NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
GTX 1060 6GB GTX 980 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Price $ 159.0 $ 249.0 90 (57%)
Year 2016 2014 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C 81C 5 (7%)
Max Fan Noise 47.1dB 48.1dB 1 (2%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 515W 45 (10%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
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 70.5 FPS 77.8 FPS 7.3 (10%)
Average 1440p Performance 50.5 FPS 56.0 FPS 5.5 (11%)
Average 4K Performance 29.6 FPS 33.1 FPS 3.5 (12%)
Memory 6 GB 4 GB 2 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.6 $ 7.1 3.5 (97%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0 $ 9.8 4.8 (96%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.6 $ 16.6 8 (93%)
Overall Combination Score 80/100 78/100 2 (2%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1060 6GB to GTX 980 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 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
64
72.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
41
46.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
61
68.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
78.8
77
85.8
2019 Metro Exodus
31
35.1
34
38.2
2019 World War Z
61
68.0
65
73.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
72.9
55
62.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
34.0
31
35.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
46
51.3
54
61.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
46.8
46
52.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
70.2
65
73.0
2018 Fallout 76
70
78.3
75
84.0
2018 Hitman 2
55
61.2
59
66.0
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.6
47
52.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
57.7
51
57.0
2018 Battlefield V
61
68.4
65
73.0
2017 Dawn of War III
60
67.5
70
78.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
46
51.3
54
60.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
44
49.5
45
51.0
2017 Destiny 2
73
81.9
88
98.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
52.2
52
58.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
70.6
66
73.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
74.2
65
73.3
2017 For Honor
89
98.9
87
97.7
2017 Project CARS 2
63
70.0
62
69.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
84.9
75
83.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
38
43.1
40
45.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
45
50.4
42
47.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
39
44.1
46
52.0
2016 Doom
89
99.0
99
110.2
2016 F1 2016
60
67.5
70
78.7
2016 Hitman
54
60.4
57
64.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
66
74.2
74
82.8
2016 The Division
47
53.0
63
71.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
49
54.9
66
73.8
2016 Battlefield 1
73
81.5
81
90.6
2016 Overwatch
98
109.6
102
114.1
2016 Dishonored 2
45
51.1
45
50.5
2015 DiRT Rally
89
99.3
93
103.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
61.4
59
65.7
2015 The Witcher 3
47
52.6
55
61.8
2015 Total War: Attila
42
46.8
48
54.4
2015 Rocket League
259
288.4
256
284.9
2015 Need For Speed
71
79.9
71
79.0
2015 Project CARS
68
76.6
68
75.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
119
132.6
130
144.5
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
96
107.1
112
124.9
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
68
75.6
79
88.2
2014 Far Cry 4
63
70.2
73
81.9
2014 GRID Autosport
93
104.4
109
121.6
2014 Shadow of Mordor
72
80.1
84
93.6
2014 The Talos Principle
78
87.3
91
102.2
2014 Thief
63
70.2
74
82.5
2013 Bioshock Infinite
100
111.6
117
130.4
2013 Company of Heroes 2
52
58.5
61
68.4
2013 Crysis 3
54
60.5
64
71.4
2013 GRID 2
108
120.6
126
141.1
2013 Metro: Last Light
64
72.0
75
84.4
2013 Total War: Rome 2
68
76.5
80
89.0
2013 Battlefield 4
76
85.3
84
94.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
178
197.8
175
195.4
2009 League of Legends
333
370.8
329
366.3
2008 Crysis: Warhead
65
72.9
76
85.1

