GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7970 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

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 Radeon HD 7970

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7970

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 264 GB/s vs 192.2 GB/s More than 35% higher memory bandwidth
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,280 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

Reasons to consider the
MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Much higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 925 MHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Significantly more memory 6,144 MB vs 3,072 MB 2x more memory
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 5,500 MHz More than 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 29.6 GPixel/s More than 2.5x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,375 MHz More than 45% higher memory clock speed
Better bitcoin mining score 580.15 mHash/s vs 447.28 mHash/s Around 30% better bitcoin mining score
Much lower TDP 120W vs 250W 2.1x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7970 vs GeForce GTX 1060

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
447.28 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1060
580.15 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
49.05 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1060
158.52 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
261.64 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
1,766.39 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
52.96 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 1060
981.4 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
8.62 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
8.82 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7970
118.74 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1060
27.13 frames/s

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