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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 9% 18%
Halo: Reach 71% 74%
Cyberpunk 2077 25% 12%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9% 18%
Doom Eternal 22% 30%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 25% 12%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 96% 97%
Grand Theft Auto VI 39% 25%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 25% 12%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 44% 50%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB.

The GTX 1060 has a 607 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 Ti, but the GTX 980 Ti has 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1060. As a result, the GTX 980 Ti exhibits a 47.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the 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 GTX 1060 has a 607 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 Ti, but the GTX 980 Ti has 48 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1060. As a result, the GTX 980 Ti exhibits a 18.9 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 1060. 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 980 Ti, 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 980 Ti.

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 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 980 Ti has 144.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1060, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 Ti is massively better than the GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB has 2816. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 3171 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 Ti is 4091. The GTX 980 Ti having 920 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1060.

The GTX 1060 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980 Ti. This means that the GTX 1060 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 980 Ti. The GTX 980 Ti requires 130 Watts more than the GTX 1060 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1060.

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 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1835 MHzvs1076 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-400-A1Maxwell GM200-310-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date19 Jul 2016vs01 Jun 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
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10
2560x1440
8
vs green tick
8.5
3840x2160
6
vs green tick
6.6

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs336.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB vs green tick 3072 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs2816
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs176
Texture Rate128.6 GTexel/svs176 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs96
Pixel Rate77.1 GPixel/svs96 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 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 i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1600

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 980 Ti 6GB is an Enthusiast 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 VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) 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 GM200-310-A1 which has 22 SM activated and thus 2816 Shader Processing Units, 176 TMUs and 96 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1000MHz and goes up to 1076MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-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 250W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 6-pin and one available 8-pin connectors.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate its performance is slightly above AMD's Dual Radeon R9 295X2 at 1920x1080 but at any resolution above that, the latter proves to be faster.
As expected, $999 GeForce GTX Titan X is also slightly faster but GeForce GTX 980 is beaten in around 20%.
Even so, GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is not a competitive product because a solution of two GeForce GTX 970 in SLI is still much faster and doesn't come at a much higher cost ($658 against $649).

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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