MHz

Memory Bus Width

256 bit

192 bit

  • Video Memory Capacity

  • GPU Clock Speed

  • Memory Bus Width

Gigabyte Radeon RX 470

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte Radeon RX 470

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte Radeon RX 470

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

What customers say about «Key Specs»

Gigabyte Radeon RX 470 DirectX 12 Video Card (GV-RX470WF2-4GD-MI)

  • Great video card for 1080p 60+ fps gaming, got it a few days ago and no issues so far.
  • I couldn’t be happier with this video card. The quality of it feels so much better than any of the other 470’s and it looks so clean.
  • Great video card. Have been running all games, modern and older, at 1080p 60fps or more. Battlefield 1 runs great at ultra settings. It does need some configuration at the first run.
  • In terms of performance this card is great and Gigabyte has done a great job with the cooling — quiet and effective. Not quite as powerful as my 1060 6GB but not far off in terms of gaming performance — impressed. Better in some video editing operations.
  • Works great, pc build and runs great. Very easy to install with instructions. Lights make the pc look cool aswell if you have a clear case.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition

  • Bought this from Nvidia’s website and so far I have no problem with it. Have an Intel i5 7500, gtx 1060 and 16 GB of RAM and perfectly handles games. 100+ fps in csgo, 80+ in pubg.
  • I purchased this card from NVIDIA’s website since I needed a blower style cooler for my mini-itx case. I’m upgrading from a GTX 645 and oh my the results are fantastic! I can run all of the latest games, maxed out settings at 1080p and get an easy 80+ fps.

Size & Weight

Height

1. 57 in.

1.4 in.

Width

9.13 in.

9.8 in.

Depth

4.56 in.

4.4 in.

Weight

1.5 lbs.

3.7 lbs.

  • Height

  • Width

  • Depth

  • Weight

Gigabyte Radeon RX 470

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte Radeon RX 470

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte Radeon RX 470

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte Radeon RX 470

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Features

Processor Type

AMD Radeon RX 470

GeForce GTX 1060

Video Memory Type

GDDR5

GDDR5

Video Memory Clock Speed

6600 MHz

8000 MHz

API Supported

DirectX 12, 3D Api, OpenGL 4. 5, Vulkan API

DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan API, VR Ready

Card Size

Dual Width

Dual Width

Featured Technology

AMD FreeSync Technology, AMD LiquidVR™ Technology, Radeon™ Chill, AMD CrossFire Technology

NVIDIA Pascal, Simultaneous Multi-Projection, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA G-SYNC -Ready, NVIDIA GameStream -Ready

Cooling System

WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System

Extras

Composite heat-pipes, Heat Pipe Direct Touch, Smart Power LED indicators, AORUS Graphics Engine

Digital max resolution 7680×4320

  • Video Memory Type

  • Video Memory Clock Speed

  • Card Size

Gigabyte Radeon RX 470

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

What customers say about «Features»

Gigabyte Radeon RX 470 DirectX 12 Video Card (GV-RX470WF2-4GD-MI)

  • Of course, you can’t even see that part once it’s in your PC and it looks so good; from the back-plate to the adjustable RGB LED light in front, I’m an extremely happy customer.
  • RGBs and a back-plate make this card feel super solid.
  • Good, quiet card and overclocked well. +80°C before i added more fans to my case and 60-70°C when i added more. The build quality is also great, it feels expensive especially with the backplate.
  • The cooler itself is quite good, with the fans at only 900rpm temps are below 60c and noise levels are good — not inaudible but very quiet.
  • The fans have a bad profile to start, just open up the AMD Graphics software and change the fan profile to fix.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition

  • Very quiet and it works great on my Alienware X51 R2.
  • Naturally a pointless review bring the rating down for no reason. Let it be known, this is a damn good gpu and hell of a performance bargain. Upgraded from my gtx 760 I’ve had for a year… what a jump. Probably tripled my performance.

