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GeForce GTX 1060 vs Radeon R9 M395X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1060 has a core clock speed 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 1280 SPUs, 80 TAUs, and 48 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon R9 M395X, which makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 723 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 1250 MHz on this specific model. It features 2048 SPUs along with 128 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1060 120 Watts
Radeon R9 M395X 125 Watts
Difference: 5 Watts (4%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 1060 should in theory be much better than the Radeon R9 M395X overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 196608 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M395X 160000 MB/sec
Difference: 36608 (23%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1060 should be quite a bit (about 30%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 M395X. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 120480 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M395X 92544 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 27936 (30%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1060 should be a lot (about 212%) better at anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 M395X, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 72288 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M395X 23136 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 49152 (212%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1060 Radeon R9 M395X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2016 2015
Code Name GP106-400 Tonga
Memory 6144 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1506 MHz 723 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 125 watts
Bandwidth 196608 MB/sec 160000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 120480 Mtexels/sec 92544 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72288 Mpixels/sec 23136 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 28 nm
Transistors 4400 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video 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 most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core 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 fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1060

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Radeon R9 M395X

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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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