ASUS Strix GTX 1060 vs RX 480 Benchmark Comparison

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ASUS Strix GTX 1060 and the RX 480 are the kings of full hd gaming in these days. Both cards have their own benefits and limitations. Here benchmarked with few popular game titles both on DX11 and DX 12.
We used the following setup as the test facility

Test Bench

Intel Core i7 5820k [email protected]
Rampage V Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR4 2666
Corsair AX1200i 1200 Watt
Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVME
ASUS GTX 1060 Strix 6GB
ASUS RX 480 Strix 8GB

According to our test results RX 480 performed better on DirectX 12 so it is future proof compared to GTX 1060, however GTX 1060 is an excellent card as well. NVIDIA recently announced that they are working on a DX12 optimized driver update, which is going to work with Microsoft’s low level API. Still i have a feeling that the ASYNC Shader of AMD will perform better.

Temp Charts

Lets have a look at the temp charts

Under Idle Condition
Under Load Condition

Benchmark Scores

Lets start with
3Dmark

3DMark Scores

DirectX 11 Scores

GTA V Scores
Witcher 3 Scores

DirectX 12 Scores

Doom Scores
Hitman Scores
ROTR Scores

Few Random Clicks of the cards