GTX 1060 3GB with i5-2300 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality

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 i5-2300 @ 2.80GHz has less than 15% bottleneck in many games and can cause minor 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 i5-2300 1080p, 1440p, 4K benchmarks at Ultra Quality
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 i5-2300 @ 2.80GHz ($79.99)
CPU Impact on FPS -16.4 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -20.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 49.1 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 35.2 FPS
Average 4K Performance 20.6 FPS
Memory 3 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.8
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.3
Series GTX 1060 3GB
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Overall Combination Score 73/100 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
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
38.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
34.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
23.4 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
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
74.5 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
48.2 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
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
59.9 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
32.1 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
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
58.8 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
35.9 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
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER $ 160
83.0 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
47.0 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
31
43.3
2019 Anthem
20
27.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
29
40.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
39
54.1
2019 Metro Exodus
17
24.1
2019 World War Z
32
45.1
2019 Gears of War 5
25
35.5
2019 F1 2019
32
44.6
2019 GreedFall
29
40.2
2019 Borderlands 3
20
28.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
39
54.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
15
20.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
23
32.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
36
50.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
16
23.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
25
35.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
32.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
34
48.2
2018 Fallout 76
38
53.8
2018 Hitman 2
30
42.1
2018 Just Cause 4
26
36.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
28
39.7
2018 Strange Brigade
41
57.2
2018 Battlefield V
34
47.0
2017 Dawn of War III
33
46.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
25
35.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24
34.0
2017 Destiny 2
40
56.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25
35.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
35
48.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
51.0
2017 For Honor
49
68.0
2017 Project CARS 2
34
48.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
39
55.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
21
29.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
25
34.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
21
30.3
2016 Doom
49
68.0
2016 F1 2016
33
46.4
2016 Hitman
30
41.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
36
51.0
2016 The Division
26
36.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
27
37.7
2016 Battlefield 1
40
56.0
2016 Overwatch
54
75.3
2016 Dishonored 2
25
35.1
2015 DiRT Rally
49
68.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
30
42.2
2015 The Witcher 3
26
36.2
2015 Total War: Attila
23
32.1
2015 Rocket League
143
198.2
2015 Need For Speed
39
54.9
2015 Project CARS
38
52.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
66
92.3
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
53
73.6
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
37
52.0
2014 Far Cry 4
34
48.2
2014 GRID Autosport
51
71.7
2014 Shadow of Mordor
39
55.0
2014 The Talos Principle
43
60.0
2014 Thief
34
48.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
55
76.7
2013 Company of Heroes 2
29
40.2
2013 Crysis 3
30
41.5
2013 GRID 2
59
82.9
2013 Metro: Last Light
35
49.5
2013 Total War: Rome 2
37
52.5
2013 Battlefield 4
42
58.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
98
135.9
2009 League of Legends
184
254.8
2008 Crysis: Warhead
36
50.1

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
23
32.2
2019 Anthem
15
22.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
23
31.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
26
36.4
2019 Metro Exodus
13
18.7
2019 World War Z
23
32.9
2019 Gears of War 5
18
25.8
2019 F1 2019
22
31.6
2019 GreedFall
20
29.0
2019 Borderlands 3
14
19.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
28
39.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
12
17.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
18
25.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
21
29.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
12
17.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
17
24.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
15
21.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
29
40.8
2018 Fallout 76
25
35.9
2018 Hitman 2
19
27.2
2018 Just Cause 4
19
27.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
20
27.8
2018 Strange Brigade
28
39.9
2018 Battlefield V
24
34.0
2017 Dawn of War III
22
30.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
18
26.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
18
25.3
2017 Destiny 2
34
48.2
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19
27.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
22
31.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
26
36.8
2017 For Honor
28
39.7
2017 Project CARS 2
24
33.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
38
52.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
19
27.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
16
22.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
18
25.3
2016 Doom
32
45.5
2016 F1 2016
28
39.6
2016 Hitman
22
30.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
24
33.4
2016 The Division
18
26.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
23
32.1
2016 Battlefield 1
28
39.6
2016 Overwatch
37
52.0
2016 Dishonored 2
21
30.0
2015 DiRT Rally
34
47.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
27.9
2015 The Witcher 3
19
26.9
2015 Total War: Attila
15
21.1
2015 Rocket League
61
84.9
2015 Need For Speed
30
42.5
2015 Project CARS
29
40.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
43
59.7
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
39
55.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
25
34.6
2014 Far Cry 4
25
34.6
2014 GRID Autosport
39
54.4
2014 Shadow of Mordor
27
38.4
2014 The Talos Principle
30
42.1
2014 Thief
23
32.8
2013 Bioshock Infinite
36
50.1
2013 Company of Heroes 2
18
26.0
2013 Crysis 3
18
26.0
2013 GRID 2
42
59.3
2013 Metro: Last Light
29
41.4
2013 Total War: Rome 2
24
34.0
2013 Battlefield 4
27
37.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
82
113.3
2009 League of Legends
102
141.6
2008 Crysis: Warhead
22
31.6

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
13
19.3
2019 Anthem
8
12.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
11
16.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
12
17.9
2019 Metro Exodus
8
11.8
2019 World War Z
13
19.0
2019 Gears of War 5
11
16.3
2019 F1 2019
14
20.1
2019 GreedFall
8
11.9
2019 Borderlands 3
7
10.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
16
23.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
7
10.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
11
16.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
12
18.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
7
11.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
10
14.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
7
11.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
19
27.2
2018 Fallout 76
13
19.8
2018 Hitman 2
11
16.1
2018 Just Cause 4
9
14.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
9
13.3
2018 Strange Brigade
15
21.7
2018 Battlefield V
12
17.9
2017 Dawn of War III
11
16.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
10
14.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
10
14.8
2017 Destiny 2
16
24.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
10
15.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
9
13.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
17
25.5
2017 For Honor
13
19.8
2017 Project CARS 2
19
28.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
30
44.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
12
17.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
6
9.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
13
19.8
2016 Doom
16
22.9
2016 F1 2016
15
22.3
2016 Hitman
10
15.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
11
16.1
2016 The Division
11
16.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
11
16.7
2016 Battlefield 1
14
21.1
2016 Overwatch
18
26.9
2016 Dishonored 2
16
23.7
2015 DiRT Rally
15
22.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
15
21.6
2015 The Witcher 3
10
15.5
2015 Total War: Attila
7
10.5
2015 Rocket League
27
39.7
2015 Need For Speed
19
28.3
2015 Project CARS
19
28.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
19
27.6
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
21
30.9
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
12
17.9
2014 Far Cry 4
12
18.5
2014 GRID Autosport
22
31.6
2014 Shadow of Mordor
14
21.1
2014 The Talos Principle
16
23.5
2014 Thief
19
28.4
2013 Bioshock Infinite
17
25.3
2013 Crysis 3
12
18.5
2013 GRID 2
22
31.6
2013 Metro: Last Light
15
21.6
2013 Total War: Rome 2
10
15.5
2013 Battlefield 4
18
26.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
71
101.9
2009 League of Legends
39
56.6
2008 Crysis: Warhead
20
29.7
GTX 1060 3GB with i5-2300 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 7 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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