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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 Outpowered AMD's Radeon RX 480; Result Shows Which is Better for Oculus Rift

First Posted: Mar 16, 2017 07:13 PM EDT
Nvidia GTX 1060 Review - RX 480 Killer?

Nvidia GTX 1060 Review - RX 480 Killer?(Photo : Youtube/LinusTechTips)

After Facebook and Oculus VR have trimmed the price down Oculus Rift, customers are now debating which graphic card is better? AMD's Radeon RX 480 card or Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060?

Having the reduced price of virtual reality, a low-cost graphic is enough if player's current hardware is not up to speed. The options will be between AMD's Radeon RX 480 card with 8GB of onboard memory for just $250. Or into Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of onboard memory with just $300.

A test conducted between the two graphic card with the use of Oculus Rift, four games, and the HTC Vive. The games that have been used is "Chronos," "Obduction," "Dirt Rally," and "Edge of Nowhere." The result comes out and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 wins against AMD's Radeon RX 480, PC Perspective has reported.

Out of the four games, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 took three wins and AMD's Radeon RX 480 both tied in the game "Edge of Nowhere." With the use of FCAT VR which has a same vein of FRAPS.

FCAT VR has two components, first is Capture tool which runs on the PC and evaluates performances. It further uses data that was pulled out from Stream VR, Nvidia driver stats, performance API, and Oculus Event Tracing. The second component, an Analyzer that grabs the data in the Capture tool and shows framerates, Geforce has reported.

For the final, the test will have an Asus Rampage V-Extreme X99 motherboard, Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E processor. A 16GB of Ripjaws DDR4-3,200 from G.Skill, Windows 10 (64-bit), and Corsair AX1500i 1,500-watt power supply. While the operating system is on a 256GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD that will have tested games on a 500GB Adata SP610 SSD.

AMD's Radeon RX 480 was tested using the driver version of 378.78 and shows it creating predicted frames in "Dirt Rally," and "Chronos." For the Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 it has all new frames. But both caught creating predicted frames in "Obduction."

To sum up which is better? Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 is better for a $300 graphic card. If a player wanted a cheaper one, AMD's Radeon RX 480 is the most recommended one for a $350.

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