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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB

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

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

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2019. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 613 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 136 FPS, Medium: 107 FPS, High: 72 FPS and Ultra: 52 FPS. We proceeded to look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 42 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip on the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 104FPS, M: 82FPS, H: 55FPS, U: 39FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 32 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Red Dead Redemption 2 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 35 FPS. 1440p GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB PC gaming 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 MSI Gaming 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 36% better performance and can run 900 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 962 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 46% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB was released on 18 Aug 2016

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 25 FPS on Control

Control

25 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 32.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

32.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 35.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

35.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 36.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

36.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 36.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

36.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 37.6 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

37.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 39.3 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

39.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 47.2 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

47.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 47.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

47.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 47.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

47.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 49.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 49.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 50 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

50 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 54 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

54 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 55.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

55.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 55.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

55.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 56 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

56 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 62.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

62.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 63 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

63 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 65.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

65.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 66.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

66.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 70 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

70 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 76 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

76 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 19.7 FPS on Control

Control

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 23.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

23.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 24.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

24.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 25.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 27.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 32 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

32 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 34.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

34.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 34.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

34.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 35.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

35.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 43.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

43.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 51.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

51.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 62.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

62.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 64.3 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

64.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 9.4 FPS on Control

Control

9.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 14.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

14.8 FPS

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

Red Dead Redemption 2

16.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 17.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 18.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

18.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 19.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

19.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 21.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

21.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 23.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

23.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 25.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

25.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB gets 40.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

40.5 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-300-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
72
Texture Rate
125 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
83 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1152
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$220.00
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
1518 MHz
Boost Clock
1733 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 27 Amps
Power Connector
1x 8-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 MSI Gaming 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB is currently the entry level MSI 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 1569MHz and goes up to 1785MHz, 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 MSI Gaming 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 games are released that require GPU memory.
We expect this GPU to return around 49+ FPS at high graphics setting on most modern games @ 1080p screen resolution.


Source [Felix]
GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 41% 3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 44% 3%
Death Stranding 36% 42%
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 42%
Need For Speed Heat 42% 3%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 42%
Planet Zoo 45% 11%
Diablo 4 29% 42%
Borderlands 3 33% 9%
FIFA 20 60% 45%
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