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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs Radeon R7 370 2G


Intro

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB makes use of a 16 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 1506 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 2000 MHz on this specific card. It features 1152 SPUs as well as 72 Texture Address Units and 48 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon R7 370 2G, which comes with core speeds of 975 MHz on the GPU, and 1400 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units 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.

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%)

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

Performance-wise, 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 much (more or less 74%) faster with regards to anisotropic 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

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB should be much (about 132%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon R7 370 2G, and will be able to handle higher resolutions more effectively. (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

Amazon.com

Radeon R7 370 2G

Amazon.com

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 information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. 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 also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

Amazon.com

Radeon R7 370 2G

Amazon.com

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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