GeForce GTX 1060 vs GeForce GTX 295

GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 10 Jul 2016
GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 295
Memory: 896Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Jan 2009
GeForce GTX 295


Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060
  • GeForce GTX 295

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060

169 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 295 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Around 291% 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 295

Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

GeForce GTX 1060

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1060

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


Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 295
GPU NameGP106 (GP106-400-A1)vsGT200B (G200-400-B3)
Fab Process16 nmvs55 nm
Die Size200 mm²vs470 mm²
Transistors4,400 millionvs1,400 million
Compute Units10vs10
Core clock1506 MHzvs576 MHz

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 295
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Bus Width192 bitvs448 bit x2
Memory Speed2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
vs999 MHz
1998 MHz effective
Memory Size6144 Mbvs896 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 295
TDP120 wattsvs289 watts
Release Date10 Jul 2016vs8 Jan 2009

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    72.30 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 295
    32.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    120.50 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 295
    92.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    192.20 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 295
    224.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    3855.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 295
    1192.40 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 1060
  • GeForce GTX 295

Points (higher is better)