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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 855 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB is running Borderlands 3 and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 53 frames per second. Comparing this to Diablo 4 which is predicted to get playable results, where it averages 38 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Red Dead Redemption 2, which is running at 53 frames per second.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Borderlands 3 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 106 FPS, Medium: 83 FPS, High: 56 FPS and Ultra: 40 FPS. We then checked the performance on Diablo 4 to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be playable with a 29 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB as this is better than 900 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 21% better performance as well. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 28% better and can meet 961 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB is released on 19 Jul 2016

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 34.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

34.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 44.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

44.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 45.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

45.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 45.8 FPS on Control

Control

45.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 46.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

46.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 56.3 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

56.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 56.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

56.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 56.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

56.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 58.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

58.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 58.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

58.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 60.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

60.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 60.7 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

60.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 66 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

66 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 66.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

66.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 67.9 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

67.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 72.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

72.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 76.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

76.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 77.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

77.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 79 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

79 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 80.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

80.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 86.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

86.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 91.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

91.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 16.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

16.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 16.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 18.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

18.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 20.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

20.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 20.6 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

20.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 22.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

22.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 22.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

22.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 24.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

24.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 27.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

27.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 29.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

29.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 29.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

29.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 30.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

30.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 30.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

30.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 45.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

45.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 26.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 27.5 FPS on Control

Control

27.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 32.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

32.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 40.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

40.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB gets 47.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

47.9 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-400-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
148 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
89 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1280
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
$319.49
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
2002 MHz
Memory Bus
192 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1620 MHz
Boost Clock
1847 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
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Pascal Architecture.


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


GPU
The central unit runs at 1620MHz and goes up to 1847MHz, 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
The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming is a high level graphics card that can competently handle triple A titles from 2016. It is similar to the Gigabyte G1 Gaming in that it will perform well at HD 1080p resolution as it can confidently maintain 60+ frames per second on very high graphics settings. With the graphics adjusted down to High/Medium it can also handle between 50-60 fps on 1440p.


System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


Source [Wikipedia]
GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming 6GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 48% 10%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 83% 24%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 51% 10%
Halo: Reach 87% 71%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 44% 24%
Cyberpunk 2077 44% 24%
Borderlands 3 42% 4%
FIFA 20 65% 52%
Death Stranding 44% 24%
Need For Speed Heat 49% 10%
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Is this fine with Seasonic M12II 520w 80+ Bronze?

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make sure you have 1x8 pcie extra power for this gpu

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Yes I have 1x6+2pin connector. I think i'll go with Strix because in my country the Xtreme are no longer in stock.

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