GeForce GTX 1060 vs GeForce GTX 660

GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 10 Jul 2016
GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 660
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 6 Sep 2012
GeForce GTX 660

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    255%
  • GeForce GTX 660
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    247%
  • GeForce GTX 660
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060

147% higher gaming performance.
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 660

Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GTX 1060

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1060

The GeForce GTX 1060 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (2 combinations of games and resolutions).



Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 660
GPU NameGP106 (GP106-400-A1)vsGK106 (GK106-400-A1)
Fab Process16 nmvs28 nm
Die Size200 mm²vs221 mm²
Transistors4,400 millionvs2,540 million
Shaders1280vs960
Compute Units10vs5
Core clock1506 MHzvs980 MHz
ROPs48vs24
TMUs80vs80

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 660
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs192 bit
Memory Speed2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
vs1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
Memory Size6144 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 660
TDP120 wattsvs140 watts
Release Date10 Jul 2016vs6 Sep 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    72.30 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 660
    19.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    120.50 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 660
    78.40 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    192.20 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 660
    144.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    3855.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 660
    1882.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    17380
  • GeForce GTX 660
    6800

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    90
  • GeForce GTX 660
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    63
  • GeForce GTX 660
    25

FPS (higher is better)