MSI RX 480 and GTX 1060 Gaming X Review

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

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GTX 1060 Gaming X

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