GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB vs Radeon RX 470

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Aug 2016
GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
Radeon RX 470
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jun 2016
Radeon RX 470

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    100%
  • Radeon RX 470
    101%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    102%
  • Radeon RX 470
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 470

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

No clear winner declared

These graphics cards seems to have comparable performance based on the game benchmark suite used (21 combinations of games and resolutions).

Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB Radeon RX 470
GPU Name GP106 (GP106-300-A1) vs Ellesmere (Ellesmere PRO)
Fab Process 16 nm vs 14 nm
Die Size 200 mm² vs 232 mm²
Transistors 4,400 million vs 5,700 million
Shaders 1152 vs 2048
Compute Units 9 vs 32
Core clock 1506 MHz vs 926 MHz
ROPs 48 vs 32
TMUs 72 vs 128

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB Radeon RX 470
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 192 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
vs 1650 MHz
6600 MHz effective
Memory Size 3072 Mb vs 4096 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB Radeon RX 470
TDP 120 watts vs 120 watts
Release Date 18 Aug 2016 vs 29 Jun 2016

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    72.30 GP/s
  • Radeon RX 470
    38.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    108.40 GT/s
  • Radeon RX 470
    154.40 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    192.20 GB/s
  • Radeon RX 470
    211.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    3470.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon RX 470
    4940.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    16380
  • Radeon RX 470
    16690

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Ashes Of The Singularity

DX12, High Quality, 8m samples, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    50
  • Radeon RX 470
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

Vulkan, Ultra, TSSAA 8tx, Async on

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    106
  • Radeon RX 470
    119

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

Vulkan, Ultra, TSSAA 8tx, Async on

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    69
  • Radeon RX 470
    77

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

Vulkan, Ultra, TSSAA 8tx, Async on

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    35
  • Radeon RX 470
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    66
  • Radeon RX 470
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    45
  • Radeon RX 470
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    22
  • Radeon RX 470
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    52
  • Radeon RX 470
    66

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    37
  • Radeon RX 470
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    22
  • Radeon RX 470
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    70
  • Radeon RX 470
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    46
  • Radeon RX 470
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    17
  • Radeon RX 470
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    82
  • Radeon RX 470
    68

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    49
  • Radeon RX 470
    50

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    58
  • Radeon RX 470
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    41
  • Radeon RX 470
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    23
  • Radeon RX 470
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    68
  • Radeon RX 470
    65

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    47
  • Radeon RX 470
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    26
  • Radeon RX 470
    22

FPS (higher is better)