A few years back it’s not surprising that Nvidia had dominated AMD. Nvidia GTX series is known all over the world due to its durability and fantastic cool temperatures.
But from the past 2 years, AMD has significantly evolved from its old architecture and with the new Polaris series (which was launched in back 2016) it has build trust among its consumers.
The real battle starts when someone compares AMD’s 400 and 500 series graphics cards with Nvidia’s 1000 Pascal series such as RX 580 vs GTX 1060. In order to clarify all doubts which users have about these 2 series, we have picked up two mainstream graphics cards. RX 580 from red team and GTX 1060 from the green team.
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- Intel Core i7-7700K
- Z270 Extreme 4
- 32GB DDR4-3200 RAM
- SAMSUNG SSD 850 Evo 2TB
- MSI GTX 1060 GAMING X
- EVGA GTX 1060 FTW+
- Aorus RX 580 Xtreme Edition
- MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G
- Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- Geforce Game Ready Driver 381.89
- Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4
All benchmarks credit goes to Techspot.
RX 580 VS GTX 1060 Benchmarks
TechSpot had tested many games and software to find out who is the best. We have picked out most 10 games which are very optimized and will provide excellent results.
1) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Our first game is the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt which is considered to be a most optimized title.
From the above benchmarks, its clear GTX 1060 is the winner but when the difference is minor if compare to RX 580, while the RX 480 is behind by far especially in 1080p.
2) Far Cry Primal with HD Textures
This one is a lot different from the last one. In Far Cry Primal GTX 1060 seen to be ahead of RX 580 by 5 FPS in 1080p. But if we look at 1440p it’s an interesting development that the margin is gone between the two of them. Both seem to be almost equal in 1440p.
3) Grand Theft Auto V
This is the one you all may be waiting for. This one is a clear win for GTX 1060. However, we can still see the gap come closer when we stretched the resolution to 1440p.
4) Tom Clancy’s The Division
This one is clearly in the favor of AMD. RX 580 beating GTX 1060 heavily in 1080p even the RX 480 is faster than 1060. AMD win in both 1440p and 1080p.
On 1080p, Both Nvidia GTX 1060 and RX 580 appears to be on par with each other while the RX 480 is behind far. In 1440p resolution 1060 have dominated 580.
RX 480 has again left GTX 1060 into dust by far by the difference of almost 30 fps while the other variant is a little faster. Both RX 580 and RX 480 have won this one in both 1080p and 1440p.
7) Battlefield 1
EA Battlefield 1 has been dominated by RX 580 in both 1080p and 1440p. while the RX 480 is performing equal to GTX 1060.
8) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Again RX 580 and RX 480 beating 1060 in large margin in both 1080p and 1440p resolution.
9) Watch Dogs 2
In Watch Dogs 2 GTX 1060 is ahead of RX 580 BY 8 FPS in 1080p and 3 FPS in 1440p. While RX 480 is far behind RX 480.
10) Ghost Recon: Wildlands
In Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recond Wildlands GTX 1060 is seem to be a little ahead than RX 480 in 1080p. While if we look into 1440p, Both GTX 1060 variants and RX 580 are exactly equal.
So far for all the benchmarks, we have looked one thing is clear that in almost some cases RX 480 is little ahead of that 1060 in some games. While the RX 580 is faster and almost equal in most of the games with GTX 1060. One thing to notice here is that GTX 1060 Is overall good for 1080p gaming while the RX 580 is almost faster in every game in 1440p. So for the future proof and higher resolution 580 will be a better choice over 1060.
We will also cover power consumption and price per performance topic in the upcoming days for both GPUs.