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
42
53.6
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
29
36.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
42
52.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
42
53.0
46
57.8
2019 Metro Exodus
21
27.3
23
29.8
2019 World War Z
39
49.6
42
53.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
42.3
28
35.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
25.6
22
28.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
28
36.0
34
43.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
30.6
27
34.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
59.4
49
62.0
2018 Fallout 76
41
52.2
53
67.0
2018 Hitman 2
31
39.6
34
43.0
2018 Just Cause 4
31
39.6
31
39.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
40.4
31
39.9
2018 Battlefield V
39
49.5
44
56.0
2017 Dawn of War III
36
45.0
41
52.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
37.8
35
44.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
36.9
32
41.0
2017 Destiny 2
56
70.2
67
84.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
39.6
36
45.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
46.0
38
47.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
53.6
42
52.9
2017 For Honor
46
57.7
45
57.0
2017 Project CARS 2
39
49.4
39
48.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
61
76.6
60
75.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
32
40.1
30
38.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
33.3
26
32.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
29
36.9
34
43.0
2016 Doom
52
66.2
58
73.6
2016 F1 2016
46
57.6
54
67.5
2016 Hitman
35
44.5
37
47.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
38
48.6
44
56.1
2016 The Division
30
38.2
43
53.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
37
46.8
41
52.4
2016 Battlefield 1
46
57.6
53
66.9
2016 Overwatch
60
75.6
62
78.4
2016 Dishonored 2
34
43.7
34
43.1
2015 DiRT Rally
54
68.4
57
71.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
40.6
35
44.3
2015 The Witcher 3
31
39.1
36
45.6
2015 Total War: Attila
24
30.6
29
36.3
2015 Rocket League
98
123.6
97
122.1
2015 Need For Speed
49
61.8
48
61.1
2015 Project CARS
46
58.5
46
57.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
68
85.8
74
93.5
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
64
80.1
75
93.8
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
40
50.4
47
59.3
2014 Far Cry 4
40
50.4
47
58.8
2014 GRID Autosport
63
79.2
74
92.9
2014 Shadow of Mordor
44
55.8
52
65.3
2014 The Talos Principle
48
61.2
57
71.8
2014 Thief
38
47.7
44
56.1
2013 Bioshock Infinite
58
72.9
68
85.1
2013 Company of Heroes 2
30
37.8
35
44.1
2013 Crysis 3
30
37.8
35
44.3
2013 GRID 2
69
86.4
80
101.2
2013 Metro: Last Light
48
60.3
56
70.0
2013 Total War: Rome 2
39
49.5
46
57.8
2013 Battlefield 4
43
54.5
48
60.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131
164.8
130
162.8
2009 League of Legends
164
206.0
162
203.5
2008 Crysis: Warhead
36
45.9
43
53.9

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
22
32.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
14
20.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
19
28.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
26.1
19
28.5
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.2
13
18.7
2019 World War Z
20
28.6
21
30.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18
27.0
22
32.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
16.2
14
20.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
15
21.6
18
26.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
16.2
12
18.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
39.6
28
41.0
2018 Fallout 76
20
28.8
25
37.0
2018 Hitman 2
16
23.4
17
25.0
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.6
14
20.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
19.4
13
19.1
2018 Battlefield V
18
26.1
20
29.0
2017 Dawn of War III
16
23.4
18
27.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
15
21.6
17
25.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
15
21.6
16
23.0
2017 Destiny 2
24
35.1
29
42.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.5
17
25.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
19.8
18
25.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
37.1
25
36.6
2017 For Honor
20
28.8
19
28.5
2017 Project CARS 2
28
41.2
28
40.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
45
64.3
44
63.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
18
26.1
21
30.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
10
14.4
11
16.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
20
28.8
23
34.0
2016 Doom
23
33.3
27
38.6
2016 F1 2016
22
32.4
26
38.2
2016 Hitman
15
22.5
18
26.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
16
23.4
19
27.6
2016 The Division
16
23.4
18
27.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
17
24.3
20
28.8
2016 Battlefield 1
21
30.6
25
35.9
2016 Overwatch
27
39.1
28
40.6
2016 Dishonored 2
24
34.6
23
34.2
2015 DiRT Rally
22
32.4
26
38.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
31.5
25
36.5
2015 The Witcher 3
15
22.5
18
26.1
2015 Total War: Attila
10
15.3
12
18.0
2015 Rocket League
40
57.7
39
57.0
2015 Need For Speed
28
41.2
28
40.7
2015 Project CARS
28
41.2
28
40.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
39.8
30
43.3
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
31
45.0
36
52.5
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
18
26.1
21
30.0
2014 Far Cry 4
18
27.0
21
31.2
2014 GRID Autosport
32
45.9
37
53.5
2014 Shadow of Mordor
21
30.6
25
35.8
2014 The Talos Principle
23
34.2
27
39.5
2014 Thief
28
41.4
33
47.9
2013 Bioshock Infinite
25
36.9
30
43.2
2013 Crysis 3
18
27.0
14
21.1
2013 GRID 2
32
45.9
37
53.3
2013 Metro: Last Light
22
31.5
26
37.3
2013 Total War: Rome 2
15
22.5
18
26.8
2013 Battlefield 4
26
37.8
31
44.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
148.3
102
146.5
2009 League of Legends
57
82.4
56
81.4
2008 Crysis: Warhead
30
43.2
35
50.2
GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 980 with i7-6700K vs i7-4770K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 980 with i7-6700K vs i7-4770K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 980 with i7-6700K vs i7-4770K at 4K 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 980 / i7-4770K

