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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 42% 4%
Cyberpunk 2077 95% 43%
Doom Eternal 22% 11%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 42% 4%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 12% 36%
Halo: Reach 55% 67%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 95% 43%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 95% 43%
Grand Theft Auto VI 117% 59%
Need For Speed Heat 42% 4%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB.

The GTX 1060 has a 331 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 560. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 33.2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1060 has a 331 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 560. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 53.5 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 560 was released less than a year after the GTX 1060, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 1060 has 1024 MB more video memory than the RX 560, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1060 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1060 has 80.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 560, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1060 is much better than the RX 560.

The Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has 1152. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 560 is 1318 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 1969. The GTX 1060 having 651 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1060 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 560.

The RX 560 transistor size technology is 2 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 1060. This means that the RX 560 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1060.

The Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB requires 80 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 560 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060. The GTX 1060 requires 40 Watts more than the RX 560 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1060 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 560.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 28.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

39.5 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 36.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 49.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

49.3 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 53.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

53.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 73.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

73.4 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 19.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

19.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 26.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26.8 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 11.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

11.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 15.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

15.7 FPS

Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB gets 16.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 24.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

24.1 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1175 MHzvs1506 MHz
Boost Clock1287 MHzvs1709 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Baffin XTPascal P106-300-A1
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date18 Apr 2017vs18 Aug 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
8.7
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10
2560x1440
6.3
vs green tick
7.5
3840x2160
4.8
vs green tick
5.6

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112GB/secvs192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs1152
Actual Shader Performance63%vs95%
Technology14nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs72
Texture Rate75.2 GTexel/svs108.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs48
Pixel Rate18.8 GPixel/svs72.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x2880vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Wattsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
\r\Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the 4th Generation of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

\r\nGPU
\r\nIt equips a GPU Codenamed Polaris 21 which has 16 Compute Units activated and thus 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs. It has a small overclock to the boost clock speed of the RX 560, running at 1287MHz comparedto 1275MHz at stock clock speeds.

\r\nMemory
\r\nThe GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, 7GHz effective.

\r\nPower Consumption
\r\nWith a rated board TDP of 80W, it requires at least a 450W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power, meaning no Extra Connectors are required.

\r\nPerformance
\r\This graphics card was designed and marketed towards the competitive MOBO gamers. A light weight, small form factor GPU solution that offers mobility, so that gamers travelling to events can bring a smaller cheaper gaming rig. The Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB can play most modern games at medium graphics selection on a 900p screen res and expect around 45+FPS

\r\nSystem Suggestions
\r\Radeon RX 560 Gigabyte Gaming OC 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. Higher resolutions will be an issue due to the limited 2GB of VRAM.. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is currently the entry level Nvidia GTX 1000 performance graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture. It comes with locked memory of 3GB instead of the full 6GB.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-300-A1 which is a first gen Pascal GPU and has 9 SM activated, offering 1152 Shader Processing Units (the GTX 1060 6GB version offers 1280 SPU), 72 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1708MHz, when Boost mode is activated.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The Geforce GTX 1060 3GB is capable of playing most modern game system requirements at high graphics settings. The 3GB version is normally around 5% worse than the GTX 1060 6GB full fat version in terms of sheer processing power. But its the 3GB memory reduction that will hamper the high quality game textures this card can deliver, making it less future proof as more GPU memory hungry games are released.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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