What FPS does a GeForce GTX 1060 get @ 1080p?
GeForce GTX 1060
High @ 1080p
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Low Vs Ultra GeForce GTX 1060 Performance Review
Viewing the performance found on the 6 year old GeForce GTX 1060 while playing Elite: Dangerous we quickly see it can get a very strong 107 FPS. With that performance recorded at 1920x1080 res when running High graphics.
As this is a relatively powerful GPU, especially when comparing it to Elite: Dangerous rec requirements, it would make more sense if you pushed it up to 1440p or 4K, where even at Ultra 4K graphics settings the GeForce GTX 1060 will still get a solid 35 FPS.
The optimum resolution for the GeForce GTX 1060 here is 1080p, where it can push out reliable frame rates all day at Ultra. Put in to the system the required 8GB system memory and a processor thats as good as the Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz and you have a great Elite: Dangerous experience.
To summarise, GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards can smoothly run this game, but what Elite: Dangerous screen resolution would you like to run with? While you can get 35 FPS with 4K Ultra you can increase your frame rate to 58 FPS in Ultra 1440p and up to 77 FPS with 1080p. Pricing this on a frame per frame around the graphics cards original price it will cost $3.23 per 1080p Ultra frame. This increases to $4.29 per frame at 1440p Ultra and even more with 4K Ultra at $7.11 per frame.
GeForce GTX 1060 Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for Elite: Dangerous
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