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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 Nano

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 Nano

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Significantly better floating-point performance 8,192 GFLOPS vs 3,953 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 256 GTexel/s vs 123.5 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Many more shading units 4,096 vs 1,280 2816 more shading units
Many more texture mapping units 256 vs 80 176 more texture mapping units
Much wider memory bus 4,096 bit vs 192 bit More than 21.2x wider memory bus
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

Reasons to consider the
MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 8x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
More memory 6,144 MB vs 4,096 MB 50% more memory
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 4x higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 64 GPixel/s More than 15% higher pixel rate
Lower TDP 120W vs 175W More than 30% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 Nano  vs GeForce GTX 1060 

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon R9 Nano
64 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
74.1 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon R9 Nano
256 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
123.5 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 Nano
8,192 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1060
3,953 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

render output processors GPU commponents responsible for transform pixels as they flow between memory buffers

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon R9 Nano  vs
GeForce GTX 1060 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Fiji GP106
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,544 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 1.5 GHz 6 GB

raw performance

Shading units 4,096 1,280
Texture mapping units 256 80
Render output processors 64 48
Pixel rate 64 GPixel/s 74.1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 256 GTexel/s 123.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 8,192 GFLOPS 3,953 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R9 Nano  vs
GeForce GTX 1060 
Memory clock speed 500 MHz 2,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,000 MHz 8,008 MHz
Memory bus 4,096 bit 192 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 6,144 MB

noise and power

TDP 175W 120W

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