3DMark, 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.
In both 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and Ultra, the RX 580 is 5.5% faster than the RX 480 we tested. The GTX 1060 is essentially matching performance in both cases. In our Unigine Heaven test the GTX 1060 has a strong lead, showing a 15% higher average frame rate than the MSI RX 580.