NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
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AMD Radeon RX 580

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon RX 580
GTX 1060 6GB RX 580 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB AMD Radeon RX 580
Price $ 159.0 $ 151.0 8 (5%)
Year 2016 2017 1 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 75C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 47.1dB 45.7dB 1.4 (3%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 535W 65 (14%)
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 70.5 FPS 77.2 FPS 6.7 (10%)
Average 1440p Performance 50.5 FPS 54.6 FPS 4.1 (8%)
Average 4K Performance 29.6 FPS 31.3 FPS 1.7 (6%)
Memory 6 GB 8 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.6 $ 3.0 0.6 (17%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0 $ 4.2 0.8 (16%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.6 $ 7.3 1.3 (15%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 80/100 0 (0%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1060 6GB 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 6GB
AMD Radeon RX 580
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
72
80.5
2019 Metro Exodus
31
35.1
32
35.9
2019 World War Z
61
68.0
81
91.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
72.9
91
101.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
34.0
35
39.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
46
51.3
55
61.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
46.8
58
64.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
70.2
61
68.2
2018 Fallout 76
70
78.3
82
91.3
2018 Hitman 2
55
61.2
64
71.5
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.6
46
51.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
57.7
50
55.8
2018 Battlefield V
61
68.4
84
93.5
2017 Dawn of War III
60
67.5
89
99.3
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
46
51.3
58
64.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
44
49.5
51
57.2
2017 Destiny 2
73
81.9
89
99.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
52.2
45
50.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
70.6
61
68.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
74.2
64
71.7
2017 For Honor
89
98.9
86
95.6
2017 Project CARS 2
63
70.0
60
67.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
84.9
73
82.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
38
43.1
58
64.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
45
50.4
60
67.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
39
44.1
49
55.4
2016 Doom
89
99.0
120
134.3
2016 F1 2016
60
67.5
81
90.2
2016 Hitman
54
60.4
85
94.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
66
74.2
83
92.6
2016 The Division
47
53.0
65
72.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
49
54.9
69
76.9
2016 Battlefield 1
73
81.5
99
111.1
2016 Overwatch
98
109.6
95
106.3
2016 Dishonored 2
45
51.1
44
49.4
2015 DiRT Rally
89
99.3
98
109.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
61.4
54
60.0
2015 The Witcher 3
47
52.6
71
79.5
2015 Rocket League
259
288.4
251
279.0
2015 Need For Speed
71
79.9
69
77.3
2015 Project CARS
68
76.6
66
74.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
119
132.6
121
135.5
2013 Crysis 3
54
60.5
81
90.2
2013 Battlefield 4
76
85.3
72
81.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
178
197.8
172
191.3
2009 League of Legends
333
370.8
322
358.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon RX 580
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
43
54.2
2019 Metro Exodus
21
27.3
22
27.9
2019 World War Z
39
49.6
53
66.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
42.3
51
63.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
25.6
26
33.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
28
36.0
35
44.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
30.6
33
41.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
59.4
45
57.2
2018 Fallout 76
41
52.2
51
63.8
2018 Hitman 2
31
39.6
36
46.2
2018 Just Cause 4
31
39.6
30
38.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
40.4
31
39.1
2018 Battlefield V
39
49.5
56
70.4
2017 Dawn of War III
36
45.0
50
62.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
37.8
38
48.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
36.9
32
40.7
2017 Destiny 2
56
70.2
67
84.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
39.6
30
38.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
46.0
35
44.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
53.6
41
51.8
2017 For Honor
46
57.7
44
55.8
2017 Project CARS 2
39
49.4
38
47.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
61
76.6
59
74.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
32
40.1
39
49.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
33.3
34
42.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
29
36.9
40
51.0
2016 Doom
52
66.2
74
93.5
2016 F1 2016
46
57.6
56
70.5
2016 Hitman
35
44.5
54
67.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
38
48.6
44
56.1
2016 The Division
30
38.2
40
50.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
37
46.8
50
62.7
2016 Battlefield 1
46
57.6
56
70.3
2016 Overwatch
60
75.6
58
73.2
2016 Dishonored 2
34
43.7
33
42.2
2015 DiRT Rally
54
68.4
61
76.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
40.6
33
41.8
2015 The Witcher 3
31
39.1
35
44.8
2015 Rocket League
98
123.6
95
119.5
2015 Need For Speed
49
61.8
47
59.8
2015 Project CARS
46
58.5
45
56.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
68
85.8
70
87.7
2013 Crysis 3
30
37.8
33
41.9
2013 Battlefield 4
43
54.5
42
52.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131
164.8
127
159.4
2009 League of Legends
164
206.0
159
199.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
AMD Radeon RX 580
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
18
26.7
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.2
12
17.5
2019 World War Z
20
28.6
26
38.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18
27.0
22
31.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
16.2
13
19.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
15
21.6
18
26.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
16.2
16
23.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
39.6
26
38.5
2018 Fallout 76
20
28.8
24
35.2
2018 Hitman 2
16
23.4
19
27.5
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.6
13
19.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
19.4
13
18.7
2018 Battlefield V
18
26.1
26
37.4
2017 Dawn of War III
16
23.4
21
31.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
15
21.6
19
27.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
15
21.6
18
26.4
2017 Destiny 2
24
35.1
29
41.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.5
15
22.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
19.8
16
23.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
37.1
25
35.9
2017 For Honor
20
28.8
19
27.9
2017 Project CARS 2
28
41.2
27
39.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
45
64.3
43
62.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
10
14.4
13
18.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
20
28.8
25
36.3
2016 Doom
23
33.3
32
46.1
2016 F1 2016
22
32.4
28
41.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
17
24.3
20
28.6
2016 Battlefield 1
21
30.6
26
37.8
2016 Overwatch
27
39.1
26
37.7
2016 Dishonored 2
24
34.6
23
33.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
31.5
13
19.8
2015 Rocket League
40
57.7
39
55.8
2015 Need For Speed
28
41.2
27
39.8
2015 Project CARS
28
41.2
27
39.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
39.8
28
40.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
148.3
100
143.5
2009 League of Legends
57
82.4
55
79.7
GTX 1060 6GB vs RX 580 with i7-6700K vs i7-7700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs RX 580 with i7-6700K vs i7-7700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs RX 580 with i7-6700K vs i7-7700K at 4K 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 580 / 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.

