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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor OCV1 3G
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 40%
Grand Theft Auto VI 56% 56%
eFootball PES 2020 37% 37%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40% 40%
F1 2019 16% 16%
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 39% 39%
Borderlands 3 8% 8%
Doom Eternal 12% 12%
The Division 2 56% 56%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 44% 44%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the GTX 1060 and the GTX 1060 are equal.

The GTX 1060 and the GTX 1060 have both the same core clock speed and the same Texture Fill Rate. 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.

Both the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB and the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor OCV1 3G were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

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 GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB and the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor OCV1 3G have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB and the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor OCV1 3G are the same, which means the GTX 1060 and the GTX 1060 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB and the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor OCV1 3G have 1152 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the two GPUs have extremely similar stats, so any gaming performance difference would most likely be negligible.

The GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor OCV1 3G 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.

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Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

53.7 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

53.7 FPS

The Witcher III

68.1 FPS

The Witcher III

68.1 FPS

Crysis 3

80.6 FPS

Crysis 3

80.6 FPS

Just Cause 4

56.4 FPS

Just Cause 4

56.4 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

49.1 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

49.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

49.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

49.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

66.1 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

66.1 FPS

Battlefield 1

85.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

85.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

62.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

62.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

53.5 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

53.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38.1 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38.1 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

53.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

53.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.3 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.3 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

63.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

63.2 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

152.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

152.6 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

39 FPS

Metro: Exodus

44.3 FPS

Metro: Exodus

44.3 FPS

Far Cry 5

70.7 FPS

Far Cry 5

70.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

85.8 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

85.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

40.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

40.7 FPS

Battlefield V

84.9 FPS

Battlefield V

84.9 FPS

The Division 2

50.2 FPS

The Division 2

50.2 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

68 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

68 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

39 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

54.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

54.3 FPS

The Witcher III

43.7 FPS

The Witcher III

43.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

27.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

27.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

77.2 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

77.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

65 FPS

Battlefield 1

65 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.9 FPS

Far Cry 5

66.8 FPS

Far Cry 5

66.8 FPS

The Division 2

53.2 FPS

The Division 2

53.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.4 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

19.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

19.8 FPS

The Witcher III

29.9 FPS

The Witcher III

29.9 FPS

Crysis 3

25.2 FPS

Crysis 3

25.2 FPS

Just Cause 4

19.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

19.5 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

21.7 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

21.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

29.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

29.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

19.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

19.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

39.9 FPS

Battlefield 1

39.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

22.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

22.9 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

24.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

24.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.6 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.6 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

25.1 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

25.1 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

21.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

21.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.2 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

18.6 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

18.6 FPS

Metro: Exodus

16.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

16.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

23.8 FPS

Far Cry 5

23.8 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

29.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

29.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.6 FPS

Battlefield V

39.2 FPS

Battlefield V

39.2 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

37 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

37 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

19.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

19.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.4 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.4 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1544 MHzvs1544 MHz
Boost Clock1759 MHzvs1759 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-300-A1Pascal P106-300-A1
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date18 Aug 2016vs18 Aug 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
7.5
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7.5
3840x2160
5.7
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5.7

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1152vs1152
Actual Shader Performance97%vs97%
Technology16nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs72
Texture Rate111.2 GTexel/svs111.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs48
Pixel Rate74.1 GPixel/svs74.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections3vs2
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 Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OC 3GB is an Overclocked variant of the GeForce GTX 1060 which 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 1544MHz and goes up to 1759MHz, 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 MSI OC 3GB is a high performance graphics card that can run triple AAA games from 2016 at 1080p on very high graphic settings and delivering 60+ frames per second. At a screen resolution at 1440p is will run these same games on high/medium at 60 fps. The 3GB memory reduction that will hamper the high quality game textures that this card can deliver, making it less future proof as more GPU memory hungry games are released. This is a small form card that will be perfect for those wanting to conserve space inside their build.
Overview
GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor OCV1 3G is currently the entry level MSI 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 1544MHz and goes up to 1759MHz, 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 MSI Armor OCV1 3G 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 games are released that require GPU memory.

We expect this GPU to return around 51+ FPS at high graphics setting on most modern games @ 1080p screen resolution.
Recommended CPUIntel Core i7-3820 4-Core 3.60GHz
Intel Core i7-970 6-Core 3.2GHz
AMD Opteron 6274
Intel Xeon Processor E3-1241 v3
Intel Xeon E3-1240 v2
Intel Core i7-4785T 4-Core 2.2GHz
Intel Xeon E5-2407 v2
Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz
Intel Core i5-4670S 3.1GHz
Intel Xeon Processor W3670
Possible GPU UpgradesGeForce RTX 2060 6GB
GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1060
Radeon RX 480 8GB
Radeon R9 390X
GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1060
Radeon RX 480 8GB
Radeon R9 390X
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