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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 396 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

A GeForce GTX 1060 3GB card at 1080p is seeing a reasonable frame rate when running Days Gone on Ultra - 45 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Far Cry 6 which is 22 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular FIFA 22 performs on this hardware, which gets a good 79 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 discovered the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB ran Days Gone to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 91 FPS, Medium: 71 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. Another game tested was Far Cry 6, L: 44FPS, M: 35FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 17FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on FIFA 22, which returned L: 158FPS, M: 125FPS, H: 84FPS, U: 60FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 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 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB? 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 67% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which is 59% more powerful and can run 965 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB was released on 18 Aug 2016

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 33.5 FPS on Control

Control

33.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 47 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

47 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 51 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 53 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

53 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 54 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

54 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 54.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

54.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 57 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 57 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 66 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

66 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 19.3 FPS on Control

Control

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 27 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

27 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 13 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

13 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 18.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

18.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 22 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

22 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-300-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
72
Texture Rate
123 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
82 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$200
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
3072MB
Memory Speed
2002MHz
Memory Bus
192bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
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
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
3.9
Approved

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

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.

Source [ Felix ]