AMD Radeon RX 480
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

AMD Radeon RX 480
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
RX 480 GTX 1060 6GB Difference
AMD Radeon RX 480 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Price $ 399.0 $ 159.0 240 (60%)
Year 2016 2016 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature C 76C
Max Fan Noise dB 47.1dB
Recommended Power Supply 500W 470W 30 (6%)
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 65.4 FPS 70.5 FPS 5.1 (8%)
Average 1440p Performance 48.2 FPS 50.5 FPS 2.3 (5%)
Average 4K Performance 29.3 FPS 29.6 FPS 0.3 (1%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 6.1 $ 3.6 2.5 (41%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 8.3 $ 5.0 3.3 (40%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 13.7 $ 8.6 5.1 (37%)
Overall Combination Score 76/100 80/100 4 (5%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 480 to GTX 1060 6GB 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 6GB .

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AMD Radeon RX 480
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
68
75.8
70
78.8
2019 Metro Exodus
30
33.7
31
35.1
2019 World War Z
76
85.0
61
68.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
75
84.0
65
72.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
29
33.0
30
34.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
57.0
46
51.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
48
54.0
42
46.8
2018 Just Cause 4
43
48.7
48
53.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
47
52.5
51
57.7
2018 Battlefield V
58
65.0
61
68.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
42
47.0
44
49.5
2017 Destiny 2
81
91.0
73
81.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
60
67.5
66
74.2
2017 For Honor
81
90.0
89
98.9
2017 Project CARS 2
57
63.7
63
70.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
69
77.2
76
84.9
2016 Dishonored 2
41
46.5
45
51.1
2015 Rocket League
236
262.5
259
288.4
2015 Need For Speed
65
72.7
71
79.9
2015 Project CARS
62
69.7
68
76.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
114
127.5
119
132.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
162
180.0
178
197.8
2009 League of Legends
303
337.5
333
370.8

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AMD Radeon RX 480
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
40
51.0
42
53.0
2019 Metro Exodus
20
26.2
21
27.3
2019 World War Z
49
62.0
39
49.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
42
53.0
33
42.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
26.0
20
25.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32
40.0
28
36.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28
35.0
24
30.6
2018 Fallout 76
50
63.0
41
52.2
2018 Just Cause 4
28
36.0
31
39.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
29
36.7
32
40.4
2018 Battlefield V
36
46.0
39
49.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24
31.0
29
36.9
2017 Destiny 2
62
78.0
56
70.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
38
48.7
42
53.6
2017 For Honor
42
52.5
46
57.7
2017 Project CARS 2
36
45.0
39
49.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
55
69.7
61
76.6
2016 Dishonored 2
31
39.7
34
43.7
2015 Rocket League
90
112.5
98
123.6
2015 Need For Speed
44
56.2
49
61.8
2015 Project CARS
42
53.3
46
58.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
66
82.5
68
85.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
120
150.0
131
164.8
2009 League of Legends
150
187.5
164
206.0

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AMD Radeon RX 480
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
25.1
18
26.1
2019 Metro Exodus
11
16.5
12
17.2
2019 World War Z
24
35.7
20
28.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
21
30.0
18
27.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
12
18.0
11
16.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
16
24.0
15
21.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
13
19.0
11
16.2
2018 Fallout 76
24
35.0
20
28.8
2018 Just Cause 4
13
18.8
14
20.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
17.6
13
19.4
2018 Battlefield V
20
29.0
18
26.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
16
24.0
15
21.6
2017 Destiny 2
27
39.0
24
35.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
23
33.7
25
37.1
2017 For Honor
18
26.2
20
28.8
2017 Project CARS 2
26
37.5
28
41.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
40
58.5
45
64.3
2016 Dishonored 2
22
31.5
24
34.6
2015 Rocket League
36
52.5
40
57.7
2015 Need For Speed
26
37.5
28
41.2
2015 Project CARS
26
37.5
28
41.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
26
38.2
27
39.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
94
135.0
103
148.3
2009 League of Legends
52
75.0
57
82.4
RX 480 vs GTX 1060 6GB with i7-6700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 480 vs GTX 1060 6GB with i7-6700K vs i7-6700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 480 vs GTX 1060 6GB with i7-6700K vs i7-6700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 480 / i7-6700K

At 1440p, RX 480 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 RX 480 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the RX 480 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / i7-6700K

At 1440p, GTX 1060 6GB 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 6GB 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 6GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1060 6GB 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

RX 480 vs GTX 1060 6GB Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 480 GTX 1060 6GB
Board NumberC940, D009-01PG410
Length9.5 inches 241 mm9.823 inches 250 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP150 W120 W

Clock Speeds

RX 480 GTX 1060 6GB
Boost Clock1266 MHz1709 MHz
GPU Clock1120 MHz1506 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 480 GTX 1060 6GB
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationArctic Islands (RX 400)GeForce 1000
Launch Price229 USD199 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateJun 29th, 2016Mar 8th, 2018

Graphics Features

RX 480 GTX 1060 6GB
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 480 GTX 1060 6GB
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Pascal
Die Size244 mm²314 mm²
GPU NameEllesmereGP104
GPU VariantPolaris 10 XT (215-0876184)GP104-150-A1
Process Size14 nm16 nm
Transistors5,700 million7,200 million

Memory

RX 480 GTX 1060 6GB
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s192.2 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit192 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 480 GTX 1060 6GB
ROPs3248
Shading Units23041280
TMUs14480

Theoretical Performance

RX 480 GTX 1060 6GB
FP16 (half) performance5,834 GFLOPS (1:1)68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance5,834 GFLOPS4,375 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance364.6 GFLOPS (1:16)123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate40.51 GPixel/s82.03 GPixel/s
Texture Rate182.3 GTexel/s136.7 GTexel/s

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