In Cycles Preview (not rendering the image), my GPU is 20 times faster than my CPU, but only twice as fast in Rendering! The GPU and CPU speed, as stated, is compared in Preview mode, so if there was any thing that would weight it down in the actual render then it would affect both CPU/GPU basically the same (I think).
$500 GPU! - GTX 1060 (6GB), CPU - i7-6700
I tried tile size at 256 x 256.