GTX 1060 3GB with i3-4130 benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

At 1440p, GTX 1060 3GB 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 3GB 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 3GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 1060 3GB 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. This combination between GTX 1060 3GB and Intel Core i3-4130 @ 3.40GHz is going to cause serious bottlenecks in many games and cause severe FPS loss. With current 3072 MB RAM, the GTX 1060 3GB can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 GTX 1060 3GB with i3-4130 benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Price $ 170.0
Year 2016
Maximum Recorded Temperature 63C
Max Fan Noise 42.2dB
Recommended Power Supply 470W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i3-4130 @ 3.40GHz ($139.99)
CPU Impact on FPS -21.4 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -30.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 45.5 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 32.6 FPS
Average 4K Performance 19.1 FPS
Memory 3 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.2
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.9
Series GTX 1060 3GB
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Overall Combination Score 71/100 Very Good

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 3GB is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 170. 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 3GB, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1060 3GB is much more cheaper than the GTX 960 as it costs $ 170. Compare this to the GTX 960, which came originally at a price of $ 199. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the RX 480 which costs $ 400. Spec for spec, this GTX 1060 3GB leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 960, by boasting 2 % more fps.

The GTX 1060 3GB has 3 GB RAM compared to the GTX 960 's 2 GB video memory. In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 1060 3GB blows past the GTX 960 and, amazingly, even the GTX 970 as well.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The GTX 1060 3GB 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 F1 2019, World War Z, Battlefield V, Forza Horizon 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at 62 fps to 69 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
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
20.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
29.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
27.2 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
26.7 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
26.0 FPS

The GTX 1060 3GB sits between the GTX 1060 6GB and the GTX 1650, falling slower than GTX 1060 6GB by 5.3% and faster than GTX 1650 by 11.4%. 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
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
42.1 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
63.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
54.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
52.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
52.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
45.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
40.0 FPS

The GTX 1060 3GB sits between the RX 580 and the GTX 970, falling slower than RX 580 by 2.4% and faster than GTX 970 by 5%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 580.

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
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
28.1 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
43.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
43.6 FPS

The GTX 1060 3GB sits between the GTX 1060 6GB and the GTX 1650, falling slower than GTX 1060 6GB by 5.4% and faster than GTX 1650 by 1.8%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
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
31.4 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
47.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
47.0 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
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
32.0 FPS

The GTX 1060 3GB sits between the RX 580 and the GTX 970, falling slower than RX 580 by 2% and faster than GTX 970 by 4.4%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 580.

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
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
41.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
62.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
60.4 FPS

The GTX 1060 3GB sits between the GTX 1650 and the RX 470, falling slower than GTX 1650 by 0.6% and faster than RX 470 by 4.7%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1650.

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
23
37.8
2019 Anthem
15
24.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
35.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
29
47.3
2019 Metro Exodus
13
21.1
2019 World War Z
24
39.4
2019 Gears of War 5
19
31.0
2019 F1 2019
24
38.9
2019 GreedFall
22
35.1
2019 Borderlands 3
15
24.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
29
47.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
27
43.7
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
12
20.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
19
30.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
17
28.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
26
42.1
2018 Fallout 76
29
47.0
2018 Hitman 2
23
36.7
2018 Just Cause 4
20
32.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
34.6
2018 Strange Brigade
31
50.0
2018 Battlefield V
25
41.0
2017 Dawn of War III
25
40.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
19
30.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
18
29.7
2017 Destiny 2
31
49.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19
31.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
26
42.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
28
44.5
2017 For Honor
37
59.4
2017 Project CARS 2
26
42.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
30
48.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
16
25.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
30.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
16
26.5
2016 Doom
37
59.4
2016 F1 2016
25
40.5
2016 Hitman
22
36.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
28
44.5
2016 The Division
20
31.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
20
32.9
2016 Battlefield 1
30
48.9
2016 Overwatch
41
65.8
2016 Dishonored 2
19
30.7
2015 DiRT Rally
37
59.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
23
36.9
2015 The Witcher 3
19
31.6
2015 Total War: Attila
17
28.1
2015 Rocket League
109
173.1
2015 Need For Speed
30
48.0
2015 Project CARS
29
46.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
50
80.6
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
40
64.3
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
28
45.4
2014 Far Cry 4
26
42.1
2014 GRID Autosport
39
62.6
2014 Shadow of Mordor
30
48.0
2014 The Talos Principle
33
52.4
2014 Thief
26
42.1
2013 Bioshock Infinite
42
67.0
2013 Company of Heroes 2
22
35.1
2013 Crysis 3
22
36.3
2013 GRID 2
45
72.4
2013 Metro: Last Light
27
43.2
2013 Total War: Rome 2
29
45.9
2013 Battlefield 4
32
51.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
75
118.7
2009 League of Legends
140
222.5
2008 Crysis: Warhead
27
43.7

