MSI RX 480 and GTX 1060 Gaming X Review

Test Setup and Clock Speeds

MSI RX 480 and GTX 1060 Gaming X Review

Test Setup

MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X
MSI RX 480 Gaming X

Intel i7 6850K
ASUS X99 Strix
Corsair ROG Dominator Platinum 3200
Corsair RM1000i
Corsair LX 512GB OS
Corsair LS 480GB x2 Raid0 Games
Corsair H100i V2
Windows 10

Clock Speeds

Both cards come with good overclocks out of the box. Not quite up there with the very fastest models we've seen, but not exactly slouches either. The RX 480 gets extremely close to its rated clock speeds on average, only a shade beneath. The GTX 1060 similarly averages about 12MHz below the rated Memory speed.

Of course clock speeds aren't a comparable measure of a cards performance on different architecture, and as we'll see from our run through some benchmarks the RX 480 card does as much as the GTX 1060 despite the clock speed gap.

RX 480 Gaming X

MSI RX 480 and GTX 1060 Gaming X Review     MSI RX 480 and GTX 1060 Gaming X Review  

GTX 1060 Gaming X

MSI RX 480 and GTX 1060 Gaming X Review     MSI RX 480 and GTX 1060 Gaming X Review  

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Most Recent Comments

25-08-2016, 16:23:56

Greenback
you asked when you showed these on FB which one would we have, at the time I was undecided, but now I'm leaning towards the 1060 it has slightly better performance and less power and heat. If I did it would be the first Nvidia card I have had since the geforce 3Quote

25-08-2016, 19:51:54

dwatterworth
Is womb raider a new VR title? Hard pass haha😂Quote

25-08-2016, 21:18:43

NeverBackDown
Well I guess I already got my answer as I just got my MSI RX480 yesterdayQuote

26-08-2016, 02:52:45

Kushiro
Nice! Enjoy. Waiting for Vega cause the 480s arent good enough for 4k..Quote

28-08-2016, 11:42:04

Agost
Rise of the Womb Raider? noiceQuote
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