GTX 1060 6GB with i7-6700K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

At 1440p, GTX 1060 6GB can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the GTX 1060 6GB is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 1060 6GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1060 6GB 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

 GTX 1060 6GB with i7-6700K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Price $ 159.0
Year 2016
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C
Max Fan Noise 47.1dB
Recommended Power Supply 470W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 69.6 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 49.8 FPS
Average 4K Performance 29.1 FPS
Memory 6 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.1
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.7
Series GTX 1060 6GB
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Overall Combination Score 80/100 Excellent

The GTX 1070 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest Pascal set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 1060 6GB is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 254. NVIDIA ’s xx60 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1060 6GB, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1060 6GB is much more expensive than the GTX 960 as it costs a whopping $ 254. Compare this to the GTX 960, which came originally at a price of $ 199. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the RX 580 which costs $ 229. Spec for spec, this GTX 1060 6GB leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 960, by boasting 2 % more fps.

The GTX 1060 6GB has 6 GB RAM compared to the GTX 960 's 2 GB video memory. In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 1060 6GB blows past the GTX 960 and, amazingly, even the GTX 970 as well.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The GTX 1060 6GB consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the GTX 960 and it really justifies an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Hitman 2, Apex Legends, F1 2019, World War Z, Battlefield V at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
44.3 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
43.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
39.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
34.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
32.3 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
29.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
27.2 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
26.0 FPS

The GTX 1060 6GB sits between the RX 580 and the GTX 1060 3GB, falling slower than RX 580 by 15.6% and faster than GTX 1060 3GB by 5.3%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
87.8 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
75.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
70.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
68.2 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
66.6 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
54.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
52.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
45.0 FPS

The GTX 1060 6GB sits between the RX 590 and the RX 580, falling slower than RX 590 by 7.5% and faster than RX 580 by 2.9%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. It is a close call between the GTX 1060 6GB and its rival RX 580 by a small margin.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
71.9 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
70.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
64.9 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
52.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
48.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
46.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
44.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
43.6 FPS

The GTX 1060 6GB sits between the RX 470 and the GTX 1060 3GB, falling slower than RX 470 by 2.6% and faster than GTX 1060 3GB by 5.4%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 470. Against its rival - the RX 580, the GTX 1060 6GB is much slower.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
71.1 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
56.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
52.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
50.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
49.6 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
43.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
41.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
39.9 FPS

The GTX 1060 6GB sits between the RX 590 and the RX 580, falling slower than RX 590 by 7.3% and faster than RX 580 by 3.2%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. It is a close call between the GTX 1060 6GB and its rival RX 580 by a small margin.

Battlefield V (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
103.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
93.5 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
92.8 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
71.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
68.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
65.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
64.9 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
62.0 FPS

The GTX 1060 6GB sits between the RX 570 and the GTX 1650, falling slower than RX 570 by 3.8% and faster than GTX 1650 by 4.7%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Against its rival - the RX 580, the GTX 1060 6GB is much slower.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
70
78.8
2019 Metro Exodus
31
35.1
2019 World War Z
61
68.0
2019 Gears of War 5
45
51.1
2019 F1 2019
57
64.1
2019 GreedFall
51
57.7
2019 Borderlands 3
36
40.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
72.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
34.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
46
51.3
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
46.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
70.2
2018 Fallout 76
70
78.3
2018 Hitman 2
55
61.2
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
51
57.7
2018 Strange Brigade
74
82.3
2018 Battlefield V
61
68.4
2017 Dawn of War III
60
67.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
46
51.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
44
49.5
2017 Destiny 2
73
81.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
46
52.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
70.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
66
74.2
2017 For Honor
89
98.9
2017 Project CARS 2
63
70.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
76
84.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
38
43.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
45
50.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
39
44.1
2016 Doom
89
99.0
2016 F1 2016
60
67.5
2016 Hitman
54
60.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
66
74.2
2016 The Division
47
53.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
49
54.9
2016 Battlefield 1
73
81.5
2016 Overwatch
98
109.6
2016 Dishonored 2
45
51.1
2015 DiRT Rally
89
99.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
61.4
2015 The Witcher 3
47
52.6
2015 Total War: Attila
42
46.8
2015 Rocket League
259
288.4
2015 Need For Speed
71
79.9
2015 Project CARS
68
76.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
119
132.6
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
96
107.1
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
68
75.6
2014 Far Cry 4
63
70.2
2014 GRID Autosport
93
104.4
2014 Shadow of Mordor
72
80.1
2014 The Talos Principle
78
87.3
2014 Thief
63
70.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
100
111.6
2013 Company of Heroes 2
52
58.5
2013 Crysis 3
54
60.5
2013 GRID 2
108
120.6
2013 Metro: Last Light
64
72.0
2013 Total War: Rome 2
68
76.5
2013 Battlefield 4
76
85.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
178
197.8
2009 League of Legends
333
370.8
2008 Crysis: Warhead
65
72.9