GTX 1060 6GB vs RX 580 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 6GB RX 580
Board NumberPG410C940, 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 6GB RX 580
Boost Clock1709 MHz1340 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz1257 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 6GB RX 580
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price199 USD229 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Apr 18th, 2017

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 6GB 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 6GB RX 580
ArchitecturePascalGCN 4.0
Die Size314 mm²244 mm²
GPU NameGP104Polaris 20
GPU VariantGP104-150-A1Polaris 20 XTX (215-0910038)
Process Size16 nm14 nm
Transistors7,200 million5,700 million

Memory

GTX 1060 6GB RX 580
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s256.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit256 bit
Memory Size6144 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1060 6GB RX 580
ROPs4832
Shading Units12802304
TMUs80144

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 6GB RX 580
FP16 (half) performance68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)6,175 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS6,175 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)385.9 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s42.88 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s193.0 GTexel/s

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agreecost 4 months ago
I need help choosing between these GPUs.
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molecularsuffering 4 months ago
Which good in performance Rx 570/580 or GtX1060?
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immatureminds 4 months ago
rx 580 and the GTX 1060 6GB are both good cards. They perform decently in comparison to one another. I would not get a GTX 1060 3GB though and the RX 570 would be only if I couldn't afford the GTX 1060 6Gb or RX 580. Also the RX 580 has more ram then the GTX 1060 6GB. If you gaming at 1080P then it doesn't matter all that much between 6GB vs 8GB cards but if you game at higher resolutions like 1440P then the RX 580 looks more attractive with it's larger 8GB frame buffer in the long term for gaming though performance wise it is still neck and neck with the 1060.

http://www.techspot.com/review/1393-radeon-rx-580-vs-geforce-gtx-1060/
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thankchase 4 months ago
Which one is better and why? (for 1080p gaming)
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effortcreamy 4 months ago
They are pretty close. Either is better for an individual depending on some variables i'll list below. What games you play is also important when choosing.

