NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
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AMD Radeon R9 FURY

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
GTX 1060 6GB R9 FURY Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Price $ 159.0 $ 549.0 390 (245%)
Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C C
Max Fan Noise 47.1dB dB
Recommended Power Supply 470W 625W 155 (33%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 68.9 FPS 69.1 FPS 0.19999999999999 (0%)
Average 1440p Performance 49.3 FPS 51.5 FPS 2.2 (4%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 41.8 FPS 43.8 FPS 2 (5%)
Average 4K Performance 28.9 FPS 30.4 FPS 1.5 (5%)
Memory 6 GB 4 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 8.0 4.3 (116%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.2 $ 10.7 5.5 (106%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.1 $ 12.5 6.4 (105%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.8 $ 18.1 9.3 (106%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Overall Combination Score 80/100 68/100 12 (15%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1060 6GB to R9 FURY 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 6GB .

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.

AMD Radeon R9 FURY

The good news is, with the release of the R9 FURY X, the R9 FURY 's price is getting more discount. The R9 FURY is much more expensive than the R9 390 as it costs a whopping $ 549. Compare this to the R9 390, AMD Radeon R9 390X, which came originally at a price of $ 329, $ 429. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 980 which costs $ 549.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the R9 FURY consistently delivers frame rate increases over the R9 390, AMD Radeon R9 390X, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. Whether it is a justifiable upgrade depends on what graphics card you are upgrading from. Users with a R9 390, AMD Radeon R9 390X will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this R9 FURY. Similarly, those holding onto GTX 980 's GTX 780 graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play GreedFall, Final Fantasy XV, F1 2019, Far Cry New Dawn, Apex Legends at 61 fps to 72 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 67 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Strange Brigade, World War Z, Battlefield V, Fallout 76 at 61 fps to 72 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 67 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
64
72.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
41
46.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
61
68.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
78.8
74
83.2
2019 Metro Exodus
31
35.1
33
37.1
2019 World War Z
61
68.0
81
91.0
2019 Gears of War 5
45
51.1
48
54.0
2019 F1 2019
57
64.1
60
67.7
2019 GreedFall
51
57.7
54
61.0
2019 Borderlands 3
36
40.6
38
42.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
70
78.0
74
82.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
27
30.0
28
31.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
42
47.2
44
49.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
72.9
76
85.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
34.0
34
38.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
46
51.3
58
65.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
46.8
45
51.0
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.6
48
53.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
57.7
51
57.7
2018 Strange Brigade
74
82.3
78
86.9
2018 Battlefield V
61
68.4
74
83.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
44
49.5
49
55.0
2017 Destiny 2
73
81.9
94
105.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
74.2
66
74.2
2017 For Honor
89
98.9
89
98.9
2017 Project CARS 2
63
70.0
63
70.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
84.9
76
84.9
2016 Dishonored 2
45
51.1
45
51.1
2015 Rocket League
259
288.4
259
288.4
2015 Need For Speed
71
79.9
71
79.9
2015 Project CARS
68
76.6
68
76.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
119
132.6
126
140.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
178
197.8
178
197.8
2009 League of Legends
333
370.8
333
370.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
42
53.6
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
29
36.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
42
52.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
42
53.0
44
56.0
2019 Metro Exodus
21
27.3
23
28.8
2019 World War Z
39
49.6
53
66.4
2019 Gears of War 5
29
37.0
31
39.1
2019 F1 2019
36
45.4
38
48.0
2019 GreedFall
33
41.7
35
44.1
2019 Borderlands 3
22
28.5
24
30.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
44
56.2
47
59.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
