Next, I jumped into Compute testing. To do this I started with Folding at Home to get a look at both single and double precision performance. In the single performance testing, the GTX 1060 did extremely well, getting close to the GXT 980 Ti. This was well above the GTX 980 and the RX480. The double precision testing was a lot less impressive. Nvidia doesn’t include any FP64 cores on their consumer GPUs to keep them from cutting into the Quadro lineup. Because of this the GTX 1060 underperformed in double precision testing. The one shining light though was the GTX 1060 still outperforming the GTX 980 in this test but the RX480 was up close to the GTX 1070.
I then tested in CompuBenchCL using just the video composition and bitcoin mining results. In the video composition test, the GTX 1060 came in about 7 FPS short of the GTX 980 and 9 short of the RX480. In the bitcoin mining test, the GTX 1060 pulled 574.63 MHash putting it just slightly over the GXT 980 but the RX480 still outperformed.