Connectivity

Interface

PCI-E 3.0

PCIe 3.0

Output(s)

HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D

HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D

What customers say about «Connectivity»

Gigabyte Radeon RX 470 DirectX 12 Video Card (GV-RX470WF2-4GD-MI)

  • It’s a solid video card. Gigabyte didn’t include a cd/dvd with drivers or software, just a booklet which states there’s a cd/dvd in the package which is a lie, so I’m dedcuting a star. You can download drivers and utilities from gigabytes’s website.
  • Connected using a DVI cable and all seemed fine. Started updating the driver and the screen went black… no signal (Windows 10 by the way). I was a bit concerned and it took me a while but the solution was really simple. Just plugged it to my TV via HDMI and got signal.
  • As for the performance of the RX 470, it is beast. I own an Ultrawide Freesync display, and with this card I can easily max out all games I have tried.
  • The first one I got was DOA fan stop light on side was on all the time while fans continued to blow at high speed, couldn’t get any of video out ports to work on different computers and different monitors.
  • Hdmi Port went bad already. Causing the h210 to crash when on a heavy load. Switched to dvi and no issues so far.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition

  • Only uses about 120w so you don’t need a beefy power supply either.

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

3 year(s)

3 year(s)

Certifications

Other Information

MSRP

299.00 $

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The EVGA GTX 1060 3GB vs.

the Red Devil RX 470

Intro

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card is a brand new and slightly cut-down version of the GTX 1060 6GB card making it a great choice for playing games at 1920×1080.  This $199 entry-level EVGA GTX 1060 3GB card is powered by Nvidia’s Pascal architecture and it is a competitor to the $199 PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 on AMD’s new Polaris architecture.  As a competitor in this 200 dollar price range, the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB promises excellent performance for virtual reality and for high performance HD gaming.

We reviewed the $259 EVGA GTX 1060 SC 6GB video card recently and it received BTR’s “Good Value” award as best in its class when we compared it to the $299 GTX 1060 Founders Edition and we also put it against the $239 (and up) AMD RX 480. It is an excellent value for gamers looking to max out their games at 1920×1080 and at even higher resolutions. Now we see a new EVGA GTX 1060 3GB card that is priced $60 to $100 below the 6GB version costs while offering many of the same features.

The GTX 1060 SC 6GB card (top) has a larger radiator and better cooling than the 3GV version (bottom).

These new 3GB GTX 1060 cards also feature EVGA ACX cooling technology.  EVGA ACX runs cooler and more quietly than the Founders Edition.

The $199 EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs. the $199 PowerColor Red Devil RX 470

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1060s are quite small when compared with their competitors, the PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 and the RX 480. One or two fans serves the GTXes whereas the Polaris RX 4x0s use two or three fans. The EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is an excellent choice for the HTPC or small form factor PC enthusiast.

(Left) Red Devil RX480, (top center) Red Devil RX 470, (bottom center) EVGA GTX 1060-3GB, (right) EVGA GTX 1060 SC 6GB

For a recap of Nvidia’s Pascal architecture see our GTX 1060 Founders Edition launch article.  This evaluation is focused on performance, and we will compare the EVGA GTX 1060 3GB against the 6GB Founders Edition of the GTX 1060 and against the reference and Red Devil RX 470.   We will also compare the performance of 11 video card configurations including the GTX 970 OC, the GTX 960 OC, the 280X, and the RX 480 to try to determine if the GTX 1060 3GB is held back by its having only 3GB of vRAM.

The EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming Edition

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB video card featuring EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling arrived with a retail price of $199.

This EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming is clocked the lowest of the five GTX 1060 3GB EVGA models which range in price from $199 to 259.  It has a basic 3+1 Power Phase design and it uses a single 6-pin PCIe connector compared with the more expensive models which feature more robust power delivery with an 8-pin PCIe connector and better cooling systems.

All EVGA GTX 1060 3GB cards feature ACX fan technology with optimized swept blades, double ball bearings and a low-power motor that delivers more air flow with less power, unlocking additional power for the GPU.  The fan will even shut down when the card is not under load.

Features of EVGA’s GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Gaming Edition:

 A major difference between the the GTX 1060 6GB and the 3GB GPUs, besides the amount of vRAM, is that the 1152 CUDA cores in the 3GB version is cut down from the 6GB version’s 1280 CUDA cores.

It is interesting to see that Nvidia did not choose “Ti” as the designation for the GTX 1060 6GB to probably keep their future options open, nor did they use a suffix such as “LE”, or even choose a “GTX 1055” naming for their entry level GTX 1060.  Rather, Nvidia choose 3GB as the only way to differentiate a cut down 1060 with half the vRAM from the original GTX 1060 6GB.  The Boost/base core and memory speeds are the same as is the amount of memory bandwidth so there should not be too much performance difference.

You can find out much more here. Here are the specifications and the details for the EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming edition.

