10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.
GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.
This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB graphics card, when running 2021 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. The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 451 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB can run Dying Light 2 at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 70 FPS, Medium: 55 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 27 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Star Citizen is predicted to return a reasonable 51 FPS at Ultra 1080p.
People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Dying Light 2 and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 53 FPS, Medium: 42 FPS, High: 28 FPS and Ultra: 20 FPS. We added Star Citizen to our research and predict it will be playable with a 39 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Forza Horizon 5 leading us to predict 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB, this 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB in your PC?
12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB?
A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
, which has 59% better performance and can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
, which is 51% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.