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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB get on latest AAA 2019 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 617 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card is returning a reasonable performance on The Outer Worlds at 1080p of 45 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which we saw got playable frame rates of 42 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Cyberpunk 2077, which is predicted to get 29 FPS under tests.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up The Outer Worlds to see how the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 91 FPS, Medium: 71 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. Next we looked at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which was playable with a 32 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Cyberpunk 2077 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 22. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 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 3GB? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 901 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 37% better performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which is 47% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 962 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
63 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB was released on 18 Aug 2016

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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

Metro: Exodus

31.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 33.5 FPS on Control

Control

33.5 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

35.4 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

36.1 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 3GB gets 39 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

39 FPS

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

Assassins Creed: Origins

47 FPS

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

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

47 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 3GB gets 53 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

53 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 3GB gets 54 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

54 FPS

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

Grand Theft Auto V

54.8 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 3GB gets 57 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

57 FPS

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

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

57 FPS

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

Hitman 2 (2018)

62 FPS

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

Far Cry 5

62.7 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 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 3GB gets 19.3 FPS on Control

Control

19.3 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

23.7 FPS

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

The Division 2

24.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB gets 27 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

27 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 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 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 3GB gets 14.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

14.7 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.9 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 3GB gets 18.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

18.6 FPS

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

Far Cry: New Dawn

22 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
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-300-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
72
Texture Rate
123 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
82 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1152
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$200.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
2002 MHz
Memory Bus
192 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1506 MHz
Boost Clock
1709 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
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.


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GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 41% 4%
Death Stranding 36% 43%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 44% 4%
Need For Speed Heat 42% 4%
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 43%
Planet Zoo 45% 12%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 43%
Diablo 4 29% 43%
Borderlands 3 33% 10%
FIFA 20 60% 45%
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Game debate team … you miss a gpu to add … which named Gigabyte Gtx 1060 D5
…. add it plz :) thank you :)

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Im prob gonna get a new pc ,it will be an i5-4460 with this card and 8gb ram and il play games on 1366x768 resolution will it be enough to play in next 2 years?

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more then that

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Good to hear

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Would i get a bottleneck with this GPU? If it does, can I get the 960 instead?

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No bottleneck at all, but get the 1060 6gb instead,not the 3gb version or you will regret if you buy this GPU.

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Thanks!

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3GB is fine…

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if you are ok playing with only high textures, then go for the 3gb version.

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Not true. I play ultra just fine mate…

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Should i upgrade my gpu to this or rx 480?what do you guys think?

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RX 480 8gb no doubt, the 4gb variant will struggle in a year with the upcoming games.

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This is something like GTX 780 Ti.

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This is more then enough for 1080p gaming.

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Yes, it is.

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