AMD Radeon RX 470
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

AMD Radeon RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
RX 470 GTX 1060 3GB Difference
AMD Radeon RX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Price $ 342.0 $ 170.0 172 (50%)
Year 2016 2016 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 63C 12 (16%)
Max Fan Noise 49.4dB 42.2dB 7.2 (15%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 470W 0 (0%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 56.4 FPS 66.9 FPS 10.5 (19%)
Average 1440p Performance 41.1 FPS 47.9 FPS 6.8 (17%)
Average 4K Performance 24.3 FPS 28.1 FPS 3.8 (16%)
Memory 4 GB 3 GB 1 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.2 $ 2.5 0.7 (22%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 3.6 0.8 (18%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.4 $ 6.1 1.3 (18%)
Overall Combination Score 69/100 81/100 12 (17%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 470 to GTX 1060 3GB is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1060 3GB .

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AMD Radeon RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
48
54.0
53
59.8
2019 Anthem
31
34.8
34
38.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
45
51.0
50
56.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
58
65.4
67
74.8
2019 Metro Exodus
26
29.2
29
33.3
2019 World War Z
69
77.0
56
62.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
62
69.0
62
69.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
23
26.0
29
32.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
48
54.0
43
48.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
43
48.0
39
44.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
45.0
59
66.6
2018 Fallout 76
46
52.0
66
74.3
2018 Hitman 2
36
41.0
52
58.1
2018 Just Cause 4
37
42.1
45
50.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40
45.4
49
54.8
2018 Battlefield V
55
62.0
58
64.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
36
40.0
42
47.0
2017 Destiny 2
78
87.0
70
77.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
36
41.0
44
49.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
40
45.5
60
67.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52
58.3
63
70.4
2017 For Honor
70
77.8
84
93.9
2017 Project CARS 2
49
55.1
59
66.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
60
66.7
68
76.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
37
41.7
36
40.9
2016 Hitman
66
73.8
51
57.3
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
56
63.1
63
70.4
2016 The Division
49
54.5
45
50.3
2016 Overwatch
63
70.7
93
104.1
2016 Dishonored 2
36
40.2
43
48.5
2015 DiRT Rally
77
86.1
84
94.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
42
47.7
52
58.3
2015 The Witcher 3
42
47.6
45
50.0
2015 Rocket League
204
226.8
246
273.8
2015 Need For Speed
56
62.9
68
75.9
2015 Project CARS
54
60.3
65
72.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
99
110.2
114
127.5
2013 Crysis 3
48
54.2
51
57.4
2013 Battlefield 4
57
63.5
72
81.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
139
155.5
169
187.8
2009 League of Legends
262
291.6
316
352.0

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AMD Radeon RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
32
40.2
35
44.5
2019 Anthem
22
27.6
24
30.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
31
39.6
35
43.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
35
44.1
40
50.3
2019 Metro Exodus
18
22.7
20
25.9
2019 World War Z
44
56.2
36
45.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
37
47.0
32
40.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
19
24.0
19
24.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
31
39.0
27
34.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
31.0
23
29.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
30
38.0
45
56.4
2018 Fallout 76
36
45.0
39
49.6
2018 Hitman 2
21
27.0
30
37.6
2018 Just Cause 4
24
31.1
30
37.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
25
31.8
30
38.4
2018 Battlefield V
34
43.0
37
47.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
28.0
28
35.0
2017 Destiny 2
59
74.0
53
66.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
31.0
30
37.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23
29.4
34
43.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
33
42.1
40
50.9
2017 For Honor
36
45.4
43
54.8
2017 Project CARS 2
31
38.9
37
46.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
48
60.3
58
72.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
31
39.0
30
38.1
2016 Hitman
42
53.1
33
42.3
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
34
43.1
36
46.1
2016 The Division
32
40.0
28
36.2
2016 Overwatch
39
49.0
57
71.8
2016 Dishonored 2
27
34.3
33
41.5
2015 DiRT Rally
47
59.9
51
64.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
32.6
30
38.5
2015 The Witcher 3
28
35.3
29
37.2
2015 Rocket League
77
97.2
93
117.3
2015 Need For Speed
38
48.6
46
58.7
2015 Project CARS
36
46.0
44
55.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
57
71.3
66
82.5
2013 Crysis 3
26
32.9
28
35.9
2013 Battlefield 4
32
41.2
41
51.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
129.6
125
156.5
2009 League of Legends
129
162.0
156
195.6

