GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1060 vs R9 270X among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.7

Overall Score

Winner
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 

GPUBoss recommends the MSI GeForce GTX 1060  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

Reasons to consider the
MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Significantly better PassMark score 8,686 vs 4,658 More than 85% better PassMark score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 1,070 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly more memory 6,144 MB vs 2,048 MB 3x more memory
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 5,600 MHz Around 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 35.8 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,759 MHz vs 1,120 MHz More than 55% higher turbo clock speed
Better floating-point performance 3,953 GFLOPS vs 2,867.2 GFLOPS Around 40% better floating-point performance
Much better PassMark direct compute score 5,049 vs 1,062 More than 4.8x better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly better T-Rex score 8.68 frames/s vs 4.36 frames/s Around 2x better T-Rex score
Higher texture rate 123.5 GTexel/s vs 89.6 GTexel/s Around 40% higher texture rate
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,400 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Lower TDP 120W vs 180W Around 35% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon R9 270X

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Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 1060 vs Radeon R9 270X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
576.4 mHash/s
Radeon R9 270X
251.26 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
119.24 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 270X
57.24 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
1,766.73 frames/s
Radeon R9 270X
1,298.8 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
1,196.96 mInteraction/s
Radeon R9 270X
340.91 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
8.68 frames/s
Radeon R9 270X
4.36 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
21.91 frames/s
Radeon R9 270X
80.7 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
3,358.86
Radeon R9 270X
3,353.98

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
3,717.62
Radeon R9 270X
3,713.26

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