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 Medium Quality Settings Medium Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 170.9 FPS 161.1 FPS 9.8196227294914 (6%)
Average 1440p Performance 130.3 FPS 123.5 FPS 6.7593953184469 (5%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 113.1 FPS 108.2 FPS 4.9760219922217 (4%)
Average 4K Performance 82.6 FPS 80.1 FPS 2.4888157279685 (3%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.1 $ 3.7 0.6 (19%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 5.2 0.8 (18%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.2 $ 6.1 0.9 (17%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.6 $ 8.8 1.2 (16%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Overall Combination Score 97/100 97/100 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.

AMD Radeon RX 580

AMD ’s xx80 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 580, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The RX 580 is much more cheaper than the RX 480 as it costs $ 229. Compare this to the RX 480, which came originally at a price of $ 400. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 1060 6GB which costs $ 254.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 580 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX 480, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Final Fantasy XV, Apex Legends, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, F1 2019, Forza Horizon 4 at 62 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Fallout 76, World War Z, Battlefield V at 64 fps to 70 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 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 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
135
150.1
135
150.1
2019 Anthem
95
105.6
95
105.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
129
143.4
129
143.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
163
181.9
161
178.9
2019 Metro Exodus
86
95.6
84
93.9
2019 World War Z
180
200.1
143
159.4
2019 Gears of War 5
116
129.3
114
127.1
2019 F1 2019
139
154.8
136
152.2
2019 GreedFall
128
142.5
125
140.0
2019 Borderlands 3
96
107.3
95
105.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
162
180.5
159
177.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
75
84.2
74
82.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
109
121.3
107
119.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
195
217.1
151
168.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
92
102.9
82
91.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
132
147.4
114
127.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
138
153.6
106
118.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
143
159.8
147
163.4
2018 Fallout 76
180
200.6
160
178.0
2018 Hitman 2
149
165.8
132
146.7
2018 Just Cause 4
115
128.5
118
132.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
122
136.3
125
140.0
2018 Strange Brigade
169
188.2
166
185.1
2018 Battlefield V
183
204.3
144
160.1
2017 Dawn of War III
192
214.0
142
158.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
138
153.5
114
127.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
125
139.0
111
123.9
2017 Destiny 2
192
213.5
165
184.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
113
126.1
116
129.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
144
160.3
147
164.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
149
166.2
153
170.7
2017 For Honor
187
207.8
191
213.3
2017 Project CARS 2
142
158.8
146
163.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
166
184.7
170
189.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
137
153.3
99
110.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
141
157.7
113
125.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
121
135.5
101
112.9
2016 Doom
242
269.1
192
213.5
2016 F1 2016
178
198.7
142
158.5
2016 Hitman
185
206.5
130
145.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
182
202.8
153
170.7
2016 The Division
151
168.4
117
130.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
157
175.5
121
134.6
2016 Battlefield 1
209
233.2
165
183.7
2016 Overwatch
202
225.4
207
230.8
2016 Dishonored 2
111
123.7
114
127.1
2015 DiRT Rally
207
231.1
192
214.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
129
144.4
132
147.1
2015 The Witcher 3
162
180.1
117
130.1
2015 Rocket League
411
457.1
420
467.7
2015 Need For Speed
158
176.2
162
180.9
2015 Project CARS
153
170.5
157
175.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
243
270.9
239
266.6
2013 Crysis 3
178
198.7
130
145.4
2013 Battlefield 4
164
183.0
171
190.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
314
349.5
322
358.1
2009 League of Legends
488
542.5
499
554.7

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
94
118.7
94
118.7
2019 Anthem
70
87.5
70
87.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
93
117.2
93
117.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
106
133.2
104
130.8
2019 Metro Exodus
62
77.8
61
76.5
2019 World War Z
125
156.4
99
124.1
2019 Gears of War 5
79
99.9
78
98.0
2019 F1 2019
94
117.6
92
115.6
2019 GreedFall
87
109.8
86
107.9
2019 Borderlands 3
64
80.6
63
79.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
111
139.4
109
137.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
57
71.3
56
70.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
79
99.9
78
98.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
121
151.6
87
109.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
71
89.3
58
72.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
90
112.7
76
95.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
86
108.2
67
83.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
111
139.0
114
143.3
2018 Fallout 76
121
151.6
103
129.3
2018 Hitman 2
93
117.2
82
103.5
2018 Just Cause 4
80
100.8
82
103.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
81
102.5
84
105.2
2018 Strange Brigade
113
141.7
111
139.2
2018 Battlefield V
131
163.8
99
123.9
2017 Dawn of War III
119
149.5
91
114.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
96
121.1
79
99.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
84
105.9
78
97.8
2017 Destiny 2
151
189.2
130
163.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
80
101.2
82
103.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
91
114.2
93
116.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
102
128.5
105
132.0
2017 For Honor
109
136.3
111
140.0
2017 Project CARS 2
96
120.5
98
123.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
136
170.5
139
175.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
99
123.9
83
104.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
88
110.4
71
89.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
101
126.9
78
97.8
2016 Doom
163
204.3
124
156.1
2016 F1 2016
131
164.0
111
139.8
2016 Hitman
126
158.5
90
113.7
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
109
136.9
97
122.1
2016 The Division
100
125.3
80
100.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
119
149.5
94
118.4
2016 Battlefield 1
130
163.6
111
139.8
2016 Overwatch
135
168.9
138
173.2
2016 Dishonored 2
87
109.0
89
112.1
2015 DiRT Rally
139
175.0
128
160.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
86
108.2
84
105.6
2015 The Witcher 3
91
114.4
81
102.5
2015 Rocket League
197
246.4
202
252.8
2015 Need For Speed
115
144.0
118
147.8
2015 Project CARS
110
137.9
113
141.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
155
194.4
152
191.2
2013 Crysis 3
86
108.4
79
99.7
2013 Battlefield 4
104
130.4
107
133.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
244
305.8
250
313.4
2009 League of Legends
288
360.0
294
368.7

