Product Comparison: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 vs Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080


General Specifications
Brand
NVIDIA
Gigabyte
Model
GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce GTX 1080
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB Founders Edition graphics card is crafted by NVIDIA engineers with premium materials and components. Plus, it features brilliant thermals that keep the GPU cool under even the most intense gaming conditions.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 windforce OC video card power by the new NVIDIA pascal architecture. Integrated with 8GB gddr5x 256bit memory, windforce 3x with blade fan design. Supports up to 8K display at60Hz.
Key Specs
Video Memory Capacity
6 GB
8 GB
GPU Clock Speed
1708 MHz
1797 MHz
Memory Bus Width
192 bit
256 bit

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

What customers say about "Key Specs"
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder's Edition
  • Bought this from Nvidia's website and so far I have no problem with it. Have an Intel i5 7500, gtx 1060 and 16 GB of RAM and perfectly handles games. 100+ fps in csgo, 80+ in pubg.
  • I purchased this card from NVIDIA's website since I needed a blower style cooler for my mini-itx case. I'm upgrading from a GTX 645 and oh my the results are fantastic! I can run all of the latest games, maxed out settings at 1080p and get an easy 80+ fps.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC Graphics Cards (GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD)
  • The Nvidia 1080 is an excellent graphics card and brings 4k and VR gaming to the average consumer. Though still pretty expensive, especially with crypto currency miners inflating the price, it's much cheaper than the previous generation Titan X and more powerful.
  • Amazing performance from this card so far. My only issue is that one of the fans was stuck due to the X frame and the wire was touching the same fan.
  • I live-stream and play a lot of video games and this card handles it extremely well and my computer does not get hot even when running AAA games (like Overwatch) on High settings and live streaming to Twitch (in 1080p) at the same time (hits between 53{min}-70'C{max}).
  • Guaranteed Satisfaction. I upgraded to this gpu from an ASUS GTX950-2G, which is also a great video card, and the difference in performance is beyond words. First of all, the delivery was done properly and in time, with great packaging.
  • In really intense gaming scenes especially long ones like a 15, to 20 min boss fight it runs a little hot 80c+ non oc but messing with the oc controls that can be remedied.
Size & Weight
Height
1.4 in.
1.6 in.
Width
9.8 in.
11 in.
Depth
4.4 in.
4.5 in.
Weight
3.7 lbs.
3.31 lbs.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

Features
Processor Type
GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce® GTX 1080
Video Memory Type
GDDR5
GDDR5
Video Memory Clock Speed
8000 MHz
10010 MHz
API Supported
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan API, VR Ready
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5
Card Size
Dual Width
Dual Width
Featured Technology
NVIDIA Pascal, Simultaneous Multi-Projection, NVIDIA Ansel, NVIDIA G-SYNC -Ready, NVIDIA GameStream -Ready
NVIDIA Pascal, NVIDIA GameWorks, NVIDIA VRWorks
Extras
Digital max resolution 7680x4320
Unique Blade Fan Design, 3D Active Fan, Composite heat-pipes, Heat Pipe Direct Touch, Stylish Metal Back Plate, One-click Super overclocking, Smart Power LED indicators
Cooling System
WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080

What customers say about "Features"
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder's Edition
  • Very quiet and it works great on my Alienware X51 R2.
  • Naturally a pointless review bring the rating down for no reason. Let it be known, this is a damn good gpu and hell of a performance bargain. Upgraded from my gtx 760 I've had for a year... what a jump. Probably tripled my performance.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC Graphics Cards (GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD)
  • Lighting is a nice touch but can be difficult to sync with other peripherals
  • I'm driving three 27" 1920x1080p monitors via Nvidia's 3D Surround technology and I still get amazing frame rates in all the games I play. This card replaced two GTX970's running in SLI.
  • The GeForce 1080 GTX is based on pascal technology which means, in laymen terms, it's ALOT FASTER than anything else on the market at the price point.
  • Lackluster lighting options; lights on card also look pretty dim
Connectivity
Interface
PCIe 3.0
PCI-E 3.0
Output(s)
HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D
HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D
What customers say about "Connectivity"
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder's Edition
  • Only uses about 120w so you don't need a beefy power supply either.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC Graphics Cards (GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD)
  • Easy to use clock to 2038 MHz no software needed.
  • IT IS AMAZING! It's connected to a Samsung 65" 4k TV. I play StarCraft 2 and World of Warcraft and FPS at 60hz is well into the 100's with high graphics settings.
  • This is connected to 1440p/144hz/G-Sync and 4k/60hz/10bit displays. I did the usual benches with GTA V, WItcher 3, ROTTR, Mordor, and yes even Batman AK.
  • Only thing wrong is the installation cd came in way blank. Literally nothing on it. Was kinda funny when I realized it was empty. Not really a big deal I just went on Gigabyte's website and downloaded all the software from the G1 page.
  • Obvious problems with the card as confirmed by other reviewers. DVI-D connection will not connect to my monitor. HDMI works fine for connection to tv however I get no signal from the DVI-D
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, RoHS
Other Information
MSRP
299.00 $


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