AMD Radeon RX 590
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
RX 590 GTX 1060 6GB Difference
AMD Radeon RX 590 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Price $ 214.0 $ 159.0 55 (26%)
Year 2018 2016 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 82C 76C 6 (7%)
Max Fan Noise 42.5dB 47.1dB 4.6 (11%)
Recommended Power Supply 575W 470W 105 (18%)
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 85.2 FPS 69.6 FPS 15.6 (18%)
Average 1440p Performance 60.3 FPS 49.8 FPS 10.5 (17%)
Average 4K Performance 34.5 FPS 29.1 FPS 5.4 (16%)
Memory 8 GB 6 GB 2 (25%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.3 $ 3.7 0.4 (12%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.6 $ 5.1 0.5 (11%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.1 $ 8.7 0.6 (7%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 590 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Overall Combination Score 84/100 80/100 4 (5%)
Our Verdict: At 1440p, GTX 1060 6GB can hit 50-60 frames per second on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. Whereas RX 590 can hit 50-60 frames per second at maximum settings. Upgrading from GTX 1060 6GB to RX 590 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 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
72
81.0
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
46
52.2
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
68
76.5
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
83
92.4
70
78.8
2019 Metro Exodus
37
41.2
31
35.1
2019 World War Z
91
102.0
61
68.0
2019 Gears of War 5
53
59.9
45
51.1
2019 F1 2019
67
75.2
57
64.1
2019 GreedFall
60
67.7
51
57.7
2019 Borderlands 3
42
47.6
36
40.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
100
112.1
65
72.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
39
43.5
30
34.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
61
68.2
46
51.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
64
71.9
42
46.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
67
75.5
63
70.2
2018 Fallout 76
90
101.1
70
78.3
2018 Hitman 2
71
79.2
55
61.2
2018 Just Cause 4
53
59.5
48
53.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
57
64.0
51
57.7
2018 Strange Brigade
86
96.5
74
82.3
2018 Battlefield V
93
103.5
61
68.4
2017 Dawn of War III
99
110.0
60
67.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
64
71.7
46
51.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
56
63.3
44
49.5
2017 Destiny 2
98
109.6
73
81.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
50
56.0
46
52.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
68
75.9
63
70.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
74
82.4
66
74.2
2017 For Honor
98
109.8
89
98.9
2017 Project CARS 2
70
77.8
63
70.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
84
94.2
76
84.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
64
71.6
38
43.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
66
74.3
45
50.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
55
61.4
39
44.1
2016 Doom
133
148.7
89
99.0
2016 F1 2016
89
99.9
60
67.5
2016 Hitman
94
105.0
54
60.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
92
102.6
66
74.2
2016 The Division
72
80.7
47
53.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
76
85.1
49
54.9
2016 Battlefield 1
110
123.0
73
81.5
2016 Overwatch
105
117.7
98
109.6
2016 Dishonored 2
51
56.7
45
51.1
2015 DiRT Rally
109
121.6
89
99.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
59
66.4
55
61.4
2015 The Witcher 3
79
88.1
47
52.6
2015 Rocket League
288
320.3
259
288.4
2015 Need For Speed
79
88.8
71
79.9
2015 Project CARS
76
85.1
68
76.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
140
155.6
119
132.6
2013 Crysis 3
89
99.9
54
60.5
2013 Battlefield 4
80
89.8
76
85.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
197
219.6
178
197.8
2009 League of Legends
370
411.8
333
370.8

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
48
60.3
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
33
41.4
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
47
59.4
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
49
62.2
42
53.0
2019 Metro Exodus
25
32.0
21
27.3
2019 World War Z
59
74.5
39
49.6
2019 Gears of War 5
34
43.5
29
37.0
2019 F1 2019
42
53.3
36
45.4
2019 GreedFall
39
49.0
33
41.7
2019 Borderlands 3
26
33.4
22
28.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
56
70.6
33
42.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
29
36.5
20
25.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
38
48.7
28
36.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
37
46.3
24
30.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
50
63.3
47
59.4
2018 Fallout 76
56
70.6
41
52.2
2018 Hitman 2
40
51.2
31
39.6
2018 Just Cause 4
35
43.9
31
39.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
35
44.8
32
40.4
2018 Strange Brigade
53
67.3
45
57.3
2018 Battlefield V
62
77.9
39
49.5
2017 Dawn of War III
55
69.4
36
45.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
42
53.2
30
37.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
36
45.1
29
36.9
2017 Destiny 2
75
93.8
56
70.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
34
42.6
31
39.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
39
49.4
36
46.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
47
59.5
42
53.6
2017 For Honor
51
64.0
46
57.7
2017 Project CARS 2
43
54.9
39
49.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
68
85.1
61
76.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
43
54.8
32
40.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
38
47.5
26
33.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
45
56.5
29
36.9
2016 Doom
82
103.5
52
66.2
2016 F1 2016
62
78.1
46
57.6
2016 Hitman
59
74.8
35
44.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
49
62.1
38
48.6
2016 The Division
44
55.5
30
38.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
55
69.4
37
46.8
2016 Battlefield 1
62
77.8
46
57.6
2016 Overwatch
64
81.0
60
75.6
2016 Dishonored 2
38
48.5
34
43.7
2015 DiRT Rally
67
84.8
54
68.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
37
46.3
32
40.6
2015 The Witcher 3
39
49.6
31
39.1
2015 Rocket League
109
137.3
98
123.6
2015 Need For Speed
54
68.6
49
61.8
2015 Project CARS
52
65.0
46
58.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
80
100.7
68
85.8
2013 Crysis 3
37
46.4
30
37.8
2013 Battlefield 4
46
58.5
43
54.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
146
183.0
131
164.8
2009 League of Legends
183
228.8
164
206.0

