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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce GTX 1070
Mass Effect Andromeda 9% 30%
Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands 5% 27%
NieR: Automata 35% 50%
Watch Dogs 2 23% 41%
Grand Theft Auto VI 9% 16%
Take On Mars 70% 77%
For Honor 37% 52%
Resident Evil 7 42% 55%
Assassins Creed Empire 23% 41%
Star Citizen 11% 31%

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.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1506 MHzvs1506 MHz
Boost Clock1709 MHzvs1683 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-400-A1Pascal P104-200-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date19 Jul 2016vs10 Jun 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs256.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 87% vs green tick 100%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs1920
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs120
Texture Rate120.5 GTexel/svs180.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs64
Pixel Rate72.3 GPixel/svs96.4 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
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Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1060 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

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.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1709MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
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%.

System Suggestions
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.
Overview
GeForce GTX 1070 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

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.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1683MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
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.

System Suggestions
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 CPUIntel 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
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