NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
vs
AMD Radeon R9 Nano

GTX 1060 R9 NANO Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 AMD Radeon R9 Nano
Price $ 199 $ 485 286 (84%)
Year 2016 2015 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 73C 3 (4%)
Max Fan Noise 47dB 46dB 1.3 (3%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 525W 55 (11%)
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 74 FPS 3.1 (4%)
Average 1440p Performance 50 FPS 56 FPS 6.3 (12%)
Average 4K Performance 29 FPS 33 FPS 4.6 (15%)
Memory 6 GB 4 GB 2 (40%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 72/100 8 (11%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1060 to R9 NANO 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 Nano
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34
37
2018 Battlefield V
68
65
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
73
79
2018 Fallout 76
78
68
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
63
2018 Forza Horizon 4
70
63
2018 Hitman 2
61
53
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
47
50
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
50
53
2017 Destiny 2
82
102
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
71
64
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
52
53
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
43
55
2016 Hitman
60
84
2016 Overwatch
110
99
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
74
71
2016 The Division
53
65
2015 DiRT Rally
99
114
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
61
62
2015 The Witcher 3
53
59
2015 Total War: Attila
47
56
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
107
113
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
76
80
2014 Far Cry 4
70
75
2014 GRID Autosport
104
80
2014 Shadow of Mordor
80
103
2014 The Talos Principle
87
114
2013 Battlefield 4
85
89
2013 Crysis 3
61
70

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
29
2018 Battlefield V
50
51
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
42
47
2018 Fallout 76
52
70
2018 Final Fantasy XV
36
45
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59
54
2018 Hitman 2
40
35
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
31
35
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
37
42
2017 Destiny 2
70
88
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
41
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
40
40
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
40
49
2016 Hitman
45
64
2016 Overwatch
76
68
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
49
51
2016 The Division
38
49
2015 DiRT Rally
68
82
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
41
45
2015 The Witcher 3
39
46
2015 Total War: Attila
31
40
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
80
90
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
50
57
2014 Far Cry 4
50
69
2014 GRID Autosport
79
81
2014 Shadow of Mordor
56
75
2014 The Talos Principle
61
85
2013 Battlefield 4
55
61
2013 Crysis 3
38
47

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16
20
2018 Battlefield V
26
24
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
27
33
2018 Fallout 76
29
39
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
26
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
35
2018 Hitman 2
23
20
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
18
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
27
2017 Destiny 2
35
44
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
20
22
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
23
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
26
38
2016 Hitman
23
37
2016 Overwatch
39
35
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
23
28
2016 The Division
23
28
2015 DiRT Rally
32
47
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
22
2015 The Witcher 3
23
28
2015 Total War: Attila
15
36
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
45
58
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
26
31
2014 Far Cry 4
27
38
2014 GRID Autosport
46
54
2014 Shadow of Mordor
31
42
2014 The Talos Principle
34
48
2013 Battlefield 4
38
45
2013 Crysis 3
27
23

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 Nano / Core i7-4790K

At 1440p, R9 NANO can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like R9 NANO requires careful thought. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 NANO can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

GTX 1060 vs R9 NANO Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 R9 NANO
Board NumberPG410 SKU 30C882
Length9.823 inches 250 mm6 inches 152 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W175 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 R9 NANO
GPU Clock1506 MHz1000 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective500 MHz 1000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 R9 NANO
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Pirate Islands (R9 300)
Launch Price299 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Aug 27th, 2015

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 R9 NANO
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 NANO
ArchitecturePascalGCN 3.0
Die Size314 mm²596 mm²
GPU NameGP106Fiji
GPU VariantGP106-400-A1Fiji XT CA (215-0862120)
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million8,900 million

Memory

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

Render Config

GTX 1060 R9 NANO
ROPs4864
Shading Units12804096
TMUs80256

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 R9 NANO
FP16 (half) performance68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)8,192 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS8,192 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance136.7 GFLOPS (1:32)512.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s64.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s256.0 GTexel/s