NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
vs
AMD Radeon R9 390X

GTX 1060 R9 390X Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 AMD Radeon R9 390X
Price $ 199 $ 589 390 (99%)
Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 94C 18 (21%)
Max Fan Noise 47dB 65dB 17.9 (32%)
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 70 FPS 0.69999999999999 (1%)
Average 1440p Performance 50 FPS 53 FPS 2.5 (5%)
Average 4K Performance 29 FPS 31 FPS 2.3 (8%)
Memory 6 GB 8 GB 2 (29%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 56/100 24 (35%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from R9 390X 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 390X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34
34
2018 Battlefield V
68
71
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
73
69
2018 Fallout 76
78
60
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
58
2018 Forza Horizon 4
70
57
2018 Hitman 2
61
47
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
47
56
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
50
49
2017 Destiny 2
82
94
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
71
57
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
52
49
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
43
52
2016 Hitman
60
77
2016 Overwatch
110
88
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
74
69
2016 The Division
53
56
2015 DiRT Rally
99
112
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
61
58
2015 The Witcher 3
53
55
2015 Total War: Attila
47
48
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
107
113
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
76
83
2014 Far Cry 4
70
74
2014 GRID Autosport
104
83
2014 Shadow of Mordor
80
99
2014 The Talos Principle
87
111
2013 Battlefield 4
85
85
2013 Crysis 3
61
64

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 390X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
27
2018 Battlefield V
50
51
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
42
40
2018 Fallout 76
52
65
2018 Final Fantasy XV
36
42
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59
48
2018 Hitman 2
40
31
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
31
38
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
37
32
2017 Destiny 2
70
80
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
37
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
40
38
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
40
46
2016 Hitman
45
59
2016 Overwatch
76
61
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
49
49
2016 The Division
38
43
2015 DiRT Rally
68
80
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
41
41
2015 The Witcher 3
39
42
2015 Total War: Attila
31
35
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
80
89
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
50
57
2014 Far Cry 4
50
66
2014 GRID Autosport
79
78
2014 Shadow of Mordor
56
72
2014 The Talos Principle
61
82
2013 Battlefield 4
55
58
2013 Crysis 3
38
42

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 390X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16
19
2018 Battlefield V
26
31
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
27
30
2018 Fallout 76
29
36
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
25
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
32
2018 Hitman 2
23
18
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
20
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
22
2017 Destiny 2
35
40
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
20
20
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
21
2016 Overwatch
39
32
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
21
2015 Total War: Attila
15
18
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
45
56
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
26
31
2014 Far Cry 4
27
36
2014 GRID Autosport
46
48
2014 Shadow of Mordor
31
41
2014 The Talos Principle
34
47
2013 Battlefield 4
38
41
2013 Crysis 3
27
30

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 390X / Core i7-4790K

At 1440p, R9 390X 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 390X 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 390X is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the R9 390X 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. It is important to know that R9 390X 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. View Current Price List

GTX 1060 vs R9 390X Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 R9 390X
Board NumberPG410 SKU 30C671, C679
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 390X
GPU Clock1506 MHz1050 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1500 MHz 6000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 R9 390X
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price299 USD429 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Jun 18th, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 R9 390X
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 390X
ArchitecturePascalGCN 2.0
Die Size314 mm²438 mm²
GPU NameGP106Grenada
GPU VariantGP106-400-A1Grenada XT (215-0880004)
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million6,200 million

Memory

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

Render Config

GTX 1060 R9 390X
ROPs4864
Shading Units12802816
TMUs80176

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 R9 390X
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS5,914 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance136.7 GFLOPS (1:32)739.2 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s67.20 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s184.8 GTexel/s