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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 3,238 GFLOPS More than 90% better floating-point performance
More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher texture rate 193 GTexel/s vs 101.2 GTexel/s More than 90% higher texture rate
Higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 192.2 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
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 Max-Q

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

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Higher pixel rate 60.7 GPixel/s vs 42.88 GPixel/s More than 40% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Higher turbo clock speed 1,480 MHz vs 1,340 MHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 80W vs 185W 2.3x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 580  vs GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 

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

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

Radeon RX 580
42.88 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
60.7 GPixel/s

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

Radeon RX 580
193 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
101.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 580
6,175 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
3,238 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  vs
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Polaris 20 GP106
Clock speed 1,257 MHz 1,265 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,340 MHz 1,480 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,304 1,280
Texture mapping units 144 80
Render output processors 32 48
Pixel rate 42.88 GPixel/s 60.7 GPixel/s
Texture rate 193 GTexel/s 101.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS 3,238 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon RX 580  vs
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 
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 80W

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