GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 390 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

7.6

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 390

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 390

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More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Better floating-point performance 5,120 GFLOPS vs 3,953 GFLOPS Around 30% better floating-point performance
Significantly more shading units 2,560 vs 1,280 Twice as many shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 160 vs 80 Twice as many texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 160 GTexel/s vs 123.5 GTexel/s Around 30% 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

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MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Much higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 6,000 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Slightly better PassMark score 8,686 vs 7,898 Around 10% better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,500 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 64 GPixel/s More than 15% higher pixel rate
Better particle simulation score 1,201.28 mInteraction/s vs 856.39 mInteraction/s More than 40% better particle simulation score
Better PassMark direct compute score 5,049 vs 3,881 More than 30% better PassMark direct compute score
Much lower TDP 120W vs 275W 2.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 390 vs GeForce GTX 1060

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
607.38 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060
580.31 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
119.98 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060
158.93 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
3,179.84 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,436.94 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
856.39 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,201.28 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
11.07 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
8.76 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
118.59 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
113.77 frames/s

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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