|Recommended System Requirements|
|Game||GeForce GTX 1060||GeForce GTX 1070|
|Mass Effect Andromeda||9%||30%|
|Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands||5%||27%|
|Watch Dogs 2||23%||41%|
|Grand Theft Auto VI||9%||16%|
|Take On Mars||70%||77%|
|Resident Evil 7||42%||55%|
|Assassins Creed Empire||23%||41%|
In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060.
The GeForce GTX 1060 and the GeForce GTX 1070 have the same core clock speed of 1506 MHz, but the GeForce GTX 1070 has 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 1060. As a result, the GeForce GTX 1070 exhibits a 60.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GTX 1060. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.
The GeForce GTX 1060 and the GeForce GTX 1070 have the same core clock speed of 1506 MHz, but the GeForce GTX 1070 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 1060. As a result, the GeForce GTX 1070 exhibits a 24.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce GTX 1060. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.
The GeForce GTX 1060 was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 1070, 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 GeForce GTX 1070 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 1060, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 1070 also has superior memory performance overall.
The GeForce GTX 1070 has 64.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 1060, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 1070 is much better than the GeForce GTX 1060.
The GeForce GTX 1060 has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1070 has 1920. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1060 is 2953 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1070 is 4362. The GeForce GTX 1070 having 1409 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 1070 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 1060.
The GeForce GTX 1060 requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1070 requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1060 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1070. The GeForce GTX 1070 requires 30 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 1060 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GTX 1070 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GTX 1060.
Can I Run It
|Core Speed||1506 MHz||vs||1506 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1709 MHz||vs||1683 MHz|
|Architecture||Pascal P106-400-A1||Pascal P104-200-A1|
|Release Date||19 Jul 2016||vs||10 Jun 2016|
|GPU Link||GD Link||GD Link|
|Memory||6144 MB||vs||8192 MB|
|Memory Speed||2002 MHz||vs||2002 MHz|
|Memory Bus||192 Bit||vs||256 Bit|
|L2 Cache||2048 KB||vs||2048 KB|
|Delta Color Compression||yes||vs||yes|
|Shader Processing Units||1280||vs||1920|
|Actual Shader Performance||100%||vs||100%|
|Texture Mapping Units||80||vs||120|
|Texture Rate||120.5 GTexel/s||vs||180.7 GTexel/s|
|Render Output Units||48||vs||64|
|Pixel Rate||72.3 GPixel/s||vs||96.4 GPixel/s|
|Max Digital Resolution (WxH)||7680x4320||vs||7680x4320|
|Max Power||120 Watts||vs||150 Watts|
|Recommended PSU||400 Watts & 27 Amps||vs||500 Watts & 33 Amps|
|Recommended Processor||Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz||vs||Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz|
|Recommended RAM||8 GB||vs||16 GB|
|Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution||2560x1440||vs||2560x1600|
|Mini Review||Overview |
GeForce GTX 1060 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU amd has 10 SM activated, offering 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs.
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1709MHz, in Turbo Mode.
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.
Benchmarks Indicate that GeForce GTX 1060 offers Performance around the Level of GeForce GTX 980. As such, GeForce GTX 1060 is almost twice as fast as GeForce GTX 960 and even AMD's Radeon RX 480 is beaten in over 5%.
GeForce GTX 1060 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 1070 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.
It equips a GPU Codenamed P104-200-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU and has 15 SM activated, offering 1920 Shader Processing Units, 120 TMUs and 64 ROPs.
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1683MHz, in Turbo Mode.
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.
The GTX 1070 is a high end performance GPU, capable of gaming at 1080p across all modern 2016 AAA games at high graphics settings and delivering 60+FPS.
GeForce GTX 1070 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
|Recommended CPU||Intel Core i7-4820K 4-Core 3.70GHz|
AMD Opteron 6282 SE
Intel Core i7-4770S 4-Core 3.1GHz
Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3
Intel Core i7-4790S 4-Core 3.2GHz
|Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz|
Intel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
|Possible GPU Upgrades||-||-|