GTX 1060 6GB:

- Lower Power Usage
- Generally Lower Temps (Better cooled)
- Better Performance in most Nvidia GameWorks titles, DirectX 11 and OpenGL games.
- Excellent Overclocker (If that interests you)
- CUDA might be something you benefit from if you work on any platforms that are optimised it.

RX 580 8GB:

- Slightly cheaper (Most the time)
- 2GB of more VRAM
- Better Performance in most AMD Gaming Evolved titles, DirectX 12 and Vulkan games
- CrossFire (Mulit-GPU) compatible (The GTX 1060 cannot SLI)
- Typically the stronger card overall on an average of ~5-8%
- Can be paired with a FreeSync monitor for relatively cheap.

To summarise, the RX 580 8GB often comes ahead in most games today but with higher power usage + temps at that. There are other things on the RX 580 that would indicate it to be better card in the long run due to the extra VRAM, better long-term driver support, better performance in newer APIs (Vulkan and DX12) and of course the ability to add another RX 580 in CrossFire (you might see one cheap). But of course you might be someone big on power efficiency, overclocking or like having a quieter/cooler card which the GTX 1060 does better at. Just go for whichever card has features that appeal more to you and your build. Hope this helps

If you want to read up more for yourself, here are 2 in-depth reviews from reliable sources (Trusted Reviews + Digital Foundry):

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-radeon-rx-580-570-review
http://www.trustedreviews.com/amd-radeon-rx-580-review-performance-page-2
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crapulousmixture 4 months ago
i'm looking or a new card and i'm not sure which card is better 580 or 1060
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subduedicecream 4 months ago




3. AIB Cards - From the above, we see that the MSI RX 480 is 7% faster overall in TPUs 16 game test suite. From Below, the MSI 1060 Gaming X is 3% faster than the reference 1060 ... so we can can conclude that at the time of testing the MSI 1060 was 10% faster than the MSI 480 in the 16 game test suite

4. Overclocking - We see there that the MSI 480 overclocks 8.6% and the MSI 1060 overclocks 15.1%.. So when the 1060 (10% performance advantage) is overclocked, the relative difference would be:

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/RX_480_Gaming_X/26.html
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Gaming_X/27.html

110% x (115.1 / 108.6) = 116.6% of the 480s speed or 16.6 % faster

As for difference between brands ... the various brands trade wins depending on generation and model line but the EVGA SC is one to avoid as, unlike the competition, they use a reference PCB and referece style PCB cooling.

5. Driver improvements - AMDs driver improvements have improved the performance of the 480 since originally tested. As we can see from the link here, TPU tested the results from the latest driver improvements and found an increase if 2.1% at 1080 p average across 21 games:

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Radeon_Crimson_ReLive_Drivers/6.html

Unfortunately, we have no info on what improvements have resulted from newer nVidia drivers but suffice to say, those improvements have not erased that 10% gap outta the box (16.6% in both overclocked.

6. Cost - Last I looked (yesterday) the MSI 1060 6GB was about more than the MSI 480 8GB on newegg. But there are other costs worth considering

7. Power - There is a significant difference in power usage between the two cards. One of the reasons for the MSI 480s performance,as stated in the review, is because it is able to use more power than many other 480s. That's 75 watts in typical gaming and 99 watts peak

The MSI 480 draws from 196 - 224 watts
The MSI 1060 draws from 121 - 125 watts

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/RX_480_Gaming_X/21.html

8. Power Costs - While this is something you normally wouldn't consider, when cards are very close in performance, it may be of significance to many users, especially those in Europe and especially in urban / suburban locales.

75 watts x 35 hours per week x 52.14 weeks per year x 3 years usage x .131 US average electric cost per kw-hr / (1000 watts per kw=hr x 85% efficiency) = .28

9. Case Cooling - The rule of thump for case fans in a relatively quiet system is one (1) case fan per 75 watts for power. So for comparable interior case temps, you might want to include the cost of an extra case fan.

