AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
RX 5500 XT 4GB GTX 1060 6GB Difference
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Price $ 169.0 $ 159.0 10 (6%)
Year 2019 2016 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 66C 76C 10 (15%)
Max Fan Noise 39dB 47.1dB 8.1 (21%)
Recommended Power Supply 460W 470W 10 (2%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) 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 68.3 FPS 68.9 FPS 0.60000000000001 (1%)
Average 1440p Performance 48.6 FPS 49.3 FPS 0.7 (1%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 40.8 FPS 41.8 FPS 1 (2%)
Average 4K Performance 27.7 FPS 28.9 FPS 1.2 (4%)
Memory 4 GB 6 GB 2 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.5 $ 3.7 1.2 (48%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 5.2 1.7 (49%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.1 $ 6.1 2 (49%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.1 $ 8.8 2.7 (44%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Overall Combination Score 81/100 80/100 1 (1%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 5500 XT 4GB 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.

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB

The RX 5700 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest RDNA 1.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX 5500 XT 4GB is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 169. AMD ’s xx00 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the RDNA 1.0 graphics card inside the RX 5500 XT 4GB, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 5500 XT 4GB consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX 570, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Apex Legends, F1 2019, Forza Horizon 4, Hitman 2 at 60 fps to 65 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 62 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play World War Z, Battlefield V at 61 fps to 64 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 63 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

The GTX 1070 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest Pascal set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 1060 6GB is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 254. NVIDIA ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1060 6GB, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1060 6GB is much more expensive than the GTX 960 as it costs a whopping $ 254. Compare this to the GTX 960, which came originally at a price of $ 199. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the RX 580 which costs $ 229. Spec for spec, this GTX 1060 6GB leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 960, by boasting 2 % more fps.

The GTX 1060 6GB has 6 GB RAM compared to the GTX 960 's 2 GB video memory. In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 1060 6GB blows past the GTX 960 and, amazingly, even the GTX 970 as well.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The GTX 1060 6GB consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the GTX 960 and it really justifies an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Hitman 2, Apex Legends, F1 2019, World War Z, Battlefield V at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
54
60.2
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
34
38.8
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
51
57.1
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
67
74.5
70
78.8
2019 Metro Exodus
30
33.7
31
35.1
2019 World War Z
75
83.6
61
68.0
2019 Gears of War 5
43
47.9
45
51.1
2019 F1 2019
54
60.2
57
64.1
2019 GreedFall
49
55.1
51
57.7
2019 Borderlands 3
34
38.8
36
40.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
66
73.4
70
78.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
25
28.6
27
30.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
40
44.9
42
47.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
83
92.8
65
72.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
32
35.7
30
34.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
50
56.1
46
51.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
54
60.2
42
46.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
55
62.2
63
70.2
2018 Fallout 76
75
83.6
70
78.3
2018 Hitman 2
58
65.3
55
61.2
2018 Just Cause 4
43
47.9
48
53.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
46
52.0
51
57.7
2018 Strange Brigade
69
77.5
74
82.3
2018 Battlefield V
77
85.7
61
68.4
2017 Dawn of War III
81
90.8
60
67.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
53
59.2
46
51.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
46
52.0
44
49.5
2017 Destiny 2
81
90.8
73
81.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41
45.9
46
52.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
56
63.2
63
70.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
59
66.3
66
74.2
2017 For Honor
78
87.7
89
98.9
2017 Project CARS 2
55
62.2
63
70.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
67
75.5
76
84.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
53
59.2
38
43.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
55
61.2
45
50.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
45
51.0
39
44.1
2016 Doom
110
122.4
89
99.0
2016 F1 2016
74
82.6
60
67.5
2016 Hitman
78
86.7
54
60.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
76
84.7
66
74.2
2016 The Division
59
66.3
47
53.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
63
70.4
49
54.9
2016 Battlefield 1
91
102.0
73
81.5
2016 Overwatch
88
97.9
98
109.6
2016 Dishonored 2
41
45.9
45
51.1
2015 DiRT Rally
90
101.0
89
99.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
49
55.1
55
61.4
2015 The Witcher 3
65
72.4
47
52.6
2015 Rocket League
232
258.1
259
288.4
2015 Need For Speed
64
71.4
71
79.9
2015 Project CARS
61
68.3
68
76.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
112
125.5
119
132.6
2013 Crysis 3
74
82.6
54
60.5
2013 Battlefield 4
67
74.5
76
85.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
158
176.5
178
197.8
2009 League of Legends
298
331.5
333
370.8

