76points

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 OC

65points

Asus Strix GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II

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Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 OC vs Asus Strix GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 OC
Asus Strix GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II
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Asus Strix GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II
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Why is Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 OC better than Asus Strix GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II?

  • 28W lower TDP
    120Wvs148W
  • 12nm smaller semiconductor size
    16nmvs28nm
  • 5.7mm shorter
    134mmvs139.7mm

Why is Asus Strix GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II better than Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 OC?

  • 27.4GB/s more memory bandwidth
    224.4GB/svs197GB/s
  • 384 more shading units
    1664vs1280
  • 64bit wider memory bus width
    256bitvs192bit
  • 800million more transistors
    5200 millionvs4400 million
  • 24 more texture mapping units (TMUs)
    104vs80
  • 8 more render output units (ROPs)
    56vs48
  • 1 more DVI outputs
    2vs1
  • 18.6mm narrower
    279.4mmvs298mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.number of transistors

4400 million

5200 million

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

Best

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136000 million

2.thermal design power (TDP)

120W

148W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.

Best

AMD Radeon HD 6450

18W

3.semiconductor size

16nm

28nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

AMD Radeon RX 570

1nm

4.PCI Express (PCIe) version

3

3

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.

Best

AMD Radeon VII

4

5.width

298mm

279.4mm

Best

MSI Radeon RX 560 Aero ITX OC 2GB

115mm

6.height

134mm

139.7mm

Best

Nvidia GeForce GT 520 (OEM)

68mm

Performance

1.pixel rate

77.8GPixel/s

58.8GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

Best

AMD Radeon VII

230.4GPixel/s

2.texture rate

129.6GTexels/s

109GTexels/s

The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

Best

Nvidia Quadro GV100

521GTexels/s

3.floating-point performance

4.15TFLOPS

3.49TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

Best

Nvidia Titan V

110TFLOPS

4.GPU memory speed

2052MHz

1753MHz

The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.

Best

Gainward GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition

5505MHz

5.GPU clock speed

1620MHz

1050MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming

1784MHz

6.shading units

1280

1664

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

Best

MSI Radeon RX 550 Aero ITX OC

51232

Memory

1.maximum memory bandwidth

197GB/s

224.4GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

Best

Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 Gaming OC

2242GB/s

2.memory bus width

192bit

256bit

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

Best

Sapphire Radeon Pro Duo

8192bit

3.effective memory speed

8208MHz

7012MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other applications.

Best

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme

14400MHz

4.RAM

6GB

4GB

Best

Nvidia Quadro GV100

32.77GB

5.version of GDDR memory

5

5

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

Best

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Twin Fan

6

Ports

1.has a HDMI output
Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 OC
Asus Strix GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.DisplayPort outputs

2

1

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

Best

Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000

4

3.DVI outputs

1

2

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

Best

HIS Radeon RX 470 IceQ X2 Turbo

10

4.mini DisplayPort outputs

0

0

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

Best

AMD FirePro W9000

6

Features

1.OpenGL version

4.5

4.5

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

Asus Cerberus GTX 1070 Ti Advanced

12

2.DirectX version

12

12

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

Colorful GeForce iGame RTX 2080 Ti Advanced OC

12.1

3.OpenCL version

1.2

1.2

Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

Best

XFX Radeon RX 550 Slim Single Slot 4GB

4.5

4.Supports 4K resolution
Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 OC
Asus Strix GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II

Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.

5.Supports multi-display technology
Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 OC
Asus Strix GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

6.Supports 3D
Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 OC
Asus Strix GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU II

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).

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