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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX Vega 64

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

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Much higher memory bandwidth 483.8 GB/s vs 192.2 GB/s More than 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Much better floating-point performance 12,665 GFLOPS vs 3,953 GFLOPS Around 3.2x better floating-point performance
Much higher texture rate 395.8 GTexel/s vs 123.5 GTexel/s Around 3.2x 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
More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher pixel rate 98.94 GPixel/s vs 74.1 GPixel/s Around 35% higher pixel rate
Much wider memory bus 2,048 bit vs 192 bit Around 10.8x wider memory bus
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

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MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 1,890 MHz Around 4.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 1,247 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 945 MHz More than 2x higher memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,759 MHz vs 1,546 MHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much lower TDP 120W vs 295W 2.5x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon RX Vega 64  vs GeForce GTX 1060 

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

Radeon RX Vega 64
483.8 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1060
192.2 GB/s

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

Radeon RX Vega 64
98.94 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
74.1 GPixel/s

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

Radeon RX Vega 64
395.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
123.5 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX Vega 64
12,665 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 Vega 64  vs
GeForce GTX 1060 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Vega 10 GP106
Clock speed 1,247 MHz 1,544 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,546 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 4,096 1,280
Texture mapping units 256 80
Render output processors 64 48
Pixel rate 98.94 GPixel/s 74.1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 395.8 GTexel/s 123.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 12,665 GFLOPS 3,953 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon RX Vega 64  vs
GeForce GTX 1060 
Memory clock speed 945 MHz 2,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,890 MHz 8,008 MHz
Memory bus 2,048 bit 192 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 6,144 MB
Memory bandwidth 483.8 GB/s 192.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 295W 120W

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