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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition 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 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 746 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Resident Evil 8 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 98 FPS, Medium: 77 FPS, High: 52 FPS and Ultra: 37 FPS. We proceeded to look at Forza Horizon 5 to see how that compared and predict that it will return a reasonable 57 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Resident Evil 8 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 75 FPS, Medium: 59 FPS, High: 40 FPS and Ultra: 28 FPS. We then checked the performance on Forza Horizon 5 to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be playable with a 43 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition we get the impression that it is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which has 48% better performance and can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 967 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 40% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition was released on 19 Jul 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-400-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
143 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
86 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$289
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
1569 MHz
Boost Clock
1784 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
7.4
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GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition 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 2000MHz.

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

Performance
N/A.

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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