NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
GTX 1060 GTX 780 Ti Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Price $ 184.0 $ 699.0 515 (280%)
Year 2016 2013 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 84C 8 (11%)
Max Fan Noise 47.1dB 52.3dB 5.2 (11%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 600W 130 (28%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 69.5 FPS 62.3 FPS 7.2 (10%)
Average 1440p Performance 49.9 FPS 42.6 FPS 7.3 (15%)
Average 4K Performance 29.5 FPS 27.7 FPS 1.8 (6%)
Memory 6 GB 6 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 11.2 7.5 (203%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.1 $ 16.4 11.3 (222%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.6 $ 25.2 16.6 (193%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 38/100 42 (52%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 780 Ti to GTX 1060 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1060 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
63.0
63.0
2019 Anthem
40.6
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
59.5
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
78.8
74.0
2019 Metro Exodus
35.1
33.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
72.9
45.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
34.0
28.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
51.3
50.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
46.8
37.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
70.2
42.6
2018 Fallout 76
78.3
49.3
2018 Hitman 2
61.2
38.1
2018 Just Cause 4
53.6
47.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
57.7
51.3
2018 Battlefield V
68.4
50.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
49.5
40.5
2017 Destiny 2
81.9
78.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
52.2
37.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
70.6
43.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
74.2
66.0
2017 For Honor
98.9
88.0
2017 Project CARS 2
70.0
62.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
84.9
75.5
2016 Overwatch
109.6
66.6
2016 Dishonored 2
51.1
45.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
61.4
44.1
2015 Total War: Attila
46.8
41.4
2015 Rocket League
288.4
256.6
2015 Need For Speed
79.9
71.1
2015 Project CARS
76.6
68.2
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
107.1
0.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
75.6
65.5
2014 Far Cry 4
70.2
0.0
2014 GRID Autosport
104.4
96.4
2014 Shadow of Mordor
80.1
72.1
2014 The Talos Principle
87.3
75.5
2014 Thief
70.2
57.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
111.6
97.3
2013 Company of Heroes 2
58.5
44.6
2013 Crysis 3
60.5
53.4
2013 GRID 2
120.6
221.2
2013 Metro: Last Light
72.0
62.4
2013 Total War: Rome 2
76.5
56.4
2013 Battlefield 4
85.3
66.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
197.8
175.9
2009 League of Legends
370.8
329.9
2008 Crysis: Warhead
72.9
64.7

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
46.9
46.9
2019 Anthem
32.2
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
46.2
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
53.0
49.8
2019 Metro Exodus
27.3
25.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
42.3
25.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25.6
22.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
36.0
37.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
30.6
25.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59.4
35.8
2018 Fallout 76
52.2
39.2
2018 Hitman 2
39.6
24.6
2018 Just Cause 4
39.6
35.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40.4
35.9
2018 Battlefield V
49.5
37.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
36.9
20.2
2017 Destiny 2
70.2
67.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39.6
29.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46.0
28.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
53.6
47.6
2017 For Honor
57.7
51.3
2017 Project CARS 2
49.4
44.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76.6
68.2
2016 Overwatch
75.6
46.3
2016 Dishonored 2
43.7
38.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
40.6
24.9
2015 Total War: Attila
30.6
27.0
2015 Rocket League
123.6
110.0
2015 Need For Speed
61.8
55.0
2015 Project CARS
58.5
52.0
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
80.1
0.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
50.4
43.8
2014 Far Cry 4
50.4
0.0
2014 GRID Autosport
79.2
71.8
2014 Shadow of Mordor
55.8
42.9
2014 The Talos Principle
61.2
53.1
2014 Thief
47.7
37.3
2013 Bioshock Infinite
72.9
62.3
2013 Company of Heroes 2
37.8
29.5
2013 Crysis 3
37.8
32.7
2013 GRID 2
86.4
71.0
2013 Metro: Last Light
60.3
47.2
2013 Total War: Rome 2
49.5
35.2
2013 Battlefield 4
54.5
42.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
164.8
146.6
2009 League of Legends
206.0
183.3
2008 Crysis: Warhead
45.9
40.8