10. Noise - The 480 is 3 dbA louder than the 1060

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/RX_480_Gaming_X/22.html
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Gaming_X/23.html

So ... that's the data ... it's up to you to look at what you want to do with it ...

- If you don't use MSI Afterburner, then the OC advantage may be of no interest to you
- If you wear headphones, then the noise advantage will be of no interest to you
- Initially the 480 has an apparent cost advantage but the larger PSU requirement and extra case fan eats that up. Considering power costs along with the preceding, the 1060 is the more cost effective buy by far
- If you already have an oversized PSU then the power advantage is of no interest to you
- If you don't pay for electricity cause it's included in rent, then the power advantage is of no interest to you
- But most of all, if those 16 - 21 games that TPU uses for testing are not ones you play, then you need to pay specific attention to how each performs in games you do play... so start here and see how each performs in the games you are interested in.


https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/RX_480_Gaming_X/6.html
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Gaming_X/6.html

How each individual arrives at their choice will be different for everyone, there is no "wrong choice" here.
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Now the 580 is a bit faster than the 480 outta the box so it improves its position there by about 5% overall ... thatz still not enough to catch the 1060 when both are overclocked. On the downside, the 580 consumes a lot more power (25%) which also means more noise and heat
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radiationhig 5 months ago
Should I get the 580 or the 1060?

And if the 580, is there a big difference between 4gb and 8gb?
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firefoxbarnaby 4 months ago
If you can find one at a reasonable price, get an RX 580. Unless you are gaming at 1440p Ultra or above, 4GB is enough.
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portbillet 5 months ago
Trying to finalize build with graphics card which of these would you say is more future proof?
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swooshjackberry 4 months ago


Hi Friend, as noted...comparable GPUs, though I'd lean towards the RX 580 for several reasons:

1. AMD FreeSync; though arguably "less optimal" than G-Sync...the chances of your next monitor being FreeSync are higher than nVidia's adaptive refresh tech. This point is mute if you have plans for a G-Sync monitor in your future.

2. More Video Memory; though you'll most likely hit the processing ceiling of the GPU before using the extent of the 8GB VRAM...I'd still call the RX 580 more "future proof" in this respect

3. [subjective] Greater Gaming Longevity; despite being an nVidia fanboy, I've been frustrated at their gimicky support of DX in the past (e.g.,Async-Compute), and their inclination to support proprietary standards as a rule of thumb. If all things are equal, supporting AMD is the best decision as a consumer IMO.


Either way, congrats on the upgrade plans! Both great cards!
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peshawarkiss 5 months ago
Should I get get a gtx 1060 with freesync (yes I know it won't work) or an rx 580 with freesync? I am using an i5 8400.
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begottrickle 5 months ago
the 1060 is much power efficient and have slightly better overall performance, but users are praising on AMD Free Synchronization and apparently it's worth coping with the Rx 580 extra power consumption, your decision might be easier if you have a free synchronization monitor.
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memberssporty 5 months ago
gtx 1060 6gb, stock, and rx 580 OC. difference is that rx 580 comes cheaper. also i have a 500w bronze 80+ power supply. So is that enough for both of them?
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portholespace 5 months ago
You're on the limits with a 580 with that old seasonic to be honest.

The 1060 may be the safer choice.

That said ,I do think you'll be ok with the 580 but would suggest a psu replacement somewhere down the line.

Bear in mind , most (if not all) 580 have a 8 pin power connector.

I believe your psu only has a pair of 6 pins ?