At 1440p, GTX 980 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. This combination between GTX 980 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 980 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the GTX 980 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 1060 6GB vs GTX 980 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 980
Board NumberPG410PG401
Length9.823 inches 250 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W165 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 980
Boost Clock1709 MHz1216 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz1127 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 980
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 900
Launch Price199 USD549 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateMar 8th, 2018Sep 19th, 2014

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 980
CUDA6.15.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 980
ArchitecturePascalMaxwell 2.0
Die Size314 mm²398 mm²
GPU NameGP104GM204
GPU VariantGP104-150-A1GM204-400-A1
Process Size16 nm28 nm
Transistors7,200 million5,200 million

Memory

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 980
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s224.4 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit256 bit
Memory Size6144 MB4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 980
ROPs4864
Shading Units12802048
TMUs80128

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 6GB GTX 980
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS4,981 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)155.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s77.82 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s155.6 GTexel/s

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arguefoxpro 4 months ago
GTX 1060 6GB VS GTX980 4GB which are better For gaming ?
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If 600W power supply match with those two?
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shirleyglazing 4 months ago
^^ 1060. For efficiency in DX12/Vulkan + 6GB Vram. Newer architecture at the level of a 980, get the 1060.
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colagyr 4 months ago
At my place gtx 1060 and gtx 980 are similarly priced ,I want this for hardcore gaming and 3d game creation which of the two will be the best
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hinnisdalteith 4 months ago
I am wondering which card I should get for upcoming games? I can get a 1060 for 0 and a 980 Ti for 5. Which is better for the price? I have an i5 6500.
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mercifultuesday 4 months ago
Both work well for PubG. The 980 ti is faster, but is older tech and uses more power/creates more heat.

If you want best performance, then the 980 ti is a good choice.
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silverbasil 4 months ago
hey. what card should i choose between these for gaming 1080p ?
i have 600w fsp hyper psu.
core i 5 3570s
gtx 980ti is cheapest but used card.
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blinksinternal 4 months ago
That GTX 980 Ti is the most powerful of the two, but it is used. So I generally don't trust used computer parts. If you are just wanting 1080p, and don't play on upgrading your monitor, the RX 480, or even the RX 470 will do. Save yourself some money. Of course the GTX 1060 is good too, but if 1080p is your max, then just go with teh 470/480. If you DO plan on upgrading your monitor the 980 Ti will benefit you, but you may not know if it is damaged iniside.

