Product Comparison: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0) vs Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1)


General Specifications
Brand
Gigabyte
Gigabyte
Model
GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0)
GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The WINDFORCE 2X cooling system features two 90mm unique blade fans, one pure copper composite heat-pipe, alternate spinning fan design, and heat pipe direct touch technology, together delivering an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures.
GIGABYTE G1 Gaming Series graphics cards are crafted for perfection in pursuit of the ultimate graphics experience for gaming enthusiasts. Based on the revolutionary NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture, G1 gaming graphics card brings you incredible gaming experience.
Key Specs
Video Memory Capacity
6 GB
8 GB
GPU Clock Speed
1582 MHz
1860 MHz
Memory Bus Width
192 bit
256 bit

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1)

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0) WINDFORCE 2X OC D5X 6G GDDR5 PCI-E - Black
  • Brilliant card upgrade 1050ti 4 GIG VRAM from my GTX460 which was a great RUNNER. I wanted to play more modern games and this card does the trick and does not hold you back.
  • Pleasantly surprised by this card. While it copes well with all games (as you would expect) I was worried about the reduction of Cuda cores for Iray rendering. this card has less cores than my old 760gtx.
  • Not much to say here other than the excellent quality of the card and that packaging was great and thus far, the card has performed as expected which is brilliant for me, a gamer.
  • Excellent performance. Expensive and fan becomes annoyingly loud once it hits 40%+ speed resulting in having to underclock card to keep temp ok and fan quiet enough to enjoy using.
  • Does the job. Needed a digital output for my new monitor. Not playing games on it so speed was not the need here.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1) Gaming 8G Video Graphics Cards
  • I bought this item and first time it came with faulty ram which only clocked at idle speeds and wouldn't come out of idle received replacement 2 days after and works perfect overall good
  • This card is incredible I probably just got lucky but I managed to OC mine to 2025Mhz stable and it runs incredibly quietly(however loud when you crank up the fan speed)
  • The video card itself performs great, just as you would expect from a GTX 1080.
  • Good GPU. I was a little disappointed on the overclock though. Maybe I was not lucky on the silicon lottery but the clock speed it reached was way lower than any other review I saw online.
  • Great card, has been working awesome for me since I got it. Recently there is some weirdness with the clocking numbers for the memory on OC not matching the specs but I am able to manually adjust to the specs and it seems fine.
Size & Weight
Height
1.4 in.
1.6 in.
Width
8.8 in.
11 in.
Depth
5.2 in.
4.5 in.
Weight
1.76 lbs.
3 lbs.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1)

Features
Processor Type
GeForce GTX 1060
GeForce® GTX 1080
Video Memory Type
GDDR5
GDDR5X
Video Memory Clock Speed
8008 MHz
10010 MHz
API Supported
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5
Card Size
Dual Width
Dual Width
Featured Technology
NVIDIA Pascal, NVIDIA GameWorks, NVIDIA VRWorks
NVIDIA Pascal, VR Ready, NVIDIA GameWorks, NVIDIA VRWorks
Cooling System
WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System
WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System
Extras
Alternate Spinning Fan Design, Unique Blade Fan Design, 3D Active Fan, Composite heat-pipes, Heat Pipe Direct Touch, Protection Back Plate, One-click Super overclocking
Unique Blade Fan Design, 3D Active Fan with LED Indicators, Composite heat-pipes, Heat Pipe Direct Touch, 16.8M Customisable Colour Lighting, Stylish Metal Back Plate

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1)

What customers say about "Features"
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0) WINDFORCE 2X OC D5X 6G GDDR5 PCI-E - Black
  • My card now supports many features that my 580 did not, and many faults that I had with my pc (which I hadn't been able to Identify the cause of) simply disappeared when I switched this card in
  • Fan stop LED is a nice feature and the LED gigabyte logo can be configured using the gigabyte utility.
  • The LED control was also a nice feature and I did not have to restart my PC for the changes to take effect as others have reported although i'm sure this is due to the software updates themselves.
  • This card runs very cool and the fans are pretty quiet even under load, and I can only assume it uses less power.
  • Good card, only requires 8pin adapter for your power and easy overclocking features if you wish.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1) Gaming 8G Video Graphics Cards
  • I personally went with the Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming due to better numbers and the extra features like PCB coating and Titan X(p) grade chokes and capacitors.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Custom cards from partners will run much much cooler and will be factory overclocked.
  • Extremely fast and quiet. Upgraded from a gtx 680. Actually runs cooler too. Can't complain here, it's been several months and still runs like a champ.
Connectivity
Interface
PCI-E 3.0
PCI-E 3.0
Output(s)
DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD 2.0) WINDFORCE 2X OC D5X 6G GDDR5 PCI-E - Black
  • This was an upgrade for my PC after a failed monitor 'on/off' button an a replacement monitor. I thought I'd go down the HDMI connection method
  • Excellent card. Really impressed. Easy to fit with controllable software and many connections for monitors.
  • Beast of a card, quiet fans. Only needs an 8 pin connection too which is great.
  • One thing to note - requires a 6 pin power connection (don't think this info was available on Amazon and I had to go looking for it)
  • On the description says that include VGA/DVI/Pwr Ada, but I think this is a mistake and is trying to make reference to the available connections on the card.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 (GV-N1080G1) Gaming 8G Video Graphics Cards
  • A feature i found that is little known is that if you use a DVI to HDMI adapter on the card's DVI port it still supports 8 channel audio at 48Khz.
  • 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 way you can connect up a stereo 8 speaker system directly and use the actual HDMI port for the TV. Seems to work the best for me.
  • 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.
  • Incredible performance, but unnacceptable connectivity issues.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC, RoHS
Other Information
Manufacturer


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