NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
vs
AMD Radeon R9 FURY

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
GTX 1060 R9 FURY Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Price $ 184.0 $ 549.0 365 (198%)
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 69.5 FPS 68.4 FPS 1.1 (2%)
Average 1440p Performance 49.9 FPS 52.0 FPS 2.1 (4%)
Average 4K Performance 29.5 FPS 31.5 FPS 2 (7%)
Memory 6 GB 4 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 8.0 4.3 (116%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.1 $ 10.6 5.5 (108%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.6 $ 17.4 8.8 (102%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 68/100 12 (15%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from R9 FURY 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 .

Game Performance at selected quality settings

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1920x1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
63.0
72.0
2019 Anthem
40.6
46.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
59.5
68.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
78.8
83.2
2019 Metro Exodus
35.1
37.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
72.9
85.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34.0
38.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51.3
65.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46.8
51.0
2018 Just Cause 4
53.6
53.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
57.7
57.7
2018 Battlefield V
68.4
83.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
49.5
55.0
2017 Destiny 2
81.9
105.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
74.2
74.2
2017 For Honor
98.9
98.9
2017 Project CARS 2
70.0
70.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
84.9
84.9
2016 Dishonored 2
51.1
51.1
2015 Rocket League
288.4
288.4
2015 Need For Speed
79.9
79.9
2015 Project CARS
76.6
76.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
197.8
197.8
2009 League of Legends
370.8
370.8

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
46.9
53.6
2019 Anthem
32.2
36.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
46.2
52.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
53.0
56.0
2019 Metro Exodus
27.3
28.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
42.3
50.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25.6
30.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
36.0
46.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
30.6
36.0
2018 Fallout 76
52.2
72.0
2018 Just Cause 4
39.6
39.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40.4
40.4
2018 Battlefield V
49.5
67.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
36.9
44.0
2017 Destiny 2
70.2
90.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
53.6
53.6
2017 For Honor
57.7
57.7
2017 Project CARS 2
49.4
49.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76.6
76.6
2016 Dishonored 2
43.7
43.7
2015 Rocket League
123.6
123.6
2015 Need For Speed
61.8
61.8
2015 Project CARS
58.5
58.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
164.8
164.8
2009 League of Legends
206.0
206.0

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 FURY
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
28.0
32.0
2019 Anthem
17.5
20.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24.5
28.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
26.1
27.6
2019 Metro Exodus
17.2
18.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
27.0
34.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16.2
21.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
21.6
27.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16.2
18.0
2018 Fallout 76
28.8
40.0
2018 Just Cause 4
20.6
20.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19.4
19.4
2018 Battlefield V
26.1
26.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
21.6
28.0
2017 Destiny 2
35.1
45.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
37.1
37.1
2017 For Honor
28.8
28.8
2017 Project CARS 2
41.2
41.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
64.3
64.3
2016 Dishonored 2
34.6
34.6
2015 Rocket League
57.7
57.7
2015 Need For Speed
41.2
41.2
2015 Project CARS
41.2
41.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
148.3
148.3
2009 League of Legends
82.4
82.4

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz

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.

AMD Radeon R9 FURY / Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz

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 vs R9 FURY Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 R9 FURY
Board NumberPG410 SKU 30C88003
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
GPU Clock1506 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective500 MHz 1000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 R9 FURY
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price299 USD549 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Jul 10th, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 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 R9 FURY
ArchitecturePascalGCN 3.0
Die Size314 mm²596 mm²
GPU NameGP106Fiji
GPU VariantGP106-400-A1Fiji PRO CB (215-0862046)
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million8,900 million

Memory

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

Render Config

GTX 1060 R9 FURY
ROPs4864
Shading Units12803584
TMUs80224

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 R9 FURY
FP16 (half) performance68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)7,168 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS7,168 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance136.7 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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superscriptwrench 1 month ago
Should i get an

R9 fury nitro Tri-X?

or

Gigabyte GTX 1060?

