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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition GeForce GTX 1060
Red Dead Redemption 2 36% 5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 36% 5%
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 30%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 41% 12%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13% 30%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 71% 57%
The Outer Worlds 47% 21%
Borderlands 3 33% 0%
FIFA 20 66% 50%
Need For Speed Heat 36% 5%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060.

The GTX 1080 has a 202 MHz higher core clock speed and 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 1060. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 152.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1080 has a 202 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 1060. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 37 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. 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 GTX 1080, 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 GTX 1080 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 GTX 1080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1080 has 131.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 1060, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 is massively better than the GeForce GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1060 has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6383 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1060 is 2953. The GTX 1080 having 3430 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition requires 180 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1060 requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1060. The GTX 1080 requires 60 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 1060 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 1060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

86.1 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

56 FPS

The Witcher III

109.3 FPS

The Witcher III

54 FPS

Crysis 3

129.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 86.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

86.7 FPS

Just Cause 4

90.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

55 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

78.7 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

52.8 FPS

Borderlands 3

65.6 FPS

Borderlands 3

41 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

80.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

55 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

106 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

72 FPS

Battlefield 1

136.7 FPS

Battlefield 1

91.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

100.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

67.5 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

85.8 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

57.6 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

61.1 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

41 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

85.4 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

48.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

101.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

59 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

101.4 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

68 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

244.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

103 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.5 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

41.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

71.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

35 FPS

Far Cry 5

113.4 FPS

Far Cry 5

76 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

137.8 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

92.4 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

65.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

43.8 FPS

Battlefield V

136.3 FPS

Battlefield V

71.7 FPS

The Division 2

80.6 FPS

The Division 2

54 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

109.1 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

73.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

62.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

41.9 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

149 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

99.9 FPS

Gears 5

68.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 46.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

46.1 FPS

Control

57.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 34.7 FPS on Control

Control

34.7 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

87.1 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

69 FPS

F1 2019

123.8 FPS

F1 2019

83 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

81.4 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

54.6 FPS

The Witcher III

70.1 FPS

The Witcher III

47.2 FPS

Crysis 3

94.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 63.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

63.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

61.6 FPS

Just Cause 4

41.3 FPS

Borderlands 3

62.2 FPS

Borderlands 3

28.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

44.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

38.1 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

123.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

67.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

104.4 FPS

Battlefield 1

70.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

62.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

42.1 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

30.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

77.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

52.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

83.6 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

56 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

114.4 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

76.7 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.1 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

41.7 FPS

Metro: Exodus

48.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

32.3 FPS

Far Cry 5

107.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 55.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

55.8 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

80.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

54 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

49.9 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

33.5 FPS

Battlefield V

104.7 FPS

Battlefield V

70.2 FPS

The Division 2

85.4 FPS

The Division 2

37.1 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

77.9 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

52.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

55.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.4 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

104.3 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

70 FPS

Gears 5

59.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 39.8 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

39.8 FPS

Control

34.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 21.5 FPS on Control

Control

21.5 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

85.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

57.1 FPS

F1 2019

98.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 66.1 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

66.1 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

31.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

21.3 FPS

The Witcher III

48 FPS

The Witcher III

32.2 FPS

Crysis 3

40.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 27.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

27.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

31.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

21.2 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

34.8 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

23.4 FPS

Borderlands 3

15.3 FPS

Borderlands 3

15 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

47.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

23 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

31.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

21.3 FPS

Battlefield 1

42.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

36.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

24.6 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

39.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

26.6 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.2 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

18.9 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.3 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

27 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

35 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

23.5 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

38.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

26 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

64 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

42.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

19 FPS

Metro: Exodus

25.8 FPS

Metro: Exodus

17.3 FPS

Far Cry 5

38.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 25.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

25.6 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

47.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

32 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

21.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

14.6 FPS

Battlefield V

62.9 FPS

Battlefield V

28.7 FPS

The Division 2

35 FPS

The Division 2

23.5 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

59.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

39.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

20.6 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

51.6 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

34.6 FPS

Gears 5

26.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 17.8 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

17.8 FPS

Control

17.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 10.3 FPS on Control

Control

10.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

45.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

26 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 36.9 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

36.9 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1708 MHzvs1506 MHz
Boost Clock1847 MHzvs1709 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-400-A1Pascal P106-400-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date27 May 2016vs19 Jul 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
9.7
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7.9
3840x2160
7.7
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5.9

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1263 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth323.3GB/secvs192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs1280
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs80
Texture Rate273.3 GTexel/svs120.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate109.3 GPixel/svs72.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1708MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1847MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1250MHZ to 1263MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Liquid cooling for the GPU and air cooling for the memory and VRMs.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 7% at 3840x2160.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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