GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 580 vs 1060 among all 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

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 

GPUBoss recommends the MSI GeForce GTX 1060  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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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 RX 580

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 580

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Better floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS vs 3,953 GFLOPS More than 55% better floating-point performance
More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
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

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Higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 1,257 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much better manhattan score 6,198.4 vs 1,856.62 More than 3.2x better manhattan score
Higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 42.88 GPixel/s Around 75% higher pixel rate
Better PassMark score 8,686 vs 7,781 More than 10% better PassMark score
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
Better PassMark direct compute score 5,049 vs 3,923 Around 30% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 120W vs 185W More than 35% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 580 vs GeForce GTX 1060

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
661.29 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060
466.23 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
126.78 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060
119.05 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
2,007.61 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,350.35 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
891.57 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,098.84 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
11.39 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
8.63 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
114.5 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
21.91 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
1,678.76

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 580
1,856.62

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because radeon was better for mining but those prices are declining now - on my country the quality 1060 + 6gb RAM are a little bit expensive than Saphire Nitro+ 580 which is the topmost of 580's about 1060 the 3GB variant (this is the `not-so-responsive` 6gb variant - they do not trow non-responsive 6gb mem chips - they test them to see if they can match that 3gb silicon lottery and if they pass the test they will arrive in stores as 1060 - 3gb variant ) if I'll buy one it will be this one (No 3gb RAM or MSI stuff) : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GV-N1060AORUS-GeForce-Express-Graphics/dp/B073XGGBDL/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541964774&sr=8-1&keywords=GIGABYTE+GV-N1060AORUS-6GD+REV2.0
https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/573761/asus-dual-gtx1060-o3g.html https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/771763/asus-radeon-rx-580-4gb-dual-oc-gddr5.html prices were different a year ago there was a bigger difference
... he may be blind but you are a dreamer for sure - where did you get your prices ? - show me an 1060 chaper than 580 and I will buy that card.
I am so confused. First I read the scores on top: RX 580 8GB - 7.2/10 GTX 1060 6GB - 6.4/10 BUT the 1060 wins? And a 1050 Ti beats a 1060 ..... WHAT? WHAT? When did Video Cards start a benchmark FACE DETECTION? Why is there no score " n/a " for the " Gaming " Category? How could you post a review without doing the 'review'. This review is incomplete. WHY POST IT!? There needs to be staff changes in management for this website. STAY OUT OF THE BUSINESS.
Inefficient design calls for increased power throughput while pumping next to near performance to comparison.
I Never buy NVIDIA agains, each drive update the card lost performace, when GTX 1050TI ARRIVE THE MARKET it´s 10 fps less gtx 960 4gb, now the GTX 960 4GB LESS THAN 10 FPS FOR GTX 960 4GB
Better floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS vs 3,953 GFLOPS More than 55% better floating-point performance this is why I buy rx 580 and cross fire at hand .
The reason why the 1060 wins is because the under the Gaming section the RX 480 must have crashed or frozen during the benchmark, therefore no score.
This site is shit. RX 580 is way better. The only loss is TDP...
Go play a game optimized for open gl..
well i do it is so easy
who the hell overclock his/her vga? 1 in 10 / 1 in 100 / 1 in 1 million?
The 3gb version can't really even be called a 1060, and if you wanted to you would have to change the 1060 6gb to the 1060 Ti for it to work like that
this posts are comparing the 6gb 1060 and the 8gb 580 so...
was i talking about a 6gb 1060 no
it has a really high tdp it is also really hot so not that much overclocking
Nobody buys a graphics card for performance per watt. We buy for performance. Power consumption should be a side note in any GPU comparison. Sure it's nice to know, but it's nobody is going to intentionally sacrifice performance to save a few watts.
Benchmark is 6gb variant vs 8gb variant?!??!!? flerpie is just retarded.
He probably didn't even type it to begin with.
Dude, he said the 1060 3gb variant vs the 580 4gb variant. Stop posting the same comment when you didn't even read his.
Where do you look for prices? At amazon.es you can get a RX580 8GB for €250, while you can't get any GTX 1060 6GB for less than €317.
Where do you look for prices? At amazon.es you can get a RX580 8GB for €250, while you can't get any GTX 1060 6GB for less than €317. I know i copied it but i was too lazy to type it again.
Where do you look for prices? At amazon.es you can get a RX580 8GB for €250, while you can't get any GTX 1060 6GB for less than €317
this way rx 580 uses more power also runs hotter and at the top thing the rx 580 sucks gtx 1060 takes the win and also didnt mention the cheapest 3gb 1060 is 200 dollars the cheapest rx 580 is 270 dollars so thats a win for the 1060
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