Which will be better?
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zebraaudio 1 month ago
r9 fury running at around 0ish on sale right now. 1060 6gb runs 0ish on sale normally
which card to get
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sputterequilibrium 1 month 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 you


Fury: 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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noggsboom 2 months 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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jetskitubeless 2 months 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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awokepogo 2 months 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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monsoonquirk 2 months 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 VRAM

R9 Fury Nitro performance - 7526 GFLOPS, 235 GTx/s, 67 GPx/s, memory bandwidth 512 GB/s, power draw ~ 300 W. Has 4 GB VRAM

So 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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cowsstar 2 months 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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prudishlydrizzly 2 months 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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cowsstar 2 months 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 390

Now , 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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condenseused 2 months ago
GTX980, R9 390, r9 fury, GTX1060 6GB, GTX970 are all about alike in performance.
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acutenesspace 2 months ago
So in my current pcpartpicker build, there is a gtx 1060 FTW 6gb. I was trying to shave off some money and I found out that there was an R9 Fury going for 30 dollars less than the 1060. I looked at user benchmark and found out that the R9 Fury was faster. Should I go for the fury or stay with the 1060 or perhaps an Rx 480? Temps do not really matter for me because it is hot where I live and I have to have the air conditioner on all day.
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/k62ZzM
All prices in Australian dollars
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billfemur 2 months ago







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stararticle 3 months ago
I found a sapphire r9 fury for around the same price as a gtx 1060 which one will be better for gaming higher framerates CURRENCY IS IN CANADAIN DOLLARS

R9 fury:
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202186&ignorebbr=1&_ga=1.180089508.1293791473.1487901562

GTX 1060:
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133631&ignorebbr=1&_ga=1.186841768.1293791473.1487901562
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ejectionspinach 3 months ago


It depends entirely on the game, and maybe also what processor you're putting with it.
But at a typical estimate, it's 5-7% faster.
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mercifultuesday 3 months ago
Based on the latest techpowerup performance summary on Dec 14th, 2016 and new AMD drivers(same with RX 480)

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_1080_Amp_Extreme/29.html

R9 Fury is better than 1060 6gb by 4% on 1080p , 8% in 1440p , 18% in 3840x2160 at the same price point.

https://postimg.cc/image/q1xfag7ot/

https://postimg.cc/image/nlvlwlpm5/

I guess its perfect for those who want a little extra juice out of a gtx 1060 6gb without Overclocking their card.Avoiding FPS dips under 60 on 1080p etc
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vireodrove 3 months ago
Not to sound improper here, but do you have a question? Or are you just reporting "news" from techpowerup?
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billfemur 3 months ago
So I currently have a zotac gtx 1060 3gb with a i5 4460 16 gigs of ram and ssd I currently do not like my performance I'm only getting like 60 fps on bf1 with major drops to 30 or 40.. This is due to cpu bottleneck and 3gbs of vram see it pushes past 3gbs vram on even high settings on bf1 which is rediciclous... Also its better to have i7 for bf1... So my question is it worth upgrading to a r9 fury I will be using the i5 4460 for alittle bit then I'm moving to a i7 4790k.. So will a i5 4460 bottleneck r9 fury? I also have a 600 Watt psu which is fine for a r9 fury I think.. I also want to know if 4gb hbm is enough for all 1080p gaming on even ultra on any game? I'm also Def open to ideas for different gpus money is not an issue. I like the gtx 1060 6gb but I don't think it's on par with r9 fury and the fury is cheap as hell on Amazon lol. So last question lol would it be better to do gtx 1060 6gb or r9 fury I also heard you can unlock fury to fury x.
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barberpickle 3 months ago


Well HBM memory is different from gddr5 im gonna assume 4gb of hmb shuld definitely be enough since the fury is currently amds flagship and is really meant to play 1440p so u shuld be fine but id look up so more info about that there should be many youtube vids on it
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