GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 290X 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

7.7

Overall Score

Winner
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 

GPUBoss recommends the MSI GeForce GTX 1060  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 290X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290X

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Much higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 192.2 GB/s More than 65% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 5,632 GFLOPS vs 3,953 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Significantly more shading units 2,816 vs 1,280 1536 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 176 vs 80 96 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 176 GTexel/s vs 123.5 GTexel/s Around 45% higher texture rate
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 192 bit Around 2.8x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

Reasons to consider the
MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Much higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 60% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 6,144 MB vs 4,096 MB 50% more memory
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,759 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 75% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 60% higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 64 GPixel/s More than 15% higher pixel rate
Much lower TDP 120W vs 300W 2.5x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 290X vs GeForce GTX 1060

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
623.31 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060
576.55 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
113.97 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060
159.02 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
2,351.57 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,765.22 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
817.65 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,202.3 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
10.55 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
8.59 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
110.13 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
113.77 frames/s

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r9 290x produces just 69 fps? This joke is not funny
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