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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs Radeon R7 370 2G

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has a GPU clock speed of 1506 MHz, and the 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 2000 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is made up of 1152 SPUs, 72 Texture Address Units, and 48 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R7 370 2G, which features a core clock frequency of 975 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1400 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

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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 2G 210 Sol/s
Difference: 80 (38%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 19 Mh/s
Radeon R7 370 2G 15 Mh/s
Difference: 4 (27%)

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 12185 points
Radeon R7 370 2G 5582 points
Difference: 6603 (118%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 370 2G 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 theoretically be a bit superior to the Radeon R7 370 2G overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 196608 MB/sec
Radeon R7 370 2G 179200 MB/sec
Difference: 17408 (10%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB will be quite a bit (approximately 74%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R7 370 2G. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 108432 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 370 2G 62400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 46032 (74%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 72288 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 370 2G 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 2G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year August 2016 June 2015
Code Name GP106-300 Trinidad
Memory 3072 MB 2048 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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type 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 better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the 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 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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