Performance Summary & Conclusion

Performance summary charts 

Below is the summary chart of 26 games and 4 synthetic tests. The highest settings are always chosen and DX12 is picked above DX11 where available.  Specific settings are listed on the performance charts.  The benches were run at 1920×1080 and at 2560×1440.

All results, except for the synthetic benchmarks show average frame rates and higher is always better.  Minimum frame rates are shown when they are available and they make sense, next to the averages but they are in italics and in a slightly smaller font.  The Red Devil RX 570 stock results are in the first column, the overclocked Red Devil RX 570 results are in the second column, and third column represents the overclocked EVGA GTX 1060 3GB results with the stock-clocked results in the fourth column.

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The $189 stock-clocked EVGA GTX 1060 3GB is overall slower than the stock $189 PowerColor Red Devil RX 570 with the RX 570 winning nearly two-thirds of the overall 52 game benchmarks (30 wins for the RX 570, 21 wins for the GTX 1060 3GB, 1 tie), but overclocking them both makes a real difference to the performance results.

The superior overclocking abilities of the GTX 1060 3GB allow it to win in many more games than the overclocked Red Devil RX 570 than it did at stock.  In 52 individual game benchmarks, the maximum overclocked Red Devil RX 570 now wins only 22 benchmarks against the 30 wins for the maximum overclocked EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming edition.

Let’s head to our conclusion.

Conclusion

This has been quite an interesting exploration for us in evaluating the overclocked $189 Red Devil RX 570 versus the overclocked $189 (with game bundle) EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming edition.  The stock-clocked GTX 1060 3GB is a slower card – at stock only winning just over 1/3rd of our benches – but due to its superior headroom for overclocking, it pulls away from the overclocked Red Devil RX 570.  The overclocked GTX 1060 3GB now wins in 30 out of 52 of our individual game benchmarks against the overclocked RX 570.

Both cards appears to scale well with an overclock although the GTX 1060 overclocks significantly further and uses less power.

Next up, we will return to benching Virtual Reality (VR).  Stay tuned.  In the meantime, if you have any comments or questions, feel free to post them in the comments section below, or on BTR’s Community forum.

Happy Gaming!

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  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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