No, in terms of performance, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 5GB is slower than Nvidia GeForce GTX 980. Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 outperformes Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 5GB by 11.7% in 3Dmark benchmark.
The GTX 1060 5GB is more energy-efficient considering its performance, having power consumption of 120 watts and a 3DMark score of 3908. By comparing its benchmark score to its power consumption, we get an efficiency score of 33. GTX 980's efficiency score is 26 .So GTX 1060 5GB leads by 26.9%, making it the smarter choice in terms of power consumption.
GTX 1060 5GB price to performance rating is lower than GTX 980's. GTX 980 offers 10.0% better value fo money.