3DMark and Unigine Heaven
Now that we have taken a look at our gaming tests using our Frame Rating metrics and testing methods, we are including a set of tests from more standard benchmarks like Unigine Heaven and the new 3DMark benchmark.
I consider these tests to be somewhat of a "best case" for all the cards in our comparison. We aren't using our frame capture system, we aren't measuring frame latency, nothing like that; I think this should give you an idea of graphics performance if each vendor had the best result for each game.
Nothing we weren't expecting here in 3DMark Fire Strike, the ASUS GTX 1060 Turbo 6GB is right in line with the Founders Edition.
With the Time Spy test and its new DX12 engine, the ASUS Turbo card matches Founders Edition performance though the RX 480 does get within 2% of GP106.
Unigine Heaven continues to show the benefits of NVIDIA's tessellation performance and the ASUS GTX 1060 Turbo 6GB card results in a very competent frame rate and score.