GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB vs GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Aug 2016
GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5MOBILE
Release date: 21 Sep 2015
GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    118%
  • GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Around 18% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

The GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).



Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBGeForce GTX 980 Mobile
GPU NameGP106 (GP106-300-A1)vsGM204 ()
Fab Process16 nmvs28 nm
Die Size200 mm²vs398 mm²
Transistors4,400 millionvs5,200 million
Shaders1152vs2048
Compute Units9vs16
Core clock1506 MHzvs1064 MHz
ROPs48vs64
TMUs72vs128

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBGeForce GTX 980 Mobile
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
vs1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size3072 Mbvs8192 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBGeForce GTX 980 Mobile
TDP120 wattsvs0 watts
Release Date18 Aug 2016vs21 Sep 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    72.30 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
    68.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    108.40 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
    136.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    192.20 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    3470.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
    4358.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    16380
  • GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
    13830

Points (higher is better)