GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1060 vs 520MX among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.7

Overall Score

Winner
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 

GPUBoss recommends the MSI GeForce GTX 1060  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

Reasons to consider the
MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Much better PassMark score 8,686 vs 400 Around 21.8x better PassMark score
Much higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 70% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 4.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more memory 6,144 MB vs 1,024 MB 6x more memory
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s vs 14.4 GB/s More than 13.2x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 1.8 GPixel/s Around 41.2x higher pixel rate
Significantly better floating-point performance 3,953 GFLOPS vs 172.8 GFLOPS Around 23x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 123.5 GTexel/s vs 7.2 GTexel/s Around 17.2x higher texture rate
Many more render output processors 48 vs 4 44 more render output processors
Much better ocean surface simulation score 1,766.73 frames/s vs 122.37 frames/s Around 14.5x better ocean surface simulation score
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 2.2x higher memory clock speed
More shading units 1,280 vs 48 1232 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 8 72 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GT 520MX

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 520MX

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Significantly lower TDP 20W vs 120W 6x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 1060 vs GT 520MX

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
576.4 mHash/s
GeForce GT 520MX
15.4 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
119.24 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 520MX
3.31 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
1,766.73 frames/s
GeForce GT 520MX
122.37 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
1,196.96 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 520MX
31.4 mInteraction/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1060
21.91 frames/s
GeForce GT 520MX
7.63 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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