NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
vs
AMD Radeon R9 390

GTX 1060 R9 390 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 AMD Radeon R9 390
Price $ 199 $ 299 100 (40%)
Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 75C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 47dB 58dB 10.8 (21%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 625W 155 (28%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 71 FPS 67 FPS 3.9 (6%)
Average 1440p Performance 50 FPS 48 FPS 1.8 (4%)
Average 4K Performance 29 FPS 23 FPS 5.8 (22%)
Memory 6 GB 8 GB 2 (29%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 71/100 9 (12%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from R9 390 to GTX 1060 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. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1060 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 390
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
78
59
2018 Forza Horizon 4
70
52
2018 Hitman 2
61
46
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
71
52
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
52
47
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
43
47
2016 Hitman
60
71
2016 Overwatch
110
81
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
74
64
2016 The Division
53
53
2015 DiRT Rally
99
106
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
61
56
2015 The Witcher 3
53
50
2015 Total War: Attila
47
42
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
76
75
2014 GRID Autosport
104
98
2014 Shadow of Mordor
80
92
2014 The Talos Principle
87
102
2013 Battlefield 4
85
80
2013 Crysis 3
61
62

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 390
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59
44
2018 Hitman 2
40
30
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
34
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
40
36
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
40
43
2016 Hitman
45
55
2016 Overwatch
76
55
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
49
46
2016 The Division
38
40
2015 DiRT Rally
68
75
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
41
39
2015 The Witcher 3
39
39
2015 Total War: Attila
31
30
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
50
52
2014 GRID Autosport
79
74
2014 Shadow of Mordor
56
58
2014 The Talos Principle
61
75
2013 Battlefield 4
55
54
2013 Crysis 3
38
40

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 390
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
29
2018 Hitman 2
23
18
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
20
18
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
21
2016 Overwatch
39
29

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

AMD Radeon R9 390 / Core i7-4790K

At 1440p, R9 390 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 R9 390 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. It is worth noting that the R9 390 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the R9 390 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. View Current Price List

GTX 1060 vs R9 390 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 R9 390
Board NumberPG410 SKU 30C679
Length9.823 inches 250 mm10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W275 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 R9 390
GPU Clock1506 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 R9 390
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price299 USD329 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Jun 18th, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 R9 390
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL1.22
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model6.16
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1060 R9 390
ArchitecturePascalGCN 2.0
Die Size314 mm²438 mm²
GPU NameGP106Grenada
GPU VariantGP106-400-A1Grenada PRO (215-0880030)
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million6,200 million

Memory

GTX 1060 R9 390
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s384.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit512 bit
Memory Size6144 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1060 R9 390
ROPs4864
Shading Units12802560
TMUs80160

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 R9 390
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS5,120 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance136.7 GFLOPS (1:32)640.0 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s64.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s160.0 GTexel/s