GTX 1060 3GB with i5-3470S 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 i5-3470S @ 2.90GHz 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 i5-3470S 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 i5-3470S @ 2.90GHz ($140.09)
CPU Impact on FPS -11.1 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -20.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 54.3 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 38.9 FPS
Average 4K Performance 22.8 FPS
Memory 3 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.1
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.5
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
26.5 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
54.6 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
36.4 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
40.7 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
53.2 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
40
49.0
2019 Anthem
25
31.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
37
46.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
50
61.3
2019 Metro Exodus
22
27.3
2019 World War Z
41
51.1
2019 Gears of War 5
33
40.3
2019 F1 2019
41
50.5
2019 GreedFall
37
45.5
2019 Borderlands 3
26
32.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
50
61.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
19
23.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
30
37.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
46
56.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
21
26.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32
39.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
29
36.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
44
54.6
2018 Fallout 76
49
60.9
2018 Hitman 2
39
47.6
2018 Just Cause 4
34
41.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
36
44.9
2018 Strange Brigade
53
64.9
2018 Battlefield V
43
53.2
2017 Dawn of War III
43
52.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
32
39.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
31
38.5
2017 Destiny 2
52
63.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
33
40.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
45
54.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
47
57.7
2017 For Honor
63
77.0
2017 Project CARS 2
44
54.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
51
62.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
27
33.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32
39.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
28
34.4
2016 Doom
63
77.1
2016 F1 2016
43
52.6
2016 Hitman
38
47.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
47
57.7
2016 The Division
33
41.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
35
42.7
2016 Battlefield 1
52
63.5
2016 Overwatch
70
85.4
2016 Dishonored 2
32
39.8
2015 DiRT Rally
63
77.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
39
47.8
2015 The Witcher 3
33
41.0
2015 Total War: Attila
29
36.4
2015 Rocket League
184
224.5
2015 Need For Speed
51
62.2
2015 Project CARS
48
59.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
85
104.6
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
68
83.4
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
48
58.9
2014 Far Cry 4
44
54.6
2014 GRID Autosport
66
81.3
2014 Shadow of Mordor
51
62.3
2014 The Talos Principle
55
68.0
2014 Thief
44
54.6
2013 Bioshock Infinite
71
86.9
2013 Company of Heroes 2
37
45.5
2013 Crysis 3
38
47.1
2013 GRID 2
77
93.9
2013 Metro: Last Light
46
56.1
2013 Total War: Rome 2
48
59.5
2013 Battlefield 4
54
66.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
126
154.0
2009 League of Legends
236
288.7
2008 Crysis: Warhead
46
56.8

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
29
36.5
2019 Anthem
20
25.1
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28
36.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
33
41.3
2019 Metro Exodus
16
21.2
2019 World War Z
29
37.3
2019 Gears of War 5
23
29.2
2019 F1 2019
28
35.8
2019 GreedFall
26
32.9
2019 Borderlands 3
18
22.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
35
44.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
15
19.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
23
29.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
26
33.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
15
19.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
28.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
19
23.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
37
46.3
2018 Fallout 76
32
40.7
2018 Hitman 2
24
30.8
2018 Just Cause 4
24
30.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
25
31.5
2018 Strange Brigade
36
45.2
2018 Battlefield V
30
38.5
2017 Dawn of War III
28
35.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
23
29.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
28.7
2017 Destiny 2
43
54.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
30.8
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
28
35.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
33
41.7
2017 For Honor
35
44.9
2017 Project CARS 2
30
38.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
47
59.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
24
31.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
20
25.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
22
28.7
2016 Doom
41
51.6
2016 F1 2016
35
44.9
2016 Hitman
27
34.7
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
30
37.8
2016 The Division
23
29.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
29
36.4
2016 Battlefield 1
35
44.9
2016 Overwatch
47
58.9
2016 Dishonored 2
27
34.0
2015 DiRT Rally
42
53.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
25
31.6
2015 The Witcher 3
24
30.5
2015 Total War: Attila
19
23.9
2015 Rocket League
76
96.2
2015 Need For Speed
38
48.1
2015 Project CARS
36
45.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
54
67.7
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
49
62.3
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
31
39.2
2014 Far Cry 4
31
39.2
2014 GRID Autosport
49
61.7
2014 Shadow of Mordor
34
43.5
2014 The Talos Principle
38
47.6
2014 Thief
29
37.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
45
56.8
2013 Company of Heroes 2
23
29.4
2013 Crysis 3
23
29.4
2013 GRID 2
53
67.2
2013 Metro: Last Light
37
46.9
2013 Total War: Rome 2
30
38.5
2013 Battlefield 4
34
42.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
102
128.3
2009 League of Legends
128
160.4
2008 Crysis: Warhead
28
35.8

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
15
21.8
2019 Anthem
9
13.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
13
19.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
14
20.3
2019 Metro Exodus
9
13.4
2019 World War Z
15
21.5
2019 Gears of War 5
12
18.5
2019 F1 2019
15
22.8
2019 GreedFall
9
13.5
2019 Borderlands 3
8
11.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
18
26.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
8
12.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
12
18.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
14
21.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
8
12.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
11
16.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
8
12.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
21
30.8
2018 Fallout 76
15
22.4
2018 Hitman 2
12
18.2
2018 Just Cause 4
11
16.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
15.1
2018 Strange Brigade
17
24.6
2018 Battlefield V
14
20.3
2017 Dawn of War III
12
18.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
11
16.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
11
16.8
2017 Destiny 2
19
27.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12
17.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
10
15.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
20
28.9
2017 For Honor
15
22.4
2017 Project CARS 2
22
32.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
35
50.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
14
20.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
7
11.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
15
22.4
2016 Doom
18
25.9
2016 F1 2016
17
25.3
2016 Hitman
12
17.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
12
18.2
2016 The Division
12
18.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
13
18.9
2016 Battlefield 1
16
23.9
2016 Overwatch
21
30.4
2016 Dishonored 2
18
26.9
2015 DiRT Rally
17
25.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
17
24.5
2015 The Witcher 3
12
17.6
2015 Total War: Attila
8
11.9
2015 Rocket League
31
44.9
2015 Need For Speed
22
32.1
2015 Project CARS
22
32.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
21
31.3
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
24
35.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
14
20.3
2014 Far Cry 4
14
21.0
2014 GRID Autosport
25
35.8
2014 Shadow of Mordor
16
23.9
2014 The Talos Principle
18
26.7
2014 Thief
22
32.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
20
28.7
2013 Crysis 3
14
21.0
2013 GRID 2
25
35.8
2013 Metro: Last Light
17
24.5
2013 Total War: Rome 2
12
17.6
2013 Battlefield 4
20
29.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
80
115.5
2009 League of Legends
44
64.1
2008 Crysis: Warhead
23
33.6
GTX 1060 3GB with i5-3470S 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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