Here are the specifications for the reference Founders Edition of the GTX 1060 6GB:

The EVGA GTX 1060 3GB’s card’s base clock is 1506MHz and boost clock is 1708MHz.  The boost we actually got first rose up to 2025MHz when a game would first start but would stabilize as the GPU temperature increased to around 1822MHz, or 114MHz higher than the guaranteed Boost for this entry level GTX 1060 3GB.  Since the GDDR5 memory is not further overclocked by EVGA, we found that we gained some impressive performance by overclocking the memory clocks +400MHz, to 4404MHz.

From what we can see, the specifications of the EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming Editon are impressive for a $200 video card, and our sample clocked higher than the guaranteed clocks.

Our EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming Edition came directly from EVGA to BTR as a sample, last Monday.  EVGA wants to make it very clear that what they sent us is the same as what you can buy from any etailer.  EVGA sent out this press release:

EVGA was one of the first graphics card companies to offer overclocked graphics cards, and since day one EVGA always delivered the exact same products to reviewers as well as customers. EVGA does not “fake” reviews or send out products with “tweaked” clockspeeds to reviewers. With EVGA Superclocked, FTW and Classified graphics cards, what you see is what you get.

Learn more.

Buyers are covered by EVGA’s 3-year warranty with a further warranty extension available upon registration within 90 days of purchase.

EVGA PrecisionX OC Unlocks automatic overclocking

Our preliminary overclock appears to be stable and it looks pretty good so far, and we will follow up this evaluation with an overclocked-to-the-max EVGA GTX 1060 3GB versus the Red Devil manually overclocked to the max RX 470 4GB to see which one ultimately delivers the highest performance.

The EVGA PrecisionX OC works with Pascal architecture and now combines manual and automatic overclock tuning features to give the end user more options.

Includes Exclusive Features for EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB:

  • DirectX 12 OSD Support – See the on screen display on DirectX 12 games.
  • EVGA OC ScannerX Integration – Automatically find your optimal voltage/frequency curve!
  • K-Boost Function – Maximize your clocks with this exclusive feature.

Learn more here.

Our Big Picture Test bed of Competing Cards

Our testing platform is Windows 10 Home 64-bit, using an Intel Core i7-6700K at 4.00GHz which turbos to 4.4GHz for all cores as set in the ASRock Z7170 motherboard’s BIOS, and 16GB of G.SKILL DDR4 at 3000MHz. The settings and hardware are identical except for the drivers being tested.

We test 25 games and 2 synthetics featuring our newest 2016 games, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Deus Ex Mankind Divided, and we are also including Ashes of the Singularity, Hitman, Total War Warhammer, and Rise of the Tomb Raider using DX12.  We have also added Futuremark’s DX12 benchmark, Time Spy, and will compare gaming performance with maximum settings at 1920×1080 and at 2560×1440 resolutions.

This evaluation will pit the stock EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming edition against the stock and reference-clocked GTX 1060 6GB, and also against the PowerColor factory overclocked RX 470.  Our bigger picture will further compare performance with the GeForce GTX 1070, the GTX 970 EXOC, the GTX 960 OC, and the PowerColor 280X, as well as versus the reference and Red Devil RX 480.

Let’s take a closer look at the new EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming Edition.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

: What is the difference?

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AMD Radeon RX 470

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NVIDIA NVIDIA GTXE Is 470 better than Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060?

  • 1.09 TFLOPS higher than FLOPS?
    4.94 TFLOPS vs 3.85 TFLOPS
  • 33.9 GTexels/s higher number of textured pixels? more memory bandwidth?
    211.2GB/s vs 192.2GB/s
  • 64bit wider memory bus?
    256bit vs 192bit
  • 768 more stream processors?
    2048 vs 1280
  • 1300million more transistors?
    5700 million vs 4400 million
  • 48 more texture units (TMUs)?
    128 vs 80
  • 1 newer version of OpenCL?
    2. 2 vs 1.2

Why is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 better than AMD Radeon RX 470?

  • GPU frequency 580MHz higher?
    1506MHz vs 926MHz
  • 33.7 GPixel/s higher pixel rate?
    72.3GPixel/s vs 38.6 GPixel/s
  • 352MHz faster memory speed?
    2002MHz vs 1650MHz
  • 1408MHz higher effective clock speed?
    8008MHz vs 6600MHz
  • 1.5x more VRAM?
    6GB vs 4GB
  • 502MHz faster GPU turbo speed?
    1708MHz vs 1206MHz
  • Supports ray tracing?
  • 16 more ROPs?
    48 vs 32

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Performance

2.turbo GPU

1206MHz

1708MHz

When the GPU is running below its limits, it can jump to a higher clock speed to increase performance.

