AMD Radeon R9 390 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

Compare AMD Radeon R9 390 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

20 %
25 %
25% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

44 FPS
46 FPS
2 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

30 FPS
41 FPS
11 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

40 FPS
9 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
31 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

16 FPS
33 FPS
17 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

27% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (OpenCL) score
Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

33% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (Vulkan) score
Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

40% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (OpenCL) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1000 MHz
1506 MHz
50% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1000 MHz
1709 MHz
70% significantly higher boost clock speed


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
33% slightly more memory
6 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

512 Bit
166% significantly larger memory bus width
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

384 GB/s
99% significantly higher memory bandwidth
192.2 GB/s


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

275 W
120 W
129% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

64 Gigapixels/s
82.03 Gigapixels/s
28% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

160 Gigatexels/s
17% slightly higher texture rate
136.7 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

26% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

100% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

100% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

33% slightly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

121st of 549
99th of 549


The product line

Radeon R9 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2015
July 2016

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


Radeon R9 390 vs GeForce GTX 1060 6GB benchmarks

For gaming, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphics card is better than the Radeon R9 390 in our tests.

Our database shows that the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB has a significantly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB also has a significantly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

As stated by the manufacturer, the Radeon R9 390 has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. Lots of memory is good when playing at high resolutions or with many monitors.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB has a significantly lower TDP at 120 W when compared to the Radeon R9 390 at 275 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB is faster than the Radeon R9 390.


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