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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB
Cyberpunk 2077 31% 0%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 37% 9%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 39% 12%
FIFA 21 65% 50%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 39% 12%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1% 43%
Watch Dogs Legion 33% 4%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 35% 5%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3% 41%
Genshin Impact 31% 0%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB.

The GTX 1060 has a 259 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX Vega, but the RX Vega has 176 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1060. As a result, the RX Vega exhibits a 198.7 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 259 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX Vega, but the RX Vega has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1060. As a result, the RX Vega exhibits a 7.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 1060. 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.

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 Vega has 2048 MB more video memory than the 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 Vega also has superior memory performance overall.

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

The Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB has 4096 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the RX Vega is 6332 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 2953. The RX Vega having 3379 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX Vega delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1060.

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 Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB requires 295 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RX Vega and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060. The RX Vega requires 175 Watts more than the GTX 1060 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX Vega may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 36.3 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

36.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 39 FPS on Control

Control

39 FPS

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

Control

26.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 45 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45 FPS

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

Borderlands 3

31.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 47.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

47.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 49.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

49.4 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

28.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 50.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

50.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 55.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

55.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 55.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

55.7 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

25.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 56.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

56.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 61.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

61.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 61.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

61.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 62.3 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

62.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 63.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

63.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 64.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

64.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 72 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

72 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

45.8 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 73 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

73 FPS

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

The Division 2

38.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 81 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

81 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 81.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

81.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 98.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

98.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 102.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

102.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 104.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

104.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 110.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

110.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 119.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

119.8 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB gets 120 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

120 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1247 MHzvs1506 MHz
Boost Clock1546 MHzvs1709 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 5.0Pascal P106-400-A1
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date07 Aug 2017vs19 Jul 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
9.5
green tick vs
7.9
3840x2160
7.5
green tick vs
5.9

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus2048 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeHBM-2vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256GB/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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs1280
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology14nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units256vs80
Texture Rate319.2 GTexel/svs120.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate79.8 GPixel/svs72.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power295 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model6.4vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen R7 1800XvsIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB is an Enthusiast Graphics Card based on the fifth (5.0) Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The Vega 10 XT GPU offers support for HBM-2 Memory, DirectX 12.1 and Open GL 4.6. Vega 10 XT is the Full Variant of the GPU with 64 Compute Units activated, offering 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at 1247MHz with a boost clock speed of 1546MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with stacked HBM-2 Memory and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 2048-bit memory interface.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 8GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
The GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming. The 8GB HBM2 framebuffer should be enough to prevent it bottlenecking performance in any AAA title at 4K.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 295W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

Performance
The Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB is in in the same region as the GeForce GTX 1080. However, the ultra-wide HBM2 memory may offer the Radeon RX Vega an advantage at higher resolutions.
System Suggestions
Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x 2160 (4K). We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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