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GeForce GTX 1060 vs Radeon RX 470

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1060 comes with core clock speeds of 1506 MHz on the GPU, and 2000 MHz on the 6144 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1280 SPUs as well as 80 Texture Address Units and 48 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 470, which features GPU core speed of 926 MHz, and 8192 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1650 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 2048 Stream Processors, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon RX 470 should perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1060 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 211200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1060 196608 MB/sec
Difference: 14592 (7%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1060 should be a bit (approximately 2%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon RX 470. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 120480 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 470 118528 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 1952 (2%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1060 will be a lot (about 144%) better at anti-aliasing than the Radeon RX 470, and able to handle higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 72288 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 470 29632 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 42656 (144%)

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

Amazon.com

Radeon RX 470

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 Radeon RX 470
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2016 August 2016
Code Name GP106-400 Polaris 10
Memory 6144 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1506 MHz 926 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 6600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 120 watts
Bandwidth 196608 MB/sec 211200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 120480 Mtexels/sec 118528 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72288 Mpixels/sec 29632 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1280 2048
Texture Mapping Units 80 128
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 14 nm
Transistors 4400 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
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 (in units of MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses 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, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video 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 amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends 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 maximum fill rate.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce GTX 1060 vs Radeon RX 470”
hatef says:

which one is better for game

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