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
28.0
28.0
2019 Anthem
17.5
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24.5
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
26.1
24.6
2019 Metro Exodus
17.2
16.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
27.0
25.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16.2
15.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
21.6
22.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
16.2
12.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39.6
23.5
2018 Fallout 76
28.8
21.3
2018 Hitman 2
23.4
14.6
2018 Just Cause 4
20.6
18.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19.4
17.2
2018 Battlefield V
26.1
22.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
21.6
13.4
2017 Destiny 2
35.1
33.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
22.5
16.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
19.8
14.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
37.1
33.0
2017 For Honor
28.8
25.7
2017 Project CARS 2
41.2
36.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
64.3
57.2
2016 Overwatch
39.1
23.5
2016 Dishonored 2
34.6
30.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31.5
0.0
2015 Total War: Attila
15.3
0.0
2015 Rocket League
57.7
51.3
2015 Need For Speed
41.2
36.6
2015 Project CARS
41.2
36.6
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
45.0
0.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
26.1
0.0
2014 Far Cry 4
27.0
0.0
2014 GRID Autosport
45.9
0.0
2014 Shadow of Mordor
30.6
0.0
2014 The Talos Principle
34.2
0.0
2014 Thief
41.4
31.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
36.9
41.1
2013 Crysis 3
27.0
0.0
2013 GRID 2
45.9
37.4
2013 Metro: Last Light
31.5
0.0
2013 Total War: Rome 2
22.5
33.7
2013 Battlefield 4
37.8
0.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
148.3
131.9
2009 League of Legends
82.4
73.3
2008 Crysis: Warhead
43.2
36.4

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz

At 1440p, GTX 1060 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the GTX 1060 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 1060 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1060 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti / Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz

It is worth noting that the GTX 780 Ti is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 780 Ti 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. This combination between GTX 780 Ti and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like GTX 780 Ti requires careful thought. This combination between GTX 780 Ti and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

GTX 1060 vs GTX 780 Ti Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 GTX 780 Ti
Board NumberPG410 SKU 30P2083 SKU 30
Length9.823 inches 250 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W250 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 GTX 780 Ti
Boost Clock1709 MHz928 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz875 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 GTX 780 Ti
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 700
Launch Price299 USD699 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Nov 7th, 2013

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 GTX 780 Ti
CUDA6.13.5
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.15.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1060 GTX 780 Ti
ArchitecturePascalKepler
Die Size314 mm²561 mm²
GPU NameGP106GK110B
GPU VariantGP106-400-A1GK110-425-B1
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million7,080 million

Memory

GTX 1060 GTX 780 Ti
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s336.6 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit384 bit
Memory Size6144 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1060 GTX 780 Ti
ROPs4848
Shading Units12802880
TMUs80240

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 GTX 780 Ti
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS5,345 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance136.7 GFLOPS (1:32)222.7 GFLOPS (1:24)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s55.68 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s222.7 GTexel/s

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tuxkent 1 month ago
Hi, so the deal is plain and simple: gtx 780 ti vs 1060, paired with a 550w psu and an i5 8400. Which one and why?
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compeltindows 1 month ago
1060 imo because in some games it slightly edges out the 780ti, and uses less power and is bit more efficient.
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tosserstudio 2 months ago
Hi guys..

I'm planning to change my VGA card. Which one is good guys, GTX 780 Ti or GTX 1060 6GB? I'm using C4D, 3ds max, sketchup and vray for rendering.

Thanks a lot if you can help me out

Cheers
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grabbanked 2 months ago
Go for the GTX 1060, it not only has double the VRAM of that the GTX 780 Ti's, but it's got driver support, which means better performance in rendering. Also, don't ever go for the GTX 690, it's (or was) VERY expensive for absolutely no reason. (Unless if you've mistaken it for the GTX 960)
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packagerooted 2 months ago
I have a GTX 770 with a 10% core OC and a 20% Mem OC. I'm wanting to upgrade my graphics card but I don't know which to get. I can overclock the 780Ti Classified but the Gigabyte GTX1060 only has a 4+1 power phase so it has limited overclocking. Would the performance gained from a 1060 be worth spending the extra -80?

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courtequivalent 2 months ago
I definitely would get the GTX1060 6GB

(AMD RX-480 8GB is also worth considering. If you have a good CPU that's also a good choice. It's not quite as good for older titles but pulling ahead for newer so one isn't definitely better than the other.)

