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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G run games
2 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G graphics card, when running 2021 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 266 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G shows us that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get a playable result of 25 FPS, and then we are seeing Age of Empires IV predicted to return a reasonable 46 FPS while another game on our list is the Days Gone which is predicted to get 46 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Age of Empires IV to predict how the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 93 FPS, Medium: 73 FPS, High: 49 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. Next we looked at Days Gone which we predict will be playable with a 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Grand Theft Auto VI that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 19. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G running at 1440p 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 OCV1 3G graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G in your PC? This GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 780 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 34% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 904 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 44% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G was released on 29 Aug 2016

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 19.3 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 23.3 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

23.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 25.4 FPS on Control

Control

25.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 27.5 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

27.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 32.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

32.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 36.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

36.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 36.2 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

36.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 36.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

36.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 37.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

37.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 38.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

38.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 39.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 40.4 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

40.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 41.8 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

41.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 47.9 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

47.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 48.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

48.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 48.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

48.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 50.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

50.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 50.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

50.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 50.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

50.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 54.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

54.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 56.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

56.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 56.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

56.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 56.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

56.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 60.8 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

60.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 62.5 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

62.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 63.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

63.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 63.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

63.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 66.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

66.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 67.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

67.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 71 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

71 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 77.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

77.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 14.8 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

14.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 17.3 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

17.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 17.9 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

17.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 20 FPS on Control

Control

20 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 24.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

24.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 24.3 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

24.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 25.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

25.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 25.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 28.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 28.5 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

28.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 31.6 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

31.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 32.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

32.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 32.7 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

32.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 34.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 35.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

35.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 36.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

36.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 43.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

43.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 48.4 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

48.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 51.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

51.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 63 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

63 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 65.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

65.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 6.4 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

6.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 8.8 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

8.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 9.6 FPS on Control

Control

9.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 12.5 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

12.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 14.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

14.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 15 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

15 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 15 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

15 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 17.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 17.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 17.7 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

17.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 18.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

18.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 19.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 22.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

22.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 24.2 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 26.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

26.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 32.8 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

32.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G gets 41.1 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

41.1 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-300-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
72
Texture Rate
127 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
84 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1152
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$221.00
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
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1544 MHz
Boost Clock
1759 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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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10
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7.5
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GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G is a single slot, small form factor entry level MSI 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 1544MHz and goes up to 1759MHz, 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 MSI OCV1 3G 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]
GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
17%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 30% 40%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5% 51%
Battlefield 6 37% 40%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 43% 40%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 51% 76%
Far Cry 6 5% 56%
Days Gone 17% 2%
Biomutant 37% 16%
Star Citizen 6% 6%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids 37% 2%
GeForce GTX 1060 MSI OCV1 3G Extras
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