Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 3GB

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

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 3GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

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

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 3GB game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2021. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 447 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

A GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 3GB card at 1080p is predicted to see a reasonable frame rate when running Star Citizen on Ultra - 50 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on FIFA 22 which is 82 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Far Cry 6 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a weak 24 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Star Citizen to predict how the GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 3GB would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 101 FPS, Medium: 79 FPS, High: 53 FPS and Ultra: 38 FPS. Next we looked at FIFA 22 which we predict will be good with a 63 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Far Cry 6 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 18. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 3GB is a good choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 3GB in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 3GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is 62% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 976 games from the most demanding games today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 54% better performance and can run 967 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
The GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 3GB was released on 18 Aug 2016
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Pascal P106-300-A1
Texture Rate
129 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
86 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1569 MHz
Boost Clock
1785 MHz
Max Power
120 Watts
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
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GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 3GB is currently the entry level ASUS Nvidia GTX 1000 performance graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture. It comes with locked memory of 3GB instead of the full 6GB.

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.

The central unit runs at 1569MHz and goes up to 1785MHz, when Boost mode is activated.

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.

The GeForce GTX 1060 Asus Dual OC 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 games are released that require GPU memory.

We expect this GPU to return around 50+ FPS at high graphics setting on most modern games @ 1080p screen resolution.

Source [ Felix ]