If I'm right you are going to need a twin 6 pin to 8 pin adapter.
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agreecost 5 months ago
I was looking to buy a card and found Viotek´s 144hz monitor and I wanted to buy the GN24C and I saw it had FreeSync. Would the performance sacrifice of buying the AMD card justify the freesync?
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colagyr 5 months ago
Yeah, the 1060 6GB and RX580 8GB generally trade blows. The RX 580 has a slight edge over the 1060 for the most part, but there are a couple of games where the 1060 beats it.
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crapulousmixture 5 months ago
So i was planning to buy RX 580 to play skyrim but i saw on some blogs that rx 580 has an fps problem while the GTX 1060 can reach good fps on skyrim without encountering problems. I have an i7-6600k and 8 gb ram
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shrinksurgeon 5 months ago
Some blogs say the same thing about the 1060 & even the last generation titan, & who knows how many others from both companies and for what reasons. If it were me, I'd wait for Vega, not base your choice on a single game, & consider which gives you the best value for your money. If it had to be a choice between a 580 and a 1060, I'd say go with the RX 580 with 8GB , preferably a custom version is likely your best bet. You can choose to crossfire your rx 580 in the future, the 1060 will never support SLI. Xfire or SLI may not be a factor in your choice, though worth mentioning all the same. Both are fine choices, (8GB 580 & 6GB 1060). Bethesda created skyrim. It's worth noting that Bethesda teamed up with AMD not long ago, btw, and the 580 is still relatively new. One thing for AMD, where their patching is concerned, they've been doing exceedingly better on the software side & have improved performance on a number of cards on a number of games, on all relevant API's.
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unsubtlerapadash 5 months ago
Good day to you all..i am thinking of replacing my current gpu gtx 1060 6gb to rx 580 8gb..
My current specs:
Ryzen 1600
Br50 msi tomahawk
16gb ddr4 2400mhz adata xpg dazzle
Power supply corsair vs550.

Is there going to be a problem if i switch to rx580 8gb?
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condenseused 5 months ago


There will be no compatibility or bottleneck issues whatsoever.

But unless your GPU is defective there isn't really any reason to change it to an RX 580.

In terms of gaming, both perform roughly the same. The 1060 performs better in games like The Witcher 3, Mafia 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider etc. while the 580 performs better in games like Wolfenstein 2, DOOM, The Division, Hitman etc. Never is the margin greater than by more than 5-7%. However, the 580 will consume more power though it won't be a problem without your PSU.

In terms of Mining, if you are interested in that, then RX 580 is significantly superior to the 1060 with a better Hash Rate and has been the go to card for many small time or casual miners.
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hangoverneedles 5 months ago
Would anyone please help me on deciding on buying an rx 580 or a gtx 1060 in playing skyrim with enb or fallout 4 thats heavily modded. I cant find any benchmarks on skyrim (modded) with an rx 580. Your advice will be greatly appreciated

Gtx 950
i7-2200k
8 gb of ram
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crumpetenclose 5 months ago
Considering the fact, that Skyrim was running without any problem on my gtx 660, I would assume both those cards will fly it. Now since it is a game using DX9, 1060 is probably better choice, but make sure you buy 6 Gb version. However rx 580 should not be more then few FPS behind, so if you can find it at better price then 1060, it would also be good move (IF you can find it ... for example, as of today, there's not single 580 available for sale in my whole country).
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pugsleyimprudent 5 months ago
Once the mining craze is over, I'm gonna upgrade my 750 ti to a much better gpu. I'm not sure whether I should go with the RX 580 8gb or the gtx 1060 6gb. I'm using windows 7 so I can only use directx11. The rx 580 4gb might also be an option.
Which would you guys recommend?
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silverbasil 5 months ago
For DX11 games and earlier, the 6GB GTX 1060 will usually win. It's also much more power efficient. The AMD RX 580 is a great card, but it is basically an overclocked / more power demanding version of the RX 480.
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hangfly 5 months ago
I was going to get a Asus Strix 1060. But I did some research and decided to go on with Asus Strix 580. But I am still not sure. I was going to get a AMD gpu laptop before but everyone told me to get an nvidia. I am a anti-social gamer meaning i can play the witcher 3 15 hours non-stop. Can rx 580 handle it?
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agreecost 5 months ago
There are 1000's of threads online asking about a 480/580 v 1060 6gb. Just Google and read them.