3.pixel rate

38.6 GPixel/s

72.3 GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be displayed on the screen every second.

4.flops

4.94 TFLOPS

3.85 TFLOPS

FLOPS is a measure of GPU processing power.

5.texture size

154.4 GTexels/s

120.5 GTexels/s

Number of textured pixels that can be displayed on the screen every second.

6.GPU memory speed

1650MHz

2002MHz

Memory speed is one aspect that determines memory bandwidth.

7.shading patterns

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors in a video card that are responsible for processing various aspects of an image.

8.textured units (TMUs)

TMUs accept textured units and bind them to the geometric layout of the 3D scene. More TMUs generally means texture information is processed faster.

9 ROPs

ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, such as writing the final pixel data to memory and for performing other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the appearance of graphics.

Memory

1.memory effective speed

6600MHz

8008MHz

The effective memory clock frequency is calculated from the memory size and data transfer rate. A higher clock speed can give better performance in games and other applications.

2.max memory bandwidth

211.2GB/s

192.2GB/s

This is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored in memory.

3.VRAM

VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of the graphics card. More VRAM usually allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

4.memory bus width

256bit

192bit

Wider memory bus means it can carry more data per cycle. This is an important factor in memory performance, and therefore the overall performance of the graphics card.

5. versions of GDDR memory

Later versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher data transfer rates, which improve performance.

6. Supports memory debug code

✖AMD Radeon RX 470

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Memory debug code can detect and fix data corruption. It is used when necessary to avoid distortion, such as in scientific computing or when starting a server.

Functions

1.DirectX version

DirectX is used in games with a new version that supports better graphics.

2nd version of OpenGL

The newer version of OpenGL, the better graphics quality in games.

OpenCL version 3.

Some applications use OpenCL to use the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions are more functional and better quality.

4. Supports multi-monitor technology

✔AMD Radeon RX 470

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

The video card has the ability to connect multiple screens. This allows you to set up multiple monitors at the same time to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as a wider field of view.

5. GPU temperature at boot

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Lower boot temperature means the card generates less heat and the cooling system works better.

6.supports ray tracing

✖AMD Radeon RX 470

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows and reflections in games.

7. Supports 3D

✔AMD Radeon RX 470

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D screen and glasses).

8. supports DLSS

✖AMD Radeon RX 470

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an AI based scaling technology. This allows the graphics card to render games at lower resolutions and upscale them to higher resolutions with near-native visual quality and improved performance. DLSS is only available in some games.

9. PassMark result (G3D)

Unknown. Help us offer a price. (AMD Radeon RX 470)

This test measures the graphics performance of a graphics card. Source: Pass Mark.

Ports

1.has HDMI output

✔AMD Radeon RX 470

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Devices with HDMI or mini-HDMI ports can stream HD video and audio to an attached display.

2.HDMI connectors

More HDMI connectors allow you to connect multiple devices at the same time, such as game consoles and TVs.

HDMI 3. Version

HDMI 2.0

HDMI 2.0

New HDMI versions support higher bandwidth for higher resolutions and frame rates.

4. DisplayPort outputs

Allows connection to a display using DisplayPort.

5.DVI outputs

Allows connection to a display using DVI.

Mini DisplayPort 6.outs

Allows connection to a display using Mini DisplayPort.

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Which graphics cards are better?

Compare AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB video cards by all known characteristics in the categories: General information, Specifications, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions, requirements, API support, Memory, Technology support.
Analysis of video card performance by benchmarks: PassMark — G3D Mark, PassMark — G2D Mark, Geekbench — OpenCL, CompuBench 1. 5 Desktop — Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — T -Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Fps), 3DMark Fire Strike — Graphics Score.

AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)

versus

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

Advantages

reasons to select AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)

  • 3% more: 154.4 GTEXEL/ S VS 60% more: 2048 vs 1280
  • A newer graphics card manufacturing process allows it to be more powerful, but with lower power consumption: 14 nm vs 16 nm
  • About 9% better performance in Geekbench — OpenCL: 39085 vs 35886
  • About 32% more performance in CompuBench 1. 5 Desktop — Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s): 1807.845 vs 1370.718
  • Desktop — T-Rex (Frames/s) about 10% more: 9.5 vs 8.62
  • CompuBench 1.5 performance Desktop — Video Composition (Frames/s) 4.6 times more: 99.822 vs 21.766
  • Performance in CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Bitcoin Mining benchmark (mHash/s) about 12% higher: 511.362 vs 454.799
Texturing speed 154.4 GTexel/s vs 136.7 GTexel/s
Number of shaders 2048 vs 1280
Process 14 nm vs 16 nm
Geekbench — OpenCL 39085 vs 35886
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 1807. 845 vs 1370.718
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — T-Rex (Frames/s) 9.5 vs 8.62
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Video Composition (Frames/s) 99.822 vs 21.766
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 511.362 vs 454.799

Reasons to choose NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

  • About 63% more core clock: 1506 MHz vs 926 MHz
  • 42% faster core clock in Boost mode: 1709 MHz vs 1206 MHz
  • 892.9 times more floating point performance: 4,375 gflops vs 4.9 TFLOPs
  • About 50% more maximum memory size: 6 GB vs 4 GB
  • Memory frequency 21% faster: 8008 MHz vs 6600 MHz
  • PassMark — G3D Mark performance about 24% faster: 10064 vs 8095
  • PassMark — G2D Mark benchmark about 4% faster : 762 vs 730
  • Performance in CompuBench 1. 5 Desktop — Face Detection (mPixels/s) about 6% better: 117.903 vs 111.463
  • Performance in GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) about 25% better: 12442 vs

    About 51% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Frames) benchmark: 3691 vs 2443

  • 2x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Frames) benchmark: 3340 vs 1674
  • performance in GFXBench benchmark 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) about 25% more: 12442 vs 9983
  • About 51% more performance in GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Fps) benchmark: 3691 vs 2443
  • 2x more performance in GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Fps) benchmark: 3340 vs 1674
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  • about 14% more in 3DMark Fire Strike — Graphics Score: 4178 vs 3668

Core clock 1506 MHz vs 926 MHz
Core clock in Boost mode 1709 MHz vs 1206 MHz
Floating point performance 4. 375 gflops vs 4.9 TFLOPs
Maximum memory size 6GB vs 4GB
Memory frequency 8008 MHz vs 6600 MHz
PassMark — G3D Mark 10064 vs 8095
PassMark — G2D Mark 762 vs 730
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Face Detection (mPixels/s) 117.903 vs 111.463
GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 12442 vs 9983
GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Frames) 3691 vs 2443
GFXBench 4. 0 — T-Rex (Frames) 3340 vs 1674
GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 12442 vs 9983
GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Fps) 3691 vs 2443
GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Fps) 3340 vs 1674
3DMark Fire Strike — Graphics Score 4178 vs 3668

Benchmark comparison

GPU 1: AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

PassMark — G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
PassMark — G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
Geekbench — OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
CompuBench 1. 5 Desktop — Face Detection (mPixels/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
111.463
117.903
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
1807.845
1370.718
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — T-Rex (Frames/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
CompuBench 1. 5 Desktop — Video Composition (Frames/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
99.822
21.766
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s)
GPU 1
GPU 2
511.362
454.799
GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
GFXBench 4. 0 — Manhattan (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
GFXBench 4. 0 — T-Rex (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3DMark Fire Strike — Graphics Score
GPU 1
GPU 2
Name AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
PassMark — G3D Mark 8095 10064
PassMark — G2D Mark 730 762
Geekbench — OpenCL 39085 35886
CompuBench 1. 5 Desktop — Face Detection (mPixels/s) 111.463 117.903
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 1807.845 1370.718
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — T-Rex (Frames/s) 9.5 8.62
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Video Composition (Frames/s) 99.822 21.766
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 511.362 454.799
GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 9983 12442
GFXBench 4. 0 — Manhattan (Frames) 2443 3691
GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Frames) 1674 3340
GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 9983 12442
GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Fps) 2443 3691
GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Fps) 1674 3340
3DMark Fire Strike — Graphics Score 3668 4178

Feature comparison

conveyors

AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
Architecture GCN 4. 0 Pascal
Codename Ellesmere GP106
Design Radeon RX 400 Series
Generation GCN 4th Gen
Issue date 4 August 2016 July 19, 2016
Price at first issue date $179 $299
Place in the rating 237 215
Price now $109. 99
Type Desktop Desktop
Price/performance ratio (0-100) 100.00
Boost 9 core clock0593

