NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
GTX 1060 6GB GTX 780 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Price $ 159.0 $ 355.0 196 (123%)
Year 2016 2013 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 84C 8 (11%)
Max Fan Noise 47.1dB 52.7dB 5.6 (12%)
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 68.9 FPS 57.7 FPS 11.2 (16%)
Average 1440p Performance 49.3 FPS 41.3 FPS 8 (16%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 41.8 FPS 35.5 FPS 6.3 (15%)
Average 4K Performance 28.9 FPS 25.1 FPS 3.8 (13%)
Memory 6 GB 3 GB 3 (50%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 11.3 7.6 (205%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.2 $ 15.7 10.5 (202%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.1 $ 18.3 12.2 (200%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.8 $ 25.9 17.1 (194%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Overall Combination Score 80/100 58/100 22 (27%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 780 to GTX 1060 6GB 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 6GB .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

The GTX 1070 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest Pascal set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 1060 6GB is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 254. NVIDIA ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1060 6GB, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1060 6GB is much more expensive than the GTX 960 as it costs a whopping $ 254. Compare this to the GTX 960, which came originally at a price of $ 199. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the RX 580 which costs $ 229. Spec for spec, this GTX 1060 6GB leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 960, by boasting 2 % more fps.

The GTX 1060 6GB has 6 GB RAM compared to the GTX 960 's 2 GB video memory. In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 1060 6GB blows past the GTX 960 and, amazingly, even the GTX 970 as well.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The GTX 1060 6GB consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the GTX 960 and it really justifies an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Hitman 2, Apex Legends, F1 2019, World War Z, Battlefield V at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780

The good news is, with the release of the GTX 780 Ti, the GTX 780 's price is getting more discount. The GTX 780 is much more expensive than the GTX 680 as it costs a whopping $ 649. Compare this to the GTX 680, which came originally at a price of $ 499. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the HD 7970 GHz Edition which costs $ 499.

The GTX 780 has 3 GB RAM compared to the GTX 680 's 2 GB video memory. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 780 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 680, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Strange Brigade at 62 fps to 62 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 62 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
40
45.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
26
29.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
38
42.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
78.8
53
59.5
2019 Metro Exodus
31
35.1
23
26.5
2019 World War Z
61
68.0
44
48.9
2019 Gears of War 5
45
51.1
34
38.6
2019 F1 2019
57
64.1
43
48.4
2019 GreedFall
51
57.7
39
43.6
2019 Borderlands 3
36
40.6
27
30.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
70
78.0
53
58.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
27
30.0
20
22.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
42
47.2
32
35.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
70.2
36
41.0
2018 Fallout 76
70
78.3
53
59.0
2018 Hitman 2
55
61.2
41
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.6
34
38.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
57.7
37
41.2
2018 Strange Brigade
74
82.3
55
62.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
52.2
38
43.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
70.6
36
40.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
74.2
47
53.0
2017 For Honor
89
98.9
63
70.7
2017 Project CARS 2
63
70.0
45
50.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
84.9
54
60.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
38
43.1
27
30.9
2016 Hitman
54
60.4
34
37.9
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
66
74.2
48
54.3
2016 The Division
47
53.0
39
43.6
2016 Overwatch
98
109.6
56
63.0
2016 Dishonored 2
45
51.1
32
36.5
2015 DiRT Rally
89
99.3
69
77.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
61.4
45
51.0
2015 The Witcher 3
47
52.6
36
40.0
2015 Total War: Attila
42
46.8
33
37.7
2015 Rocket League
259
288.4
185
206.1
2015 Need For Speed
71
79.9
51
57.1
2015 Project CARS
68
76.6
49
54.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
119
132.6
90
100.1
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
96
107.1
79
88.8
2014 Far Cry 4
63
70.2
43
47.9
2014 GRID Autosport
93
104.4
83
92.7
2014 Shadow of Mordor
72
80.1
61
68.2
2014 The Talos Principle
78
87.3
73
81.6
2014 Thief
63
70.2
55
61.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
100
111.6
93
103.7
2013 Company of Heroes 2
52
58.5
45
50.7
2013 Crysis 3
54
60.5
49
54.9
2013 GRID 2
108
120.6
92
102.7
2013 Metro: Last Light
64
72.0
59
65.9
2013 Total War: Rome 2
68
76.5
55
61.2
2013 Battlefield 4
76
85.3
63
70.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
178
197.8
127
141.4
2009 League of Legends
333
370.8
238
265.1
2008 Crysis: Warhead
65
72.9
63
70.1