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AMD Radeon RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
24.0
18
26.6
2019 Anthem
10
15.0
11
16.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
14
21.0
16
23.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
15
21.7
17
24.8
2019 Metro Exodus
10
14.3
11
16.3
2019 World War Z
22
32.3
18
26.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
19
28.0
17
25.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
17.0
10
15.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
16
23.0
14
20.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
17.0
10
15.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
17
25.0
26
37.6
2018 Fallout 76
17
25.0
19
27.3
2018 Hitman 2
11
16.0
15
22.2
2018 Just Cause 4
11
16.2
13
19.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
15.2
12
18.4
2018 Battlefield V
17
25.0
17
24.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
9
13.0
14
20.5
2017 Destiny 2
25
37.0
23
33.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12
18.0
14
21.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11
16.1
13
18.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
29.2
24
35.2
2017 For Honor
15
22.7
19
27.3
2017 Project CARS 2
22
32.4
27
39.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35
50.5
42
61.0
2016 Overwatch
17
25.2
25
37.1
2016 Dishonored 2
19
27.2
22
32.8
2015 Rocket League
31
45.4
38
54.8
2015 Need For Speed
22
32.4
27
39.1
2015 Project CARS
22
32.4
27
39.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
23
33.0
26
38.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
81
116.6
98
140.8
2009 League of Legends
45
64.8
54
78.2
RX 470 vs GTX 1060 3GB with i7-6700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 470 vs GTX 1060 3GB with i7-6700K vs i7-6700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 470 vs GTX 1060 3GB with i7-6700K vs i7-6700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 470 / i7-6700K

For the most part, the RX 470 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. It appears that the RX 470 is a more capable mid-range card that can play AAA titles at 1080p with 60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 470 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 470 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / i7-6700K

At 1440p, GTX 1060 3GB can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the GTX 1060 3GB is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 1060 3GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 1060 3GB 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 3072 MB RAM, the GTX 1060 3GB can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 470 vs GTX 1060 3GB Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 470 GTX 1060 3GB
Length9.5 inches 241 mm9.823 inches 250 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W120 W

Clock Speeds

RX 470 GTX 1060 3GB
Boost Clock1206 MHz1708 MHz
GPU Clock926 MHz1506 MHz
Memory Clock1650 MHz 6600 MHz effective2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 470 GTX 1060 3GB
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationArctic Islands (RX 400)GeForce 1000
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateAug 4th, 2016Aug 18th, 2016

Graphics Features

RX 470 GTX 1060 3GB
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.2
Vulkan1.1.821.1.96

Graphics Processor

RX 470 GTX 1060 3GB
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Pascal
Die Size244 mm²200 mm²
GPU NameEllesmereGP106
Process Size14 nm16 nm
Transistors5,700 million4,400 million

Memory

RX 470 GTX 1060 3GB
Bandwidth211.2 GB/s192.2 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit192 bit
Memory Size4096 MB3072
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 470 GTX 1060 3GB
ROPs3248
Shading Units20481152
TMUs12872

Theoretical Performance

RX 470 GTX 1060 3GB
FP16 (half) performance4,940 GFLOPS (1:1)61.49 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance4,940 GFLOPS3,935 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance308.7 GFLOPS (1:16)123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate38.59 GPixel/s81.98 GPixel/s
Texture Rate154.4 GTexel/s123.0 GTexel/s

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