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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 30% 55%
Hyper Scape 12% 5%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 5% 13%
Call of Duty Warzone 5% 13%
Valorant 91% 89%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 30% 55%
Grand Theft Auto VI 45% 72%
Death Stranding 0% 19%
Doom Eternal 4% 15%
TrackMania Nations Remake 85% 82%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire.

The GeForce GTX 1060 has a 656 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7950, but the HD 7950 has 144 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 1060. As a result, the HD 7950 exhibits a 69.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GTX 1060. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GTX 1060 has a 656 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Render Output Units than the HD 7950. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GeForce GTX 1060 manages to provide 17.9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GTX 1060 was released over three years more recently than the HD 7950, and so the GeForce GTX 1060 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 7950 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce GTX 1060 and the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 7950 has 287.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 1060, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7950 is massively better than the GeForce GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1060 has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire has 3584. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1060 is 2953 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7950 is 2818. The GeForce GTX 1060 having 135 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 7950 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 1060 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 7950. This means that the GeForce GTX 1060 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 7950.

The GeForce GTX 1060 requires 120 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 33.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

33.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 34.7 FPS on Control

Control

34.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 35 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

35 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 41 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 41 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 43.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

43.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 48.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

48.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 54 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

54 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 54.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

54.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 55 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

55 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 55 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

55 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 56 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

56 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 57.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

57.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 59 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

59 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 64.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

64.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 67.3 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

67.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 68 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

68 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 69 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

69 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 71.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

71.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 72 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

72 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 76.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

76.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 82.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

82.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 87.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

87.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 103 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

103 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 21.5 FPS on Control

Control

21.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 28.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 30.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

30.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 35.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

35.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 37.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

37.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 37.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 38.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

38.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 39 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 47.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

47.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 55.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

55.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 67.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

67.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 70.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

70.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 10.3 FPS on Control

Control

10.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 15 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

15 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 15.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

15.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 16.1 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

16.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 18.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 19 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

19 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 19.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 21.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

21.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 21.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 23 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

23 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

26 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

26 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 27.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

27.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 28.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

28.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 29.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

29.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 43.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

43.5 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1506 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1709 MHzvs925 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-400-A1GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date19 Jul 2016vs01 Aug 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
green tick vs
9.6
2560x1440
7.9
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3840x2160
5.9
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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs480GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs3584
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs224
Texture Rate120.5 GTexel/svs190.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs64
Pixel Rate72.3 GPixel/svs54.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1060 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU amd has 10 SM activated, offering 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1709MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate that GeForce GTX 1060 offers Performance around the Level of GeForce GTX 980. As such, GeForce GTX 1060 is almost twice as fast as GeForce GTX 960 and even AMD's Radeon RX 480 is beaten in over 5%.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1060 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
The Crossfire setup of Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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