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
42
53.0
2019 Metro Exodus
21
27.3
2019 World War Z
39
49.6
2019 Gears of War 5
29
37.0
2019 F1 2019
36
45.4
2019 GreedFall
33
41.7
2019 Borderlands 3
22
28.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
42.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
25.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
28
36.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
30.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
47
59.4
2018 Fallout 76
41
52.2
2018 Hitman 2
31
39.6
2018 Just Cause 4
31
39.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
32
40.4
2018 Strange Brigade
45
57.3
2018 Battlefield V
39
49.5
2017 Dawn of War III
36
45.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
37.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
36.9
2017 Destiny 2
56
70.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
39.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
46.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
53.6
2017 For Honor
46
57.7
2017 Project CARS 2
39
49.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
61
76.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
32
40.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
33.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
29
36.9
2016 Doom
52
66.2
2016 F1 2016
46
57.6
2016 Hitman
35
44.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
38
48.6
2016 The Division
30
38.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
37
46.8
2016 Battlefield 1
46
57.6
2016 Overwatch
60
75.6
2016 Dishonored 2
34
43.7
2015 DiRT Rally
54
68.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
32
40.6
2015 The Witcher 3
31
39.1
2015 Total War: Attila
24
30.6
2015 Rocket League
98
123.6
2015 Need For Speed
49
61.8
2015 Project CARS
46
58.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
68
85.8
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
64
80.1
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
40
50.4
2014 Far Cry 4
40
50.4
2014 GRID Autosport
63
79.2
2014 Shadow of Mordor
44
55.8
2014 The Talos Principle
48
61.2
2014 Thief
38
47.7
2013 Bioshock Infinite
58
72.9
2013 Company of Heroes 2
30
37.8
2013 Crysis 3
30
37.8
2013 GRID 2
69
86.4
2013 Metro: Last Light
48
60.3
2013 Total War: Rome 2
39
49.5
2013 Battlefield 4
43
54.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
131
164.8
2009 League of Legends
164
206.0
2008 Crysis: Warhead
36
45.9

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
18
26.1
2019 Metro Exodus
12
17.2
2019 World War Z
20
28.6
2019 Gears of War 5
16
23.4
2019 F1 2019
20
28.9
2019 GreedFall
12
17.2
2019 Borderlands 3
10
14.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18
27.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
16.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
15
21.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
16.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
39.6
2018 Fallout 76
20
28.8
2018 Hitman 2
16
23.4
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
19.4
2018 Strange Brigade
21
31.2
2018 Battlefield V
18
26.1
2017 Dawn of War III
16
23.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
15
21.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
15
21.6
2017 Destiny 2
24
35.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
22.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
19.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
37.1
2017 For Honor
20
28.8
2017 Project CARS 2
28
41.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
45
64.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
18
26.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
10
14.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
20
28.8
2016 Doom
23
33.3
2016 F1 2016
22
32.4
2016 Hitman
15
22.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
16
23.4
2016 The Division
16
23.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
17
24.3
2016 Battlefield 1
21
30.6
2016 Overwatch
27
39.1
2016 Dishonored 2
24
34.6
2015 DiRT Rally
22
32.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
22
31.5
2015 The Witcher 3
15
22.5
2015 Total War: Attila
10
15.3
2015 Rocket League
40
57.7
2015 Need For Speed
28
41.2
2015 Project CARS
28
41.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
39.8
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
31
45.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
18
26.1
2014 Far Cry 4
18
27.0
2014 GRID Autosport
32
45.9
2014 Shadow of Mordor
21
30.6
2014 The Talos Principle
23
34.2
2014 Thief
28
41.4
2013 Bioshock Infinite
25
36.9
2013 Crysis 3
18
27.0
2013 GRID 2
32
45.9
2013 Metro: Last Light
22
31.5
2013 Total War: Rome 2
15
22.5
2013 Battlefield 4
26
37.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
103
148.3
2009 League of Legends
57
82.4
2008 Crysis: Warhead
30
43.2
GTX 1060 6GB with i7-6700K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

GTX 1060 6GB Specifications

GTX 1060 6GB Board Design

Board NumberPG410
Length9.823 inches 250 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP120 W

