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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC Black 3GB

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

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

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

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC Black 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 442 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

A GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC Black 3GB card at 1080p is seeing a strong frame rate when running FIFA 22 on Ultra - 81 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Back 4 Blood which is 53 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Battlefield 2042 performs on this hardware, which gets a weak 12 FPS.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC Black 3GB to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at FIFA 22 where it was good. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 163 FPS, Medium: 129 FPS, High: 86 FPS and Ultra: 62 FPS. We added Back 4 Blood to our tests and saw it was playable with a 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Battlefield 2042 which got 9 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC Black 3GB PC gaming 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 Galax EX OC Black 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC Black 3GB in your PC? This GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC Black 3GB 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 Galax EX OC Black 3GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC Black 3GB would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which meets 972 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 64% better performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 56% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 961 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC Black 3GB was released on 18 Aug 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC Black 3GB
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)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$269.99
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
2
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
GD Official
GD RATING
44
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GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC Black 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC Black 3GB is a variant 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 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 Galax EX OC Black 3GB is capable of confidently running 2016's AAA games at 1080p, reaching frames per seconds of 60+. At 1440p it can reach 60 fps on these games with a slight graphical adjustment down to high/medium. 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 dependent games are released.

Source [ Wikipedia ]