NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
vs
AMD Radeon RX 580

GTX 1060 RX 580 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 AMD Radeon RX 580
Price $ 199 $ 179 20 (11%)
Year 2016 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 75C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 47dB 46dB 1.4 (3%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 535W 65 (13%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
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 81 FPS 10 (13%)
Average 1440p Performance 50 FPS 56 FPS 6.1 (11%)
Average 4K Performance 29 FPS 31 FPS 2 (7%)
Memory 6 GB 8 GB 2 (29%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 83/100 3 (4%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1060 to RX 580 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.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 580
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34
39
2018 Battlefield V
68
94
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
73
101
2018 Fallout 76
78
91
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51
62
2018 Forza Horizon 4
70
68
2018 Hitman 2
61
72
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
47
65
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
50
57
2017 Dawn of War III
68
99
2017 Destiny 2
82
99
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
71
69
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
51
65
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
52
51
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
43
65
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
44
55
2016 Battlefield 1
82
111
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
50
67
2016 Doom
99
134
2016 F1 2016
68
90
2016 Hitman
60
95
2016 Overwatch
110
106
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
74
93
2016 The Division
53
73
2016 Total War: Warhammer
55
77
2015 DiRT Rally
99
110
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
61
60
2015 The Witcher 3
53
80
2013 Battlefield 4
85
81
2013 Crysis 3
61
90

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 580
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
33
2018 Battlefield V
50
70
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
42
64
2018 Fallout 76
52
64
2018 Final Fantasy XV
36
44
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59
57
2018 Hitman 2
40
46
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
31
42
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
37
41
2017 Dawn of War III
45
63
2017 Destiny 2
70
85
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
45
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
38
48
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
40
39
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
40
50
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
37
51
2016 Battlefield 1
58
70
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
33
43
2016 Doom
66
94
2016 F1 2016
58
71
2016 Hitman
45
68
2016 Overwatch
76
73
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
49
56
2016 The Division
38
50
2016 Total War: Warhammer
47
63
2015 DiRT Rally
68
77
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
41
42
2015 The Witcher 3
39
45
2013 Battlefield 4
55
53
2013 Crysis 3
38
42

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
AMD Radeon RX 580
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16
20
2018 Battlefield V
26
37
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
27
32
2018 Fallout 76
29
35
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
26
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
39
2018 Hitman 2
23
28
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16
23
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
26
2017 Dawn of War III
23
31
2017 Destiny 2
35
42
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
20
24
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
22
27
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
22
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
29
36
2016 Battlefield 1
31
38
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
14
19
2016 Doom
33
46
2016 F1 2016
32
41
2016 Overwatch
39
38
2016 Total War: Warhammer
24
29
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
20

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 RX 580 / Core i7-7700K

At 1440p, RX 580 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 RX 580 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 RX 580 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RX 580 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. View Current Price List

GTX 1060 vs RX 580 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 RX 580
Board NumberPG410 SKU 30C940, D009-04
Length9.823 inches 250 mm9.5 inches 241 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W185 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 RX 580
Boost Clock1709 MHz1340 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz1257 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 RX 580
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price299 USD229 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Apr 18th, 2017

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 RX 580
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 RX 580
ArchitecturePascalGCN 4.0
Die Size314 mm²244 mm²
GPU NameGP106Polaris 20
GPU VariantGP106-400-A1Polaris 20 XTX (215-0910038)
Process Size16 nm14 nm
Transistors7,200 million5,700 million

Memory

GTX 1060 RX 580
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit256 bit
Memory Size6144 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1060 RX 580
ROPs4832
Shading Units12802304
TMUs80144

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 RX 580
FP16 (half) performance68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)6,175 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS6,175 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance136.7 GFLOPS (1:32)385.9 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s42.88 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s193.0 GTexel/s