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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB

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

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

How well will the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB run 2019 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 781 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 123 FPS, Medium: 97 FPS, High: 65 FPS and Ultra: 47 FPS. We proceeded to look at Red Dead Redemption 2 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a reasonable 50 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to see how the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 94 FPS, Medium: 74 FPS, High: 50 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. Next we looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 which was playable with a 38 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Borderlands 3 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 38. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which is 26% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 901 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB 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 33% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
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The GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB is released on 19 Jul 2016

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 32.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

32.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 43 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

43 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 43.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

43.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 43.9 FPS on Control

Control

43.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 44.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

44.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 54 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

54 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 54 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

54 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 54.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

54.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 55.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

55.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 55.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

55.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 57.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

57.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 58.2 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

58.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 63.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

63.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 63.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

63.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 65.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

65.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 69.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

69.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 73 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

73 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 74 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

74 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 75.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

75.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 77.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

77.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 82.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

82.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 88 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

88 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 15.9 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

15.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 16.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 17.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 19.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 19.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

19.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 21.6 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

21.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 21.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 23.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

23.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 26.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

26.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 28 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

28 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 28.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

28.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 29.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

29.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 29.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

29.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 43.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

43.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 25.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

25.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 26.4 FPS on Control

Control

26.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 31.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 38.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

38.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB gets 46 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

46 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-400-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
139 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
83 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1280
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
$289.99
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
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
2560 x 1440
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GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB 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 1518MHz and goes up to 1733MHz, 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 MSI Gaming 6GB is a high performance card that can handle 2016's AAA games at 1080p producing 60+ frames per second on very high settings. Reducing the settings down to medium/high will allow gamers to maintain 60 fps at 1440p resolution.


System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 6GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 82% 30%
Red Dead Redemption 2 46% 6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 49% 6%
Halo: Reach 87% 70%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 42% 30%
Cyberpunk 2077 42% 30%
Borderlands 3 39% 0%
FIFA 20 63% 50%
Death Stranding 42% 30%
Need For Speed Heat 47% 6%
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