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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs Radeon R7 370 4G

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB uses a 16 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1506 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a frequency of 2000 MHz on this particular card. It features 1152 SPUs along with 72 TAUs and 48 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R7 370 4G, which comes with GPU core speed of 975 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1400 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1024 Stream Processors, 64 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation 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.

Zcash Mining Hash Rate

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 290 Sol/s
Radeon R7 370 4G 183 Sol/s
Difference: 107 (58%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 19 Mh/s
Radeon R7 370 4G 17 Mh/s
Difference: 2 (12%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 370 4G 110 Watts
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 120 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (9%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB should in theory be a small bit better than the Radeon R7 370 4G in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 196608 MB/sec
Radeon R7 370 4G 179200 MB/sec
Difference: 17408 (10%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB should be a lot (approximately 74%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R7 370 4G. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 108432 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 370 4G 62400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 46032 (74%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB will be a lot (more or less 132%) faster with regards to FSAA than the Radeon R7 370 4G, and also will be capable of handling higher resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 72288 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 370 4G 31200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 41088 (132%)

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 R7 370 4G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year August 2016 June 2015
Code Name GP106-300 Trinidad
Memory 3072 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1506 MHz 975 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 5600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 196608 MB/sec 179200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 108432 Mtexels/sec 62400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72288 Mpixels/sec 31200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1152 1024
Texture Mapping Units 72 64
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 28 nm
Transistors 4400 million 2080 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 maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

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Radeon R7 370 4G

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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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