GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 260 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

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 

GPUBoss recommends the MSI GeForce GTX 1060  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 260

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260

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Much wider memory bus 448 bit vs 192 bit More than 2.2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

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Much higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 518 MHz Around 3x higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 2,016 MHz Around 4x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more memory 6,144 MB vs 1,792 MB Around 3.5x more memory
Significantly better floating-point performance 3,953 GFLOPS vs 414.7 GFLOPS More than 9.5x better floating-point performance
Much higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 14.5 GPixel/s More than 5x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s vs 112.9 GB/s More than 70% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher texture rate 123.5 GTexel/s vs 33.15 GTexel/s Around 3.8x higher texture rate
Much better ocean surface simulation score 1,766.73 frames/s vs 477.33 frames/s Around 3.8x better ocean surface simulation score
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,008 MHz Around 2x higher memory clock speed
Significantly more shading units 1,280 vs 192 1088 more shading units
More render output processors 48 vs 28 20 more render output processors
More texture mapping units 80 vs 64 16 more texture mapping units
Lower TDP 120W vs 182W Around 35% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 260 vs 1060

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
29.52 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060
576.4 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
8.66 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060
119.24 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
477.33 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,766.73 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
26.34 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,196.96 mInteraction/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
24.91 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
21.91 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 260
3,355.14
GeForce GTX 1060
3,358.86

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