NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780

GTX 1060 GTX 780 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Price $ 199 $ 649 450 (106%)
Year 2016 2013 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 84C 8 (10%)
Max Fan Noise 47dB 53dB 5.6 (11%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 600W 130 (24%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 71 FPS 66 FPS 4.7 (7%)
Average 1440p Performance 50 FPS 47 FPS 3.6 (7%)
Average 4K Performance 29 FPS 30 FPS 1.2 (4%)
Memory 6 GB 6 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 49/100 31 (48%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 780 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
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
78
59
2018 Forza Horizon 4
70
41
2018 Hitman 2
61
46
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
71
41
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
52
43
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
43
31
2016 Hitman
60
38
2016 Overwatch
110
63
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
74
54
2016 The Division
53
44
2015 DiRT Rally
99
78
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
61
51
2015 The Witcher 3
53
40
2015 Total War: Attila
47
38
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
107
89
2014 Far Cry 4
70
48
2014 GRID Autosport
104
93
2014 Shadow of Mordor
80
68
2014 The Talos Principle
87
82
2014 Thief
70
61
2013 Battlefield 4
85
71
2013 Bioshock Infinite
112
104
2013 Company of Heroes 2
59
51
2013 Crysis 3
61
55
2013 GRID 2
121
103
2013 Metro: Last Light
72
66
2013 Total War: Rome 2
77
61
2008 Crysis: Warhead
73
70

2560x1440

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59
34
2018 Hitman 2
40
30
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
27
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
40
33
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
40
27
2016 Hitman
45
28
2016 Overwatch
76
43
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
49
36
2016 The Division
38
29
2015 DiRT Rally
68
53
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
41
35
2015 The Witcher 3
39
29
2015 Total War: Attila
31
25
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
80
67
2014 Far Cry 4
50
39
2014 GRID Autosport
79
70
2014 Shadow of Mordor
56
48
2014 The Talos Principle
61
58
2014 Thief
48
42
2013 Battlefield 4
55
45
2013 Bioshock Infinite
73
68
2013 Company of Heroes 2
38
33
2013 Crysis 3
38
33
2013 GRID 2
86
74
2013 Metro: Last Light
60
56
2013 Total War: Rome 2
50
39
2008 Crysis: Warhead
46
46

3840x2160

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
40
23
2018 Hitman 2
23
18
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
20
14
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
23
19
2016 Overwatch
39
22
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
26
2015 Total War: Attila
15
25
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
45
39
2014 GRID Autosport
46
39
2014 Shadow of Mordor
31
30
2014 The Talos Principle
34
33
2014 Thief
41
34
2013 Bioshock Infinite
37
42
2013 GRID 2
46
40
2013 Total War: Rome 2
23
34
2008 Crysis: Warhead
43
39

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / Core i7-6700K

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. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / Core i7-3770K

At 1440p, GTX 780 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is worth noting that the GTX 780 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 780 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 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. At 1440p, GTX 780 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is worth noting that the GTX 780 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 780 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. 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. View Current Price List

GTX 1060 vs GTX 780 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 GTX 780
Board NumberPG410 SKU 30P2083 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 GTX 780
Boost Clock1709 MHz902 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz863 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 GTX 780
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 700
Launch Price299 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Sep 10th, 2013

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 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 GTX 780
ArchitecturePascalKepler
Die Size314 mm²561 mm²
GPU NameGP106GK110B
GPU VariantGP106-400-A1GK110-301-B1
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million7,080 million

Memory

GTX 1060 GTX 780
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s288.4 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit384 bit
Memory Size6144 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1060 GTX 780
ROPs4848
Shading Units12802304
TMUs80192

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 GTX 780
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS4,156 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance136.7 GFLOPS (1:32)173.2 GFLOPS (1:24)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s43.30 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s173.2 GTexel/s