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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB GeForce GTX 960 2GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 9% 62%
Cyberpunk 2077 25% 123%
Doom Eternal 22% 39%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 44% 0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9% 62%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 25% 123%
FIFA 20 51% 14%
Grand Theft Auto VI 39% 148%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 25% 123%
Need For Speed Heat 9% 62%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB.

The GTX 1060 has a 480 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 960. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 56.5 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1060 has a 480 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 960. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 41 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 GTX 1060 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 960, and so the GTX 1060 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 960.

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 GTX 1060 has 4096 MB more video memory than the GTX 960, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1060 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1060 has 80 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1060 is much better than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 960 2GB has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 3171 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 is 1628. The GTX 1060 having 1543 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1060 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 960.

The GTX 1060 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 960. This means that the GTX 1060 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 960 2GB requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 960. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 34 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

34 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 44.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

44.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 44.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

44.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 45.4 FPS on Control

Control

45.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 46.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

46.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 55.9 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

55.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 55.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

55.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 56.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

56.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 57.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

57.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 57.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

57.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 59.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

59.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 60.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

60.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 65.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

65.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 66.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

66.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 67.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

67.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 72.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

72.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 75.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

75.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 76.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

76.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 78.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

78.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 80 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

80 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 85.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

85.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 91.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

91.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 16.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

16.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 16.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 18.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 19.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 20.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

20.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 22.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

22.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 22.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

22.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 24.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

24.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 27.3 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

27.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 28.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

28.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 29.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

29.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 30.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

30.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 30.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

30.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 45.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

45.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 26.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 27.3 FPS on Control

Control

27.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 32.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

32.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 39.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

39.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 47.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

47.6 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1607 MHzvs1127 MHz
Boost Clock1835 MHzvs1178 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-400-A1Maxwell GM206-300-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date19 Jul 2016vs22 Jan 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
8.2
2560x1440
8
green tick vs
5.9
3840x2160
6
green tick vs
4.3

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs112.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs78%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs64
Texture Rate128.6 GTexel/svs72.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs32
Pixel Rate77.1 GPixel/svs36.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400 2.7GHzvsIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
EVGA's GeForce GTX 1060 Superclocked GAMING card is another small form factor single fan performance graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture.

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

GPU
The central unit runs at 1607MHz and goes up to 1835MHz, 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 the GeForce GTX 1060 offers performance just a bit lower than the GeForce GTX 980. As such, GeForce GTX 1060 is far faster than its predecessor the GeForce GTX 960 and even AMD's new Radeon RX 480 is comparative to this card.

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 gaming Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 960 2GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds the VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) Technology which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA Technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GM206-300-A1 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 1127MHz and goes up to 1158MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1753MHz.

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

Performance
At 1920x1080, the best suited resolution for GeForce GTX 960, benchmarks indicate its performance is a little over the older GeForce GTX 670.
Therefore, GeForce GTX 770 and even Radeon R9 280X are still faster, though less energy efficient.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 960 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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GeForce GTX 960 MSI 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Palit 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 PNY 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 1X 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 PNY XLR8 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 MSI OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte IX OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac v2 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ 2X OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Point of View AMMO OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Tiger OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax Gamer OC Mini Black 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA Superclocked 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax EXOC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 100ME 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Mini OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! v2 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Strix DirectCU II OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax EXOC White 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Galax KFA2 EXOC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Palit Super JetStream 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gainward Phantom GLH 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Gigabyte WindForce 2X OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 960 Inno3D HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra 2GB Edition

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