GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 1060 among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

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 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 vs the MSI GeForce GTX 1060.

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 1,127 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 8,686 vs 5,813 Around 50% 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 112.2 GB/s More than 70% higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 36.1 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,759 MHz vs 1,178 MHz Around 50% higher turbo clock speed
Better floating-point performance 3,953 GFLOPS vs 2,308.1 GFLOPS More than 70% better floating-point performance
Much better bitcoin mining score 580.23 mHash/s vs 111.95 mHash/s Around 5.2x better bitcoin mining score
Higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 7,012 MHz Around 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 123.5 GTexel/s vs 72.1 GTexel/s More than 70% higher texture rate
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Better PassMark direct compute score 5,049 vs 3,046 More than 65% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,753 MHz Around 15% higher memory clock speed
Slightly more shading units 1,280 vs 1,024 256 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 80 vs 64 16 more texture mapping units

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960 vs 1060

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060
580.23 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060
158.5 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,766.04 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
710.39 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1060
981.4 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
3.92 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
8.82 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
25.99 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
27.13 frames/s

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute


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GPUBoss Review gives the 1060 graphics a 5.9 score vs 960's 8.4 - seriously?!?!?! :O :O
Not sure what information you have loaded, but I have it recommending the 1060 3 GB over the 960 4GB.
Yes, If your CPU is cool with it :)
GPUboss recommends the GTX 960 based on its . (That's what it says) GPUboss is not aware of any advantages of the 960 vs the 1060. Oh... and just take a look at the GPUboss reviews. I think I'm keeping my 960 :)
it worth upgrading my evga 960 ftw for the 1060 ftw?
I think they mean that the lower price for the 960 makes it a better value than paying more for the 1060 to get a 1.4 difference.
Yeah i'm confused here
Cant tell if thats sarcastic or not honestly
7.4 beats 8.8, good job, gpuboss
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