Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Galax OC 3GB

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

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

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

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax OC 3GB graphics card, when running 2023 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 431 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax OC 3GB is predicted to run Grand Theft Auto VI with weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 23 frames per second. Comparing this to Resident Evil 8 which is getting playable results, where it averages 29 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Dying Light 2, which is running at 23 frames per second.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax OC 3GB will run the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto VI to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 46 FPS, Medium: 36 FPS, High: 25 FPS and Ultra: 18 FPS. Another game tested was Resident Evil 8, L: 58FPS, M: 46FPS, H: 31FPS, U: 22FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Dying Light 2, which returned L: 46FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax OC 3GB, this is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax OC 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax 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 Galax OC 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 Galax OC 3GB.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
The GeForce GTX 1060 Galax OC 3GB was released on 18 Aug 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 Galax OC 3GB
Pascal P106-400-A1
Texture Rate
125 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
83 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
1518 MHz
Boost Clock
1733 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 Galax OC 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

The GeForce GTX 1060 Galax OC 3GB is an overclocked 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.

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 1518MHz and goes up to 1733MHz, 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 Galax OC 3GB is capable of playing most modern game system requirements at high graphics settings it's able to competently manage 60+ fps at 1080p screen resolution on 2016's Triple A titles. 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 dependant games are released.

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