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
Intel Core i7 5820k OC@4.2
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.
Lets have a look at the temp charts
Lets start with
DirectX 11 Scores
DirectX 12 Scores
Few Random Clicks of the cards