Test Configuration

Test Configuration – Hardware

  • Intel Core i7-6700K (reference 4.0GHz, HyperThreading and Turbo boost is on to 4.6GHz; DX11 CPU graphics).
  • ASRock Z7170M OC Formula motherboard (Intel Z7170 chipset, latest BIOS, PCIe 3.0/3.1 specification, CrossFire/SLI 8x+8x)
  • HyperX 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB, dual channel at 3333MHz)
  • EVAG GTX 1060 3GB, Gaming Edition, manually overclocked, supplied by EVGA
  • Red Devil RX 570 4GB, manually overclocked, supplied by PowerColor.
  • Two 2TB Seagate 7200 rpm SSHDs for each platform
  • EVGA 1000G 1000W power supply unit (for both platforms)
  • Thermaltake Water2.0, supplied by Thermaltake
  • Onboard Realtek Audio
  • Genius SP-D150 speakers, supplied by Genius
  • Thermaltake Overseer RX-I full tower case, supplied by Thermaltake
  • ASUS 12X Blu-ray writer
  • Monoprice Crystal Pro 4K

Test Configuration – Software

  • GeForce WHQL 381.65 was used for the EVGA GTX 1060/3GB.  High Quality, prefer maximum performance, single display.  See control panel images below.
  • AMD ReLive Software RX 570 launch press drivers were used for the benching the Red Devil RX 570.  See control panel image below.
  • VSync is off in the control panel.
  • AA enabled as noted in games; all in-game settings are specified with 16xAF always applied
  • All results show average frame rates including minimum frame rates shown in italics on the chart next to the averages in smaller font.  Percentage differences are calculated between the average frame rates of the RX 470 and of the GTX 1060/3GB.
  • Highest quality sound (stereo) used in all games.
  • Windows 10 64-bit Home edition, all DX11 titles were run under DX11 render paths. Our four DX12 titles are run under the DX12 render path. Latest DirectX
  • All games are patched to their latest versions at time of publication.
  • Sapphire TriXX, v6.3.0.
  • EVGA PrecisionX.

The 26 PC Game benchmark suite & 4 synthetic tests


  • Firestrike – Basic & Extreme
  • Time Spy DX12
  • VRMark Orange Room
  • Unigine SuperPosition benchmark

DX11 Games

  • Crysis 3
  • Metro: Last Light Redux (2014)
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Witcher 3
  • Fallout 4
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Just Cause 3
  • Rainbow Si Siege
  • DiRT Rally
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Resident Evil 7
  • For Honor
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda

DX12 Games

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Ashes of the Singularity
  • Hitman
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Total War: Warhammer
  • Deus Ex Mankind Divided
  • Gears of War 4
  • Battlefield 1 
  • Sniper Elite 4

Vulkan Game

  • DOOM 


Nvidia Control Panel settings:


AMD Radeon Global Settings:

Let’s head to the performance charts to see how the overclocked-to-the-max EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming edition compares with the overclocked-to-the-max PowerColor Red Devil RX 570.



  1. Whilst I agree with the testing I strongly oppose getting a gaming GPU with under 4GBs of VRAM in 2017. 2 or 3 GB is good for RX 550/560 and GTX 1050 class GPUs, but not for anything more expensive.

    All this needs is one mod and it will be at “Press F to pay respect” level.

    • Not too much different I think. (Maybe +/- 3-5 fps most of time) But we all know : in gaming ==>> intel cpus > amd cpus ; but you can buy cheap H110 chipset m.b. and add more money to gpu. So you can c more fps at the same money..

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