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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 4% 9%
Cyberpunk 2077 43% 25%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 36% 44%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 43% 25%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4% 9%
Doom Eternal 11% 22%
FIFA 20 45% 51%
Grand Theft Auto VI 59% 39%
Need For Speed Heat 4% 9%
Halo: Reach 67% 71%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB.

The GTX 1060 has a 101 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1060. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 20.2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1060 has a 101 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 1060 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1060 providing 4.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1060 was released less than a year after the GTX 1060, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 1060 has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 1060, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1060 also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB and the GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB are the same, which means the GTX 1060 and the GTX 1060 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has 1152 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 1969 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1060 is 3171. The GTX 1060 having 1202 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1060 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1060.

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB requires 120 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1060. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 31.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

31.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 44.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

44.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 33.5 FPS on Control

Control

33.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 45.4 FPS on Control

Control

45.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 35.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

35.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 34 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

34 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 36.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

36.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 44.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

44.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 37.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

37.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 55.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

55.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 39 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

39 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 46.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

46.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 47 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

47 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 57.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

57.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 47 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

47 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 56.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

56.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 49.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 51 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 59.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

59.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 53 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

53 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 65.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

65.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 53.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

53.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 55.9 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

55.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 54 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

54 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 76.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

76.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 54.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

54.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 57.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

57.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 55.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

55.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 67.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

67.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 57 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 66.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

66.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 57 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 72.4 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

72.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 62 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

62 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 78.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

78.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 62.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

62.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 80 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

80 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 65.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

65.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 66 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

66 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 75.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

75.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 69.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

69.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 75.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

75.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 85.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

85.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 19.3 FPS on Control

Control

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 27.3 FPS on Control

Control

27.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 23.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

23.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 26.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 24.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

24.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 39.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

39.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 27 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

27 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 32.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

32.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 27.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 31.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

31.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 34.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 34.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

34.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 35.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

35.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 47.6 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

47.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 43 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

43 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 50.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

50.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 61.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

61.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 64 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

64 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 30.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

30.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 9.4 FPS on Control

Control

9.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 13 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

13 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 19.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 14.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

14.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 16.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 16.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 18.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 17.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 22.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

22.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 18.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

18.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 24.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

24.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 22 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

22 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 EVGA SC GAMING 6GB gets 29.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

29.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 23.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

23.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 40.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

40.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1506 MHzvs1607 MHz
Boost Clock1709 MHzvs1835 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P106-300-A1Pascal P106-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date18 Aug 2016vs19 Jul 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
7.5
vs green tick
8
3840x2160
5.6
vs green tick
6

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs2002 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.2GB/secvs192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1152vs1280
Actual Shader Performance95%vs100%
Technology16nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units72vs80
Texture Rate108.4 GTexel/svs128.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs48
Pixel Rate72.3 GPixel/svs77.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-6500 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 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.

Architecture
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.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1506MHz and goes up to 1708MHz, when Boost mode is activated.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

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

Performance
The Geforce GTX 1060 3GB is capable of playing most modern game system requirements at high graphics settings. The 3GB version is normally around 5% worse than the GTX 1060 6GB full fat version in terms of sheer processing power. But its the 3GB memory reduction that will hamper the high quality game textures this card can deliver, making it less future proof as more GPU memory hungry games are released.
Overview
EVGA's GeForce GTX 1060 Superclocked GAMING card is another small form factor single fan performance graphics card, based on the Pascal Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU and has 10 SM activated, offering 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1607MHz and goes up to 1835MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.

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

Performance
Benchmarks indicate that the GeForce GTX 1060 offers performance just a bit lower than the GeForce GTX 980. As such, GeForce GTX 1060 is far faster than its predecessor the GeForce GTX 960 and even AMD's new Radeon RX 480 is comparative to this card.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1060 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal gaming Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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