My experience is Nvidia are quicker at fixing drivers for newly released games. If you are someone like me who will buy a game when it releases this counts for something, if you normally wait for game prices to drop before buying then this won't matter. I therefore prefer Nvidia as a brand to live with but I'm happy to say that all the 480/580/1060 6Gb are all excellent choices, the difference between them is only measurable in benchmarks and make no difference in the real world.
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servicesdicing 5 months ago
Since all the RX 580s are out of stock, I can only buy a GTX 1060 at the moment but was wondering if should I wait for them to come back or if the performance difference really matters.. I know both of the cards are generally identical in performance but is the freesync worth it? I already have a freesync monitor.
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thankchase 5 months ago
I would wait and get an RX 580. But having said that, nobody knows how long it will take for prices to return to normal so maybe that isn't a good idea (!)

I have a 1440p Freesync monitor that operates from 30Hz to 144Hz. Maybe some older monitors had a limited range, but that's not the case with the newer models.

Freesync works brilliantly for me (since I bought a new DP cable anyway!) and for a card like the RX 580 it's a great feature.

When I am running with only a single card it allows me to keep my settings maxed out at 1440p and not worry about stutter.

I have Crossfire R9 Furys, but a single R9 Fury has very similar performance to an RX 580 nowadays.
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flyablepursuable 5 months ago
My pc is done I just need a gpu and I want to get one around 300$. My monitor has amd freesync so im leaning towards the amd 580, is freesync good enough to justify getting an amd card? Which card would you say is overall better or is there a better card for the price? My cpu is an amd ryzen 1600 if that makes any differnce.
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molecularvaseline 5 months ago
With freesync I’d take the Rx 580. It’ll make for smoother looking gameplay having the FPS and Hz in sync. Performance differences are too minor to fret over.
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frarchedalfred 5 months ago
I was looking for an upgrade for my gpu (from a 750ti) to either a rx 580 or gtx 1060, I wanted to know which is better to get and pair with an i5 4460, I know that 1060 is 6gb vram and the 580 is 8gb vram, so in general, with all the included variables, which card is a better upgrade??

A huge thanks in advance for everyone.
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gillsgraphic 5 months ago
They are so close it really doesn't matter which one you choose right now. In a couple years the 8GB may prove to give the RX 580 8GB a better edge over the 1060 6GB, but that's just speculation.
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acutenesspace 5 months ago
So I'm going to build a pc and I'm wondering which gpu to get: RX 580 or GTX 1060. They will be the Asus Strix since I like the design and performance of it. If any of you has a suggestion around the same price, feel free to tell me.
Another thing, is the strix easy to disassemble and paint and are there any tutorials on it?

Thanks, Kevin.
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pickwickwidespread 5 months ago
Last question first: yes, you can take the cowling off and paint it. I'm not sure about the fans themselves but there are a lot of pictures and videos out there of people doing the cowling. For warranty sake, I would not recommend trying to remove the fans and paint them.

As far as the difference between the two GPUs, the 8GB 580 vs.1060 6GB, the 580 beats the 1060 in just about every DX12 and DX11 game. Both are priced similarly. I feel the 8GB 580 is the better buy and will last much longer not only with an extra 2GB VRAM, but because of its wider 256-bit memory bus vs. the 1060's 192-bit bus.
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robbriefcase 5 months ago
Hi all! I was wondering which of these GPUs I should get. I was looking around and newegg just released a thanksgiving sale! They dropped the AMD card by 80 dollars and the Asus Nivdia card by 30 dollars. The prices are now 0 and 0. Should I grab the AMD card? It seems that they preform roughly the same however I do prefer Nivdia.

All opinions and help appreciated!

Thanks!
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kittzero 5 months ago
On some games RX580 8GB is better, on some GTX1060 6gb is better. They are roughly the same.
I would not get the RX580 4GB and GTX1060 3gb...although the RX480 4GB is the better pick in this case.
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tactiletheme 5 months ago
hi guys im planning on buying a graphics card to complete my ryzen build and im having a hard time on deciding which card to go because here in the philippines our electricity cost is too high that forces me to side on the gtx 1060 but based on the benchmarks i can see the rx580 outperforms the gtx 1060

PS- If you could recommend a brand and type of card for that would be more than welcome thanks in advance
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midnightweird 5 months ago
From what I read they are very closely matched, each time one side releases new drivers changes which gpu performs best in each game. Older benchmarks are pointless due to driver updates. I would go 1060 6gb.

