NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
vs
AMD Radeon RX 570

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon RX 570
GTX 1060 6GB RX 570 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB AMD Radeon RX 570
Price $ 159.0 $ 123.0 36 (23%)
Year 2016 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 74C 2 (3%)
Max Fan Noise 47.1dB 38dB 9.1 (19%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 470W 0 (0%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
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 61.3 FPS 7.6 (11%)
Average 1440p Performance 49.3 FPS 44.5 FPS 4.8 (10%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 41.8 FPS 37.5 FPS 4.3 (10%)
Average 4K Performance 28.9 FPS 25.5 FPS 3.4 (12%)
Memory 6 GB 4 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 2.8 0.9 (24%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.2 $ 3.8 1.4 (27%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.1 $ 4.5 1.6 (26%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.8 $ 6.6 2.2 (25%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB AMD Radeon RX 570
Overall Combination Score 80/100 80/100 0 (0%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 570 to GTX 1060 6GB 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.

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 RX 570

The RX 580 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest GCN 4.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX 570 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 169. AMD ’s xx70 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 GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 570, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 570 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX 470, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Fallout 76, Apex Legends, Battlefield V, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Resident Evil 2 at 61 fps to 74 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon RX 570
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
78.8
66
73.7
2019 Metro Exodus
31
35.1
29
32.9
2019 World War Z
61
68.0
72
81.0
2019 Gears of War 5
45
51.1
43
47.8
2019 F1 2019
57
64.1
54
60.0
2019 GreedFall
51
57.7
48
54.0
2019 Borderlands 3
36
40.6
34
38.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
70
78.0
65
73.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
27
30.0
25
28.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
42
47.2
39
44.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
72.9
72
80.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
34.0
24
27.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
46
51.3
48
54.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
46.8
46
52.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
70.2
46
52.0
2018 Fallout 76
70
78.3
54
61.0
2018 Hitman 2
55
61.2
43
48.0
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.6
42
47.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
57.7
45
51.1
2018 Strange Brigade
74
82.3
69
77.0
2018 Battlefield V
61
68.4
63
71.0
2017 Dawn of War III
60
67.5
69
76.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
46
51.3
45
50.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
44
49.5
40
45.0
2017 Destiny 2
73
81.9
78
87.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
52.2
38
43.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
70.6
47
53.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
74.2
59
65.7
2017 For Honor
89
98.9
78
87.6
2017 Project CARS 2
63
70.0
55
62.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
84.9
67
75.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
38
43.1
39
44.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
45
50.4
37
42.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
39
44.1
38
42.8
2016 Doom
89
99.0
93
103.8
2016 F1 2016
60
67.5
62
69.7
2016 Hitman
54
60.4
71
79.1
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
66
74.2
60
67.5
2016 The Division
47
53.0
53
58.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
49
54.9
53
59.4
2016 Battlefield 1
73
81.5
67
74.9
2016 Overwatch
98
109.6
73
81.2
2016 Dishonored 2
45
51.1
40
45.3
2015 DiRT Rally
89
99.3
82
91.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
61.4
45
50.3
2015 The Witcher 3
47
52.6
45
50.1
2015 Rocket League
259
288.4
229
255.5
2015 Need For Speed
71
79.9
63
70.8
2015 Project CARS
68
76.6
61
67.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
119
132.6
111
124.1
2013 Crysis 3
54
60.5
52
57.9
2013 Battlefield 4
76
85.3
60
67.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
178
197.8
157
175.2
2009 League of Legends
333
370.8
295
328.5

