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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G run games
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 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 Armor V1 3G 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 MSI Armor V1 3G runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 214 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G can run Cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 119 FPS, Medium: 94 FPS, High: 63 FPS and Ultra: 45 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Far Cry 6 is predicted to return a weak 13 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G by playing Cyberpunk 2077 which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 91FPS, M: 71FPS, H: 48FPS, U: 34FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Far Cry 6 and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 10 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Watch Dogs Legion which gets playable results with a 34FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G 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 Armor V1 3G graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G in your PC? This GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 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 Armor V1 3G? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 800 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 37% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 47% more powerful and can run 909 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G is released on 18 Aug 2016

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 19 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

19 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 22.9 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

22.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 24.9 FPS on Control

Control

24.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 27 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

27 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 31.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

31.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 35.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

35.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 35.5 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

35.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 36.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

36.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 36.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

36.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 37.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

37.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 39.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 39.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

39.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 41 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 47 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

47 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 47.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

47.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 47.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

47.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 49.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

49.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 49.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

49.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 49.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 53.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

53.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 55.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

55.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 55.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

55.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 55.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

55.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 59.6 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

59.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 61.3 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

61.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 62 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

62 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 62.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

62.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 65.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

65.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 66.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

66.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 69.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

69.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 75.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

75.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 14.5 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

14.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 17 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

17 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 17.6 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

17.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 19.6 FPS on Control

Control

19.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 23.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

23.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 23.8 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

23.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 24.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

24.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 25.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 27.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 27.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

27.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 31 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

31 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 31.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

31.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 32.1 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

32.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 34.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 34.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

34.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 35.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

35.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 43 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

43 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 47.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

47.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 50.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

50.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 61.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

61.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 64 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

64 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 6.3 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

6.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 8.7 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

8.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 9.4 FPS on Control

Control

9.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 12.2 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

12.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 14.6 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

14.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 14.7 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

14.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 14.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

14.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 16.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 17.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 17.3 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

17.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 18.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

18.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 19.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 21.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

21.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 23.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

23.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 25.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

25.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 32.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

32.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G gets 40.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

40.3 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G
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
$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
2
DisplayPort Connection
2
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1506 MHz
Boost Clock
1708 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
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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10
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GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G is currently the 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 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 MSI Armor V1 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 48+ FPS at high graphics setting on most modern games @ 1080p screen resolution.


Source [Felix]
GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
26%
RAM
13GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 16% 10%
Valheim 45% 10%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 36% 0%
Outriders 61% 6%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3% 54%
Diablo 2 Resurrected 60% 10%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 3%
Days Gone 16% 4%
Diablo 4 29% 43%
Little Nightmares 2 60% 50%
GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Armor V1 3G Extras
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