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
79
104.6
79
104.6
2019 Anthem
56
74.8
56
74.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
75
99.7
75
99.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
84
111.3
82
109.2
2019 Metro Exodus
52
69.5
51
68.3
2019 World War Z
103
136.7
82
108.2
2019 Gears of War 5
68
89.5
66
87.7
2019 F1 2019
80
105.6
79
104.0
2019 GreedFall
66
87.5
65
86.0
2019 Borderlands 3
51
67.8
50
66.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
93
123.1
91
120.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
48
63.7
47
62.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
68
89.5
66
87.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
96
127.3
74
98.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
59
78.5
49
64.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
75
99.5
64
84.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
70
93.0
54
71.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
96
127.3
99
130.8
2018 Fallout 76
99
130.8
84
111.3
2018 Hitman 2
78
103.1
69
90.8
2018 Just Cause 4
64
85.1
66
87.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
64
84.6
66
87.1
2018 Strange Brigade
92
121.7
90
119.5
2018 Battlefield V
106
140.0
79
105.2
2017 Dawn of War III
95
125.1
73
97.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
79
105.0
65
86.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
72
95.6
64
85.5
2017 Destiny 2
120
158.8
104
137.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
66
88.0
68
89.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
73
97.3
71
94.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
90
118.7
92
121.9
2017 For Honor
86
114.4
89
117.4
2017 Project CARS 2
90
118.7
92
121.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
127
168.4
131
172.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
67
89.3
54
72.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
89
118.2
71
93.9
2016 Doom
130
171.6
99
131.4
2016 F1 2016
109
143.8
92
121.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
93
122.5
76
100.1
2016 Battlefield 1
106
140.2
90
119.3
2016 Overwatch
108
143.1
111
146.9
2016 Dishonored 2
80
105.4
82
108.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
67
89.3
77
101.4
2015 Rocket League
155
204.8
159
210.2
2015 Need For Speed
99
131.4
102
135.0
2015 Project CARS
97
128.1
99
131.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
121
160.5
120
157.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
235
309.4
241
317.1
2009 League of Legends
221
291.1
226
298.5

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AMD Radeon RX 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
54
78.1
54
78.1
2019 Anthem
37
52.9
37
52.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
48
69.9
48
69.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
52
75.1
51
73.7
2019 Metro Exodus
37
52.9
36
52.1
2019 World War Z
70
100.6
55
79.4
2019 Gears of War 5
47
68.5
47
67.3
2019 F1 2019
57
81.5
56
80.1
2019 GreedFall
37
52.9
36
52.1
2019 Borderlands 3
32
46.8
32
46.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
64
92.1
63
90.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
34
48.8
33
48.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
47
68.5
47
67.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
60
86.9
53
75.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
41
58.6
34
49.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
52
74.4
44
63.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46
66.6
34
49.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
70
101.2
72
103.5
2018 Fallout 76
65
94.1
55
79.9
2018 Hitman 2
53
76.9
47
67.3
2018 Just Cause 4
41
58.9
42
60.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
39
55.9
40
57.6
2018 Strange Brigade
60
86.9
59
85.3
2018 Battlefield V
69
98.8
51
73.7
2017 Dawn of War III
59
84.8
47
67.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
53
76.2
44
63.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
52
74.4
44
63.0
2017 Destiny 2
75
108.2
65
93.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
44
64.0
45
65.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
47
68.5
41
58.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
95.6
68
98.2
2017 For Honor
54
77.8
55
79.9
2017 Project CARS 2
72
104.0
74
106.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
104
148.6
106
152.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
39
55.9
31
44.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
67
96.5
55
79.9
2016 Doom
81
117.0
62
89.9
2016 F1 2016
74
106.7
61
88.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
55
79.4
48
69.5
2016 Battlefield 1
69
99.7
58
83.9
2016 Overwatch
69
99.5
71
102.5
2016 Dishonored 2
63
90.4
64
92.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
41
58.6
60
86.0
2015 Rocket League
95
136.3
97
140.0
2015 Need For Speed
72
104.0
74
106.9
2015 Project CARS
72
104.0
74
106.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
73
105.6
72
104.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
197
282.8
202
289.8
2009 League of Legends
126
180.5
129
185.2
RX 580 vs GTX 1060 6GB with i7-7700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and medium vs medium 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 7 months ago
i would just like to know where did you get a new gtx 1060 6gb for less then 140€?
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uncheckedseasoned 1 year ago
I need help choosing between these GPUs.
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luggmagnitude 1 year ago
Which good in performance Rx 570/580 or GtX1060?
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radiatorspiffy 1 year ago
i'm looking or a new card and i'm not sure which card is better 580 or 1060
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subhelicopter 1 year ago
Trying to finalize build with graphics card which of these would you say is more future proof?
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craftyking 1 year 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 respect3. [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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bordermatcher 1 year 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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radiationhig 1 year 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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barberpickle 1 year 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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mourneinvention 1 year 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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