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GTX 1060 vs RX 480: The Verdict

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I decided to make this thread to clear up some misconceptions regarding the RX 480 vs GTX 1060 debate.

GTX 1060 3GB vs RX 480 4GB

Get the RX 480 4GB it is faster and cheaper. Consider the 1060 ONLY for 2015 and older titles.

GTX 1060 6GB vs RX 480 8GB

Reasons to consider the 1060:

  • G-Sync (Freesync is cheaper though)
  • Nvidia FastSync
  • Nvidia SMP
  • Nvidia Ansel
  • ShadowPlay
  • Around 10% faster in 2015 and older titles
  • Slightly lower power consumption
  • Nvidia DSR
  • Virtual Super Resolution

Reasons to consider the RX 480:

  • AMD Freesync (Especially if you are thinking of purchasing a new monitor)
  • Crossfire (Not recommended IMO, but it will allow you to install a second GPU and get GTX 1080 like performance)
  • 2GBs more vRAM
  • Around 10% faster in DX12/Vulkan titles
  • AMD ReLive (Shadowplay is a bit easier to use though)
  • More "futureproof"
  • Radeon Chill
  • AMD Zerocore (For Crossfire only)
  • AMD Eyefinity

I would like to point out that in 2016 games, the RX 480 and the GTX 1060 perform similarly (within 5fps of each other)

Conlusion

The RX 480 4GB is better than the 1060 3GB in most games, it is also cheaper, so between those 2, get the RX 480 4GB.

The RX 480 8GB and the GTX 1060 6GB are really close in terms of performance. The 480 pulls ahead in Vulkan and DX12 titles, while the GTX 1060 pulls ahead in DX11 games.

In 2016 games, they perform identically.

TL;DR

RX 480 8GB>GTX 1060 6GB, in DX12/Vulkan titles

RX 480 8GB=GTX 1060 6GB, in 2016 titles

RX 480 8GB<GTX 1060 6GB, in 2015 and older titles (DX11)

 

RX 480 4GB>GTX 1060 3GB, in most games

(Sources:https://youtu.be/CiYQqNiqQKU,https://youtu.be/gEw3CaNSbUo

 

Edit 1:

Pricing:https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/736513-rx-480-vs-gtx-1060-price-comparison/

 

Edit 2:

Added AMD Zerocore and Eyefinity. Thanks to @Prysin for pointing that out.


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2 minutes ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

More "futureproof"

You forgot to say "due to AMD's patented Finewine technologies" :P 

 


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1 minute ago, Mr.Meerkat said:

You forgot to say "due to AMD's patented Finewine technologies" :P 

Mostly due to its extra 2GBs of vRAM and better DX12 implementation, but "AMD's patended Finewine technologies" works too xD


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1 minute ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

Mostly due to its extra 2GBs of vRAM and better DX12 implementation, but "AMD's patended Finewine technologies" works too xD

Yeah, I know :P 

Considering that I can hit 3.8GB vRAM usage on medium/high settings in a title that's considered as an "esport" title (R6S, I get 120-150FPS at my settings...), you know 3GB cards even for 1080p shouldn't exist...

 

On a side note, we both have "medium" end GPUs with our 5820Ks...some people are triggered...


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1 minute ago, Mr.Meerkat said:

Yeah, I know :P 

Considering that I can hit 3.8GB vRAM usage on medium/high settings in a title that's considered as an "esport" title (R6S, I get 120-150FPS at my settings...), you know 3GB cards even for 1080p shouldn't exist...

Well GTA V uses at least 3.5GBs at 1080p, so yeeaahhhhh xD

 


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4 minutes ago, King_of_Oz said:

(THANKS SO MUCH FOR TELLING EVERYBODY THAT THEY ARE BASICALLY FRIKEN  EQUAL!!!!! I FRIKEN LOVE YOU!)

Np :D


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1 minute ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

Np :D

P.S.:  You should be considered a GOD.


 

Since I am to lazy to put something interesting here, I will put everything, but slightly abbreviated. Here is everything:

 

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also, some questions to make you wonder about life:

 

What is I and who is me? Who is you? Which armrest in the movie theatre is yours?

 

also,

 

Welcome to the internet, I will be your guide. Or something.

