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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 447 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Far Cry 6 will get 24 FPS with the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB, Star Citizen predicted to get 50 FPS and FIFA 22 predicted to get 82 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Far Cry 6 to predict how the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 47 FPS, Medium: 37 FPS, High: 25 FPS and Ultra: 18 FPS. Next we looked at Star Citizen which we predict will be playable with a 38 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at FIFA 22 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 62. 1440p GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB PC gaming is one of the better graphics cards for gaming at this screen resolution. We will see 1440p Ultra and High settings across almost all current games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB in your PC? This GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X 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 Windforce 2X OC 3GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which meets 976 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 62% better performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which meets 967 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 54% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB was released on 18 Aug 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 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
$243.44
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
4.4
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GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB is an overclocked variant of the GTX 1060 which is 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 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB is high performance graphics card that can confidently run AAA titles from 2016 at 60 frame per second at 1080p on very high graphic settings. This card can run these same games at 1440p hitting 60+ fps on high settings. 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 hungry games are released.

Source [ ebarr21 ]