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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 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. The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 713 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

A GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB card at 1080p is seeing a reasonable frame rate when running Borderlands 3 on Ultra - 48 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip which is 54 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare performs on this hardware, which gets a playable 44 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Borderlands 3 on the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 96FPS, M: 75FPS, H: 51FPS, U: 36FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 41 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 34 FPS. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 31% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 901 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 962 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 40% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB was released on 18 Aug 2016

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 26.1 FPS on Control

Control

26.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 33.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

33.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 37.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

37.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 37.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 38.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

38.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 39.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

39.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 41 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 49.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

49.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 49.7 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

49.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 50 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

50 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 51.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

51.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 51.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

51.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 52.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

52.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 56.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

56.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 58.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

58.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 58.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

58.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 58.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

58.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 65 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

65 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 65.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

65.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 68.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

68.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 69.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

69.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 73 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

73 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 79.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

79.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 20.5 FPS on Control

Control

20.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 24.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

24.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 25.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

25.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 26.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

26.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 29.1 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

29.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 33.4 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

33.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 35.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

35.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 36.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

36.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 37.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

37.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 45.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

45.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 53.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

53.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 64.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

64.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 67.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

67.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 9.8 FPS on Control

Control

9.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 15.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

15.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 17.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

17.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 18.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

18.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 19.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 20.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

20.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 22.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

22.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 24.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

24.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 27 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

27 FPS

GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB gets 42.3 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

42.3 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-300-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
72
Texture Rate
130 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
87 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1152
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
-
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
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
1594 MHz
Boost Clock
1809 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
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
The GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB is an overclocked variant of the current entry level Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 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 1594MHz and goes up to 1809MHz, 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB is a high performance GPU. This grpahics card will run most triple A games at 1440p on medium/high graphics with frames per second of 60+. At 1080p screen resolution this card will run the same games at very high graphic settings at 60+fps. 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 dependent games are released.


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GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 3GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 44% 1%
Death Stranding 39% 36%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 46% 1%
Need For Speed Heat 44% 1%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 36%
Planet Zoo 47% 6%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 81% 36%
Diablo 4 32% 36%
Borderlands 3 36% 5%
FIFA 20 62% 47%
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