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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs Radeon R7 370 2G


Intro

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has a core clock frequency of 1506 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 2000 MHz. It also makes use of a 192-bit memory bus, and uses a 16 nm design. It is comprised of 1152 SPUs, 72 TAUs, and 48 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon R7 370 2G, which features a clock frequency of 975 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1400 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 1024 SPUs, 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 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

Theoretically, the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB should be a bit faster than the Radeon R7 370 2G in general. (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 should be quite a bit (more or less 74%) better at 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 is quite a bit (more or less 132%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R7 370 2G, and capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (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 maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock 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 in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. 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 rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum 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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