It depends on how well you OC the GTX 1060 but they trade blows pretty well Isn't the rx 590 the same bump. Last time I checked the 580 was 14nm and the 590 12nm Information below. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Radeon_500_series I also think the GTX 1060s don't come with a factory BIOS OC but have to be software overclocked but I might be confused with the GTX 1070ti.
Mostly YouTube benchmarks, between 3-5fps difference between some titles but no where near the 970. There's a lot of BS about the GTX 1060 like RTX 2070 not beating the GTX 1080. I wasn't going to go for a 1060 6GB but after seeing the benchmarks I was surprised by the super jetstream 1060 6GB, especially in VR.
come one, being better by 10% is not beating another with hands down.All these cards gtx 970,1060 3gb and 6gb rx 470/480/570/580 are from the same performance segment, all are gonna be fine for fullhd. 1060 offers better power efficiency (the gap could be closed a bit via uv, though) and CUDA (if you need it) . AMD on the other hand gives you quite a few extra features and better picture quality and obviously freesync that could save you several hundreds pounds whilst comparing to Nvidia's equivalent.
No it's not - 580 wins in most titles now and 580 is not just a rebadged 480, 480 is on 14nm process and 580 is 12nm which allows slight better clocks. Here's a 590 v 580 v 1060 comparisons over several games.
How is it "pretty much a 980"? Do you have any benchmarks or sources to back that? I would have said it's a slightly better variant of a 970. EDIT: Research suggests that to be the case, the 1060 is similar to a 980, but the 980 performs better in most cases, whilst the 970 underperforms slightly compared to the 1060