NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile vs 780M SLI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile and GeForce GTX 780M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
13.77
 
n/d
Architecture
Pascal
 
Kepler
Code name
N17P-G1
 
N14E-GTX
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
18 August 2016
 
30 May 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$237.11
 
n/d
Price now
$308
 
n/d

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile and GeForce GTX 780M SLI's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile and GeForce GTX 780M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
3072
CUDA cores
1280
 
n/d
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
823 MHz
Boost Clock
1708 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
7080 Million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
200 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
133.6 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
4,275 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile and GeForce GTX 780M SLI compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
large
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile and GeForce GTX 780M SLI: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
2x 4 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile and GeForce GTX 780M SLI.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d
Display Connectors
DP 1.43, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
 
n/d
Multi monitor support
+
 
n/d
HDCP
2.2
 
-
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile and GeForce GTX 780M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
+
GameStream
+
 
-
GPU Boost
3.0
 
n/d
Optimus
-
 
+
VR Ready
+
 
n/d
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
Surround
+
 
n/d
Multi-Projection
+
 
n/d
Multi Monitor
+
 
n/d
Ansel
+
 
n/d
DSR
+
 
n/d
Verde Drivers
n/d
 
+
Virtual Reality
+
 
n/d
ShadowWorks
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile and GeForce GTX 780M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile and GeForce GTX 780M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1060 Mobile 34.70 +8.5%
GTX 780M SLI 31.98

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 1060 Mobile 74605 +12.8%
GTX 780M SLI 66148

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1060 Mobile 9739 +21.6%
GTX 780M SLI 8009

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 1060 Mobile 11558 +14.5%
GTX 780M SLI 10091

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 1060 Mobile 14693 +3.9%
GTX 780M SLI 14140

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 1060 Mobile 34127
GTX 780M SLI 36004 +5.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile and GeForce GTX 780M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

8.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (18 August 2016 vs 30 May 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (120 vs 200 watts)
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor
NVIDIA GameStream
Surround
ShadowWorks
MFAA
DSR
DirectX 12
Virtual Reality
Ansel
NVIDIAGameStreamReady

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI

Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
More pipelines (3072 vs 1280)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
Verde Drivers
3DTV
Optimus Support

So, GTX 1060 Mobile or 780M SLI?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M SLI. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile and GeForce GTX 780M SLI, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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