GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB vs Radeon R9 390

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Aug 2016
GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
Radeon R9 390
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Jun 2015
Radeon R9 390

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    100%
  • Radeon R9 390
    108%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    100%
  • Radeon R9 390
    109%

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 390 .
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 390

9% higher gaming performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Radeon R9 390

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 390

The Radeon R9 390 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (3 combinations of games and resolutions).

Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB Radeon R9 390
GPU Name GP106 (GP106-300-A1) vs Grenada (Grenada PRO)
Fab Process 16 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 200 mm² vs 438 mm²
Transistors 4,400 million vs 6,200 million
Shaders 1152 vs 2560
Compute Units 9 vs 40
Core clock 1506 MHz vs 1000 MHz
ROPs 48 vs 64
TMUs 72 vs 160

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB Radeon R9 390
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 192 bit vs 512 bit
Memory Speed 2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
vs 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size 3072 Mb vs 8192 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB Radeon R9 390
TDP 120 watts vs 275 watts
Release Date 18 Aug 2016 vs 18 Jun 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    72.30 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 390
    64.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    108.40 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 390
    160.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    192.20 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 390
    384.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    3470.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 390
    5120.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    16380
  • Radeon R9 390
    17820

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    68
  • Radeon R9 390
    73

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    47
  • Radeon R9 390
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    26
  • Radeon R9 390
    29

FPS (higher is better)