GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 3GB Game Requirement Analysis
The GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 3GB is an overclocked variant of the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB which 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 1569MHz and goes up to 1784MHz, 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 8-pin connector.
The GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 3GB is a high performance graphics card that can run 2016's triple A titles at 1080p screen resolution at very high graphic settings putting out 60+ frames per second. With the resolution boosted to 1440p this card will still run these games at 60+ fps with the graphics adjusted down to high/medium. The 3GB memory reduction that will hamper the high quality game textures that this card can deliver, making it less future proof as more GPU memory dependent games are released.