I’m an avid fan of graphics card. It’s always fascinating to see new versions of beasts coming out every year and clash. This AMD Polaris vs. pascal war is going on for some time now. Today we are getting a peek on to the new match. Who’s the new king of midrange? Just after 2 days of releasing AMD their new Card RX 480, Nvidia countered it with GTX 1060. According to various online sources 1060 will be faster than Rx 480. This paper war doesn’t tell whole the story at least today. But we got clear winner today when we compare the specification of Amd RX 480 and GTX 1060. Here’s the comparison.
Update:There were some errors in the benchmark score from awesomesauce last time. new one are added. old one's are still attached under for reference and will be removed later.
After digging deep found a proper comparison thanks to awesomesauce,
Vulkan - like DX12, is a new API that is made to replace OpenGL, in general allowing games to run better by enabling technologies like async to be used.The verdict is still same
From the comparison chart, GTX 1060 is the champion today and slightly faster than RX 480 (neck to neck win). But can't ignore the fact that Rx 480 will be people's champ because 10% difference at $50. moreover the RX 480 's potential is about to get unleashed with better driver updates and overclocking. I think 480 is the future proof card.