 

 

My build:

CPU: Intel Core i5-7400 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor,

 Motherboard: ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard, 

Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory,

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive, 

Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card, 

Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case , 

Power Supply: Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply, 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full, 

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Your sources are 3 months old. Lots has changed. As it stands this is inaccurate.


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1 minute ago, Clanscorpia said:

Your sources are 3 months old. Lots has changed. As it stands this is inaccurate.

Ok, can you link me to newer sources?


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1 minute ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

Ok, can you link me to newer sources?

They dont exist. But this isnt valid just because they dont


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1 minute ago, Clanscorpia said:

They dont exist. But this isnt valid just because they dont

Then how do you know that a lot has changed?


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4 minutes ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

Then how do you know that a lot has changed?

I own a 480


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2 minutes ago, Clanscorpia said:

I own a 480

Do you own a 1060 as well? BTW, here is a newer comparison, it shows that the situation hasn't changed much.

BTW, here are benchmarks from a newer game:

 


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2 minutes ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

Do you own a 1060 as well? BTW, here is a newer comparison, it shows that the situation hasn't changed much.

BTW, here are benchmarks from a newer game:

 

Ghost recons isnt even out yet so we cant use it, and Ill slid into this other video


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After watching the whole video, Id still argue the 480 performs better than the 1060. They are equal but because of the 480s advantage in DX 12 it comes ahead in almost all of the later releases


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1 minute ago, Clanscorpia said:

After watching the whole video, Id still argue the 480 performs better than the 1060. They are equal but because of the 480s advantage in DX 12 it comes ahead in almost all of the later releases

My conclusion as well....

1 hour ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

TL;DR

RX 480 8GB>GTX 1060 6GB, in DX12/Vulkan titles

RX 480 8GB=GTX 1060 6GB, in 2016 titles

RX 480 8GB<GTX 1060 6GB, in 2015 and older titles (DX11)

 


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1 minute ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

My conclusion as well....

 

You said the 1060 performs 10% better in DX 11


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2 minutes ago, Clanscorpia said:

You said the 1060 performs 10% better in DX 11

Yes, but:

1 hour ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

in 2015 and older titles (DX11)

 


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RElive has been proven better by several reviews. 

 

480 is now faster on average according to Hardware Canucks. 

 

Crossfire with rx 480 is as good as crossfire gets atm. It is generally no worse than any other solution. Claiming it is without proof is just going to paint you as biased. 

 

NVIDIA fastsync is reported to increase latency and mess up frame timing atm. Probably just a driver issue 

 

Im on mobile phone so I can't get the links 

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1 minute ago, Prysin said:

@PCGuy_5960

RElive has been proven better by several reviews. 

 

480 is now faster on average according to Hardware Canucks. 

I know. This is one of the sources. But as I said:

2 hours ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

TL;DR

RX 480 8GB>GTX 1060 6GB, in DX12/Vulkan titles

RX 480 8GB=GTX 1060 6GB, in 2016 titles

RX 480 8GB<GTX 1060 6GB, in 2015 and older titles (DX11)

 

2 minutes ago, Prysin said:

Crossfire with rx 480 is as good as crossfire gets atm. It is generally no worse than any other solution. Claiming it is without proof is just going to paint you as biased. 

 

I would get a 1070 instead of 2 480s. In that sense.

2 minutes ago, Prysin said:

NVIDIA fastsync is reported to increase latency and mess up frame timing atm. Probably just a driver issue 

I know, it is pretty bad. But a feature nonetheless.


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1 minute ago, PCGuy_5960 said:

I know. This is one of the sources. But as I said:

 

I would get a 1070 instead of 2 480s. In that sense.

I know, it is pretty bad. But a feature nonetheless.

In that case add Zerocore for amd. 

It shuts down the unused gpu under crossfire to save power.  It works. 

 

Sli constantly use 10-20w idle vs Crossfire due to Nvidia not being able to shut down their core completely 

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1 minute ago, Prysin said:

In that case add Zerocore for amd. 

It shuts down the unused gpu under crossfire to save power.  It works. 

 

Sli constantly use 10-20w idle vs Crossfire due to Nvidia not being able to shut down their core completely 

Thanks for the info. Will update the post now!


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1 minute ago, Prysin said:

As a temporary advantage for AMD. 

Crimson control panel is way faster and more intuitive than NVCP. 

 

For now. I bet Nvidia is working on upgrading their shitty NVCP 

#MakeNvidiaControlPanelGreatAgain ?


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