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Getting a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB in return for a Radeon RX 580 isn't a horrible deal if you're an average gamer. The Pascal graphics card's performance is relatively close to the Radeon RX 580 — our GPU benchmarks peg it at 72% of the performance...
In terms of real-world usage scenarios, the performance would generally be closer than that, likely only around 15% or so behind the RX 580 8GB in most existing games running at 1080p. The GPU hierarchy chart combines results for 1080p, 1440p and 4K, and the higher-resolution results undoubtedly cripple performance a lot worse on a 3GB card. Even the RX 580 doesn't really have the processing power to properly handle 1440p and 4K in most modern titles, so including those resolutions in the comparison is not really representative of the typical performance difference one would encounter. The 1060 3GB was more of an RX 570 4GB competitor though, having 10% of it's cores disabled from the 6GB version, in addition to less VRAM.

Getting a 1050 Ti in place of an RX 580 4GB would be a lot worse though. Even for 1080p gaming, a 1050 Ti performs around 40% below an RX 580 in most games. The two cards are in entirely different performance tiers. The RX 580 4GB tends to perform rather similar to the 8GB version in most titles.

It is kind of amusing that anyone would think AMD would have a recall and trade Nvidia cards for AMD ones though.
 
In terms of real-world usage scenarios, the performance would generally be closer than that, likely only around 15% or so behind the RX 580 8GB in most existing games running at 1080p. The GPU hierarchy chart combines results for 1080p, 1440p and 4K, and the higher-resolution results undoubtedly cripple performance a lot worse on a 3GB card. Even the RX 580 doesn't really have the processing power to properly handle 1440p and 4K in most modern titles, so including those resolutions in the comparison is not really representative of the typical performance difference one would encounter. The 1060 3GB was more of an RX 570 4GB competitor though, having 10% of it's cores disabled from the 6GB version, in addition to less VRAM.

Getting a 1050 Ti in place of an RX 580 4GB would be a lot worse though. Even for 1080p gaming, a 1050 Ti performs around 40% below an RX 580 in most games. The two cards are in entirely different performance tiers. The RX 580 4GB tends to perform rather similar to the 8GB version in most titles.

It is kind of amusing that anyone would think AMD would have a recall and trade Nvidia cards for AMD ones though.
The RX480 is almost identical to the RX580 (slightly lower clock speeds and lower power draw) and it still beats a 6Gb 1060 in many modern games; the 3Gb 1060 is slower than the 6Gb version (less compute units). The geforce is faster than the Radeon on DX11 and older games, true - but switch on DX12 or Vulkan, and it gets its backend handed to it.
So, Fortnite players might get slightly better top FPS with the Geforce, while you can play Doom Eternal on 1440p low details except textures at max (dynamic resolution deactivated) on a reference design RX480 8Gb. On the Geforce, you can forget about it.
 

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