GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 280X vs 1060 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

6.9

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 280X

Reasons to consider the
Generic Radeon R9 280X

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 288 GB/s vs 192.2 GB/s Around 50% higher memory bandwidth
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,280 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
Significantly wider memory bus 384 bit vs 192 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

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Much higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 80% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 8,686 vs 5,809 Around 50% better PassMark score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 6,000 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 6,144 MB vs 3,072 MB 2x more memory
Significantly higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 32 GPixel/s More than 2.2x higher pixel rate
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,759 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 75% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better manhattan score 3,594.09 vs 2,397.3 Around 50% better manhattan score
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,500 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 5,049 vs 3,677 More than 35% better PassMark direct compute score
Better T-Rex score 8.68 frames/s vs 7.66 frames/s Around 15% better T-Rex score
Significantly lower TDP 120W vs 250W 2.1x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 280X vs GeForce GTX 1060

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
468.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060
463.7 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
89.19 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060
159.36 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
1,924.31 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,353.97 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
569.94 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,098.84 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
7.66 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
8.68 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
103.21 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
21.91 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
3,355.56
GeForce GTX 1060
3,247.72

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
2,397.3
GeForce GTX 1060
3,594.09

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