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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX Vega 8 GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 171% 9%
Cyberpunk 2077 272% 25%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 67% 44%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 272% 25%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 171% 9%
Doom Eternal 133% 22%
FIFA 20 44% 51%
Grand Theft Auto VI 314% 39%
Need For Speed Heat 171% 9%
Halo: Reach 14% 71%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB are massively better than the AMD Radeon RX Vega 8.

The GTX 1060 has a 676 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the RX Vega. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 54.1 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 676 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the RX Vega. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 47.3 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 Vega was released over a year more recently than the GTX 1060, and so the RX Vega is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 1060.

The GTX 1060 has 2048 MB more video memory than the RX Vega, 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 RX Vega has 166.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1060, which means that the memory performance of the RX Vega is massively better than the GTX 1060.

Both the Radeon RX Vega 8 and the GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB have 1280 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GTX 1060 is 3171 and by the RX Vega is 3171. Knowing that the shader performance of the GTX 1060 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

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

The GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB requires 120 Watts to run but there is no entry for the RX Vega. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the RX Vega and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX Vega 8 gets 8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3


GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 46.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

46.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 8 gets 5.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

5.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 32.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

32.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 8 gets 2.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

2.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 16.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.8 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed931 MHzvs1607 MHz
Boost Clock1011 MHzvs1835 MHz
ArchitectureVegaPascal P106-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date28 Feb 2018vs19 Jul 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs6144 MB
Memory Speed1400 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus1024 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-2vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth358.4GB/secvs192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs1280
Actual Shader Performance40%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units80vs80
Texture Rate74.5 GTexel/svs128.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate29.8 GPixel/svs77.1 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs3

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-120 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Wattsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview Radeon RX Vega M GL is a dedicated Graphics processor found in Intel's Desktop 8th Gen G-Series CPUs. GPU It equips a GPU Codenamed Vega M which offers 20 Compute Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Runs at 931MHz and goes up to 1011MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU utilises its own onboard HBM2 memory. Radeon RX Vega M GH has 4GB of second-generation High Bandwidth Memory, clocked at 1.4Gb/s. Sat on a 1024-bit memory interface, this provides total memory bandwidth of 179.2GB/s. Performance The Most Powerful Variant Offers Performance similar to a dedicated GeForce GTX 1050. Select the Specific Version you have of this Graphics Card According to your Processor for a more Accurate Rank and experience using our tools. System Suggestions We recommend 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon RX Vega M GH.Overview
EVGA's GeForce GTX 1060 Superclocked GAMING card is another small form factor single fan performance graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU and has 10 SM activated, offering 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1607MHz and goes up to 1835MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of Fast 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.

Benchmarks indicate that the GeForce GTX 1060 offers performance just a bit lower than the GeForce GTX 980. As such, GeForce GTX 1060 is far faster than its predecessor the GeForce GTX 960 and even AMD's new Radeon RX 480 is comparative to this card.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1060 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal gaming Performance.
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