GTX 1060 6GB Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1709 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective

GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000
Launch Price199 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018

GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Features

CUDA6.1
DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.1
Vulkan1.1.82

GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Processor

ArchitecturePascal
Die Size314 mm²
GPU NameGP104
GPU VariantGP104-150-A1
Process Size16 nm
Transistors7,200 million

GTX 1060 6GB Memory

Bandwidth192.2 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit
Memory Size6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

GTX 1060 6GB Render Config

ROPs48
SM Count10
Shading Units1280
TMUs80

GTX 1060 6GB Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

Conclusion. Nvidia introduced us to the Pascal architecture with GeForce GTX 1080, and it blew us away by besting previous-gen flagships at a familiar price point.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is the king of the mid-range, and will be the star of Black Friday 2018. Read our GTX 1060 review to find out why.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – VR. ... I’ll update this conclusion. Verdict. A great graphics card for 1440p and VR, but it isn’t the ultimate in value-for-money.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review One of Nvidia's best price-to-performance cards ever. ... Specs and performance 3. Verdict Ultimately the GTX 1060 is an incredible card, and for price to ...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 - the Digital Foundry verdict When we first heard the 9/£240 price-point for the GTX 1060, we could almost hear the sigh of relief emanating from AMD headquarters.
The GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition also features a die cast aluminum body, and the top edge of the card has NVIDIA’s signature, lighted "GeForce GTX" logo that's adorned cards from the ...
Today, NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 1060, which is designed to combat AMD's Radeon RX 480. It looks like NVIDIA has won this fight since the GTX 1060 brings GTX 980 performance levels to the table while being much more power efficient than the RX 480 - all at a price point of 9 to 9.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB specs. What we're looking at here is the exact same technology as the full-fat GTX 1060, with a couple of cut-backs - there's 90 per cent of the full CUDA core count ...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Review : Read more . It is not supposed to compete with 200$ 4GB RX 480. For that we will have ~200$ 3GB pascal card whatever they will call it (1050, 1060 3GB).
The GeForce GTX 1060 is Nvidia's answer to AMD's Radeon RX 480, which redefined what a 0 graphics card can do.
I bought a retail MSI Geforce GTX 1060 Gaming X card last month and it was defaulted to OC mode by default. This is the same as the test version that the press received.
Today, NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 1060, which is designed to combat AMD's Radeon RX 480. It looks like NVIDIA has won this fight since the GTX 1060 brings GTX 980 performance levels to the table while being much more power efficient than the RX 480 - all at a price point of 9 to 9.
NVIDIA releasing the GeForce GTX 1060 so early came as a surprise to most as everybody expected it to be released in fall, around October, which would have given NVIDIA time to milk the high-end while AMD's RX 480 captured the lower end of the market.

Discussion and Comments

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Chewbacca 1 month ago
I have a gtx 1060 6gb and a i5 6500. I do want to upgrade to a ryzen 3700x cpu. Will my gpu hold back my cpu or should i be fine?
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Qnn4ik 1 month ago
@Chewbacca, i have the same computer properties, but i'm going to buy i5 9600K. Well, i guess ryzen 3700x will a good decision, but with that price in my country i'd buy i7
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BackUpfile 4 months ago
I'm looking forward to upgrading to the Ryzen 5 2600x (from an i3-4130) and i'm happy to see, that this combo (I already have a 1060 6gb) achieves very smooth frames in basically any AAA game at high settings, which is already a HUGE upgrade from playing Far Cry 5 on lowest settings with 0.6 render scaling at only 45-60 fps due to that ugly i3 bottleneck xD
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tamarinpersevere 8 months ago
GTX 1060 6gb or RX 580 8gb?
I need help choosing between these GPUs.
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cleaversculling 8 months ago
gtx 1060 3gb vs rx 570 4gb
What should i get?
(200-250 Euros max)
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superscriptwrench 8 months ago
In most games 3 GB is still enough for 1080p high, but it will definitely start showing it's age soon.
RX 570 would take advantage in DX12 games and the extra vram is going to be useful, so go with the 570.
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sunnycomma 8 months ago
Rx 580 vs GTX 1060
Which good in performance Rx 570/580 or GtX1060?
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uncoloredplatform 8 months ago
GTX 1060 6g vs Rx 580 8g
Which one is better and why? (for 1080p gaming)
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sheepmashing 8 months ago
gtx 970 vs gtx 1060
Which one should I buy a GTX 970 vs or gtx1060?
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balearicventricle 8 months ago
GTX 970 vs 1060
Is the GTX 1060 going to be better than the 970?
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