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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Cyberpunk 2077 0% 10%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 9% 0%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 12% 3%
FIFA 21 50% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12% 3%
Watch Dogs Legion 4% 6%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 43% 57%
Grand Theft Auto VI 41% 54%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 5% 4%
Genshin Impact 0% 10%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB.

The GTX 1060 and the GTX 1060 have the same core clock speed of 1506 MHz, but the GTX 1060 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1060. As a result, the GTX 1060 exhibits a 12.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1060. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1060 and the GTX 1060 have both the same core clock speed and the same Pixel Fill Rate. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1060 was released less than a year after the GTX 1060, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 1060 has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 1060, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1060 also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB and the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB are the same, which means the GTX 1060 and the GTX 1060 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has 1152. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 2953 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 1969. The GTX 1060 having 984 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1060 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 29.6 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

29.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 27 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

27 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 32.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

32.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 29.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

29.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 42.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

42.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 43.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

43.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 43.5 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

43.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

39.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 43.7 FPS on Control

Control

43.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39.8 FPS on Control

Control

39.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 44.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

44.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

39.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 53.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

53.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 49 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

49 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 53.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

53.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 49 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

49 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 54.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

54.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 49.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

49.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 55.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

55.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 49.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 55.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

55.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 49.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 57.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

57.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 51.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 57.9 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

57.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 52.8 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

52.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 63 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

63 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 57.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

57.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 63.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

63.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 56.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

56.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 64.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

64.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 59.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

59.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 65.4 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

65.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 59.6 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

59.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 69.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

69.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 62.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

62.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 72.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

72.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 65 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

65 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 73.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

73.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 65.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

65.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 75.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

75.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 68.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

68.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 76.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

76.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 70.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

70.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 82.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

82.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 75 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

75 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 87.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

87.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 79.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

79.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 9.5 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

9.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 8.7 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

8.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 15.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

15.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 14.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

14.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 16 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

16 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 14.6 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

14.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 16.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 14.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

14.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 17.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 16.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 19.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 17.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

17.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 19.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 18 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

18 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 21.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

21.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 19.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

19.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 21.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 19.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

19.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 23.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

23.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 21.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

21.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 26.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 23.9 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

23.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 27.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

27.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 25.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

25.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 28.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 25.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

25.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 29.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

29.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 26.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

26.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 29.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

29.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 26.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 35.3 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

35.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 32.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

32.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 43.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

43.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 18.6 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

18.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 17 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

17 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 25.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

25.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 23 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

23 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 26.2 FPS on Control

Control

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 23.9 FPS on Control

Control

23.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 28.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

28.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 26.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

26.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 30.6 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

30.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 27.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

27.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 31.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 28 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 38.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

38.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 35 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

35 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 45.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

45.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 41.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

41.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB gets 52.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

52.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 47.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

47.5 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1506 MHzvs1506 MHz
Boost Clock1709 MHzvs1709 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-400-A1Pascal P106-300-A1
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date19 Jul 2016vs18 Aug 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
7.9
green tick vs
7.5
3840x2160
5.9
green tick vs
5.6

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs1152
Actual Shader Performance100%vs95%
Technology16nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs72
Texture Rate120.5 GTexel/svs108.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs48
Pixel Rate72.3 GPixel/svs72.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB is a performance graphics card based on the Pascal architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU amd has 10 SM activated, offering 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1709MHz, in Boost Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB will allow for mid/high level performance on most 2016 released AAA games. This card can be expected to deliver frame rates of 60+ fps at 1080p screen resolution on high settings and 50+ fps on 1440p resolution.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is currently the entry level Nvidia GTX 1000 performance graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture. It comes with locked memory of 3GB instead of the full 6GB.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-300-A1 which is a first gen Pascal GPU and has 9 SM activated, offering 1152 Shader Processing Units (the GTX 1060 6GB version offers 1280 SPU), 72 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1708MHz, when Boost mode is activated.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
The Geforce GTX 1060 3GB is capable of playing most modern game system requirements at high graphics settings. The 3GB version is normally around 5% worse than the GTX 1060 6GB full fat version in terms of sheer processing power. But its the 3GB memory reduction that will hamper the high quality game textures this card can deliver, making it less future proof as more GPU memory hungry games are released.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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