NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
vs
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X

GTX 1060 R9 FURY X Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 AMD Radeon R9 FURY X
Price $ 199 $ 649 450 (106%)
Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 65C 11 (16%)
Max Fan Noise 47dB 47dB 0.3 (1%)
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 82 FPS 11.8 (15%)
Average 1440p Performance 50 FPS 64 FPS 14.2 (25%)
Average 4K Performance 29 FPS 39 FPS 9.8 (29%)
Memory 6 GB 4 GB 2 (40%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 66/100 14 (19%)

Our Verdict: At 1440p, GTX 1060 can hit 50-60 frames per second on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. Whereas R9 FURY X can hit 50-60 frames per second at maximum settings. Upgrading from GTX 1060 to R9 FURY X 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 FURY X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34
39
2018 Battlefield V
68
86
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
73
87
2018 Fallout 76
78
75
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
66
2018 Forza Horizon 4
70
68
2018 Hitman 2
61
59
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
47
56
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
50
56
2017 Dawn of War III
68
95
2017 Destiny 2
82
108
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
71
69
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
51
62
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
52
60
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
43
70
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
44
68
2016 Battlefield 1
82
102
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
50
58
2016 Doom
99
143
2016 F1 2016
68
92
2016 Hitman
60
98
2016 Overwatch
110
106
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
74
67
2016 The Division
53
77
2016 Total War: Warhammer
55
77
2015 DiRT Rally
99
130
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
61
70
2015 The Witcher 3
53
67
2015 Total War: Attila
47
61
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
107
125
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
76
89
2014 Far Cry 4
70
73
2014 GRID Autosport
104
81
2014 Shadow of Mordor
80
111
2014 The Talos Principle
87
128
2013 Battlefield 4
85
95
2013 Crysis 3
61
76

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
31
2018 Battlefield V
50
69
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
42
52
2018 Fallout 76
52
74
2018 Final Fantasy XV
36
47
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59
58
2018 Hitman 2
40
38
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
31
39
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
37
45
2017 Dawn of War III
45
81
2017 Destiny 2
70
92
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
45
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
38
49
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
40
46
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
40
61
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
37
62
2016 Battlefield 1
58
79
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
33
41
2016 Doom
66
102
2016 F1 2016
58
76
2016 Hitman
45
79
2016 Overwatch
76
74
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
49
51
2016 The Division
38
59
2016 Total War: Warhammer
47
61
2015 DiRT Rally
68
96
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
41
51
2015 The Witcher 3
39
53
2015 Total War: Attila
31
45
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
80
102
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
50
64
2014 Far Cry 4
50
77
2014 GRID Autosport
79
83
2014 Shadow of Mordor
56
84
2014 The Talos Principle
61
96
2013 Battlefield 4
55
66
2013 Crysis 3
38
53

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16
22
2018 Battlefield V
26
28
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
27
35
2018 Fallout 76
29
41
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
28
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
38
2018 Hitman 2
23
23
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
20
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
28
2017 Dawn of War III
23
40
2017 Destiny 2
35
46
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
20
24
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
22
31
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
26
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
26
47
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
29
50
2016 Battlefield 1
31
46
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
14
21
2016 Doom
33
54
2016 F1 2016
32
49
2016 Hitman
23
47
2016 Overwatch
39
38
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
23
34
2016 The Division
23
36
2016 Total War: Warhammer
24
35
2015 DiRT Rally
32
55
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
27
2015 The Witcher 3
23
34
2015 Total War: Attila
15
24
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
45
69
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
26
46
2014 Far Cry 4
27
44
2014 GRID Autosport
46
61
2014 Shadow of Mordor
31
48
2014 The Talos Principle
34
57
2013 Battlefield 4
38
51
2013 Crysis 3
27
27

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 FURY X / Core i7-4790K

It is worth noting that the R9 FURY X is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. With regards to max load temperature, the R9 FURY X 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like R9 FURY X requires careful thought. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 FURY X can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

GTX 1060 vs R9 FURY X Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 R9 FURY X
Board NumberPG410 SKU 30C88001
Length9.823 inches 250 mm7.5 inches 191 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W275 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 R9 FURY X
GPU Clock1506 MHz1050 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective500 MHz 1000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 R9 FURY X
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price299 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Jun 24th, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 R9 FURY X
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 FURY X
ArchitecturePascalGCN 3.0
Die Size314 mm²596 mm²
GPU NameGP106Fiji
GPU VariantGP106-400-A1Fiji XT C8 (215-0862040)
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million8,900 million

Memory

GTX 1060 R9 FURY X
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s512.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit4096 bit
Memory Size6144 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5HBM

Render Config

GTX 1060 R9 FURY X
ROPs4864
Shading Units12804096
TMUs80256

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 R9 FURY X
FP16 (half) performance68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)8,602 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS8,602 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance136.7 GFLOPS (1:32)537.6 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s67.20 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s268.8 GTexel/s