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
26
33.5
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
18
23.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
26
33.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
42
53.0
32
40.1
2019 Metro Exodus
21
27.3
16
20.6
2019 World War Z
39
49.6
28
35.7
2019 Gears of War 5
29
37.0
22
28.0
2019 F1 2019
36
45.4
27
34.3
2019 GreedFall
33
41.7
25
31.5
2019 Borderlands 3
22
28.5
17
21.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
44
56.2
33
42.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
19
24.6
14
18.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
29
37.0
22
28.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
59.4
27
34.0
2018 Hitman 2
31
39.6
24
30.0
2018 Just Cause 4
31
39.6
22
28.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
40.4
23
28.9
2018 Strange Brigade
45
57.3
34
43.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
39.6
26
33.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
46.0
21
26.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
53.6
30
38.3
2017 For Honor
46
57.7
32
41.2
2017 Project CARS 2
39
49.4
28
35.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
61
76.6
43
54.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
32
40.1
21
27.2
2016 Hitman
35
44.5
22
28.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
38
48.6
28
36.0
2016 The Division
30
38.2
23
28.8
2016 Overwatch
60
75.6
34
43.4
2016 Dishonored 2
34
43.7
24
31.2
2015 DiRT Rally
54
68.4
42
53.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
40.6
27
34.8
2015 The Witcher 3
31
39.1
23
29.1
2015 Total War: Attila
24
30.6
19
24.7
2015 Rocket League
98
123.6
70
88.3
2015 Need For Speed
49
61.8
35
44.2
2015 Project CARS
46
58.5
33
41.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
68
85.8
51
64.8
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
64
80.1
53
66.7
2014 Far Cry 4
40
50.4
31
39.3
2014 GRID Autosport
63
79.2
55
69.8
2014 Shadow of Mordor
44
55.8
38
47.9
2014 The Talos Principle
48
61.2
46
57.8
2014 Thief
38
47.7
33
42.0
2013 Bioshock Infinite
58
72.9
54
67.7
2013 Company of Heroes 2
30
37.8
26
33.2
2013 Crysis 3
30
37.8
26
32.8
2013 GRID 2
69
86.4
59
73.8
2013 Metro: Last Light
48
60.3
44
55.5
2013 Total War: Rome 2
39
49.5
31
38.8
2013 Battlefield 4
43
54.5
35
44.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131
164.8
94
117.8
2009 League of Legends
164
206.0
117
147.3
2008 Crysis: Warhead
36
45.9
36
45.5

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
40.1
21
28.6
2019 Anthem
20
26.6
14
19.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
37.8
20
27.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
32
42.3
24
32.0
2019 Metro Exodus
18
23.8
13
18.0
2019 World War Z
31
41.8
22
30.1
2019 Gears of War 5
24
32.3
18
24.4
2019 F1 2019
30
39.8
22
30.0
2019 GreedFall
23
31.5
18
23.8
2019 Borderlands 3
17
23.2
13
17.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
36
48.0
27
36.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
16
21.5
12
16.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
24
32.3
18
24.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
53.0
23
30.5
2018 Hitman 2
25
33.7
19
25.7
2018 Just Cause 4
24
32.2
17
23.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
24
32.0
17
22.8
2018 Strange Brigade
35
47.3
27
35.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
33.2
21
27.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26
35.2
16
21.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
48.5
26
34.7
2017 For Honor
35
46.3
25
33.1
2017 Project CARS 2
36
48.5
26
34.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
57
75.4
40
53.9
2016 Overwatch
46
61.3
26
35.2
2016 Dishonored 2
31
41.9
22
29.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
29
38.6
24
32.4
2015 Total War: Attila
18
24.6
19
26.3
2015 Rocket League
73
97.0
52
69.3
2015 Need For Speed
41
55.1
29
39.4
2015 Project CARS
40
53.3
28
38.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
51
67.2
38
50.7
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
50
66.9
42
56.4
2014 GRID Autosport
50
66.9
44
58.2
2014 Shadow of Mordor
35
46.2
31
41.7
2014 The Talos Principle
38
51.0
36
48.5
2014 Thief
36
47.7
30
40.5
2013 Bioshock Infinite
44
58.7
44
58.7
2013 GRID 2
53
70.8
46
60.7
2013 Total War: Rome 2
29
38.5
29
38.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
127
167.5
90
119.7
2009 League of Legends
117
154.3
83
110.3
2008 Crysis: Warhead
36
47.7
34
45.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
14
20.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
8
12.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
12
17.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
26.1
13
19.7
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.2
9
13.0
2019 World War Z
20
28.6
14
20.5
2019 Gears of War 5
16
23.4
12
17.7
2019 F1 2019
20
28.9
15
21.8
2019 GreedFall
12
17.2
9
13.0
2019 Borderlands 3
10
14.8
7
11.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
23
33.5
17
25.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
15.6
8
11.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
16
23.4
12
17.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
39.6
16
23.0
2018 Hitman 2
16
23.4
12
18.0
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.6
10
14.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
19.4
9
13.8
2018 Strange Brigade
21
31.2
16
23.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.5
13
19.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
19.8
9
14.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
37.1
18
26.5
2017 For Honor
20
28.8
14
20.6
2017 Project CARS 2
28
41.2
20
29.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
45
64.3
32
45.9
2016 Overwatch
27
39.1
15
22.4
2016 Dishonored 2
24
34.6
17
24.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
31.5
18
25.8
2015 Total War: Attila
10
15.3
17
24.5
2015 Rocket League
40
57.7
28
41.2
2015 Need For Speed
28
41.2
20
29.5
2015 Project CARS
28
41.2
20
29.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
39.8
21
30.0
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
31
45.0
27
38.8
2014 GRID Autosport
32
45.9
27
39.0
2014 Shadow of Mordor
21
30.6
21
30.1
2014 The Talos Principle
23
34.2
23
32.9
2014 Thief
28
41.4
23
33.7
2013 Bioshock Infinite
25
36.9
29
42.1
2013 GRID 2
32
45.9
27
39.6
2013 Total War: Rome 2
15
22.5
23
33.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
148.3
74
106.0
2009 League of Legends
57
82.4
41
58.9
2008 Crysis: Warhead
30
43.2
27
38.7
GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 780 with i7-6700K vs i7-3770K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / i7-6700K

