GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960A vs 1060 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

No winner declared

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 960A

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960A

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Lower TDP 75W vs 120W Around 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

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MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Much better PassMark score 8,686 vs 2,151 More than 4x better PassMark score
Much higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 1,029 MHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 5,012 MHz Around 60% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 6,144 MB vs 2,048 MB 3x more memory
Significantly higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 16.46 GPixel/s More than 4.5x higher pixel rate
Higher memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 3,953 GFLOPS vs 1,317.1 GFLOPS More than 3x better floating-point performance
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,759 MHz vs 1,085 MHz More than 60% higher turbo clock speed
Higher texture rate 123.5 GTexel/s vs 41.2 GTexel/s Around 3x higher texture rate
Significantly more render output processors 48 vs 16 Three times as many render output processors
Significantly better T-Rex score 8.68 frames/s vs 3.67 frames/s More than 2.2x better T-Rex score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,253 MHz Around 60% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 1,280 vs 640 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 40 Twice as many texture mapping units

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960A vs 1060

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960A
179.57 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060
576.4 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960A
49.77 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060
119.24 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960A
757.3 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,766.73 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960A
608.59 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,196.96 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960A
3.67 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
8.68 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960A
49.88 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
21.91 frames/s

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