AMD Radeon RX 580
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

RX 580 GTX 1060 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Price $ 179 $ 199 20 (11%)
Year 2017 2016 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 76C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 46dB 47dB 1.4 (3%)
Recommended Power Supply 535W 470W 65 (13%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 81 FPS 71 FPS 10 (13%)
Average 1440p Performance 56 FPS 50 FPS 6.1 (11%)
Average 4K Performance 31 FPS 29 FPS 2 (7%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (29%)
Overall Combination Score 83/100 80/100 3 (4%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1060 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
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
34
2018 Battlefield V
94
68
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
101
73
2018 Fallout 76
91
78
2018 Final Fantasy XV
62
51
2018 Forza Horizon 4
68
70
2018 Hitman 2
72
61
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
65
47
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
57
50
2017 Dawn of War III
99
68
2017 Destiny 2
99
82
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
69
71
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
65
51
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
51
52
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
65
43
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
55
44
2016 Battlefield 1
111
82
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
67
50
2016 Doom
134
99
2016 F1 2016
90
68
2016 Hitman
95
60
2016 Overwatch
106
110
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
93
74
2016 The Division
73
53
2016 Total War: Warhammer
77
55
2015 DiRT Rally
110
99
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
60
61
2015 The Witcher 3
80
53
2013 Battlefield 4
81
85
2013 Crysis 3
90
61

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33
26
2018 Battlefield V
70
50
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
64
42
2018 Fallout 76
64
52
2018 Final Fantasy XV
44
36
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57
59
2018 Hitman 2
46
40
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
31
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41
37
2017 Dawn of War III
63
45
2017 Destiny 2
85
70
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
45
46
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
48
38
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39
40
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
50
40
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
51
37
2016 Battlefield 1
70
58
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
43
33
2016 Doom
94
66
2016 F1 2016
71
58
2016 Hitman
68
45
2016 Overwatch
73
76
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
56
49
2016 The Division
50
38
2016 Total War: Warhammer
63
47
2015 DiRT Rally
77
68
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
42
41
2015 The Witcher 3
45
39
2013 Battlefield 4
53
55
2013 Crysis 3
42
38

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
16
2018 Battlefield V
37
26
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32
27
2018 Fallout 76
35
29
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26
22
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39
40
2018 Hitman 2
28
23
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
16
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26
22
2017 Dawn of War III
31
23
2017 Destiny 2
42
35
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
20
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
27
22
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22
23
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
36
29
2016 Battlefield 1
38
31
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
14
2016 Doom
46
33
2016 F1 2016
41
32
2016 Overwatch
38
39
2016 Total War: Warhammer
29
24
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
32

AMD Radeon RX 580 / Core 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. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / Core i7-6700K

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

RX 580 vs GTX 1060 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 580 GTX 1060
Board NumberC940, D009-04PG410 SKU 30
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
Boost Clock1340 MHz1709 MHz
GPU Clock1257 MHz1506 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 580 GTX 1060
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 1000
Launch Price229 USD299 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 18th, 2017Mar 8th, 2018

Graphics Features

RX 580 GTX 1060
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
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Pascal
Die Size244 mm²314 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 20GP106
GPU VariantPolaris 20 XTX (215-0910038)GP106-400-A1
Process Size14 nm16 nm
Transistors5,700 million7,200 million

Memory

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

Render Config

RX 580 GTX 1060
ROPs3248
Shading Units23041280
TMUs14480

Theoretical Performance

RX 580 GTX 1060
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)136.7 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate42.88 GPixel/s82.03 GPixel/s
Texture Rate193.0 GTexel/s136.7 GTexel/s