GeForce GTX 1060 Galax EX OC White 3GB Game Requirement Analysis
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.
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 1556MHz and goes up to 1771MHz, 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.
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 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.