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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GeForce GT 940 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 274%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 0% 242%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3% 231%
FIFA 21 45% 89%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3% 231%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 57% 436%
Watch Dogs Legion 6% 261%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 4% 254%
Grand Theft Auto VI 54% 426%
Genshin Impact 10% 274%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 940 2GB.

The GT 940 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GT 940 was released less than a year after the GTX 1060, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 1060 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GT 940, 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 112.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 940, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1060 is massively better than the GT 940.

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has 1152 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 940 2GB has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 1969 and the actual shader performance of the GT 940 is 0. The GTX 1060 having 1969 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 GT 940.

The GTX 1060 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 940. This means that the GTX 1060 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 940.

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 940 2GB requires 60 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 940. The GTX 1060 requires 60 Watts more than the GT 940 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1060 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 940.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 19 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

19 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 27 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

27 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 31.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

31.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 33.5 FPS on Control

Control

33.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 35.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

35.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 35.5 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

35.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 36.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

36.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 37.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

37.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

39.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 41 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 47 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

47 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 47 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

47 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 49.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 51 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 53 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

53 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 53.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

53.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 54 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

54 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 54.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

54.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 55.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

55.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 57 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 57 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 59.6 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

59.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 61.3 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

61.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 62 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

62 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 62.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

62.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 65.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

65.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 66 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

66 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 69.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

69.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 75.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

75.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 17 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

17 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 17.6 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

17.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 19.3 FPS on Control

Control

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 23.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

23.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 23.8 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

23.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 24.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

24.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 27 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

27 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 27.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 27.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

27.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 31 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

31 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 31.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

31.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 32.1 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

32.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 34.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 34.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

34.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 35.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

35.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 43 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

43 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 47.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

47.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 50.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

50.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 61.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

61.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 64 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

64 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 8.7 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

8.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 9.4 FPS on Control

Control

9.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 12.2 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

12.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 13 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

13 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 14.6 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

14.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 14.7 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

14.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 14.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

14.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 16.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 17.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 17.3 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

17.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 18.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

18.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 22 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

22 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 23.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

23.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 32.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

32.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 40.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

40.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1506 MHzvs-
Boost Clock1709 MHzvs-
ArchitecturePascal P106-300-A1Maxwell GM???
OC Potential - vs Good
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date18 Aug 2016vs31 Oct 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
green tick vs -
2560x1440
7.5
green tick vs -
3840x2160
5.6
green tick vs -

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1152vs512
Actual Shader Performance95%vs-
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs32
Texture Rate108.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units48vs16
Pixel Rate72.3 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs60 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is currently the entry level Nvidia GTX 1000 performance graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture. It comes with locked memory of 3GB instead of the full 6GB.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-300-A1 which is a first gen Pascal GPU and has 9 SM activated, offering 1152 Shader Processing Units (the GTX 1060 6GB version offers 1280 SPU), 72 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1708MHz, when Boost mode is activated.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of 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
The Geforce GTX 1060 3GB is capable of playing most modern game system requirements at high graphics settings. The 3GB version is normally around 5% worse than the GTX 1060 6GB full fat version in terms of sheer processing power. But its the 3GB memory reduction that will hamper the high quality game textures this card can deliver, making it less future proof as more GPU memory hungry games are released.
Overview
GeForce GT 940 2GB is an upcoming middle-class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache 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.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed ???? which has 8 SM activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at XXXXMHz and goes up to XXXXMHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1250MHz.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
Coming Soon!

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 60W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power.

Release Price
Coming Soon!

Performance
Coming Soon!

System Suggestions
Coming Soon!
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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