10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax Gamer OC 3GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.
GeForce GTX 1060 Galax Gamer OC 3GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.
What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax Gamer OC 3GB get on latest AAA 2022 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The GeForce GTX 1060 Galax Gamer OC 3GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 437 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.
With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax Gamer OC 3GB can run Battlefield 2042 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 30 FPS, Medium: 24 FPS, High: 16 FPS and Ultra: 12 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Days Gone returns a reasonable 46 FPS at Ultra 1080p.
We move on to 1440p, and tested Battlefield 2042 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 23 FPS, Medium: 18 FPS, High: 12 FPS and Ultra: 9 FPS. Next we have Days Gone running on GeForce GTX 1060 Galax Gamer OC 3GB which gets L: 92FPS, M: 72FPS, H: 49FPS, U: 35FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get L: 47FPS, M: 37FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 1060 Galax Gamer OC 3GB is not ideal and its more advisable to run modern games at 1080p resolution. But if you really want to play games at 1440p then you will likely have to make some graphical adjustments to improve game FPS stability.How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax Gamer OC 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax Gamer 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 Gamer OC 3GB?
Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
which is 65% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 972 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
. This PC hardware upgrade performs 57% better and can run 961 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.