GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs Radeon RX 580

If you are going to buy a new graphics card and are choosing between GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and Radeon RX 580, there are a couple of things to consider. Cards with more VRAM in general perform better and allow you to play on higher graphics settings. Size also makes a difference. A model with a large heatsink can occupy up to three expansion slots on a motherboard. Be sure you have enough room in your PC case. When comparing GPUs with different architectures, more processing cores and even higher TFLOPS will not always translate to better performance. To help you decide which GPU you need, we have measured frame rates in a number of popular games. For more on how the GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB stacks up against Radeon RX 580, check out specs charts below.
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

Main Specs

  GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB Radeon RX 580
Power consumption (TDP) 120 Watt 185 Watt
Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors 1x 6-pin 1x 8-pin
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount 6.144 MB 8 GB
Display Connectors 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
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Game benchmarks

high / 1080p 50−55 45−50
ultra / 1080p 35−40 30−33
QHD / 1440p 27−30 24−27
4K / 2160p 16−18 12−14
low / 720p 80−85 70−75
medium / 1080p 60−65 50−55

Full Specs

  GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB Radeon RX 580
Architecture Pascal Polaris
Code name GP106 Polaris 20
Type Desktop Desktop
Release date 19 July 2016 18 April 2017
Pipelines 1280 2304
Core clock speed 1506 MHz 1257 MHz
Boost Clock 1708 MHz 1340 MHz
Transistor count 4,400 million 5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology 16 nm 14 nm
Texture fill rate 136.7 193.0
Floating-point performance 4,375 gflops 6,175 gflops
Length 250 mm 241 mm
Memory bus width 192 Bit 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 8000 MHz 8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s 256.0 GB/s
Shared memory -
G-SYNC support +
VR Ready +
DirectX 12 (12_1) 12 (12_0)
Shader Model 6.4 6.4
OpenGL 4.6 4.6
OpenCL 1.2 2.0
Vulkan 1.2.131 1.2.131
CUDA 6.1
G-SYNC +
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