GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB vs Radeon R9 290

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Aug 2016
GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
Radeon R9 290
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 5 Nov 2013
Radeon R9 290

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    106%
  • Radeon R9 290
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    100%
  • Radeon R9 290
    106%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

155 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 290 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 290

6% higher gaming performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Radeon R9 290

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 290

The Radeon R9 290 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (15 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBRadeon R9 290
GPU NameGP106 (GP106-300-A1)vsHawaii (Hawaii PRO)
Fab Process16 nmvs28 nm
Die Size200 mm²vs438 mm²
Transistors4,400 millionvs6,200 million
Shaders1152vs2560
Compute Units9vs40
Core clock1506 MHzvs947 MHz
ROPs48vs64
TMUs72vs160

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBRadeon R9 290
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs512 bit
Memory Speed2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
vs1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size3072 Mbvs4096 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBRadeon R9 290
TDP120 wattsvs275 watts
Release Date18 Aug 2016vs5 Nov 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    72.30 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 290
    60.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    108.40 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 290
    152.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    192.20 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 290
    320.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    3470.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 290
    4849.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    16380
  • Radeon R9 290
    15440

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    103
  • Radeon R9 290
    89

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    66
  • Radeon R9 290
    67

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    52
  • Radeon R9 290
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    70
  • Radeon R9 290
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    58
  • Radeon R9 290
    60

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    65
  • Radeon R9 290
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    45
  • Radeon R9 290
    48

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    37
  • Radeon R9 290
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    46
  • Radeon R9 290
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    41
  • Radeon R9 290
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    33
  • Radeon R9 290
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    22
  • Radeon R9 290
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    22
  • Radeon R9 290
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    17
  • Radeon R9 290
    22

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    23
  • Radeon R9 290
    24

FPS (higher is better)