In this article, we are going to compare the GTX 1060 vs Xbox One X. The PC vs console debate is one that has lasted for decades now, we will not get into that as it all comes down to personal preference.
In this comparison article, we will try to compare the performance of the console and the mainstream graphics card to decide which is better. Both PC gaming and console gaming have their own fans who are ready to defend their choices vehemently. Read on and find out which one you should get especially if you are just starting out.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
It may be not fair to compare the Xbox One X and the GTX 1060 directly, because the Xbox is complete and the GTX 1060 is just a PC part, and it may be paired with other computer components that will definitely affect the outcome or the gaming experience.
The GTX 1060 is a mainstream graphics card released by Nvidia in the third quarter of 2016. Its performance is at par with the previous generation’s GTX 980, therefore it should be able to run modern titles at Full HD smoothly.
The GTX 1060 uses the GP106 chip and is manufactured using the 16nm production process. It offers 1280 shader processing units. The central unit is clocked at 1506 MHz base clock and 1709 MHz. The GPU has a maximum GDDR5 memory of 6 GB although a 3 GB variant was later released with 128 shaders less and half the RAM. The memory is clocked at 8008 MHz and it has 192 GB/s.
Xbox One X
Dubbed the ‘’World’s most powerful console’’ by its manufacturer Microsoft, the Xbox one X is a premium gaming console that was released in November 2017. The XBOX One X packs all its power into a smaller chassis than its predecessor the Xbox One S.
The Xbox One X chip is codenamed Scorpio and is based on AMD’s GCN 2.0 architecture. The console comes equipped with eight-core Jaguar CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz. These cores offer half to a third the performance of the AMD Ryzen CPUs and while all eight are working together roughly equal to an Intel Core i3 CPU. However, these numbers do not translate well to PCs.
The Scorpio GPU offers 40 customized compute units (up from 12 in the Xbox one) clocked at 1172 MHz. The GPU also offers a generous 12 GB GDDR5 type memory with a total bandwidth of 326 GB/s. much higher than the GTX 1060’s 192 GB/s.
Comparison between the XBOX One X and the GTX 1060
The GTX 1060 vs Xbox One X do not compare directly and comparing the Scorpio’s specs for equivalent PC power would be a mistake. The console’s graphics power is nowhere near the high-end GPUs because it has a generous amount of memory, in real life, it is closer to a GTX 1060 or an AMD RX 580.
The Xbox One X has more RAM and bandwidth because it is poised for native 4K gaming. Something that the GTX 1060 is not intended for. Its operating system is more optimized than it is on a PC and having fixed specs allows developers to optimize games as well.
The GTX 1060 may perform slightly better or worse depending on the other components of your PC. That’s all for this GTX 1060 vs Xbox One X guide. If you have any questions, ask them in the comments.