1) POWER PHASES aren't directly related to overclocking.

The GTX1060 and newer GPU's are running close to their maximum already which is why there's little overclocking left.

2) 3GB is not enough for some games currently to prevent stutter, and that's only going to get worse as many newer games are VRAM hungry. Proven with the GTX1060 3GB card vs underclocked GTX1060 6GB.

3) Performance: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1060/26.html

The GTX780Ti if it overclocks well will close the gap, but again I don't recommend it due to VRAM.

Also, the newer cards are much quieter and even can disable the fans. In addition, is that USED? If so, if it fails you are SOL.

4) No mention of CPU as well. If it's relatively weak it will bottleneck (but it varies by the game).

5) *You can expect about 2x the FPS in games with GTX1060 6GB vs your GTX770.

6) You can still TWEAK a GTX1060 but it's more complicated. On my GTX1080 I did THIS:
a) 5% overclock on my FTW card, then
b) used EVGA Precision and clicked "MANUAL" for the frequency/voltage graph. This takes several minutes but will optimize the voltage for each of the frequency points to minimize the heat and thus reduce throttling due to temperature.

So I gained 10% or so in some games but it varies as to whether the game is even running at the throttle point.
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mourneinvention 3 months ago
Hey guys,

I'm in a situation where I can essentially swap out a 780 TI 3GB to a 1060 3GB at no cost if I sell the 780 TI. I know the 1060 is a gimped version of the 6GB card, but when comparing to a 780 TI 3GB would this be a good upgrade?

I remember reading somewhere that a GTX 1060 should be equal to a GTX 980. The 780 TI being lower than a GTX 980 probably means it's a good upgrade especially when considering the lower power requirements.

The only thing is, benchmarks and performance for the GTX 1060 3GB mini versions are very hard to find. Especially those comparing it to a 780 TI in real world frame rates.

Does anyone have these cards and put them through their benchmarks? Or know of some articles showing which is better?

Thanks.
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coffeediscover 3 months ago
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1060/26.html
780 ti offers ~ 85% of the performance of a 1060 6GB. Given the reduced performance of the 3GB version, it probably won't give more than a 10% performance boost. Not worth it in my opinion, unless you're getting the 1060 for a really good deal or a trade for your 780 ti.

Edit: oops, didn't read the OP well enough. If you can exchange your 780 Ti for a 1060 at no cost, that's a good deal.
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ouncesubpanel 5 months ago
Hello guys. Probably been beat to death already, but I can't seem to find specific answers to these questions.
Sorry if they have been asked before, but I havent found them, if so. In any event:
1. Considering upgrading my gtx780.
Why? I have no idea. I have a pile of chase reward points and coupled with the easy eBay sale of my 780 plus a little cash could net me a gtx1070.
Could get the gtx1060 with nothing but chase bank points. I'm wanting the MSI gaming 1070 to match my rig (that I hardly ever look at haha).
Here's the thing, I only play BF4 atm (and not a whole lot of that...job wife kids etc etc). The only other game I am considering lately is Doom.
Play 1080p 60hz. Rest of rig is MSI g45, 4670k and 16gb of GSkill.
Any reason at all to get either of those cards? Not planning on buying a new monitor anytime soon.
Any reason at all besides just wanting to buy something new for my computer anyways lol. I know the 1070 will drastically increase frame rates, but my 780 pulls very good rates at ultra. The 1060 I feel would be more of a side grade. But no actual monetary outlay, new architecture, way less power consumption, less heat, noise etc etc.
Plus I can still get between 120-170 for the old girl (780) on ebay.
Thoughts? Advice? Hit me.
2. For some reason I recall reading that the 10 series is not compatible with Windows 7. I can't find a definitive answer on this. I would assume it's incorrect, but would like to confirm (maybe it's dx12 that doesn't work with W7?).

Thanks in advance.
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cowsstar 4 months ago
1070 seems a bit overkill for 1080p 60hz. GTX780 should suffice. Since you don't plan on upgrading to a newer monitor (144hz or 1440p), then the 780 already runs the games you play really well then what's the point of upgrading. The 10 series should be compadible with Windows 7. You just won't be able to take advantage of dx12 since it's not supported on Windows 7.
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