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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB

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

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

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 437 games in todays list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Dying Light 2 will get 24 FPS with the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB, Battlefield 2042 getting 12 FPS and Star Citizen predicted to get 49 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB by researching Dying Light 2 leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 47FPS, M: 37FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Battlefield 2042 and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 9 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Star Citizen which is predicted to get playable results with a 37FPS on Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB in your PC? This GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 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 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB is the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which is 65% more powerful and can run 972 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. 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.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB was released on 18 Aug 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-300-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
72
Texture Rate
126 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
84 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$199.99
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
1531 MHz
Boost Clock
1746 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
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GD RATING
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GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 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 1531MHz and goes up to 1746MHz, 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 Gigabyte Mini ITX OC 3GBis capable of playing 2016's Triple A titles. These games will run at 60+ fps on 1080p at very high graphical settings and at 1440p this card can run the same games at 60+ fps at high/medium settings. The 3GB memory reduction will hamper the amount of high quality game textures this card can deliver, making it less future proof as more GPU memory hungry games are released. This card is considerably smaller than the standard GeForce GTX 1060 at 6.7 inches long allowing for a compact build.

Source [ ebarr21 ]