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
35
44.9
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
24
30.6
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
35
43.9
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
40
50.0
42
53.0
2019 Metro Exodus
20
25.5
21
27.3
2019 World War Z
48
61.2
39
49.6
2019 Gears of War 5
28
35.7
29
37.0
2019 F1 2019
34
42.8
36
45.4
2019 GreedFall
31
39.8
33
41.7
2019 Borderlands 3
21
26.5
22
28.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
42
53.0
44
56.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
18
23.5
19
24.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
28
35.7
29
37.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
46
58.1
33
42.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
24
30.6
20
25.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32
40.8
28
36.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
31
38.8
24
30.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
41
52.0
47
59.4
2018 Fallout 76
46
58.1
41
52.2
2018 Hitman 2
34
42.8
31
39.6
2018 Just Cause 4
28
35.7
31
39.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
29
36.7
32
40.4
2018 Strange Brigade
43
54.1
45
57.3
2018 Battlefield V
51
64.3
39
49.5
2017 Dawn of War III
45
57.1
36
45.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
35
43.9
30
37.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
30
37.7
29
36.9
2017 Destiny 2
62
77.5
56
70.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
28
35.7
31
39.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
32
40.8
36
46.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
38
47.9
42
53.6
2017 For Honor
41
52.0
46
57.7
2017 Project CARS 2
35
43.9
39
49.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
54
68.3
61
76.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
35
44.9
32
40.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
31
39.8
26
33.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
37
46.9
29
36.9
2016 Doom
68
85.7
52
66.2
2016 F1 2016
51
64.3
46
57.6
2016 Hitman
49
62.2
35
44.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
40
51.0
38
48.6
2016 The Division
36
45.9
30
38.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
45
57.1
37
46.8
2016 Battlefield 1
51
64.3
46
57.6
2016 Overwatch
53
67.3
60
75.6
2016 Dishonored 2
31
38.8
34
43.7
2015 DiRT Rally
56
70.4
54
68.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31
38.8
32
40.6
2015 The Witcher 3
32
40.8
31
39.1
2015 Rocket League
88
111.2
98
123.6
2015 Need For Speed
44
55.1
49
61.8
2015 Project CARS
41
52.0
46
58.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
65
81.6
68
85.8
2013 Crysis 3
31
38.8
30
37.8
2013 Battlefield 4
38
47.9
43
54.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
117
146.9
131
164.8
2009 League of Legends
147
184.6
164
206.0

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
28
37.7
30
40.1
2019 Anthem
19
25.5
20
26.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
27
35.7
28
37.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
30
39.8
32
42.3
2019 Metro Exodus
17
22.4
18
23.8
2019 World War Z
38
51.0
31
41.8
2019 Gears of War 5
23
30.6
24
32.3
2019 F1 2019
28
37.7
30
39.8
2019 GreedFall
22
29.6
23
31.5
2019 Borderlands 3
17
22.4
17
23.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
34
44.9
36
48.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
15
20.4
16
21.5
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
23
30.6
24
32.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35
46.9
28
37.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
19
25.5
16
22.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26
34.7
23
30.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
31.6
19
25.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
35
46.9
40
53.0
2018 Fallout 76
36
47.9
32
43.3
2018 Hitman 2
27
35.7
25
33.7
2018 Just Cause 4
21
28.6
24
32.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
28.6
24
32.0
2018 Strange Brigade
34
44.9
35
47.3
2018 Battlefield V
40
53.0
30
40.4
2017 Dawn of War III
34
45.9
27
36.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
27
36.7
24
31.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24
32.6
23
31.3
2017 Destiny 2
47
62.2
42
56.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
29.6
25
33.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
25
33.7
26
35.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
32
42.8
36
48.5
2017 For Honor
31
40.8
35
46.3
2017 Project CARS 2
32
42.8
36
48.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
51
67.3
57
75.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
23
30.6
19
25.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
32
42.8
26
35.1
2016 Doom
51
68.3
40
53.3
2016 F1 2016
41
55.1
36
48.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
34
44.9
28
38.0
2016 Battlefield 1
40
53.0
35
47.2
2016 Overwatch
41
54.1
46
61.3
2016 Dishonored 2
28
37.7
31
41.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
23
30.6
29
38.6
2015 Rocket League
65
86.7
73
97.0
2015 Need For Speed
38
50.0
41
55.1
2015 Project CARS
36
47.9
40
53.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
48
63.2
51
67.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
113
149.9
127
167.5
2009 League of Legends
104
137.7
117
154.3

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AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
18
26.5
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
11
16.3
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
16
23.5
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
24.5
18
26.1
2019 Metro Exodus
11
16.3
12
17.2
2019 World War Z
24
34.7
20
28.6
2019 Gears of War 5
15
22.4
16
23.4
2019 F1 2019
19
27.5
20
28.9
2019 GreedFall
11
16.3
12
17.2
2019 Borderlands 3
10
14.3
10
14.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
22
31.6
23
33.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
14.3
10
15.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
15
22.4
16
23.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
20
29.6
18
27.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
12
18.4
11
16.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
17
24.5
15
21.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
14
21.4
11
16.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
24
35.7
27
39.6
2018 Fallout 76
22
31.6
20
28.8
2018 Hitman 2
17
25.5
16
23.4
2018 Just Cause 4
12
18.4
14
20.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
17.3
13
19.4
2018 Strange Brigade
20
29.6
21
31.2
2018 Battlefield V
23
33.7
18
26.1
2017 Dawn of War III
20
28.6
16
23.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
17
25.5
15
21.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
17
24.5
15
21.6
2017 Destiny 2
27
38.8
24
35.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
20.4
15
22.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
15
22.4
13
19.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
23
33.7
25
37.1
2017 For Honor
17
25.5
20
28.8
2017 Project CARS 2
25
36.7
28
41.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
39
57.1
45
64.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
12
17.3
10
14.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
22
32.6
20
28.8
2016 Doom
29
42.8
23
33.3
2016 F1 2016
26
37.7
22
32.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
18
26.5
17
24.3
2016 Battlefield 1
24
34.7
21
30.6
2016 Overwatch
24
34.7
27
39.1
2016 Dishonored 2
21
30.6
24
34.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
12
18.4
22
31.5
2015 Rocket League
36
52.0
40
57.7
2015 Need For Speed
25
36.7
28
41.2
2015 Project CARS
25
36.7
28
41.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
26
37.7
27
39.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
92
132.6
103
148.3
2009 League of Legends
51
73.4
57
82.4
RX 5500 XT 4GB vs GTX 1060 6GB with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB / i7-8700K

At 1440p, RX 5500 XT 4GB 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 5500 XT 4GB 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 RX 5500 XT 4GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 5500 XT 4GB can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

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 5500 XT 4GB vs GTX 1060 6GB Specifications Comparison

RX 5500 XT 4GB GTX 1060 6GB

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