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What would work better with an AMD Ryzen 1600X : GTX 1060 (6GB) or RX480 (8GB)

So I'm building my first gaming PC and I'm super confused on what graphics card to take, i keep going back on forth between the Radeon RX480 (8GB) and the GTX 1060 (6GB), and since the Ryzen chips are coming out very soon, and I'm gonna take an Ryzen 1600X, I leaned to the RX480 since it may be more compatible?

But I'm not sure if it matters, so I came here to ask if it would matter or not, and if it does matter then should I just go with the RX480?

Thanks ^^
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    M4_Marwan said:
    So I'm building my first gaming PC and I'm super confused on what graphics card to take, i keep going back on forth between the Radeon RX480 (8GB) and the GTX 1060 (6GB), and since the Ryzen chips are coming out very soon, and I'm gonna take an Ryzen 1600X, I leaned to the RX480 since it may be more compatible?

    But I'm not sure if it matters, so I came here to ask if it would matter or not, and if it does matter then should I just go with the RX480?

    Thanks ^^


    there is no benefit going amd + amd ( in fact currently its detrimental, hopefully ryzen fixes this )


    pick whichever is cheaper where you live, or has the better performance in a particular game you want to play
    Reply to maxalge
  2. Recent benchmarks are showing that with latest driver updates, that the RX480 is edging out the GTX1060 in most games, but the difference is pretty marginal. RX-480 would be more future proof due to higher ram and far better performance in DX12. If you play mostly older games, the 1060 is great on DX11. As the other answer mentioned, check recent benchmarks in the games or style of games you like the most and just find the best bang / buck ratio. If you are an overclocker, I think the 1060 has more potential in this area.

    More recent head to head comparison: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/73945-gtx-1060-vs-rx-480-updated-review.html
    Reply to Mike_329
  3. Mike_329 said:
    Recent benchmarks are showing that with latest driver updates, that the RX480 is edging out the GTX1060 in most games, but the difference is pretty marginal. RX-480 would be more future proof due to higher ram and far better performance in DX12. If you play mostly older games, the 1060 is great on DX11. As the other answer mentioned, check recent benchmarks in the games or style of games you like the most and just find the best bang / buck ratio. If you are an overclocker, I think the 1060 has more potential in this area.

    More recent head to head comparison: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/73945-gtx-1060-vs-rx-480-updated-review.html



    Sry but what ? 1060 for old games ?hehe , Sry but i need to laugh a bit, its just a midrange card but even if the rx480 got more ram: so it is better in 4k-Gaming, the 1060 got higher clock speeds and got almost the same fps and perfomance as a Rx480 , with there is 1 advantage and this is the lower energy consumption of the 1060. The only thing on which the rx480 is significant higher than the 1060 is the Volume under full load.
    So i think the 1st guy is right and sry mike but I cant see ur point in buying a rx instead of same values , plus more or less 15% less energy consumption.

    Here is a link to compare both; "http://www.chip.de/artikel/Nvidia-Geforce-GTX-1060-gegen-AMD-Radeon-RX-480-Welche-ist-die-bessere-Grafikkarte_97084910.html"

    And here is a secret tip of mine(never bought hardware cheaper xD pls tell me if u find a site :3);www.mindfactory.de
    ( its german so u maybe need a translator ^^)


    Greetings Jahn :)
    Reply to 0bvioushero
  4. Look for comparisons with the 480 and 1060 since December 2016 or later. New AMD drivers have tilted to AMD overall but it depends what you play. Overall DirectX 12th and Vulcan supported game do better with the 480.

    But really wait a week and get the Radeon 560. Will probably be a slight bit faster at same price point.

    Lastly unless you have a 4k monitor than anything more than the 4GB 480 is largely pointless. At some point more FPS is pointless, it is a who's biggest show and meaningless​ in actual real world gameplay.
    Reply to SWKerr
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