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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 4% 72%
Cyberpunk 2077 43% 137%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 36% 6%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 43% 137%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4% 72%
Doom Eternal 11% 48%
FIFA 20 45% 8%
Grand Theft Auto VI 59% 163%
Need For Speed Heat 4% 72%
Halo: Reach 67% 45%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition.

The GTX 1060 has a 303 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 50.7 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 303 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 950. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 33.8 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 less than a year after the GTX 950, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 GTX 1060 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 950, 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 86.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1060 is much better than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has 1152 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 1969 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1457. The GTX 1060 having 512 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 950.

The GTX 1060 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 950. This means that the GTX 1060 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition requires 125 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950. The GTX 950 requires 5 Watts more than the GTX 1060 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 950 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 1060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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 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 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 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 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 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 31.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

31.9 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 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 9.4 FPS on Control

Control

9.4 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

13 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 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 40.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

40.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1506 MHzvs1203 MHz
Boost Clock1709 MHzvs1405 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-300-A1Maxwell GM206-250
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date18 Aug 2016vs20 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
7.9
2560x1440
7.5
green tick vs
5.7
3840x2160
5.6
green tick vs
4.1

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1653 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs105.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1152vs768
Actual Shader Performance95%vs70%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs48
Texture Rate108.4 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs32
Pixel Rate72.3 GPixel/svs38.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs125 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs350 Watts & 23 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 i5-6500 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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 GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 950 2GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1203MHz, instead of 1024MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1405MHz, instead of 1188MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
EVGA ACX 2.0 fans use double ball bearings, which offer 4X longer lifespan than the sleeve bearing fans used by competitors. The oil that is used in sleeve bearing fans makes them vulnerable and prone to failure after time when the oil dries up.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 950 2GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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