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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 3GB

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

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

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

How well will the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 3GB run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. The GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 3GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 445 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 EX OC White 3GB can run Forza Horizon 5 at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 81 FPS, Medium: 63 FPS, High: 43 FPS and Ultra: 31 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Resident Evil 8 returns a playable 31 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Forza Horizon 5 on the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 3GB to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 61FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Resident Evil 8 which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 23 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Back 4 Blood where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 40 FPS. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 3GB 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 White 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 3GB in your PC? This GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 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 White 3GB? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 3GB is the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which is 62% more powerful and can run 972 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 54% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 3GB was released on 18 Aug 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 3GB
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-300-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
72
Texture Rate
128 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
85 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$299.99
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
1556 MHz
Boost Clock
1771 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
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GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 3GB 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 1556MHz and goes up to 1771MHz, 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 White 3GB is capable of confidently running 2016's AAA games at 1080p on very high graphical settings, reaching frames per seconds of 60+. At 1440p it can reach 60 fps on these games with a slight graphical adjustment down to high. 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 [ ebarr21 ]