GeForce GTX 1060 vs GeForce GTX 950

GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 10 Jul 2016
GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 950
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 20 Aug 2015
GeForce GTX 950

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    204%
  • GeForce GTX 950
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    301%
  • GeForce GTX 950
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060

201% 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 950

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

GeForce GTX 1060

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1060

The GeForce GTX 1060 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (37 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 950
GPU NameGP106 (GP106-400-A1)vsGM206 (GM206-250-A1)
Fab Process16 nmvs28 nm
Die Size200 mm²vs228 mm²
Transistors4,400 millionvs2,940 million
Shaders1280vs768
Compute Units10vs6
Core clock1506 MHzvs1024 MHz
ROPs48vs32
TMUs80vs48

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 950
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
vs1653 MHz
6612 MHz effective
Memory Size6144 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1060GeForce GTX 950
TDP120 wattsvs90 watts
Release Date10 Jul 2016vs20 Aug 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    72.30 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 950
    32.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    120.50 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 950
    49.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    192.20 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 950
    105.80 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    3855.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 950
    1572.90 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    17380
  • GeForce GTX 950
    8490

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    94
  • GeForce GTX 950
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    49
  • GeForce GTX 950
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Ashes Of The Singularity

DX12, High Quality, 8m samples, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    49
  • GeForce GTX 950
    14

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    49
  • GeForce GTX 950
    22

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    69
  • GeForce GTX 950
    22

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    48
  • GeForce GTX 950
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    63
  • GeForce GTX 950
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    48
  • GeForce GTX 950
    16

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    74
  • GeForce GTX 950
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    52
  • GeForce GTX 950
    19

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    46
  • GeForce GTX 950
    20

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    56
  • GeForce GTX 950
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    42
  • GeForce GTX 950
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    34
  • GeForce GTX 950
    17

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    70
  • GeForce GTX 950
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    73
  • GeForce GTX 950
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    108
  • GeForce GTX 950
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    71
  • GeForce GTX 950
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    90
  • GeForce GTX 950
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    65
  • GeForce GTX 950
    22

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    78
  • GeForce GTX 950
    28

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    59
  • GeForce GTX 950
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    79
  • GeForce GTX 950
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    62
  • GeForce GTX 950
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    51
  • GeForce GTX 950
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    27
  • GeForce GTX 950
    13

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    24
  • GeForce GTX 950
    8

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    34
  • GeForce GTX 950
    2

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    25
  • GeForce GTX 950
    8

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    32
  • GeForce GTX 950
    20

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    28
  • GeForce GTX 950
    8

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    40
  • GeForce GTX 950
    17

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    26
  • GeForce GTX 950
    5

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    27
  • GeForce GTX 950
    11

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    29
  • GeForce GTX 950
    7

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    24
  • GeForce GTX 950
    6

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    18
  • GeForce GTX 950
    4

FPS (higher is better)