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AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) vs AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)

AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is a graphics card for desktops and high end laptops (upcoming, see our article for the mobile GTX 1060 for benchmarks and specs). It is based on the Pascal architecture and manufactured in 16 nm FinFET at TSMC. The GPU is be based on the smaller GP106 chip. In laptops it has the codename N17E-G1 and will be the successor to the old GTX 970M (predecessor). The laptop version should be launched in August 2016. The desktop version is already out.

The performance of the 6 GB version is on par with an older GeForce GTX 980 (desktop and laptop). Therefore, 1080p gaming at highest detail is currently the best use case for the card. A comprehensive review of the desktop GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition with 6 GB GDDR5 can be found here. Beware, the upcoming 3 GB desktop variant should feature 128 shader less but clocked slightly higher. Still the performance should be definately slower than the 6 GB version.

AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)

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The AMD Radeon RX 590 is a desktop graphics card positioned in the mid-range of 2018. It is manufactured in 12nm and offers 2,304 shader cores and 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM using a 256 Bit memory interface (8 GHz, 256 GB/s).

The RX590 uses the new Polaris 30 chip, which is a 12nm version of the Polaris 20 chip of the RX 580. Thanks to the improved process, the clock rates of the RX 590 can be higher at a similar power consumption. 

This leads to a 10 percent higher performance compared against the older Radeon RX 580 and therefore the RX 590 is faster than the GeForce GTX 1060. This means that the card is best suited for 1080p gaming in max. details (of 2018 games).

The power consumption is rated at 175 Watt and therefore 10 Watts below the Radeon RX 580 (185 Watt).

AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
ManufacturerAMDNVIDIAAMD
Radeon RX 500 Series
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1.47 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 2304 @ 1.26 - 1.34 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 2048 @ 1.17 - 1.24 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1.08 GHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.17 - 1.28 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.09 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1.29 - 1.48 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 590 2304 @ 1.47 - 1.55 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 2304 @ 1.26 - 1.34 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Radeon RX 570 2048 @ 1.17 - 1.24 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) 2304 @ 1.08 GHz
Radeon RX 570 (Laptop) 2048 @ 0.93 - 1.21 GHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.17 - 1.28 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 1024 @ 1.09 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) 640 @ 1.29 - 1.48 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540X 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
Radeon RX 540 512 @ 1.22 GHz128 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePolaris 20 EllesmereGP106Polaris 30
ArchitecturePolarisPascalPolaris
Pipelines2304 - unified1280 - unified2304 - unified
Core Speed1257 - 1340 (Boost) MHz1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz1469 - 1545 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed8000 MHz8000 MHz8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit192 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB6.144 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12_1DirectX 12
Transistors5700 Million4400 Million5700 Million
technology14 nm16 nm12 nm
FeaturesDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSyncMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorDisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready, HDMI 2.0b, AMD FreeSync
Date of Announcement18.04.2017 19.07.2016 15.11.2018
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/graphics-cards/gefo...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon RX 580
43.7 pt (47%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
36.3 pt (39%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - Radeon RX 590
48.8 pt (52%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 4330     avg: 4417     median: 4330 (24%)     max: 4679 Points
min: 5190     avg: 5271     median: 5271 (29%)     max: 5352 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 3996     avg: 4094     median: 3996 (20%)     max: 4389 Points
min: 4863     avg: 4872     median: 4871.5 (25%)     max: 4880 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 330256     avg: 348953     median: 348952 (54%)     max: 367649 Points
235179 Points (36%)
min: 379940     avg: 397712     median: 397712 (62%)     max: 415483 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 320834     avg: 525293     median: 525293 (72%)     max: 729752 Points
165874 Points (23%)
min: 307763     avg: 311088     median: 311088 (43%)     max: 314413 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 37030     avg: 37518     median: 37518 (50%)     max: 38006 Points
min: 29707     avg: 30123     median: 30122.5 (40%)     max: 30538 Points
min: 41952     avg: 44213     median: 44213 (59%)     max: 46474 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 77638     avg: 82516     median: 82516 (41%)     max: 87394 Points
min: 72074     avg: 76477     median: 76476.5 (38%)     max: 80879 Points
min: 86202     avg: 86825     median: 86825 (43%)     max: 87448 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 11912     avg: 11986     median: 11985.5 (31%)     max: 12059 Points
min: 10987     avg: 11039     median: 11038.5 (28%)     max: 11090 Points
min: 14101     avg: 14431     median: 14430.5 (37%)     max: 14760 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 13692     avg: 13927     median: 13926.5 (28%)     max: 14161 Points
min: 12648     avg: 12816     median: 12816 (25%)     max: 12984 Points
min: 16746     avg: 16814     median: 16813.5 (33%)     max: 16881 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 318131     avg: 338489     median: 338488 (45%)     max: 358846 Points
min: 190135     avg: 260292     median: 260292 (35%)     max: 330448 Points
min: 346586     avg: 352225     median: 352224 (47%)     max: 357863 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid
min: 0     avg: 20449     median: 20448.5 (30%)     max: 40897 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Night Raid Graphics Score
62469 Points (39%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 16693     avg: 17156     median: 17155.5 (40%)     max: 17618 Points
min: 15290     avg: 15546     median: 15546 (37%)     max: 15802 Points
min: 19287     avg: 20422     median: 20421.5 (48%)     max: 21556 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 18587     avg: 19274     median: 19274 (31%)     max: 19961 Points
min: 17174     avg: 17288     median: 17287.5 (28%)     max: 17401 Points
min: 23202     avg: 23363     median: 23362.5 (38%)     max: 23523 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. total
min: 44344     avg: 44466     median: 44344 (43%)     max: 44830 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
43717 Points (43%)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
48454 Points (47%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX
min: 41378     avg: 41558     median: 41378 (38%)     max: 42098 Points
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
49796 Points (46%)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
45827 Points (42%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
134057 Points (70%)
130629 Points (68%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
37491 Points (55%)
43361 Points (63%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
3DMark 06
33148 Points (62%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
35704 Points (66%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
min: 53.8     avg: 56     median: 56 (27%)     max: 58.1 fps
57.3 fps (28%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
min: 66     avg: 66.1     median: 66.2 (29%)     max: 66.26 fps
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
min: 39.47     avg: 45.9     median: 45.9 (20%)     max: 52.32 fps
specvp12 sw-03 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
70.4 fps (31%)
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
min: 20.91     avg: 21.4     median: 21.3 (8%)     max: 22.03 fps
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
min: 5.66     avg: 5.9     median: 5.9 (2%)     max: 6.11 fps
specvp12 snx-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
24.9 fps (9%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
min: 64.65     avg: 68.7     median: 69.2 (29%)     max: 72.31 fps
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
min: 61.46     avg: 64.3     median: 64.3 (27%)     max: 67.18 fps
specvp12 showcase-01 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
72.1 fps (30%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
min: 31.2     avg: 31.6     median: 31.8 (19%)     max: 31.76 fps
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
min: 31.53     avg: 31.7     median: 31.7 (19%)     max: 31.88 fps
specvp12 mediacal-01 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
33.9 fps (21%)
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
min: 51.71     avg: 58.3     median: 61.5 (26%)     max: 61.6 fps
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
min: 94.7     avg: 103     median: 103.3 (44%)     max: 111.94 fps
specvp12 maya-04 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
66.2 fps (28%)
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
min: 5.62     avg: 5.8     median: 5.7 (15%)     max: 6.02 fps
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
min: 5.87     avg: 6     median: 6 (16%)     max: 6.1 fps
specvp12 energy-01 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
6 fps (16%)
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
min: 43.94     avg: 44.9     median: 45 (26%)     max: 45.81 fps
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
min: 30.45     avg: 35.3     median: 35.3 (20%)     max: 40.07 fps
specvp12 creo-01 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
49 fps (28%)
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
min: 92.92     avg: 103     median: 107.5 (37%)     max: 109.05 fps
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
min: 51.24     avg: 51.3     median: 51.3 (18%)     max: 51.3 fps
specvp12 catia-04 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
123 fps (42%)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
min: 102.25     avg: 111     median: 115.5 (35%)     max: 116.63 fps
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
120 fps (36%)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 sw-04
min: 78.75     avg: 79.2     median: 79.2 (36%)     max: 79.62 fps
specvp13 sw-04 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
83 fps (38%)
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 snx-03
min: 38.19     avg: 39     median: 39 (8%)     max: 39.72 fps
specvp13 snx-03 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
44.2 fps (9%)
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 showcase-02
min: 69.44     avg: 70.8     median: 70.8 (29%)     max: 72.2 fps
specvp13 showcase-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
72.2 fps (30%)
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 medical-02
min: 26.86     avg: 27.3     median: 27.3 (18%)     max: 27.67 fps
specvp13 medical-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
27.9 fps (19%)
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 maya-05
min: 143.9     avg: 146     median: 145.7 (31%)     max: 147.41 fps
specvp13 maya-05 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
151 fps (32%)
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 energy-02
min: 7.55     avg: 8     median: 8 (9%)     max: 8.45 fps
specvp13 energy-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
9 fps (10%)
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 creo-02
min: 80.06     avg: 81     median: 81 (22%)     max: 81.99 fps
specvp13 creo-02 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
90 fps (24%)
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 catia-05
min: 155.36     avg: 157     median: 156.7 (33%)     max: 157.99 fps
specvp13 catia-05 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
169 fps (36%)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 - specvp13 3dsmax-06
min: 115.31     avg: 115     median: 115.5 (35%)     max: 115.66 fps
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
120 fps (36%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
6819 (32%)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
85.7 fps (36%)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
149 fps (42%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
446 fps (49%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
59.8 fps (16%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
1757 Samples/s (18%)
min: 1773     avg: 1805     median: 1805 (18%)     max: 1837 Samples/s
1996 Samples/s (20%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
3612 Samples/s (12%)
min: 2584     avg: 3030     median: 3029.5 (10%)     max: 3475 Samples/s
4084 Samples/s (13%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
10210 (22%)
min: 9259     avg: 9263     median: 9262.5 (20%)     max: 9266
11791 (25%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 357.5     avg: 365     median: 364.6 (66%)     max: 371.7 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 346.9     avg: 353     median: 352.9 (59%)     max: 358.9 Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop) → 100% n=25

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) → 88% n=25

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop) → 110% n=25

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
137 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
95.9 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
85.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
60.4 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
47.4 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
31.7 fps  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
99  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
86  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
73  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
62  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
55  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
42  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
74.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
51.4  fps
high 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
42.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
37.2  fps
QHD 2560x1440
Radeon RX 590:
31.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
Radeon RX 590:
21.5  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon RX 590:
113 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
Radeon RX 590:
72.2 fps