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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060 run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 1060 GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games.

GeForce GTX 1060 is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 1060 game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 625 games in the list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Star Citizen will get 54 FPS with the GeForce GTX 1060, Resident Evil 8 getting 35 FPS and Dying Light 2 predicted to get 30 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 1060 will run the upcoming game Star Citizen to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 108 FPS, Medium: 85 FPS, High: 57 FPS and Ultra: 41 FPS. Another game tested was Resident Evil 8, L: 70FPS, M: 56FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 27FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Dying Light 2, wih estimates revealing L: 59FPS, M: 47FPS, H: 32FPS, U: 23FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1060 is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 1060

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 1060? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, as it can run 975 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 52% increased graphics performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 45% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 965 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
70 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 was released on 19 Jul 2016

GeForce GTX 1060 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 20.8 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

20.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 25.1 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

25.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 32.7 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

32.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 33.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

33.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 34.7 FPS on Control

Control

34.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 35 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

35 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 39 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 41 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 41 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 45 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

45 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 48.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

48.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 54 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

54 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 55 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

55 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 55 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

55 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 56 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

56 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 59 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

59 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 60.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

60.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 64 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

64 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 67.3 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

67.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 68 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

68 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 69 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

69 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 71.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

71.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 72 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

72 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 83.9 FPS on F1 2021

F1 2021

83.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 103 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

103 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 15.9 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

15.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 19.3 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 21.5 FPS on Control

Control

21.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 22.4 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

22.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26.1 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

26.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 28.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

28.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 30.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

30.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 34 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

34 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 35.2 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

35.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 37.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

37.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 37.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 38.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

38.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 39 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 44.2 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

44.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 47.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

47.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 55.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

55.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 57.7 FPS on F1 2021

F1 2021

57.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 58.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

58.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 67.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

67.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 70.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

70.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 6.9 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

6.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 10.3 FPS on Control

Control

10.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 11.9 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

11.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 13.4 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

13.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 15 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

15 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 16.1 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

16.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 18.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 19 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

19 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 19 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

19 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 21.2 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

21.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 22.1 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

22.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 23 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

23 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

26 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 26 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

26 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 28.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

28.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 30.4 FPS on F1 2021

F1 2021

30.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 gets 37.8 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

37.8 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-400-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
137 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
82 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$249
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144MB
Memory Speed
2002MHz
Memory Bus
192bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1506 MHz
Boost Clock
1709 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
6.2
Approved

GeForce GTX 1060 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 1060 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 Turbo 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
Benchmarks Indicate that GeForce GTX 1060 offers Performance around the Level of GeForce GTX 980. As such, GeForce GTX 1060 is almost twice as fast as GeForce GTX 960 and even AMD's Radeon RX 480 is beaten in over 5%.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1060 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

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