19
24.6
20
26.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
29
37.0
31
39.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
42.3
40
50.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
25.6
24
30.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
28
36.0
36
46.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
30.6
28
36.0
2018 Fallout 76
41
52.2
57
72.0
2018 Just Cause 4
31
39.6
31
39.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
40.4
32
40.4
2018 Strange Brigade
45
57.3
48
60.6
2018 Battlefield V
39
49.5
53
67.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
36.9
35
44.0
2017 Destiny 2
56
70.2
72
90.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
53.6
42
53.6
2017 For Honor
46
57.7
46
57.7
2017 Project CARS 2
39
49.4
39
49.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
61
76.6
61
76.6
2016 Dishonored 2
34
43.7
34
43.7
2015 Rocket League
98
123.6
98
123.6
2015 Need For Speed
49
61.8
49
61.8
2015 Project CARS
46
58.5
46
58.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
68
85.8
72
90.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131
164.8
131
164.8
2009 League of Legends
164
206.0
164
206.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
40.1
34
45.8
2019 Anthem
20
26.6
23
30.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
37.8
32
43.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
32
42.3
33
44.7
2019 Metro Exodus
18
23.8
19
25.1
2019 World War Z
31
41.8
42
56.0
2019 Gears of War 5
24
32.3
25
34.1
2019 F1 2019
30
39.8
31
42.0
2019 GreedFall
23
31.5
25
33.3
2019 Borderlands 3
17
23.2
18
24.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
36
48.0
38
50.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
21.5
17
22.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
24
32.3
25
34.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
28
37.1
34
44.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16
22.3
20
27.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
23
30.8
29
39.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
19
25.0
21
28.9
2018 Fallout 76
32
43.3
45
59.9
2018 Just Cause 4
24
32.2
24
32.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
32.0
24
32.0
2018 Strange Brigade
35
47.3
38
50.1
2018 Battlefield V
30
40.4
37
49.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
23
31.3
29
38.5
2017 Destiny 2
42
56.3
54
72.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
48.5
36
48.5
2017 For Honor
35
46.3
35
46.3
2017 Project CARS 2
36
48.5
36
48.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
57
75.4
57
75.4
2016 Dishonored 2
31
41.9
31
41.9
2015 Rocket League
73
97.0
73
97.0
2015 Need For Speed
41
55.1
41
55.1
2015 Project CARS
40
53.3
40
53.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
51
67.2
53
70.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
127
167.5
127
167.5
2009 League of Legends
117
154.3
117
154.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
22
32.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
14
20.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
19
28.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
26.1
19
27.6
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.2
12
18.1
2019 World War Z
20
28.6
26
38.2
2019 Gears of War 5
16
23.4
17
24.7
2019 F1 2019
20
28.9
21
30.5
2019 GreedFall
12
17.2
12
18.1
2019 Borderlands 3
10
14.8
10
15.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
23
33.5
24
35.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
15.6
11
16.5
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
16
23.4
17
24.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18
27.0
23
34.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
16.2
14
21.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
15
21.6
18
27.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
16.2
12
18.0
2018 Fallout 76
20
28.8
28
40.0
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.6
14
20.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
19.4
13
19.4
2018 Strange Brigade
21
31.2
23
33.0
2018 Battlefield V
18
26.1
18
26.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
15
21.6
19
28.0
2017 Destiny 2
24
35.1
31
45.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
37.1
25
37.1
2017 For Honor
20
28.8
20
28.8
2017 Project CARS 2
28
41.2
28
41.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
45
64.3
45
64.3
2016 Dishonored 2
24
34.6
24
34.6
2015 Rocket League
40
57.7
40
57.7
2015 Need For Speed
28
41.2
28
41.2
2015 Project CARS
28
41.2
28
41.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
39.8
29
42.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
148.3
103
148.3
2009 League of Legends
57
82.4
57
82.4
GTX 1060 6GB vs R9 FURY with i7-6700K vs i7-4790K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

