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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 3% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 11% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1% 29%
Genshin Impact 3% 30%
eFootball PES 2021 51% 65%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 40% 0%
Watch Dogs Legion 6% 33%
FIFA 21 51% 65%
Marvel's Avengers 8% 34%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 14% 38%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition.

The GTX 1060 has a 430 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 176 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1060. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 163.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the 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 GTX 1060 has a 430 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 80 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1060. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 69.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 1060. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1060 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the GTX 1060 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980.

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 980 has 2048 MB more video memory than the 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 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 256.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1060, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 3060 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 3664 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1060.

The GTX 1060 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the GTX 1060 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 230 Watts more than the GTX 1060 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 33.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

33.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 43.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

43.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 44.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

44.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 44.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

44.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 44.9 FPS on Control

Control

44.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 45.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 55.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

55.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 55.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

55.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 55.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

55.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 57 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 57 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 59 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

59 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 59.5 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

59.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 64.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

64.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 65.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

65.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 66.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

66.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 67.2 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

67.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 71.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

71.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 74.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

74.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 75.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

75.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 77.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

77.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 79 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

79 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 84.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

84.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 90 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

90 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 16.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

16.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 16.5 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

16.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 16.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 18.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 19.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 20.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

20.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 22 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

22 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 22.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

22.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 24.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

24.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 26.9 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

26.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 28.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

28.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 29 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

29 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 30 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

30 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 30 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

30 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 36.2 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

36.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 44.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

44.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 25.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

25.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 26.9 FPS on Control

Control

26.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 31.4 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

31.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 32.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

32.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 39.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

39.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 47 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

47 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Zotac AMP 6GB Edition gets 53.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

53.5 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1556 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1771 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-400-A1Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date19 Jul 2016vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
8
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
6
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs256
Texture Rate124.5 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs128
Pixel Rate74.7 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6400 2.7GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Zotacs GeForce GTX 1060 AMP! Edition the overclocked GTX 1060 performance graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU and has 10 SM activated, offering 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1556MHz and goes up to 1771MHz, 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 just a bit lower than the GeForce GTX 980. As such, GeForce GTX 1060 is far faster than its predecessor the GeForce GTX 960 and even AMD\'s Radeon RX 480 seems beaten by this card.

System Suggestions
Zotac's GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Edition is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal gaming Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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