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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB GeForce GTX 1080
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 30%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 9% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 12% 38%
Watch Dogs Legion 4% 33%
FIFA 21 50% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12% 38%
Godfall 62% 13%
Grand Theft Auto VI 41% 2%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 43% 0%
Genshin Impact 0% 30%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB.

The GeForce GTX 1080 has a 101 MHz higher core clock speed and 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1060. This results in the GeForce GTX 1080 providing 136.6 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 GeForce GTX 1080 has a 101 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1060. This results in the GeForce GTX 1080 providing 30.5 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 GTX 1060 was released less than a year after the GeForce 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 GeForce GTX 1080 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 GeForce GTX 1080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 1080 has 128.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1060, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 is massively better than the GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 2953 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 is 5989. The GeForce GTX 1080 having 3036 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GeForce GTX 1080. The GeForce GTX 1080 requires 60 Watts more than the GTX 1060 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 1080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 29.6 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

29.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 42.4 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

42.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 32.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

32.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 53.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

53.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 42.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

42.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 70 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

70 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 43.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

43.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 70.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

70.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 43.5 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

43.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 62.4 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

62.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 43.7 FPS on Control

Control

43.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 71.5 FPS on Control

Control

71.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 44.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

44.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 63.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

63.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 53.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

53.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 88 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

88 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 53.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

53.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 88 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

88 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 54.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

54.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 88.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

88.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 55.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

55.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 79.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

79.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 55.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

55.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 79.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

79.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 57.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

57.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 82.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

82.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 57.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

57.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 94.8 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

94.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 63 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

63 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 103.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

103.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 63.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

63.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 91.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

91.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 64.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

64.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 106.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

106.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 65.4 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

65.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 93.8 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

93.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 69.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

69.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 99.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

99.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 72.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

72.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 104.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

104.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 73.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

73.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 105.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

105.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 75.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

75.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 123.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

123.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 76.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

76.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 125.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

125.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 82.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

82.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 134.7 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

134.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 87.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

87.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 143.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

143.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 9.5 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

9.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 13.6 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

13.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 15.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

15.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 26 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

26 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 16 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

16 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 23 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

23 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 16.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 23.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

23.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 17.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 29 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

29 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 19.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 27.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

27.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 19.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 32.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

32.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 21.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

21.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 35.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

35.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 21.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 35.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

35.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 23.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

23.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 38.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

38.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 26.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 42.9 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

42.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 27.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

27.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 45.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

45.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 28.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 40.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

40.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 29.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

29.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 47.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

47.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 29.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

29.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 41.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

41.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 35.3 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

35.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 50.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

50.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 43.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

43.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 71.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

71.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 18.6 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

18.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 26.7 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

26.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 25.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

25.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 41.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

41.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 26.2 FPS on Control

Control

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 42.9 FPS on Control

Control

42.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 28.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

28.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 47.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

47.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 30.6 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

30.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 43.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

43.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 31.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 44.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

44.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 38.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

38.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 62.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

62.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 45.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

45.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 74.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

74.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 52.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

52.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 gets 74.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

74.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1506 MHzvs1607 MHz
Boost Clock1709 MHzvs1733 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-400-A1Pascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date19 Jul 2016vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
7.9
vs green tick
9.5
3840x2160
5.9
vs green tick
7.4

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1251 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs320.3GB/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 Units1280vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs160
Texture Rate120.5 GTexel/svs257.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs64
Pixel Rate72.3 GPixel/svs102.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

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

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 Asus Dual 6GB 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 Boost 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
The GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB will allow for mid/high level performance on most 2016 released AAA games. This card can be expected to deliver frame rates of 60+ fps at 1080p screen resolution on high settings and 50+ fps on 1440p resolution.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB 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 1080 is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P104-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 2560 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1607MHz and goes up to 1733MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1251MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 180W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate GeForce GTX 1080 can be over 25% Faster than GeForce GTX 980 Ti at 4K. In Fact, even the Dual Radeon R9 295X2 is easily topped.
At 1920x1080, the default rank for all GD Graphics Card, expect a performance boost ranging between 20% and 30%, over GeForce GTX 980 Ti.
As of May 2016, GeForce GTX 1080 is the fastest single Graphics Card available.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1080 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
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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