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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 580 XTR

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 580 XTR

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More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Better floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS vs 3,953 GFLOPS More than 55% better floating-point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 192.2 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 193 GTexel/s vs 123.5 GTexel/s More than 55% higher texture rate
More shading units 2,304 vs 1,280 1024 more shading units
More texture mapping units 144 vs 80 64 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

Reasons to consider the
MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 1,257 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 42.88 GPixel/s Around 75% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,759 MHz vs 1,340 MHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Lower TDP 120W vs 185W More than 35% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 580 XTR  vs GeForce GTX 1060 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTX 1060
192.2 GB/s

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

Radeon RX 580 XTR
42.88 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
74.1 GPixel/s

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

Radeon RX 580 XTR
193 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
123.5 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 580 XTR
6,175 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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon RX 580 XTR  vs
GeForce GTX 1060 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Polaris 20 GP106
Clock speed 1,257 MHz 1,544 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,340 MHz 1,759 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 1.5 GHz 6 GB

raw performance

Shading units 2,304 1,280
Texture mapping units 144 80
Render output processors 32 48
Pixel rate 42.88 GPixel/s 74.1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 193 GTexel/s 123.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS 3,953 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon RX 580 XTR  vs
GeForce GTX 1060 
Memory clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz 8,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 192 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 6,144 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 256 GB/s 192.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 185W 120W

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