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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB GeForce GTX 780
Cyberpunk 2077 6% 30%
Hitman 3 38% 69%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3% 19%
Resident Evil 8 6% 30%
FIFA 21 46% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 49% 83%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6% 15%
Genshin Impact 6% 30%
The Medium 32% 62%
Far Cry 6 54% 88%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780.

The GTX 1060 has a 706 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 780, but the GeForce GTX 780 has 120 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1060. As a result, the GeForce GTX 780 exhibits a 52.7 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 706 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 780 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 33.9 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 over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 780, and so the GTX 1060 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTX 780 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 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB and the GeForce GTX 780 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GTX 780 has 91.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1060, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is massively better than the GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB has 1152 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 2055 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is 2078. The GeForce GTX 780 having 23 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 780 delivers a significantly 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 GeForce GTX 780. This means that the GTX 1060 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 780.

The GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GeForce GTX 780. The GeForce GTX 780 requires 130 Watts more than the GTX 1060 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 780 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1060.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 19.6 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

19.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 23.7 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

23.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 25.8 FPS on Control

Control

25.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 27.9 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

27.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 33 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

33 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 36.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 36.8 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

36.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 37.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 37.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

37.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 38.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 40.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

40.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 41 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 42.4 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

42.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 48.6 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

48.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 49 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

49 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 49.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

49.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 51.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

51.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 51.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 51.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

51.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 55.6 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

55.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 57.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

57.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 57.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

57.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 57.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

57.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 61.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

61.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 63.4 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

63.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 64.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

64.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 64.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

64.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 67.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

67.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 68.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

68.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 72 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

72 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 78.2 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

78.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 15 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

15 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 17.6 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

17.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 18.2 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

18.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 20.3 FPS on Control

Control

20.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 24.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

24.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 24.6 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

24.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 25.5 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

25.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 26.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 28.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 28.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

28.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 32 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

32 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 32.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

32.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 33.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

33.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 35.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

35.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 35.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

35.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 36.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

36.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 44.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

44.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 49.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

49.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 52.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

52.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 63.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

63.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 66.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

66.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 6.5 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

6.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 8.9 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

8.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 9.7 FPS on Control

Control

9.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 12.6 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

12.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 15.1 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

15.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 15.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

15.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 15.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

15.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 17.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 17.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 17.9 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

17.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 19.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 20 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

20 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 22.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

22.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 24.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 26.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

26.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 33.2 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

33.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB gets 41.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

41.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1569 MHzvs863 MHz
Boost Clock1784 MHzvs902 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-300-A1Kepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date18 Aug 2016vs23 May 2013
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
9.3
2560x1440
7.6
green tick vs
6.8
3840x2160
5.7
green tick vs
5.2

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed2052 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth197GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1152vs2304
Actual Shader Performance99%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs192
Texture Rate113 GTexel/svs165.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs48
Pixel Rate75.3 GPixel/svs41.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
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 i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB is an Overclocked variant of the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB which is currently the entry level Nvidia GTX 1000 performance graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture. It comes with locked memory of 3GB instead of the full 6GB.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-300-A1 which is a first gen Pascal GPU and has 9 SM activated, offering 1152 Shader Processing Units (the GTX 1060 6GB version offers 1280 SPU), 72 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1569MHz and goes up to 1784MHz, when Boost mode is activated.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2052MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
The GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D iChill X3 3GB is a high performance graphics card that will run 2016's AAA games producing 60+ frames per second on most games at very high settings and a 1080p screen resolution. At 1440p this card can maintain the 60+ fps with a slight graphical adjustment down to high/medium settings. The 3GB memory reduction will hamper the high quality game textures this card can deliver, making it less future proof as more GPU memory hungry games are released.
GeForce GTX 780 is a high-end graphics-card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
It's based on the Kepler GK110 Core (same used on Titan) but with 12 SMX activated and therefore offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 48 ROPs on a 384-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. While the central unit runs at 863MHz and goes up to 902MHz in Turbo, the memory clock operates at 1502MHz. It consumes up to 250W.
Benchmarks indicate that its performance is up to 30% better than previous GeForce GTX 680 and thus allows even the most demanding games to be playable at the highest settings, at 1080p. With proper overclocking and cooling, it can surpass GeForce GTX Titan.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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