MSI RX 480 and GTX 1060 Gaming X Review

Power & Temps

MSI RX 480 and GTX 1060 Gaming X Review

With performance being closely matched it's only in the power and temperature graphs that there is a clear difference. The RX 480 has much better efficiency and thermals than the Radeon models of recent times, but it's still a more demanding card than the GTX 1060 and, as we all know from our Physics lessons, that energy creates heat which has to be dispersed and thus the RX 480 Gaming X runs a little warmer than its Nvidia brother. This also makes the TF6 cooler have to work that little bit harder to keep the AMD below its 75c temperature target making it noticeably louder.

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MSI RX 480 and GTX 1060 Gaming X Review

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Most Recent Comments

25-08-2016, 16:23:56

you asked when you showed these on FB which one would we have, at the time I was undecided, but now I'm leaning towards the 1060 it has slightly better performance and less power and heat. If I did it would be the first Nvidia card I have had since the geforce 3Quote

25-08-2016, 19:51:54

Is womb raider a new VR title? Hard pass haha😂Quote

25-08-2016, 21:18:43

Well I guess I already got my answer as I just got my MSI RX480 yesterdayQuote

26-08-2016, 02:52:45

Nice! Enjoy. Waiting for Vega cause the 480s arent good enough for 4k..Quote

28-08-2016, 11:42:04

Rise of the Womb Raider? noiceQuote

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