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon RX 570
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
42
53.0
39
49.6
2019 Metro Exodus
21
27.3
20
25.6
2019 World War Z
39
49.6
47
59.1
2019 Gears of War 5
29
37.0
27
34.7
2019 F1 2019
36
45.4
34
42.5
2019 GreedFall
33
41.7
31
39.1
2019 Borderlands 3
22
28.5
21
26.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
44
56.2
42
52.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
19
24.6
18
23.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
29
37.0
27
34.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
42.3
40
50.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
25.6
20
25.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
28
36.0
31
39.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
30.6
27
34.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
59.4
35
44.0
2018 Fallout 76
41
52.2
40
50.0
2018 Hitman 2
31
39.6
24
31.0
2018 Just Cause 4
31
39.6
28
35.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
40.4
28
35.8
2018 Strange Brigade
45
57.3
42
53.7
2018 Battlefield V
39
49.5
40
51.0
2017 Dawn of War III
36
45.0
38
48.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
37.8
29
37.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
36.9
24
31.0
2017 Destiny 2
56
70.2
59
74.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
39.6
26
33.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
46.0
27
34.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
53.6
37
47.4
2017 For Honor
46
57.7
40
51.1
2017 Project CARS 2
39
49.4
35
43.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
61
76.6
54
67.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
32
40.1
32
41.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
33.3
22
28.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
29
36.9
31
39.4
2016 Doom
52
66.2
56
70.4
2016 F1 2016
46
57.6
43
54.5
2016 Hitman
35
44.5
46
57.7
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
38
48.6
36
45.5
2016 The Division
30
38.2
34
43.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
37
46.8
33
41.7
2016 Battlefield 1
46
57.6
43
54.3
2016 Overwatch
60
75.6
44
56.0
2016 Dishonored 2
34
43.7
30
38.7
2015 DiRT Rally
54
68.4
50
63.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
40.6
28
35.0
2015 The Witcher 3
31
39.1
30
38.0
2015 Rocket League
98
123.6
87
109.5
2015 Need For Speed
49
61.8
43
54.7
2015 Project CARS
46
58.5
41
51.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
68
85.8
64
80.3
2013 Crysis 3
30
37.8
27
34.7
2013 Battlefield 4
43
54.5
35
43.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131
164.8
116
146.0
2009 League of Legends
164
206.0
146
182.5

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon RX 570
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
40.1
30
40.1
2019 Anthem
20
26.6
20
26.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
37.8
28
37.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
32
42.3
30
39.6
2019 Metro Exodus
18
23.8
16
22.3
2019 World War Z
31
41.8
37
49.8
2019 Gears of War 5
24
32.3
23
30.3
2019 F1 2019
30
39.8
28
37.2
2019 GreedFall
23
31.5
22
29.5
2019 Borderlands 3
17
23.2
16
21.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
36
48.0
34
44.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
21.5
15
20.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
24
32.3
23
30.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
28
37.1
31
41.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16
22.3
17
22.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
23
30.8
25
33.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
19
25.0
21
27.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
53.0
29
39.1
2018 Fallout 76
32
43.3
31
41.7
2018 Hitman 2
25
33.7
19
26.2
2018 Just Cause 4
24
32.2
21
28.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
32.0
21
28.4
2018 Strange Brigade
35
47.3
33
44.4
2018 Battlefield V
30
40.4
30
40.7
2017 Dawn of War III
27
36.6
29
38.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
24
31.8
23
31.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
23
31.3
18
24.6
2017 Destiny 2
42
56.3
45
59.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
33.2
21
27.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26
35.2
21
28.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
48.5
32
43.0
2017 For Honor
35
46.3
31
41.0
2017 Project CARS 2
36
48.5
32
43.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
57
75.4
50
66.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
25.5
17
23.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
26
35.1
27
36.1
2016 Doom
40
53.3
43
56.7
2016 F1 2016
36
48.2
35
46.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
28
38.0
25
34.2
2016 Battlefield 1
35
47.2
33
44.7
2016 Overwatch
46
61.3
34
45.3
2016 Dishonored 2
31
41.9
28
37.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
38.6
20
26.9
2015 Rocket League
73
97.0
65
85.9
2015 Need For Speed
41
55.1
37
48.8
2015 Project CARS
40
53.3
35
47.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
51
67.2
47
62.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
127
167.5
112
148.4
2009 League of Legends
117
154.3
103
136.7