1206 MHz 1709 MHz
Number of Compute 32
Core clock 926 MHz 1506 MHz
Floating point performance 4.9 TFLOPs 4.375 gflops
GPU Power 85-110 Watt
Process 14nm 16nm
Number of shaders 2048 1280
Stream Processors 2048
Texturing Speed ​​ 154. 4 GTexel/s 136.7 GTexel/s
Power consumption (TDP) 120 Watt 120 Watt
Number of transistors 5,700 million 4,400 million
Video connectors 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
DisplayPort support
Dual-link DVI support
HDMI
VGA
CrossFire without bridge
Interface PCIe 3. 0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Length 241 mm 250mm
Recommended power supply 450 Watt
Additional power connectors 1x 6-pin 1x 6-pin
DirectX 12 12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL 2.0
OpenGL 4.5 4.6
Vulcan
Maximum memory size 4GB 6GB
Memory bandwidth 211 GB/s 192. 2 GB/s
Memory bus width 256bit 192 Bit
Memory frequency 6600MHz 8008 MHz
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Shared memory 0
4K h364 Decode
4K h364 Encode
AMD Eyefinity
AMD Radeon™ Chill
AMD Radeon™ ReLive
CrossFire
DisplayPort 1. 3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
FreeSync
h365/HEVC Decode
h365/HEVC Encode
HDMI 2.0b
HDMI 4K Support
PowerTune
TrueAudio
Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
Video Code Engine (VCE)
Virtual Super Resolution (VSR)
ZeroCore

Comparison of GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce GTX 1060 Max Q.

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GeForce GTX 470

GeForce GTX 1060 Max Q

July, 2010 | 700MHz | 1.2GB GDDR5

May, 2017 | 1.3GHz | 6GB GDDR5

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Benefits

Why is the GeForce GTX 470 better?

Slightly wider memory bus 320bit vs 192bit More than 65% wider memory bus

Why is the GeForce GTX 1060 Max Q better?

Much higher clock speed 1.265 MHz vs 700 MHz More than 80% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 8. 008 MHz vs 3.348 MHz Approximately 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more memory 6.144 MB vs 1,280 MB More than 4.8x more memory
Significantly faster pixel fill rate 60.7GPixel/s vs 19.6GPixel/s More than 3x faster pixel fill rate
Better floating point performance 3.238 GFLOPS vs 1.254 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s vs 133.9 GB/s Approximately 45% more memory bandwidth
Much higher memory clock speed 2.002 MHz vs 837MHz Approximately 2.5x higher memory clock speed
Faster texture rendering 101. 2 GTexel/s vs 39.2 GTexel/s More than 2.5x faster texture rendering speed
More Shader Blocks 1.280 vs 448 832 more shader units
More texture units 80 vs 56 24 more texture units
More raster operation blocks 48 vs 40 8 more raster operation blocks
Significantly lower power consumption 80W vs 215W 2.7x lower power consumption

Benchmark Test

Memory Bandwidth

Speed ​​at which data can be read from or stored in the built-in memory

GeForce GTX 470 133.9 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 192.2 GB/s

Pixel fill rate

The number of pixels that the video card can display on the screen every second

GeForce GTX 470 19. 6GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 60.7GPixel/s

Texture Fill Rate

Rate at which the graphics card renders textures

GeForce GTX 470 39.2 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 101.2 GTexel/s

Number of floating point operations (FLOPS)

Video card calculation speed

GeForce GTX 470 1.254 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 3.238 GFLOPS

Number of shader units

Shaders — GPU subcomponents that work with 3D graphics

GeForce GTX 470 448
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1.280

Number of texture units (TMU)

Texture units (TMUs) affect the texture fill rate of a graphics scene

GeForce GTX 470 56
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 80

Specification (specification)

processors

Parameter GeForce GTX 470 GeForce GTX 1060 Max Q

GPU

GPU manufacturer Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GF100 GP106
Clock frequency 700 MHz 1. 265 MHz
Two No No
Reference card Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 608MHz 1.2GB No

Rated speed

Number of shader units 448 1.280
Number of texture units (TMU) 56 80
Number of ROPs 40 48
Pixel Fill Rate 19.6GPixel/s 60.7GPixel/s
Texture Fill Rate 39.2 GTexel/s 101.2 GTexel/s
Number of floating point operations (FLOPS) 1.254 GFLOPS 3.238 GFLOPS

Memory

Memory clock 837MHz 2.002 MHz
Effective memory frequency 3.348 MHz 8.008 MHz
Memory bus width 320bit 192bit
Video memory size 1,280 MB 6.

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