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Are GTX 10-Series Cards Getting Faster?

Ketchup

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Haven't followed these things like I used to, but I was curious as I finally upgraded my 660 to a 1060 and noticed a curious review here on AT.

In the original review back in 20116, the 1060 FE showed 66.9 FPS in GTA at 1080. Looking at the same card in the 1660 review the same card pushed 76 FPS. Unfortunately, they changed their games reviewed between now and then, so that was the only one I could quickly find that matched. Is the i7-7820 making that big a difference here, or have the drivers made that big a difference since introduction of this card?

1060 Review:
https://www.anandtech.com/show/10540/the-geforce-gtx-1060-founders-edition-asus-strix-review/12

1660 Review:
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13973/nvidia-gtx-1660-ti-review-feat-evga-xc-gaming/10
 

LTC8K6

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4960X with ddr3-1866
7820X with ddr4-3200

That's a big difference.
 

Ketchup

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Thanks. I guess what I need now is a review of the two CPUs for that same game to seal it.
 

Ketchup

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4960X with ddr3-1866
7820X with ddr4-3200

That's a big difference.
I wonder. I did not find exactly what I was looking for (mainly due to the age difference on the CPUs) but I did find some reviews of the 5960x compared to the 7820x in gaming (and the 5960x and 4960x look to be pushing the same gaming numbers) and the differences are 2-3 FPS, if you believe the numbers. That would still leave 7-8 fps to drivers, all else being equal.

https://thinkcomputers.org/intel-core-i7-7820x-8-core-processor-review/5/

To be fair, at higher resolutions, the CPU looks to be making more of a difference from other sites I have looked at, but for my specific inquiry, it looks like driver improvement have made a nice change here.
 

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