Again, that's just me. I trust you investigate what you need to.
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kittzero 4 months ago
i can get a gtx 980 for about 220, while a 1060 3gb model will cost me 240, i know the power draw difference, but thta doesnt concern me. is the 980 a better buy?
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fakesquiggle 4 months ago
Answering this question is made unnecessarily harder as no resolution was given.... At 1080P

1. The 1060 6GB is faster than the 980 but the 980 is faster than the 3GB


2. The 6GB model is faster than the 3 GB model, but that's not because it has more VRAM; the linked tests show no significant change in performance from 1080p to 2160p. The performance difference is because the 6GB model has 10% more shaders

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Gaming_X_3_GB/26.html

AMD doesn't have a horse in the race from the 1060 on up, but the 570 is a far better card than the 1050 Ti . AMd owns the market from the 570 on down
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springsrock 4 months ago
I am looking to buy a new card.
Between msi gaming gtx 1060 6gb and a second hand msi gtx 980 ti what should i choose?
Both are at the same price.
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sunnycomma 4 months ago
it depends on what the server was doing. If it was Bitcoin mining and the GPU was therefore running flat-out all the time, then I'd steer clear of it.

The GTX 980 Ti s a great card, no doubt, but it won't be so great when Nvidia start optimising drivers for the new cards and leave the old ones in the lurch.
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leaderscab 5 months ago
hey i was wondering what gpu to get gtx 1060 or the gtx 980 im stuck on what to get cause ive been told and watched benchmarks they preform the same can someone help?
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lichentwotinos 4 months ago
Older Nvidia cards underperform in DX12 games. This is architectural and has been adressed in teh latest generation. So, as DX12 games come out, the 1060 will distance itself even further. Add to this the extra 2 gigs of vram and this is a no-brainer.
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silverbasil 5 months ago
I am making a mid-range 1440p Black and White PC (7700k, Z270, 16gb RAM), and I do not know whether to get the FE 980 that I can paint, or just get a new 1060. Thanks
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pickwickwidespread 4 months ago
The 1060 6 GB and 980 trade blows in performance.

IF the price difference between a 6 GB isn't huge, I'd go for the 1060. If it's only the 3 GB 1060, I'd go for the used 980 - still a good card.
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spraychicago 5 months ago
Looking at purchasing the evga gtx 1060 sc for 450 nz mite be able to get a 980ti for 500 to 550 what would be better. Any advice appreciated. I 4690k stock. 8gb ddr3 ram 750 psu
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coffeediscover 4 months ago
If you play games at 60+ fps, with a 144Hz monitor, you can save up for a GTX 980 Ti and it will probably be worth the money. However if you don't play at higher framerates than 60fps, and own a 60Hz monitor, just get the GTX 1060. It's good enough to play at high/ultra settings most of the time if you have the right setup.
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cowsstar 5 months ago
Is it worth getting a 980 over a 1060 at this moment and why. What do you guys think?
Both are at the same price, 980 has less vram. And I'm playing in 1080p.
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favouritedisband 4 months ago
No the 1060 is newer, more efficient, and better.
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crazeduncanny 5 months ago
Should i get a gtx 980 amp and an i5 6400 or a gtx 1060 3gb and an i5 8400?
My budget for the graphics card doesn't really matter they both cost the same for me. Which one is better for gaming?
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hoodenfood 5 months ago
The GTX 980 with the i5 6400 is better for gaming. The 8400 is great for overclocking however you will end up spending more on a aftermarket CPU Cooler. Also the 3gb version of the 1060 is not worth the amount of money compared to the 980 (the Nvidia Palit Jetstream GTX 980ti is a great card for gaming but might affect your budget).
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keroseneengorge 5 months ago
EVGA is running a sale on used, refurbished GPUs, they come with a 1 year warranty. I need a new card since my 290x is dying. Should I wait and get the 1060 SSC when it's released or get the used 980ti?
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grabbanked 5 months ago
Get the 980ti. Much better performance than the 1060, and overclocks past the 1070, while running on par with it at stock speeds.
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molecularvaseline 5 months ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVJ6Xds34bI

looking for confirmation that a 260-300 euro card has similar performance to a 440 euro card
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sunnycomma 5 months ago
At 1080p there's no real difference. There are a few games the 980 beats the 1060, there's games the 1060 beats the 980. Much of the price difference is due to manufacturers recommended retail price, much is to do with the dwindling supplies of the 980 as concentration is put on the newer card and the only real reason to buy the older card is to complete an sli setup cheaper than buying a 1080.
Price has little to do with performance and generally there's no 'beats up' in this class range
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stormletter 5 months ago
im in the market for a new Graphics card and im not quite sure wich of these to buy! both of them are used (barely) and around the same price 270€

