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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB graphics card, when running 2022 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. The GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 392 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Back 4 Blood with 52 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to return a weak 23 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Star Citizen which we predict will get a reasonable 49 FPS.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB at 1440p with Back 4 Blood, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 104 FPS, Medium: 82 FPS, High: 55 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. We then checked out Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 46FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS. And another popular game was Star Citizen with predictions of L: 98FPS, M: 77FPS, H: 52FPS, U: 37FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 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 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB was released on 18 Aug 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 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
$215
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
1708 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
39
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GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA ACX 2.0 3GB is small form factor version of the GeForce GTX 1060, which 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 EVGA ACX 2.0 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 versions 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. However this particular card is much more compact in size, making it valuable for saving space on a PC build.

Source [ ebarr21 ]