GeForce GTX 1060 vs GeForce GTX 970

GeForce GTX 1060
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 10 Jul 2016
GeForce GTX 1060

GeForce GTX 970
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 970

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    110%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    116%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060

16% 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 970

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

GeForce GTX 1060

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1060

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce GTX 970
GPU Name GP106 (GP106-400-A1) vs GM204 (GM204-200-A1)
Fab Process 16 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 200 mm² vs 398 mm²
Transistors 4,400 million vs 5,200 million
Shaders 1280 vs 1664
Compute Units 10 vs 13
Core clock 1506 MHz vs 1050 MHz
ROPs 48 vs 56
TMUs 80 vs 104

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce GTX 970
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 192 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
vs 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size 6144 Mb vs 4096 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce GTX 970
TDP 120 watts vs 148 watts
Release Date 10 Jul 2016 vs 19 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    72.30 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    58.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    120.50 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    109.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    192.20 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 970
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    3855.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 970
    3494.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    17380
  • GeForce GTX 970
    15750

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    70
  • GeForce GTX 970
    64

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    49
  • GeForce GTX 970
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    27
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Ashes Of The Singularity

DX12, High Quality, 8m samples, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    49
  • GeForce GTX 970
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    73
  • GeForce GTX 970
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    49
  • GeForce GTX 970
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    24
  • GeForce GTX 970
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    50
  • GeForce GTX 970
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    37
  • GeForce GTX 970
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    29
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    108
  • GeForce GTX 970
    91

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    69
  • GeForce GTX 970
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    34
  • GeForce GTX 970
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    71
  • GeForce GTX 970
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    48
  • GeForce GTX 970
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    25
  • GeForce GTX 970
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    83
  • GeForce GTX 970
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    54
  • GeForce GTX 970
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    26
  • GeForce GTX 970
    20

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    59
  • GeForce GTX 970
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    42
  • GeForce GTX 970
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    24
  • GeForce GTX 970
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    90
  • GeForce GTX 970
    79

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    63
  • GeForce GTX 970
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    32
  • GeForce GTX 970
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    65
  • GeForce GTX 970
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    48
  • GeForce GTX 970
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    28
  • GeForce GTX 970
    19

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    74
  • GeForce GTX 970
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    40
  • GeForce GTX 970
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    84
  • GeForce GTX 970
    77

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    78
  • GeForce GTX 970
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    52
  • GeForce GTX 970
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    26
  • GeForce GTX 970
    19

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    70
  • GeForce GTX 970
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    52
  • GeForce GTX 970
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    29
  • GeForce GTX 970
    26

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    59
  • GeForce GTX 970
    53

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    46
  • GeForce GTX 970
    42

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    27
  • GeForce GTX 970
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    79
  • GeForce GTX 970
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    56
  • GeForce GTX 970
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    29
  • GeForce GTX 970
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    62
  • GeForce GTX 970
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    42
  • GeForce GTX 970
    40

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    24
  • GeForce GTX 970
    18

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    70
  • GeForce GTX 970
    64

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    49
  • GeForce GTX 970
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    27
  • GeForce GTX 970
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    51
  • GeForce GTX 970
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    34
  • GeForce GTX 970
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1060
    18
  • GeForce GTX 970
    16

FPS (higher is better)