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
17
28.1
2019 Anthem
12
19.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17
27.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
20
31.8
2019 Metro Exodus
10
16.4
2019 World War Z
18
28.8
2019 Gears of War 5
14
22.5
2019 F1 2019
17
27.6
2019 GreedFall
16
25.4
2019 Borderlands 3
10
17.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
21
34.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
16
25.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
9
15.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
13
21.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
18.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
22
35.7
2018 Fallout 76
19
31.4
2018 Hitman 2
15
23.8
2018 Just Cause 4
15
23.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
24.3
2018 Strange Brigade
22
34.8
2018 Battlefield V
18
29.7
2017 Dawn of War III
17
27.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
14
22.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
13
22.1
2017 Destiny 2
26
42.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
23.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
17
27.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
32.2
2017 For Honor
21
34.6
2017 Project CARS 2
18
29.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
29
46.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
15
24.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
12
20.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
13
22.1
2016 Doom
25
39.8
2016 F1 2016
21
34.6
2016 Hitman
16
26.7
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
18
29.1
2016 The Division
14
22.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
17
28.1
2016 Battlefield 1
21
34.6
2016 Overwatch
28
45.4
2016 Dishonored 2
16
26.2
2015 DiRT Rally
25
41.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
15
24.3
2015 The Witcher 3
14
23.5
2015 Total War: Attila
11
18.4
2015 Rocket League
46
74.2
2015 Need For Speed
23
37.1
2015 Project CARS
22
35.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
33
52.2
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
30
48.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
19
30.2
2014 Far Cry 4
19
30.2
2014 GRID Autosport
30
47.5
2014 Shadow of Mordor
21
33.5
2014 The Talos Principle
23
36.7
2014 Thief
18
28.6
2013 Bioshock Infinite
27
43.7
2013 Company of Heroes 2
14
22.7
2013 Crysis 3
14
22.7
2013 GRID 2
32
51.8
2013 Metro: Last Light
22
36.2
2013 Total War: Rome 2
18
29.7
2013 Battlefield 4
20
32.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
62
98.9
2009 League of Legends
78
123.7
2008 Crysis: Warhead
17
27.6

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
10
16.8
2019 Anthem
6
10.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
9
14.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
9
15.7
2019 Metro Exodus
6
10.3
2019 World War Z
10
16.6
2019 Gears of War 5
8
14.2
2019 F1 2019
11
17.6
2019 GreedFall
6
10.4
2019 Borderlands 3
5
9.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
12
20.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
10
16.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
6
9.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
8
13.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
6
9.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
15
23.8
2018 Fallout 76
10
17.3
2018 Hitman 2
8
14.0
2018 Just Cause 4
7
12.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7
11.6
2018 Strange Brigade
12
19.0
2018 Battlefield V
9
15.7
2017 Dawn of War III
8
14.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
8
13.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
8
13.0
2017 Destiny 2
13
21.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
8
13.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
7
11.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
14
22.3
2017 For Honor
10
17.3
2017 Project CARS 2
15
24.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
24
38.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
9
15.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
5
8.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
10
17.3
2016 Doom
12
20.0
2016 F1 2016
12
19.5
2016 Hitman
8
13.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
8
14.0
2016 The Division
8
14.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
9
14.6
2016 Battlefield 1
11
18.4
2016 Overwatch
14
23.5
2016 Dishonored 2
13
20.7
2015 DiRT Rally
12
19.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
11
18.9
2015 The Witcher 3
8
13.5
2015 Total War: Attila
5
9.2
2015 Rocket League
21
34.6
2015 Need For Speed
15
24.7
2015 Project CARS
15
24.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
15
24.1
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
17
27.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
9
15.7
2014 Far Cry 4
10
16.2
2014 GRID Autosport
17
27.6
2014 Shadow of Mordor
11
18.4
2014 The Talos Principle
12
20.5
2014 Thief
15
24.8
2013 Bioshock Infinite
13
22.1
2013 Crysis 3
10
16.2
2013 GRID 2
17
27.6
2013 Metro: Last Light
11
18.9
2013 Total War: Rome 2
8
13.5
2013 Battlefield 4
14
22.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
56
89.0
2009 League of Legends
31
49.4
2008 Crysis: Warhead
16
25.9
GTX 1060 3GB with i3-4130 at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

GTX 1060 3GB Specifications

GTX 1060 3GB Board Design

Length9.823 inches 250 mm
Outputs1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP120 W

GTX 1060 3GB Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1708 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective

GTX 1060 3GB Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000
ProductionActive
Release DateAug 18th, 2016

GTX 1060 3GB Graphics Features

CUDA6.1
DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.2
Vulkan1.1.96

GTX 1060 3GB Graphics Processor

ArchitecturePascal
Die Size200 mm²
GPU NameGP106
Process Size16 nm
Transistors4,400 million

GTX 1060 3GB Memory

Bandwidth192.2 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit
Memory Size3072
Memory TypeGDDR5

GTX 1060 3GB Render Config

ROPs48
SM Count9
Shading Units1152
TMUs72

GTX 1060 3GB Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance61.49 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance3,935 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate81.98 GPixel/s
Texture Rate123.0 GTexel/s

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Isak 5 months ago
Esto esta mal.. Yo tengo i5 4570 gtx 1060 3gb pubg 2560x1440 y me va a 60 estables.. En 1080p todo en ultra me va 75
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