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AMD Radeon RX 590
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
25
36.0
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
15
22.5
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
31.5
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
21
30.7
18
26.1
2019 Metro Exodus
14
20.1
12
17.2
2019 World War Z
29
42.8
20
28.6
2019 Gears of War 5
19
27.5
16
23.4
2019 F1 2019
23
33.9
20
28.9
2019 GreedFall
14
20.1
12
17.2
2019 Borderlands 3
12
17.4
10
14.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
24
35.3
18
27.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
15
21.9
11
16.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
20
29.2
15
21.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
17
25.6
11
16.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29
42.6
27
39.6
2018 Fallout 76
27
39.0
20
28.8
2018 Hitman 2
21
30.4
16
23.4
2018 Just Cause 4
16
22.9
14
20.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
21.5
13
19.4
2018 Strange Brigade
25
36.6
21
31.2
2018 Battlefield V
28
41.4
18
26.1
2017 Dawn of War III
24
34.3
16
23.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
21
30.1
15
21.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
20
29.2
15
21.6
2017 Destiny 2
32
46.3
24
35.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
17
24.4
15
22.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
18
26.4
13
19.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
28
41.2
25
37.1
2017 For Honor
22
32.0
20
28.8
2017 Project CARS 2
32
45.8
28
41.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
49
71.4
45
64.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
14
20.7
10
14.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
28
40.2
20
28.8
2016 Doom
35
51.0
23
33.3
2016 F1 2016
31
45.6
22
32.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
22
31.7
17
24.3
2016 Battlefield 1
29
41.9
21
30.6
2016 Overwatch
29
41.8
27
39.1
2016 Dishonored 2
26
38.4
24
34.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
15
21.9
22
31.5
2015 Rocket League
44
64.0
40
57.7
2015 Need For Speed
32
45.8
28
41.2
2015 Project CARS
32
45.8
28
41.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
32
46.7
27
39.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
115
164.7
103
148.3
2009 League of Legends
64
91.5
57
82.4
RX 590 vs GTX 1060 6GB with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 590 / i7-8700K

It is clear that the RX 590 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 590 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. It is worth noting that the RX 590 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 590 '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 590 vs GTX 1060 6GB Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 590 GTX 1060 6GB
Board NumberC944-41PG410
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
TDP225 W120 W

Clock Speeds

RX 590 GTX 1060 6GB
Boost Clock1545 MHz1709 MHz
GPU Clock1469 MHz1506 MHz
Memory Clock2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 590 GTX 1060 6GB
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 1000
Launch Price279 USD199 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateNov 15th, 2018Mar 8th, 2018

Graphics Features

RX 590 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 590 GTX 1060 6GB
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Pascal
Die Size244 mm²314 mm²
GPU NamePolaris 30GP104
GPU VariantPolaris 30 XT (215-0922006)GP104-150-A1
Process Size12 nm16 nm
Transistors5,700 million7,200 million

Memory

RX 590 GTX 1060 6GB
Bandwidth256.0 GB/s192.2 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit192 bit
Memory Size8192 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 590 GTX 1060 6GB
ROPs3248
Shading Units23041280
TMUs14480

Theoretical Performance

RX 590 GTX 1060 6GB
FP16 (half) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance7,119 GFLOPS (1:1)4,375 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance445.0 GFLOPS (1:16)123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate49.44 GPixel/s82.03 GPixel/s
Texture Rate222.5 GTexel/s136.7 GTexel/s

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