GeForce RTX 3070 vs GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

GeForce RTX 3070
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Sep 2020
GeForce RTX 3070
GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Aug 2016
GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce RTX 3070

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Supports Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS)

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

100 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce RTX 3070 .
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Pascal), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

GeForce RTX 3070

HWBench recommends GeForce RTX 3070

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce RTX 3070GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
GPU NameGA104 (GA104-300-A1)vsGP106 (GP106-300-A1)
Fab Process8 nmvs16 nm
Die Size392 mm²vs200 mm²
Transistors17,400 millionvs4,400 million
Shaders5888vs1152
Compute Units46vs9
Core clock1500 MHzvs1506 MHz
ROPs64vs48
TMUs184vs72

Memory Configuration

GeForce RTX 3070GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs192 bit
Memory Speed1750 MHz
14 Gbps effective
vs2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce RTX 3070GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
TDP220 wattsvs120 watts
Release Date1 Sep 2020vs18 Aug 2016

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 3070
    110.40 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    72.30 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 3070
    317.40 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    108.40 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce RTX 3070
    448.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    192.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce RTX 3070
    20310.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    3470.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better