RX 480 vs. GTX 1060: DX12 and Vulkan Overclocked Results

If you have been looking for RX 480 vs GTX 1060 benchmark results, we have good news! Wccftech has released the benchmark results for RX 480 vs GTX 1060 in DX12 and Vulkan.

Intel Core i5 6600k Test System

CPUIntel i5 6600k (4Ghz)
Case/PSUEVGA Hadron and 500w PSU
GPUXFX RX 480 8GB OC, NVIDIA GTX 1060 FE
HDD2TB Seagate SHD
Memory16GB (2x8) G.Skill Trident Z 3200Mhz
MotherboardEVGA Z170 Stinger
SSDCrucial MX100 512GB

Drivers: Crimson 16.8.1, GeForce 368.81

Overclocking RX 480

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The benchmark results are with initial overclocking of the RX480. To get to stable core clock of 1350MHz and memory offset of +225MHz, voltage had to be boosted to 1150mV and power limit to +50%. At this rate of overclocking, temperatures reached to 89C with the fan rotating at 4K RPM.

AMD Radeon RX 400 Series Specs

 RX 480RX 470RX 460
Graphics CorePolaris 10 XTPolaris 10 ProPolaris 11
Process Node14nm FinFET14nm FinFET14nm FinFET
Boost Clock1266 MHz1206 MHz1200 MHz
Peak Compute5.83 TFLOPs4.9 TFLOPs2.2 TFLOPs
Memory4/8 GB GDDR54/8 GB GDDR52/4 GB GDDR5
Memory Interface256-bit256-bit128-bit
Memory Speed8 GHz6.6 GHz7 GHz
Memory Bandwidth256 GB/s211 GB/s112 GB/s
Power150 W120 W75 W
MSRP$199 (4GB)
$239 (8 GB)
$149 (4 GB)
$179 (8 GB)
$99 (2GB)
$119 (4GB)

Overclocking GTX 1060

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Overclocking GTX 1060, though easier, required voltage bump of 50%. The core clock could be pushed to +225MHz, with peak overclock of 2126MHz. Under load, overclocking settles to about 2088-2101 MHz. Memory was 700+ MHz with peak temperatures reaching 78C. The fan rotated much slower compared to RX 480, at just 2K RPM

Nvidia GeForce 10 Pascal Family Specs

 GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 1070GeForce GTX 1080Titan X
Graphics CoreGP106GP104GP104GP102
Process Node16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Die Size200mm2314mm2314mm2471mm2
Transistors4.4 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12 Billion
CUDA Cores1280 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1506 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz
Boost Clock1708 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1530 MHz
FP32 Compute4.4 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs11 TFLOPs
VRAM6 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X
Bus Interface192-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus
Power ConnectorSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP120W150W180W250W
Display Outputs3x 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
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
Launch Date13th July 201610th June 201627th May 20162nd August 2016
Launch Price$249 US$379 US$599 US$1200 US

Benchmarks

Ashes of Singularity

This one has been the longest DirectX 12 benchmark. The results presented by wccftech are with the “High” present for the game.

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DOOM

Doom is the first non-beta example of the Vulkan API running with full asynchronous compute support. Wccftech did ensure that the benchmark was done with the settings that take full advantage of this feature.

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Hitman

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Forza Motorsports 6 Apex

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Rise of The Tomb Raider

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

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Total War: Warhammer

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Overclocking GTX 1060 helps it in DX12 and Vulkan. When overclocked, both cards benefit a fair bit and when it comes to gaming, it doesn’t take much efforts to reach these levels. As suggested by Wccftech, overclocking on the reference RX 480 is not recommended. If you happen to know more about the performance of RX 480 relative to GTX 1060, do let us know!