I assumed you mean 1060 6Gb, the 3Gb has its cuda cores cut down as well as RAM.
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dryeastward 5 months ago
hello,so recently i've looking to upgrade my gpu to prep for monster hunter world release,and im just wondering which gpu should i get if they're about the same prices,i also have an LG monitor with freesync (or so it says in the box) which i was wondering would actually matter or not with those GPU,and while at it is a 500w seasonic PSU enough to power them or do i need to upgrade my PSU too?
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giantenvoy 5 months ago
I would definitely go for the RX580 if you have a freesync monitor, only certain AMD cards like the RX 580 can use freesync. In terms of performance the difference between the 1060 6gb and RX 580 8gb is not even really worth discussing, they are very similar. Some games the 580 will do slightly better, in some games the 1060 will do slightly better, or perform identically.

A 500watt seasonic PSU should be more than enough. Do you know the model?
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favouritedisband 5 months ago
besides power consumption which is better i ordered https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125901
but came DOA and made my computer freeze constanntly and and i tried reinstalling windows and it would freeze to where i couldnt even do that i Also RMA'ed it and looking to get a new card
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preplanupswing 5 months ago
well power consumption is kinda big deal when you are comparing those 2 cards :
thanks to consuming less power gtx 1060 runs cooler , quieter and has very similar performance .
rx 580 8gb is maybe like 3-5% faster (sometimes not even that , depending on the game in question)

gtx 1060 6gb wins in my book .
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keroseneengorge 5 months ago
Hey Guys, i'm still on the run for a new GPU to replace my GTX 780. I have narrowed it down to the RX 580, which i can afford new, GTX 1060 which i have to purchase used, and maybe i can get the 1070, but only maybe (It's out of my budget, but maybe im lucky i can find a cheap one)

I'm not really playing the latest AAA games all the time, but all my games are played on a 144Hz Monitor, 1080p.

RX 580 or 1060 or maybe 1070?
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gackedicing 5 months ago
Either card will be good to go. If you can budget for a 1070 then it is a good boost over the other two also.
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sconnynepalese 5 months ago
Which card would be more powerful?

The MSI GeForce GTX 1060 AERO ITX 6G OC
(https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137094)
or
The MSI Radeon RX 580 RX 580 ARMOR 4G OC
(https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137120)
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dextrousribbit 5 months ago
Mixed feelings..

1) In theory, the RX-580 should do a lot better, relatively, as time goes on and its architecture is optimized for, but

2) NVidia tends to have better driver support. In fact, I've heard relatively more claims that the RX series is having issues than on the NVidia side.

Now more than 4GB not being needed is mostly true, though it's impossible to predict that over the next few years.

So if the price is similar I'd go with the GTX1060 6GB.

Here's a modern comparison too:
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/RX_580_Nitro_Plus/30.html

They are actually closer to EQUAL if we compared cards with the same OC and cooler. Again, the RX-580 will do a little better in some modern games, and the GTX1060 fairs better on average in older games.
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silverbasil 5 months ago
Hello friends

I am going to buy Graphics card online..When i check prices then i choose 2 graphics card which are perfectly fit to my budget

Gtx 1060 6gb OC ( i like gigabyte gaming 1060 / Aurous xtreme 1060)
Sapphire nitro Rx 580 8 Gb OC ( i am getting at same price as gtx 1060 in a offer)

Plz help me to choose between them..
My requirement is only 1080p gaming..as my Monitor is 1080p monitor and i am not going to change it for 2-3 years
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shapeoutline 5 months ago
RX 580 8 GB is better imo, more VRAM, in most case on par or had minor advantage over the GTX 1060 [especially DX12 / Vulkan games], but the downside is the higher power consumption and temperature

just go with the one u prefer, can't really go wrong with these 2 anyway,
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