At 1440p, GTX 1060 6GB 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 6GB 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 6GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1060 6GB 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / i7-3770K

For the most part, the GTX 780 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. It is worth noting that the GTX 780 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. This combination between GTX 780 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 requires careful thought. This combination between GTX 780 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 3072 MB RAM, the GTX 780 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 780 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 780
Board NumberPG410P2083 SKU 25
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 6GB GTX 780
Boost Clock1709 MHz902 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz863 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 780
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 700
Launch Price199 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Sep 10th, 2013

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 780
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 6GB GTX 780
ArchitecturePascalKepler
Die Size314 mm²561 mm²
GPU NameGP104GK110B
GPU VariantGP104-150-A1GK110-301-B1
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million7,080 million

Memory

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 780
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s288.4 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit384 bit
Memory Size6144 MB3072 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 780
ROPs4848
Shading Units12802304
TMUs80192

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 780
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS4,156 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)173.2 GFLOPS (1:24)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s43.30 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s173.2 GTexel/s

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gillsgraphic 1 year ago
As the heading says because they are the same price
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sconnynepalese 1 year ago
1060 6GB will be a tad better than a single 780. Plus it has more VRAM which can help with certain settings/resolutions in games. Both options are solid for 1080p. I would say get the 1060 6GB; slightly better performance than a single 780, more VRAM, and SLI is finickey and doesn't work with a lot of games, so the second 780 will be wasted some of the time.
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astonishedtanning 1 year 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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casuallythinning 1 year 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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hammerlogger 1 year ago
Should i upgrade my gtx 780 to a gtx 1060. i am looking at a new gpu anyway and dont really want to spend anything more than the cost of a gtx 1060
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rowdyerring 1 year ago
Well, it would be about 30% faster roughly with the 6GB version. The 3GB version probably wouldn't be worth it.You would mostly be gaining memory bandwidth, memory size, and all the architectural improvements.Ideally you should go for a 1070 to see a significant performance increase.
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yieldpseudo 1 year 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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grublunchbox 1 year 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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subduedicecream 1 year ago
Well my friend has a gtx 780 with an i7-3770 16 gb ram.....He is currently pissed off by the performance simply because he is playibg new titles like battlefield 1 titanfall 2 forza.....He asked me if its worth the upgrade well I told him that there will be better performance but not that huge.So is it worth it or should he get a gtx 1070?Any help is appreciated!!
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synthesisgem 1 year ago
Hey guys. Since all the new games are coming out later this year im considering to upgrade my GPU. I'm currently considering to either get another GTX 780 to run with my current MSI Gtx 780 or just considering to get a 1060 and let my 780 lay on my shelf(Impossible to sell in my country). What would be best for performance? i'm only playing 1080p at a 144HzThanks in advance.
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