AMD Radeon RX 580
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
RX 580 GTX 1060 6GB Difference
AMD Radeon RX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Price $ 151.0 $ 159.0 8 (5%)
Year 2017 2016 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 76C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 45.7dB 47.1dB 1.4 (3%)
Recommended Power Supply 535W 470W 65 (12%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) 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 75.5 FPS 69.6 FPS 5.9 (8%)
Average 1440p Performance 53.5 FPS 49.8 FPS 3.7 (7%)
Average 4K Performance 30.4 FPS 29.1 FPS 1.3 (4%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.0 $ 3.7 0.7 (23%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.3 $ 5.1 0.8 (19%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.5 $ 8.7 1.2 (16%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Overall Combination Score 80/100 80/100 0 (0%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1060 6GB to RX 580 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.

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AMD Radeon RX 580
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
72
80.5
70
78.8
2019 Metro Exodus
32
35.9
31
35.1
2019 World War Z
81
91.0
61
68.0
2019 Gears of War 5
46
52.2
45
51.1
2019 F1 2019
58
65.5
57
64.1
2019 GreedFall
53
59.0
51
57.7
2019 Borderlands 3
37
41.4
36
40.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
91
101.2
65
72.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
35
39.3
30
34.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
55
61.6
46
51.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
58
64.9
42
46.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
61
68.2
63
70.2
2018 Fallout 76
82
91.3
70
78.3
2018 Hitman 2
64
71.5
55
61.2
2018 Just Cause 4
46
51.8
48
53.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
50
55.8
51
57.7
2018 Strange Brigade
75
84.1
74
82.3
2018 Battlefield V
84
93.5
61
68.4
2017 Dawn of War III
89
99.3
60
67.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
58
64.8
46
51.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51
57.2
44
49.5
2017 Destiny 2
89
99.0
73
81.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
45
50.6
46
52.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
61
68.5
63
70.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
64
71.7
66
74.2
2017 For Honor
86
95.6
89
98.9
2017 Project CARS 2
60
67.7
63
70.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
73
82.1
76
84.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
58
64.7
38
43.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
60
67.1
45
50.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
49
55.4
39
44.1
2016 Doom
120
134.3
89
99.0
2016 F1 2016
81
90.2
60
67.5
2016 Hitman
85
94.8
54
60.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
83
92.6
66
74.2
2016 The Division
65
72.9
47
53.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
69
76.9
49
54.9
2016 Battlefield 1
99
111.1
73
81.5
2016 Overwatch
95
106.3
98
109.6
2016 Dishonored 2
44
49.4
45
51.1
2015 DiRT Rally
98
109.8
89
99.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
54
60.0
55
61.4
2015 The Witcher 3
71
79.5
47
52.6
2015 Rocket League
251
279.0
259
288.4
2015 Need For Speed
69
77.3
71
79.9
2015 Project CARS
66
74.1
68
76.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
121
135.5
119
132.6
2013 Crysis 3
81
90.2
54
60.5
2013 Battlefield 4
72
81.1
76
85.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
172
191.3
178
197.8
2009 League of Legends
322
358.6
333
370.8

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AMD Radeon RX 580
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
43
54.2
42
53.0
2019 Metro Exodus
22
27.9
21
27.3
2019 World War Z
53
66.4
39
49.6
2019 Gears of War 5
30
37.9
29
37.0
2019 F1 2019
37
46.4
36
45.4
2019 GreedFall
34
42.6
33
41.7
2019 Borderlands 3
23
29.1
22
28.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
51
63.8
33
42.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
33.0
20
25.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
35
44.0
28
36.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
33
41.8
24
30.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45
57.2
47
59.4
2018 Fallout 76
51
63.8
41
52.2
2018 Hitman 2
36
46.2
31
39.6
2018 Just Cause 4
30
38.3
31
39.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
31
39.1
32
40.4
2018 Strange Brigade
46
58.6
45
57.3
2018 Battlefield V
56
70.4
39
49.5
2017 Dawn of War III
50
62.7
36
45.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
38
48.1
30
37.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32
40.7
29
36.9
2017 Destiny 2
67
84.7
56
70.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
30
38.5
31
39.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
35
44.7
36
46.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
51.8
42
53.6
2017 For Honor
44
55.8
46
57.7
2017 Project CARS 2
38
47.8
39
49.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
59
74.1
61
76.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
39
49.5
32
40.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
34
42.9
26
33.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
40
51.0
29
36.9
2016 Doom
74
93.5
52
66.2
2016 F1 2016
56
70.5
46
57.6
2016 Hitman
54
67.5
35
44.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
44
56.1
38
48.6
2016 The Division
40
50.2
30
38.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
50
62.7
37
46.8
2016 Battlefield 1
56
70.3
46
57.6
2016 Overwatch
58
73.2
60
75.6
2016 Dishonored 2
33
42.2
34
43.7
2015 DiRT Rally
61
76.6
54
68.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
33
41.8
32
40.6
2015 The Witcher 3
35
44.8
31
39.1
2015 Rocket League
95
119.5
98
123.6
2015 Need For Speed
47
59.8
49
61.8
2015 Project CARS
45
56.6
46
58.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
70
87.7
68
85.8
2013 Crysis 3
33
41.9
30
37.8
2013 Battlefield 4
42
52.8
43
54.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
127
159.4
131
164.8
2009 League of Legends
159
199.3
164
206.0