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.

AMD Radeon R9 FURY / i7-4790K

At 1440p, R9 FURY can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is worth noting that the R9 FURY is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 FURY can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 1060 6GB vs R9 FURY Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 6GB R9 FURY
Board NumberPG410C88003
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin2x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W275 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 6GB R9 FURY
GPU Clock1506 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective500 MHz 1000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 6GB R9 FURY
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price199 USD549 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Jul 10th, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 6GB R9 FURY
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 6GB R9 FURY
ArchitecturePascalGCN 3.0
Die Size314 mm²596 mm²
GPU NameGP104Fiji
GPU VariantGP104-150-A1Fiji PRO CB (215-0862046)
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million8,900 million

Memory

GTX 1060 6GB R9 FURY
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s512.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit4096 bit
Memory Size6144 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5HBM

Render Config

GTX 1060 6GB R9 FURY
ROPs4864
Shading Units12803584
TMUs80224

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 6GB R9 FURY
FP16 (half) performance68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)7,168 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS7,168 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)448.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s64.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s224.0 GTexel/s

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keystonehubble 1 year ago
Should i get an R9 fury nitro Tri-X?orGigabyte GTX 1060?Which will be better?
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fridaytribune 1 year ago
r9 fury running at around 0ish on sale right now. 1060 6gb runs 0ish on sale normallywhich card to get
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superscriptwrench 1 year ago
Fury, by FAAAAAAR (considering you have a good power supply)In Europe, Fury is cheaper than the 1060, so it's really a no brainer.With 1060 cheaper than the Fury, then it's up to youFury: more powerful, crossfireable, but more powerhungry. Sapphire Fury Nitro OC is cool and very quiet.1060: less powerful, not SLIable, but clearly less powerhungry. Probably quiet and cool as the Fury, but not more. Mu Fury runs at max 70C and is literally inaudible.Consider the long run dude. If you think you'll switch graphic card in 2 or 3 years, then take the cheapest. If you want to take maximum years out of it with the opportunity to crossfire it later on, then take the Fury.To recall, when games are correctly optimized (which is the case for most of the AAA titles, except GTAV) 2x Fury are quicker than a 1080...So yeah, I'd go for the fury... It won't leave you stuck in the future as the 1060 will.
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scentedmoldwarp 1 year ago
I have an option to sell my GF GTX 1060 3gb Zotac AMP!Edition for 240euro and buy a 8month old r9 fury Nitro for 210e, its working great. Is this a good replacement/upgrade?Thanks for help
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colagyr 1 year ago
to be honest i have hard time recommending the fury series at such low resolution. the fury usually shine the best at much higher resolution (like 4k) but at such very high res it's 4GB of VRAM can be an issue unless AMD make specific optimization to that game. and don't be surprise if in certain title (at 1080p) the Fury barely any faster than your current 1060 3GB. it is because of this inconsistency that i having hard time recommending the fury series. back when the price still not inflated to super crazy level because of mining if you only play at 1080p i would recommend RX480/580 more over the fury even if the fury can be had just for a bit more.
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addiebecome 1 year ago
I can't decide between this two cards. I can get them both at the same price, but since I'm making a build I would like to know which one is more future proof for FullHD(1080p) gaming.I know 1060 just released a couple of months and R9 Fury is a year old already, but is that relevant? Also 1060 has 6Gb vs the 4Gb the R9 Fury has. Some insight would be appreciated.
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zebraaudio 1 year ago
The R9 Fury Nitro is a slightly upgraded version of the standard R9 Fury.GTX 1060 performance - 3855 GFLOPS, 120 GTx/s, 72 GPx/s, memory bandwidth 192 GB/s, power draw ~ 120 W. Has 6 GB VRAMR9 Fury Nitro performance - 7526 GFLOPS, 235 GTx/s, 67 GPx/s, memory bandwidth 512 GB/s, power draw ~ 300 W. Has 4 GB VRAMSo the R9 Fury Nitro is (theoretically) the faster performing video card, but at the expense of considerable power consumption (300 W).Debatable as to whether the 6 GB of VRAM on the GTX 1060 is of significant advantage over the 4 GB VRAM on the R9 Fury Nitro. But at 1080p, 4 GB should be more than enough memory to run just about any video intensive game / application.
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whispersbrain 1 year ago
Hi,i can get both the rx 480 and the r9 fury for the same price or a gtx 1060 for more. ( all the cards are sealed and brand new )I currently have a 1080p 60Hz single monitor setup and plan on getting 1440p but not too soon.I'd like to keep the card for at least 3 years to come, i don't like upgrading that often. which one of them would be the best option for my case?please share your opinions.
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chapmarried 1 year ago
For this price, R9 Fury of course... but in order to utilize it, you may need a new power supply, also get a 1440p monitor now. It can deliver 1440p 60 fps @high quality... 3 years from now may be medium. 480 and 1060 are only good for 1080p 60pHz and you can have solid 3 years with them. You can run R9 Fury at 1080p 60pHz, but it is an overkill.
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stressvanquish 1 year ago
I sell my old PC and now I need buy new card . In old PC I use MSI GTX980 . I have LG 29 ultrawide 2560x1080 resolution .Its work great for my GTX980 .Now I dont know what card I will buy .All are used card .By price they go like this : Sapphire r9 fury > MSI gamingX gtx1060 6gb >Gainward GTX980 > STRIX r9 390Now , I will buy r9 390 from my friend but I dont know if that card perform well like gtx980 or less but not more than 10-5% .
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