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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor 6G OC

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

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor 6G OC 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 Armor 6G OC is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor 6G OC is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 741 games in todays list.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a weak frame rate from Battlefield 2042 with 20 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to return a playable 31 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular FIFA 22 which we saw getting a strong 89 FPS.

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 MSI Armor 6G OC will run the upcoming game Battlefield 2042 to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 40 FPS, Medium: 32 FPS, High: 21 FPS and Ultra: 15 FPS. Another game researched was Grand Theft Auto VI with predictions of L: 62FPS, M: 49FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 24FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on FIFA 22, which returned L: 178FPS, M: 140FPS, H: 95FPS, U: 68FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor 6G OC, this is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor 6G OC graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor 6G OC in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor 6G OC? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is 50% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 975 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 42% better and can run 965 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor 6G OC was released on 19 Jul 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor 6G OC
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-400-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
141 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
84 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$279
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
2027MHz
Memory Bus
192bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
194.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1544 MHz
Boost Clock
1759 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 Armor 6G OC Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
\r\nGeForce GTX 1060 is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.

\r\nArchitecture
\r\nIt 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.

\r\nGPU
\r\nThe central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1709MHz, in Turbo Mode.

\r\nMemory
\r\nThe GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2000MHz.

\r\nPower Consumption
\r\nWith a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

\r\nPerformance
\r\nN/A.

\r\nSystem Suggestions
\r\nGeForce 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.

Source [ Wikipedia ]