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AMD Radeon RX 580
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
18
26.7
18
26.1
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.5
12
17.2
2019 World War Z
26
38.2
20
28.6
2019 Gears of War 5
16
23.9
16
23.4
2019 F1 2019
20
29.5
20
28.9
2019 GreedFall
12
17.5
12
17.2
2019 Borderlands 3
10
15.1
10
14.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
22
31.9
18
27.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
13
19.8
11
16.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
18
26.4
15
21.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
23.1
11
16.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
26
38.5
27
39.6
2018 Fallout 76
24
35.2
20
28.8
2018 Hitman 2
19
27.5
16
23.4
2018 Just Cause 4
13
19.9
14
20.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
18.7
13
19.4
2018 Strange Brigade
22
31.9
21
31.2
2018 Battlefield V
26
37.4
18
26.1
2017 Dawn of War III
21
31.0
16
23.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
19
27.2
15
21.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
18
26.4
15
21.6
2017 Destiny 2
29
41.8
24
35.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.0
15
22.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
16
23.9
13
19.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
35.9
25
37.1
2017 For Honor
19
27.9
20
28.8
2017 Project CARS 2
27
39.8
28
41.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
43
62.2
45
64.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
13
18.7
10
14.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
25
36.3
20
28.8
2016 Doom
32
46.1
23
33.3
2016 F1 2016
28
41.1
22
32.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
20
28.6
17
24.3
2016 Battlefield 1
26
37.8
21
30.6
2016 Overwatch
26
37.7
27
39.1
2016 Dishonored 2
23
33.5
24
34.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
13
19.8
22
31.5
2015 Rocket League
39
55.8
40
57.7
2015 Need For Speed
27
39.8
28
41.2
2015 Project CARS
27
39.8
28
41.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
28
40.6
27
39.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
100
143.5
103
148.3
2009 League of Legends
55
79.7
57
82.4
RX 580 vs GTX 1060 6GB with i7-7700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 580 / i7-7700K

At 1440p, RX 580 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 580 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 580 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RX 580 '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 580 vs GTX 1060 6GB Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 580 GTX 1060 6GB
Board NumberC940, D009-04PG410
Length9.5 inches 241 mm9.823 inches 250 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP185 W120 W

Clock Speeds

RX 580 GTX 1060 6GB
Boost Clock1340 MHz1709 MHz
GPU Clock1257 MHz1506 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 580 GTX 1060 6GB
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 1000
Launch Price229 USD199 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Mar 8th, 2018

Graphics Features

RX 580 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 580 GTX 1060 6GB
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Pascal
Die Size244 mm²314 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 20GP104
GPU VariantPolaris 20 XTX (215-0910038)GP104-150-A1
Process Size14 nm16 nm
Transistors5,700 million7,200 million

Memory

RX 580 GTX 1060 6GB
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s192.2 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit192 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 580 GTX 1060 6GB
ROPs3248
Shading Units23041280
TMUs14480

Theoretical Performance

RX 580 GTX 1060 6GB
FP16 (half) performance6,175 GFLOPS (1:1)68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance6,175 GFLOPS4,375 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance385.9 GFLOPS (1:16)123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate42.88 GPixel/s82.03 GPixel/s
Texture Rate193.0 GTexel/s136.7 GTexel/s

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Marko 2 weeks ago
i would just like to know where did you get a new gtx 1060 6gb for less then 140€?
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lyricsdata 8 months ago
I need help choosing between these GPUs.
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casuallythinning 8 months ago
Which good in performance Rx 570/580 or GtX1060?
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dwellerstaking 8 months ago
i'm looking or a new card and i'm not sure which card is better 580 or 1060
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effortcreamy 8 months ago
Trying to finalize build with graphics card which of these would you say is more future proof?
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pugsleyimprudent 8 months ago


Hi Friend, as noted...comparable GPUs, though I'd lean towards the RX 580 for several reasons:

1. AMD FreeSync; though arguably "less optimal" than G-Sync...the chances of your next monitor being FreeSync are higher than nVidia's adaptive refresh tech. This point is mute if you have plans for a G-Sync monitor in your future.

2. More Video Memory; though you'll most likely hit the processing ceiling of the GPU before using the extent of the 8GB VRAM...I'd still call the RX 580 more "future proof" in this respect

3. [subjective] Greater Gaming Longevity; despite being an nVidia fanboy, I've been frustrated at their gimicky support of DX in the past (e.g.,Async-Compute), and their inclination to support proprietary standards as a rule of thumb. If all things are equal, supporting AMD is the best decision as a consumer IMO.


Either way, congrats on the upgrade plans! Both great cards!
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lyricsdata 8 months ago
Should I get the 580 or the 1060?

And if the 580, is there a big difference between 4gb and 8gb?
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hangoverneedles 8 months ago
If you can find one at a reasonable price, get an RX 580. Unless you are gaming at 1440p Ultra or above, 4GB is enough.
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reformatpitch 8 months ago
Should I get get a gtx 1060 with freesync (yes I know it won't work) or an rx 580 with freesync? I am using an i5 8400.
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guapocolumn 8 months ago
the 1060 is much power efficient and have slightly better overall performance, but users are praising on AMD Free Synchronization and apparently it's worth coping with the Rx 580 extra power consumption, your decision might be easier if you have a free synchronization monitor.
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