GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 950 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

8.1

Overall Score

Winner
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 

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

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Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 950

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950

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Lower TDP 90W vs 120W 25% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

Reasons to consider the
MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 1,024 MHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 8,686 vs 5,209 More than 65% better PassMark score
Significantly more memory 6,144 MB vs 2,048 MB 3x more memory
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s vs 105.8 GB/s More than 80% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 3,953 GFLOPS vs 1,572.9 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 32.8 GPixel/s More than 2.2x higher pixel rate
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,759 MHz vs 1,188 MHz Around 50% higher turbo clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 6,612 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 123.5 GTexel/s vs 49.2 GTexel/s More than 2.5x higher texture rate
Significantly better bitcoin mining score 580.36 mHash/s vs 232.94 mHash/s Around 2.5x better bitcoin mining score
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 5,049 vs 2,490 More than 2x better PassMark direct compute score
More shading units 1,280 vs 768 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 48 32 more texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,653 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 950 vs 1060

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
232.94 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060
580.36 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
76.92 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060
158.75 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
752.57 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,436.94 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
642.16 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,200.96 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
4.62 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
8.79 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
66.01 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
113.94 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 950
3,691.93
GeForce GTX 1060
3,718.06

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