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon RX 570
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
26.1
17
24.5
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.2
11
16.1
2019 World War Z
20
28.6
23
34.0
2019 Gears of War 5
16
23.4
15
21.9
2019 F1 2019
20
28.9
18
27.0
2019 GreedFall
12
17.2
11
16.1
2019 Borderlands 3
10
14.8
9
13.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
23
33.5
21
31.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
15.6
10
14.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
16
23.4
15
21.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18
27.0
19
28.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
16.2
11
17.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
15
21.6
16
23.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
16.2
12
18.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
39.6
20
29.0
2018 Fallout 76
20
28.8
19
28.0
2018 Hitman 2
16
23.4
12
18.0
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.6
12
18.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
19.4
12
17.2
2018 Strange Brigade
21
31.2
20
29.2
2018 Battlefield V
18
26.1
17
25.0
2017 Dawn of War III
16
23.4
16
24.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
15
21.6
14
21.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
15
21.6
10
15.0
2017 Destiny 2
24
35.1
25
37.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.5
13
19.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
19.8
12
18.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
37.1
23
32.9
2017 For Honor
20
28.8
17
25.6
2017 Project CARS 2
28
41.2
25
36.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
45
64.3
39
56.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
10
14.4
10
14.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
20
28.8
19
28.1
2016 Doom
23
33.3
24
35.6
2016 F1 2016
22
32.4
22
31.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
17
24.3
15
22.1
2016 Battlefield 1
21
30.6
20
29.2
2016 Overwatch
27
39.1
20
28.7
2016 Dishonored 2
24
34.6
21
30.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
31.5
10
15.3
2015 Rocket League
40
57.7
35
51.1
2015 Need For Speed
28
41.2
25
36.5
2015 Project CARS
28
41.2
25
36.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
39.8
26
37.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
148.3
91
131.4
2009 League of Legends
57
82.4
51
73.0
GTX 1060 6GB vs RX 570 with i7-6700K vs i7-7700K 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 RX 570 / i7-7700K

It appears that the RX 570 is a more capable mid-range card that can play AAA titles at 1080p with 60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 570 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 570 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 1060 6GB vs RX 570 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 6GB RX 570
Board NumberPG410C940, D000
Length9.823 inches 250 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W120 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 6GB RX 570
Boost Clock1709 MHz1244 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz1168 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 6GB RX 570
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price199 USD169 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Apr 18th, 2017

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 6GB RX 570
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 RX 570
ArchitecturePascalGCN 4.0
Die Size314 mm²244 mm²
GPU NameGP104Polaris 20
GPU VariantGP104-150-A1Polaris 20 XL (215-0910052)
Process Size16 nm14 nm
Transistors7,200 million5,700 million

Memory

GTX 1060 6GB RX 570
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s224.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit256 bit
Memory Size6144 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1060 6GB RX 570
ROPs4832
Shading Units12802048
TMUs80128

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 6GB RX 570
FP16 (half) performance68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)5,095 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS5,095 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)318.5 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s39.81 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s159.2 GTexel/s

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Samuh 11 months ago
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rubbishlibrary 1 year ago
What should i get?(200-250 Euros max)
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monkbrunnich 1 year ago
In most games 3 GB is still enough for 1080p high, but it will definitely start showing it's age soon. RX 570 would take advantage in DX12 games and the extra vram is going to be useful, so go with the 570.
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creamedmax 1 year ago
I can buy the MSI Radeon RX 570 Gaming X or Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 3GB AMP! for basically the same price, which should I get?
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speechquill 1 year ago
I'm planning on buying a gpu I can buy the GTX 1060 6gb mini for 5 or the RX 570 Sapphire Nitro+ 8gb for 0.Which one should I get?
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preplanupswing 1 year ago
The 1060 is definitely better but I'm not sure it's worth that big of a price difference.
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cookeroxidize 1 year ago
My friend is planning to upgrade his pc. His previous gpu was r9 290x. He is confused if he should go for an rx 570 or gtx 1060 3gb? Which one is better and why?
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acutenesspace 1 year ago
I want to upgrade my existing system which is: i5 2400 sandy Bridge processor with 4gb(1333mhz) DDR3 ram 450w corsair power supply So which guy should I go with Gtx 1060 3gb or rx 570 4gb because both are in the same price range
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favouritedisband 1 year ago
the 1060 6GB and RX580 trade blows with each other. The 1060 has a slight advantage +-5-10% in some games over the 580. In my personal opinion I think the RX570/580 is a beter option in the long run . I still use a R9 270x 2GB and I can play most new games @ 60fps on 1080 with medium and some games high settings.
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bogeycycle 1 year ago
Hello, so as you can see in title I'm looking for a graphic card. At this moment I have a 720p monitor, but I'm considering the 1080p in few months. So the question is- What card should I buy for gaming (GTA V, Witcher 3, BF1 etc.)-GTX 1060 3Gb-RX 570 4Gb-Or maybe used GTX 970 with a guarantee (I found some 970s with a year or two years of guarantee).Oh, and my other components are i5 7400, 8Gb RAM, H110m Pro VD, Silentum PC 500w
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