Comparison

GTX 1060 vs GTX 970

The GTX 1060 is 15.5% faster than GTX 970 in synthetic benchmark and 232.5% less expensive on the retail market.

Better Value

Retail Price

$120

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Retail Price

$ 399

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Value

35

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Value

9

3DMark Performace

4215

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+15.5%

3DMark Performace

3648

Video Memory

6 GB

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+50.0%

Video Memory

4 GB

Power Consumption

120W

Power Consumption

145W

Efficiency

35

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Efficiency

25

Release Date

2016

Release Date

2015

MSRP

299 $

MSRP

329 $

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+10.0%

Regional Price

Regional Price

AMD Equivalent to GTX 1060

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Radeon RX 5804346

AMD Equivalent to GTX 970

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Radeon RX 64003622

Is GTX 1060 better than GTX 970?

When considering value for money, GTX 1060 offers a better deal than, GeForce GTX 970 by 288.9%.

The GTX 1060 is more energy-efficient considering its performance, having power consumption of 120 watts and a 3DMark score of 4215. By comparing its benchmark score to its power consumption, we get an efficiency score of 35. GTX 970's efficiency score is 25 .So GTX 1060 leads by 40.0%, making it the smarter choice in terms of power consumption.