Im just not sure if the 980 or even and 980ti would be a better choice over the 1060 6GB
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pedometeraustin 5 months ago


yea
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cocoillegal 5 months ago
I can purchase a second hand Galax GTX 980 4GB H.O.F Edition (only a year old and kept in great condition) for the same price as a Palit GTX 1060 3GB.

Am I right in saying that the Galax 980 is the best choice? (The design on it is much better too)
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frarchedalfred 5 months ago
Yeah the 980 would be better. I would get a 1060 6gb over either though.
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robbriefcase 5 months ago
Hi there people! Was wondering if you expert lot could give me some advise what to get or aim for; gtx 980 (plain/used) or gtx 1060 (new). I'm not a hard-core gamer and only have Benq 24" 1080 monitor but I also want to think about the future a bit ahead. Thanks!!
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luggmagnitude 5 months ago
Go for the 1060 6 GB video card. Below are the Nvidia charts.

http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060
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keroseneengorge 5 months ago
Hello everybody! I got a question. What graphics card should I buy if I'll overclock it to sure? I know that stock 980 is a bit better than stock 1060, but if I OC both what card beat the other? And by the way, they cost the same in my country.
Current set up:
i7-4930k
Asus x79 deluxe
32gb DDR3
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walruschokehold 5 months ago
I know that the GTX 980 is better than the GTX 1060, but is the GTX 980 Palit Super Jetstream good enough?

I can get a second hand Palit GTX 980 Super Jetstream for the same price as a Palit GTX 1060 3GB.

Should I go for it or does anyone have any reason why I shouldn't get the GTX 980?
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scantutility 5 months ago
The 1060 3GB is a waste , if you do go 1060 get the 6GB.
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immatureminds 5 months ago
So I was planning to buy a GTX 1060 3GB card for about 225. But somebody on craigslist near me is selling a gently used 980 (non ti) for 250. I think I may be able to talk them down to 225.

Which do you recommend? 980 or 1060 3GB for the same price.

Also if you know of a better deal for the money, please share.
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shapeoutline 5 months ago
100% go for the GTX 980. The 3GB frame buffer on the 1060 is very meh, it get's filled up really quickly so the 980 has a lot longer life capacity.

Now if we were talking gtx 1060 6GB cards, then it would be hard to choose.
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fridaytribune 5 months ago
So I currently have a GTX 980 4GB Reference card that is an EVGA, my friend is giving me an unused MSI 1060 6GB Aftermarket card. Now what one should I use in my Rig ?

Which one pushes more power, I know the 1060 has better technology and things like that.

bare in mind my 980 is a reference card and the 1060 is an aftermarket one
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monkbrunnich 5 months ago
Reading alot (too much actually) I realized that beside the Pascal technology, the 980 will be far way faster than a GTX 1060. In Italy they are sold at the same price more or less (weird country ikr). Should I buy the 980 ( NOT ti) in your opinion?

Source http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
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stararticle 5 months ago
Before releasing of 1060, its not suitable to say that it will be faster/equal to 980. If it comes to equal in performance and price is same or even little more than 980 then you have to go with 1060, as it will be energy effeicent because of new technology and may have some other features too. Also, it can become reality that 1060 comes with high performance.
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uncoloredplatform 5 months ago
I'm deciding between a GIGABYTE GTX 980 (4GB) and an MSI Gaming X GTX 1060 (3 GB).

I've seen that the 980 performs better by a small amount (whether or not it is significant is the question), but is it worth having the newer pascal architecture with the 1060?

*Also assume price does not matter at all, I do not wish for a value judgment between the two.

