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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs Radeon R9 380 2G

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB uses a 16 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1506 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a frequency of 2000 MHz on this model. It features 1152 SPUs as well as 72 Texture Address Units and 48 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 380 2G, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 970 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1425 MHz on this particular card. It features 1792 SPUs along with 112 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 19 Mh/s
Radeon R9 380 2G 19 Mh/s
Difference: 0 (0%)

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 12185 points
Radeon R9 380 2G 8850 points
Difference: 3335 (38%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 120 Watts
Radeon R9 380 2G 190 Watts
Difference: 70 Watts (58%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is 8% faster than the Radeon R9 380 2G in general, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 196608 MB/sec
Radeon R9 380 2G 182400 MB/sec
Difference: 14208 (8%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 380 2G will be a bit (approximately 0%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. (explain)

Radeon R9 380 2G 108640 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 108432 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 208 (0%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is superior to the Radeon R9 380 2G, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 72288 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 380 2G 31040 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 41248 (133%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Radeon R9 380 2G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year August 2016 June 2015
Code Name GP106-300 Antigua PRO
Memory 3072 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1506 MHz 970 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 5700 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 190 watts
Bandwidth 196608 MB/sec 182400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 108432 Mtexels/sec 108640 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72288 Mpixels/sec 31040 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1152 1792
Texture Mapping Units 72 112
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 28 nm
Transistors 4400 million 5000 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

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Radeon R9 380 2G

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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