GeForce GTX 1060 vs GeForce GTX 660 OEM

GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 10 Jul 2016
GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 660 OEM
Memory: 1536Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Aug 2012
GeForce GTX 660 OEM
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Summary

Synthetic performance index

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

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Around 155% 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 660 OEM

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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).



Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 660 OEM
GPU NameGP106 (GP106-400-A1)vsGK104 (GK104-200-KD-A2)
Fab Process16 nmvs28 nm
Die Size200 mm²vs294 mm²
Transistors4,400 millionvs3,540 million
Shaders1280vs1152
Compute Units10vs6
Core clock1506 MHzvs823 MHz
ROPs48vs24
TMUs80vs96

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 660 OEM
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs192 bit
Memory Speed2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
vs1400 MHz
5600 MHz effective
Memory Size6144 Mbvs1536 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 660 OEM
TDP120 wattsvs130 watts
Release Date10 Jul 2016vs22 Aug 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    72.30 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 660 OEM
    19.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    120.50 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 660 OEM
    79.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    192.20 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 660 OEM
    134.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    3855.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 660 OEM
    1896.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    17380
  • GeForce GTX 660 OEM
    6800

Points (higher is better)