GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1080 vs 1060 among Desktop 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

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

8.3

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 1080

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

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Significantly better PassMark score 11,994 vs 8,686 Around 40% better PassMark score
Much better floating-point performance 8,228 GFLOPS vs 3,953 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 8,008 MHz Around 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher texture rate 257.1 GTexel/s vs 123.5 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s vs 74.1 GPixel/s Around 40% higher pixel rate
Higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 192.2 GB/s More than 15% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more shading units 2,560 vs 1,280 Twice as many shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 160 vs 80 Twice as many texture mapping units
Much better PassMark direct compute score 8,106 vs 5,049 More than 60% better PassMark direct compute score
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Better ocean surface simulation score 2,049.56 frames/s vs 1,766.86 frames/s More than 15% better ocean surface simulation score
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 192 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

Reasons to consider the
MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,251 MHz More than 60% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 120W vs 180W Around 35% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 1080 vs 1060

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1080
752.77 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060
576.55 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1080
242.24 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060
117.79 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1080
2,049.56 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,766.86 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1080
1,564.11 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,099.78 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1080
13.64 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
8.5 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 1080
155.99 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
21.37 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Comments

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Regardless, the 1060 isn't going to be 7 times faster than the 1080.
Memory clock can make a big difference in certain loads and Manhattan may require faster access to the memory than other games or tests.
Manhattan score... As if the 1060 would be 7 times bbetter as the 1080^^
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