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Subnautica is an open world underwater exploration and construction game. Subnautica will combine elements of role playing, sandbox, exploration and cinematic games to create a unique experience. Subnautica aims to elicit a feeling of experiencing the unknown: A sense that you are exploring an untouched world, not knowing how far, or how deep you can go. The underwater environment will invite you to construct submarines and develop your equipment in order to reach its far flung and diverse corners. Decisions you make about vessel layout, capabilities and structure will affect your ability to navigate hazards and enter the domains of creatures; the likes of which your imagination has never conceived of.
Low vs Ultra Subnautica Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a GeForce GTX 1060 get @ 1080p?

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Subnautica

GeForce GTX 1060

Low Vs Ultra GeForce GTX 1060 Performance Review

Viewing the performance found on the 4 year old GeForce GTX 1060 while playing Subnautica we quickly see it can get a very strong 200+ FPS. With that performance recorded at 1920x1080 res when running High graphics.

As this is a relatively powerful GPU, especially when comparing it to Subnautica 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 113 FPS.

With a system housing a graphics card like the GeForce GTX 1060 and some 8GB RAM, we will see a strong 4K Ultra result in Subnautica. Look for a processor like the Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz CPU to go with this setup and Ultra is a sure thing.

To summarise, GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards can smoothly run this game, but what Subnautica screen resolution would you like to run with? While you can get 113 FPS with 4K Ultra you can increase your frame rate to 190 FPS in Ultra 1440p and up to 200+ FPS with 1080p. Pricing this on a frame per frame around the graphics cards original price it will cost $1.00 per 1080p Ultra frame. This increases to $1.31 per frame at 1440p Ultra and even more with 4K Ultra at $2.20 per frame.

GeForce GTX 1060 Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for Subnautica

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