NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB vs ATI Radeon X1950 CrossFire Edition

Comparative analysis of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB and ATI Radeon X1950 CrossFire Edition videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark, Geekbench - OpenCL, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps), 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 9 year(s) 11 month(s) later
  • 2.3x more core clock speed: 1506 MHz vs 650 MHz
  • 11.8x more texture fill rate: 123.0 GTexel / s vs 10.4 GTexel / s
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 16 nm vs 90 nm
  • 6x more maximum memory size: 3 GB vs 512 MB
  • 4x more memory clock speed: 8008 MHz vs 2000 MHz
  • 64.2x better performance in PassMark - G3D Mark: 9690 vs 151
  • Around 65% better performance in PassMark - G2D Mark: 767 vs 466
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 18 August 2016 vs 10 September 2006
Core clock speed 1506 MHz vs 650 MHz
Texture fill rate 123.0 GTexel / s vs 10.4 GTexel / s
Manufacturing process technology 16 nm vs 90 nm
Maximum memory size 3 GB vs 512 MB
Memory clock speed 8008 MHz vs 2000 MHz
Benchmarks
PassMark - G3D Mark 9690 vs 151
PassMark - G2D Mark 767 vs 466

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
GPU 2: ATI Radeon X1950 CrossFire Edition

PassMark - G3D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
9690
151
PassMark - G2D Mark
GPU 1
GPU 2
767
466
Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB ATI Radeon X1950 CrossFire Edition
PassMark - G3D Mark 9690 151
PassMark - G2D Mark 767 466
Geekbench - OpenCL 33466
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 115.073
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 1325.07
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 8.057
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 31.946
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 425.709
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 10566
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3702
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3356
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 10566
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3702
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3356
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 3834

Compare specifications (specs)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB ATI Radeon X1950 CrossFire Edition

Essentials

Architecture Pascal R500
Code name GP106 R580+
Launch date 18 August 2016 10 September 2006
Launch price (MSRP) $199
Place in performance rating 220 222
Type Desktop Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1708 MHz
Core clock speed 1506 MHz 650 MHz
Floating-point performance 3,935 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 16 nm 90 nm
Pipelines 1152
Texture fill rate 123.0 GTexel / s 10.4 GTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 120 Watt
Transistor count 4,400 million 384 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort 2x DVI, 1x S-Video

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 1.0 x16
Length 250 mm
Supplementary power connectors 1x 6-pin 1x 6-pin

API support

DirectX 12.0 (12_1) 9.0c
OpenGL 4.6 2.0

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 3 GB 512 MB
Memory bandwidth 192.2 GB / s 64.0 GB / s
Memory bus width 192 Bit 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 8008 MHz 2000 MHz
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR4