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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 590 8GB GeForce GTX 1060
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 5%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 18% 12%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 5%
Halo: Reach 72% 70%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 20% 30%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 30%
Borderlands 3 7% 0%
FIFA 20 53% 50%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 1% 9%
eFootball PES 2020 40% 35%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1060 has a 37 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 590, but the RX 590 has 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 1060. As a result, the RX 590 exhibits a 91 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GTX 1060. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GTX 1060 has a 37 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the RX 590. This results in the GeForce GTX 1060 providing 25.3 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 590 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTX 1060, and so the RX 590 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTX 1060.

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 RX 590 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 1060, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX 590 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 590 has 63.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 1060, which means that the memory performance of the RX 590 is much better than the GeForce GTX 1060.

The Radeon RX 590 8GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1060 has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 590 is 3560 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1060 is 2953. The RX 590 having 607 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 590 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 1060.

The RX 590 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 1060. This means that the RX 590 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 1060.

The Radeon RX 590 8GB requires 175 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1060 requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 590 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1060. The RX 590 requires 55 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 1060 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 590 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 1060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 41.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

41.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 43.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

43.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

42 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 35 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

35 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 41 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

41 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42.8 FPS on Control

Control

42.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 34.7 FPS on Control

Control

34.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 45.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 41 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

41 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 46 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

46 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 48.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

48.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 46.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 55 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

55 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

47 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 64.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

64.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 33.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

33.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 57 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 56 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

56 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 57 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 57.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

57.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 61.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

61.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 55 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

55 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 62.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

62.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 54 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

54 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 63.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 59 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

59 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 71.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

71.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 54.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

54.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 73.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

73.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 75 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

75 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 72 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

72 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 76 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

76 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 68 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

68 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 79.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

79.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 82.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

82.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

80 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 69 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

69 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

80 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 71.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

71.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 84.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

84.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 76.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

76.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 92.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

92.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 99 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

99 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 87.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

87.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 99.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

99.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 115.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

115.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 118 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

118 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 103 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

103 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 27.2 FPS on Control

Control

27.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 21.5 FPS on Control

Control

21.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

31.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 30.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

30.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 28.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 36.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

36.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 38.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

38.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 37 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

37 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 37.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 37.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

47.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 37.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

37.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 51 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

51 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 39 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

39 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 69.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

69.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 55.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

55.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 70.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

70.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 75.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

75.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 47.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

47.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 79.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

79.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 67.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

67.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 83.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

83.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 70.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

70.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 8.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

8.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 23 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

23 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 12.2 FPS on Control

Control

12.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 10.3 FPS on Control

Control

10.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 16.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

16.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 43.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

43.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 16.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 15 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

15 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 22.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 18.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 24.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

24.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 21.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

21.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

31 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

26 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 33 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

33 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 28.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

28.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 36.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

36.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1469 MHzvs1506 MHz
Boost Clock1545 MHzvs1709 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 30Pascal P106-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date30 Oct 2018vs19 Jul 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080 - vs green tick
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2560x1440 - vs green tick
7.9
3840x2160 - vs green tick
5.9

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs1280
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs80
Texture Rate211.5 GTexel/svs120.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs72.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model6.0vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The new AMD Radeon RX 590 is an uprated version of the RX 580 on the smaller 12nm process node.

This RX 590 is the 8GB version.

Architecture
It equips a GPU codenamed Polaris 30, which has 2304 shader processing units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The RX 590 8GB central processing unit runs at 1545MHz and goes up to (xx)MHz when in boost and turbo mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
The RX 590 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 150W. This means it will require at least a 500W PSU with one dedicated 8-pin connector.

Performance
Early benchmarks indicate that the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB will be around 10-15% faster than the Nvidia GTX 1060 in terms of gaming performance, and around 6% faster than the Radeon RX 580 model it is replacing.

System Suggestions
The new Radeon RX 590 8GB releases on the 30th October 2018 and is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a high-end processor, like the new Ryzen R5 and at least 12GB of RAM for optimal gaming performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 1060 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

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

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1709MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
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.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate that GeForce GTX 1060 offers Performance around the Level of GeForce GTX 980. As such, GeForce GTX 1060 is almost twice as fast as GeForce GTX 960 and even AMD's Radeon RX 480 is beaten in over 5%.

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 Performance.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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