GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps vs GeForce GTX 980

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 20 Apr 2017
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
GeForce GTX 980
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 980

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 980
    102%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps

45 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 980 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
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

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

No clear winner declared

These graphics cards seems to have comparable performance based on the game benchmark suite used (32 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9GbpsGeForce GTX 980
GPU NameGP106 (GP106-410-A1)vsGM204 (GM204-400-A1)
Fab Process16 nmvs28 nm
Die Size200 mm²vs398 mm²
Transistors4,400 millionvs5,200 million
Shaders1280vs2048
Compute Units10vs16
Core clock1506 MHzvs1127 MHz
ROPs48vs64
TMUs80vs128

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9GbpsGeForce GTX 980
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed2257 MHz
9028 MHz effective
vs1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size6144 Mbvs4096 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9GbpsGeForce GTX 980
TDP120 wattsvs165 watts
Release Date20 Apr 2017vs19 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    82.03 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    72.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    136.70 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    144.30 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    216.70 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    4375.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 980
    4616.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Ashes Of The Singularity

High Quality Mode, 8 millon samples, 2xMSAA, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    49
  • GeForce GTX 980
    50

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    56
  • GeForce GTX 980
    59

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

Ultra, TSSAA 8tx, ASync on, Vsync off, VULKAN, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    80
  • GeForce GTX 980
    83

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    47
  • GeForce GTX 980
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    54
  • GeForce GTX 980
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    32
  • GeForce GTX 980
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    52
  • GeForce GTX 980
    56

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    52
  • GeForce GTX 980
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    56
  • GeForce GTX 980
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    52
  • GeForce GTX 980
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    46
  • GeForce GTX 980
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    77
  • GeForce GTX 980
    80

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

Ultra, TSSAA 8tx, ASync on, Vsync off, VULKAN, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    122
  • GeForce GTX 980
    132

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    69
  • GeForce GTX 980
    70

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    83
  • GeForce GTX 980
    85

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    54
  • GeForce GTX 980
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    78
  • GeForce GTX 980
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    70
  • GeForce GTX 980
    73

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    85
  • GeForce GTX 980
    81

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    72
  • GeForce GTX 980
    76

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    62
  • GeForce GTX 980
    60

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    66
  • GeForce GTX 980
    64

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    31
  • GeForce GTX 980
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

Ultra, TSSAA 8tx, ASync on, Vsync off, VULKAN, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    39
  • GeForce GTX 980
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    24
  • GeForce GTX 980
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    26
  • GeForce GTX 980
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Very high quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    16
  • GeForce GTX 980
    15

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Very High Details, Pure Hair On, FXAA/HBAO+ enabled, 16x AF, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    26
  • GeForce GTX 980
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    29
  • GeForce GTX 980
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

Ultra quality DirectX12 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    28
  • GeForce GTX 980
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

Ultra quality DirectX12 Async Compute Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    29
  • GeForce GTX 980
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

Main Leben! quality preset- Vulkan Windows 10x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    24
  • GeForce GTX 980
    23

FPS (higher is better)