Nvidia’s GTX 1060 Defeats Radeon RX 480 According to Leaked Benchmarks


Leaks all over! Abiding by the recently leaked specifications for Nvidia’s Pascal-based GTX 1060, a pair of 3DMark Firestrike benchmarks has been slipped out and it’s believed that Nvidia’s GTX 1060 will outrun Radeon RX 480 by a margin of 15%.

The GeForce GTX 1060 leaks have begun showing up indicating that nearly all reviewers have the card in their workplace. It is possible that NVIDIA would permit reviewers to publish reviews earlier and push the cards for launch on 13th July. The benchmarks were posted along with snaps of the GPU-Z which provide a sniff at the specs of the scorecard. Do notice that since there’s no support for the GTX 1060, the ROPs and TMUs count may not be reliable.NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1080_4The GeForce GTX 1060 performance results have been leaked by XFastest and show some really interesting designs. In 3DMark Firestrike Ultra, the GeForce GTX 1060 scores 3014 points while the Radeon RX 480 was scoring around 2600-2800 points. The GeForce GTX 1060 also scores 11225 points in Firestrike Performance while the Radeon RX 480 was scoring 10500 – 10600 points in several 3DMark entries on reference clocks. It should be shown that the following benchmarks were tested without official drivers as NVIDIA has yet to ship GTX 1060 drivers to reviewers.


Based on the performance and specifications of the GTX 1060, it could turn out to be a really good mainstream offering like the Radeon RX 480 offering users more choice to choose from in the budget department. The pricing NVIDIA would want to put on their mid range card is a secret for now, but it has been hinted to be about $250 US.NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-6-GB-3DMark-Firestrike-Performance

NVIDIA GeForce 10 Pascal Family:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Graphics Core GP106 GP104 GP104
Process Node 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Transistors TBD 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion
CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores
Base Clock 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1607 MHz
Boost Clock 1708 MHz 1683 MHz 1733 MHz
FP32 Compute TBD 6.5 TFLOPs 9.0 TFLOPs
Bus Interface 192-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus
Power Connector Single 6-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power
TDP 120W 150W 180W
Display Outputs 3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
Launch Date 13th July 2016 10th June 2016 27th May 2016
Launch Price ~$250 US $379 US $599 US

But an increase in performance is expected as the price of RX 480 is unmatchably low at 199$ for the 4GB version.

Stay tuned to Asidcast for more news on the GTX 1060.