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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB run games
The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers.

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

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB meets a reasonable number of the most demanding game requirements of today. 35 % of the demanding games are playable.

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

FPS System Benchmark
126 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB was released on the 18 Aug 2016
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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 51 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

47 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 62 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

62 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

13 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 29.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

29.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 24.7 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

24.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 21.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

21.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

39.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 22.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

22.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 24.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

24.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 17.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

17.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 23.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

23.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 38 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

38 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)
1152
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$200.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
2002 MHz
Memory Bus
192 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
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10
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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.


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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
34%
RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Assassins Creed: Odyssey 52% 5%
Battlefield V 60% 59%
PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 52% 4%
Red Dead Redemption 2 38% 43%
Fallout 76 38% 5%
Hitman 2 (2018) 52% 43%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 52% 3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 37% 6%
FIFA 19 69% 45%
Forza Horizon 4 84% 14%
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Will i be fine with my cpu?

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Absolutely, both your CPU and GPU will give you excellent performance in every game that is well optimized and other hardware runs great as well.

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Thanks man!

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This GPU would be THE best GPU ever, if it's price wouldn't be 300 dollars right now in our country… Come on, a GTX 1050 Ti is above 200 right now…

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In terms of performance 970 is around 5-10% compared to this right?

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970 is around 5% weaker at 1080p so yours MSI card should be equal to reference speed 1060 3GB.

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Ah i see thanks, ive been searching for upgrade but with inflated gpu price now i dont know what to do, like gtx 1070 cost around $550 in my country and even this 3gb 1060 cost $300 dollars and dont even mention polaris gpu they cost like 1070 for rx580 lol

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I would not upgrade for Pascal GPU if I had gtx 970 (especially if you game at 900p). If you really want some extra power, overclock your GPU with MSI afterburner, but even without OC, you should be perfectly fine with your card for another year maybe two. Also due to the mining frency GPU's are so overpriced right now. I would wait with GPU upgrade if I were you, however I would add 8 GB of RAM :

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Thanks dude, i forgot about my ram though 8gigs is fine 16gb will future proof for some quite time right?

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Yes, 16 GB of RAM will be plenty. I only mentioned it because I see more and more games having 16 GB as recommended amount of memory.

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L2 cache is actually 1536KB same as in 6GB version.

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where is the extra L2 cache used? There are less cores and thus the cache would do nothing but consume power if it was active, which it is not everything is cut NOT just cores.

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Please add this GPU on GD: Gainward GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB
LINK: http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=993&lang=en


Thanks :)

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Palit GeForce® GTX 1060 Dual 3GB


http://www.palit.com/palit/vgapro.php?id=2684&lang=en&pn=NE51060015F9-1061D&tab=sp

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should i get this or gtx 690 or gtx 780ti?

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gtx 970 will be best

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will it run on my current cpu?

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I'm sorry, but there might be severe bottleneck.

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Will my CPU bottleneck this card, also a Seasonic S12II-520W Bronze enough if OC?

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or i'll stay with my GPU?

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In many newer games like Dishonored 2 and Fallout 4 you will definitely be CPU-limited but it won't be a game-breaking "bottleneck". 520W PSU is good enough to OC, but I recommend upgrading your CPU first before getting a new graphics card

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will this bottleneck my current cpu ??

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in cpu tensive games yes

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Only if you're playing cpu intensive games, like some physics simulation dependent games such as Kerbal Space Program, BeamNG and Prepar3d. Their listed system requirements seem low but the actual cpu demand ingame is way higher.

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usuly in large mp games and also theres can be find bad optimised (arma 3) games which is focus on two primary cores or heavily single thread

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any possible cpu upgrades for this card ??

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I ususally play games like ROTTR, COD, AC, NFS etc along with dota, overwatch etc will these have any hamper on my cpu ?

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I think your motherboard supports 3 gen too, if so an i7 3770 should do the trick, even with a gtx 1070 should be fine.

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