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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB Radeon R9 270X Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 21%
Hitman 3 30% 58%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 9% 11%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 12% 7%
FIFA 21 50% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 41% 71%
Far Cry 6 45% 76%
Genshin Impact 0% 21%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 43% 74%
Battlefield 6 30% 58%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon R9 270X Crossfire.

The GTX 1060 has a 506 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 270X, but the R9 270X has 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1060. As a result, the R9 270X exhibits a 39.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the 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 GTX 1060 has a 506 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Render Output Units than the R9 270X. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 1060 manages to provide 8.3 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 GTX 1060 was released over a year more recently than the R9 270X, and so the GTX 1060 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the R9 270X.

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 2048 MB more video memory than the R9 270X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The R9 270X has 166.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1060, which means that the memory performance of the R9 270X is massively better than the GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 2953 and the actual shader performance of the R9 270X is 2285. The GTX 1060 having 668 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the R9 270X performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 1060 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the R9 270X. This means that the GTX 1060 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the R9 270X.

The GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB requires 120 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X Crossfire requires 360 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 270X. The R9 270X requires 240 Watts more than the GTX 1060 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 270X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 29.6 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

29.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 32.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

32.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 42.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

42.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 43.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

43.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 43.5 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

43.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 43.7 FPS on Control

Control

43.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 44.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

44.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 53.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

53.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 53.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

53.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 54.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

54.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 55.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

55.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 55.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

55.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 57.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

57.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 57.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

57.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 63 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

63 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 63.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

63.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 64.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

64.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 65.4 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

65.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 69.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

69.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 72.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

72.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 73.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

73.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 75.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

75.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 76.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

76.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 82.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

82.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 87.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

87.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 9.5 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

9.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 15.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

15.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 16 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

16 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 16.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 17.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 19.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 19.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 21.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

21.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 21.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 23.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

23.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 26.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 27.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

27.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 28.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 29.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

29.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 29.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

29.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 35.3 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

35.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 43.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

43.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 18.6 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

18.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 25.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

25.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 26.2 FPS on Control

Control

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 28.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

28.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 30.6 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

30.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 31.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 38.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

38.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 45.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

45.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 52.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

52.1 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1506 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1709 MHzvs1050 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-400-A1GCN 1.1 Curacao XT (x2)
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date19 Jul 2016vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
green tick vs
9.6
2560x1440
7.9
green tick vs -
3840x2160
5.9
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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs358.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs160
Texture Rate120.5 GTexel/svs160 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs64
Pixel Rate72.3 GPixel/svs64 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs360 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs750 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB 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 Boost 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
The GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB will allow for mid/high level performance on most 2016 released AAA games. This card can be expected to deliver frame rates of 60+ fps at 1080p screen resolution on high settings and 50+ fps on 1440p resolution.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Radeon R9 270X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 270X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 270X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to x% better than a single Radeon R9 270X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 270X. Expect this combination to draw up to 360 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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