Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X get on latest AAA 2021 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 625 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X shows us that Days Gone is getting a reasonable result of 50 FPS, and then we are seeing Forza Horizon 5 predicted to return a playable 35 FPS while another game on our list is the Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get 30 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Forza Horizon 5 will deliver playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 70 FPS, Medium: 56 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 27 FPS. Next we have Grand Theft Auto VI running on GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X which is predicted to get L: 59FPS, M: 47FPS, H: 32FPS, U: 23FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Days Gone gets L: 101FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is 52% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 975 games from the most demanding games today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 45% better performance and can run 965 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
70 FPS
The GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X was released on 19 Jul 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X
Pascal GP104
Texture Rate
137 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
82 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1506 MHz
Boost Clock
1709 MHz
Max Power
120 Watts
400 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
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GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture and a minor revision of the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

It equips a cut-down GPU Codenamed GP104 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU amd has 10 SM activated, offering 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1709MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5X, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2500MHz. This compares to GDDR5 on the standard GTX 1060 6GB model, which operates at 2002 MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 400W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Benchmarks Indicate that GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X offers Performance around the Level of GeForce GTX 980. As such, GeForce GTX 1060 is almost twice as fast as GeForce GTX 960.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5X is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

Source [ Jon ]