Thank you and have a nice day!
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swooshjackberry 5 months ago
I'd get the 980 as it outperforms the 1060 and has more VRAM. DX12 is unimpressive and will take a long time to seem relevant.

Pick a game and compare the 980 4gb vs 1060 3gb:
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_1060_gaming_x_3gb_review,1.html
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reiteratewade 5 months ago
Hello
I want buy gpu i have to choice between gtx 980 for arround 255 $ used with 1 year warranty or new gtx 1060 6 msi gaming x for 320 $. i know that in performance now these cards are same but in near future I think that gtx 1060 will be better because driver support. I will play in 1080p60hz I want card for 2 max 3 years, i didnt decided to radeon rx580 because i have i5 2500k not oc now. Can anybody give me advice ?
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crispclad 5 months ago
The 980 is stronger, cheaper and not that old.
That been said the 1060 6GB is really great new tech and it is perfect for 1080p.
The price is good too. You could find the nice dual-cooler ZOTAC AMP Edition for less than 0.
Even better the MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 1060 6GB is 0 after rebate.
The ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Dual-fan OC Edition 5 after rebate!
This is a great time to get a 1060 (imho).

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I5O5AP2/?tag=pcpapi-20
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IEKYD5U/ref=psdc_284822_t1_B01I5O5AP2
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JHQT1SE/ref=psdc_284822_t3_B01I5O5AP2
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addiebecome 5 months ago
So im looking to buy a new gpu to upgrade from my r9 280 however due to the cryptocurrency craze im unable to find good prices on gpus. That being said it seems to me second hand gpus are the way to go. Ive found a few gtx 980tis for just £300 and bids for lower (second hand) while gtx 1060s are near the same price sometimes even more. So should i go for the scond hand gtx 980ti or wait for the prices to drop then buy a gtx 1060.
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bogeycycle 5 months ago
The 980ti is on par with the gtx 1070. So if you can find a good 980ti it'd be the best performance option.
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arguefoxpro 5 months ago
Hi!
I'm looking to upgrade my GPU and now I need advise from you guys. Gtx 980ti would cost me around 300€ used and gtx 1060 6gb would be around same price. Also I can get the EVGA gtx 980ti hybrid version with the same price. Also wondering if it's worth to still buy 900 series card?
I play 1080p and my other specs are;
i5-7600k
z170-HD3 ddr3
16gb ddr3 1333mhz
Kingston 256gb ssd
1tb hdd

Thanks in advance!
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silverhelpless 5 months ago


A Standard 980 TI takes a 6-pin + 8-pin VGA connector and the overclocked versions take 2X8-pin connectors. A 600W is as low as I would go since the stock card will draw up to 250W. As long as your supply has the needed connectors or you adapt to used 2 Molex you should be fine.
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vireodrove 5 months ago
I need help deciding what to get, the 980 is a year old (used) for 6 and the 1060 has 3GB and a backplate brand new for 4. Can't really decide which to get I want the one with the best performance, it really comes down to backplate vs VRAM. I play mostly open world survival games like ARK, Conan Exiles, DayZ so on. I can't seem to find a definitive answer, all I know is the 3gb version of the 1060 has less cuda cores and the 980 is either faster or the same speed as the 1060. They are both MSI because my case is red so I need to get it for aesthetics.
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periodiccholly 5 months ago
Definitely the GTX 980. A GTX 1060 6GB would be closer to the same performance but i wouldn't get a 3GB over it. On that note, i would not recommend a 3GB card this gen for 1080p or higher if you want above Medium settings in your games. Most new AAA games are already pushing above 3 often and i talk from experience. Games at 1080p that push above 3GB for me: Witcher 3 (~3.5GB), Star Citizen (~4.1GB), Total War Warhammer (~3.3GB), GTA V (~4.1GB), Assassin's Creed Syndicate (~4.0GB) and ARK (~5.0GB not kidding). A GTX 980 is definitely more powerful than a 1060 3GB to begin with but the fact that the Nvidia made a 3GB card this gen especially since the 1050 TI has 4GB is beyond me... Hope this helps
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