GTX 1060 3GB with i7-6700K benchmarks at Medium 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. With current 3072 MB RAM, the GTX 1060 3GB can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 GTX 1060 3GB with i7-6700K benchmarks at Medium 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 i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Medium Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 122.1 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 93.3 FPS
Average 4K Performance 52.7 FPS
Memory 3 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.6
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.6
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.1
Series GTX 1060 3GB
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Overall Combination Score 92/100 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 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)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
99.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
95.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
90.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
88.3 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
85.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
83.2 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
82.7 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
82.0 FPS

The GTX 1060 3GB sits between the GTX 1060 6GB and the GTX 1650, falling slower than GTX 1060 6GB by 1.9% and faster than GTX 1650 by 3.9%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1060 6GB.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
131.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
126.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
124.2 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
122.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
119.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
110.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
108.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
108.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
101.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
96.0 FPS

The GTX 1060 3GB sits between the RX 580 and the GTX 970, falling slower than RX 580 by 1.3% and faster than GTX 970 by 2.7%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 580. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 1060 3GB has to offer as it averages 122.6 fps.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
127.9 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
120.9 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
108.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
104.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
102.8 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
100.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
99.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
99.6 FPS

The GTX 1060 3GB sits between the GTX 1060 6GB and the GTX 1650, falling slower than GTX 1060 6GB by 2.4% and faster than GTX 1650 by 0.8%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1060 6GB.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
112.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
108.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
106.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
105.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
103.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
103.0 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
99.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
97.0 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
95.9 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
88.0 FPS

The GTX 1060 3GB sits between the RX 580 and the GTX 970, falling slower than RX 580 by 0.9% and faster than GTX 970 by 2%. 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)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
159.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
149.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
127.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
124.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
121.3 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
120.9 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
118.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
116.4 FPS

The GTX 1060 3GB sits between the GTX 1650 and the RX 470, falling slower than GTX 1650 by 0.3% and faster than RX 470 by 2.5%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the GTX 1650. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 1060 3GB has to offer as it averages 120.9 fps.

Game Performance at Medium Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
104
115.8
2019 Anthem
85
94.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
101
112.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
117
130.8
2019 Metro Exodus
80
89.3
2019 World War Z
106
118.3
2019 Gears of War 5
94
105.1
2019 F1 2019
105
117.6
2019 GreedFall
100
111.5
2019 Borderlands 3
85
95.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
112
125.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
79
88.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
94
104.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
90
100.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
110
122.6
2018 Fallout 76
117
130.3
2018 Hitman 2
102
114.1
2018 Just Cause 4
96
106.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
99
110.8
2018 Strange Brigade
121
135.1
2018 Battlefield V
108
120.9
2017 Dawn of War III
108
120.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
94
104.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
92
103.0
2017 Destiny 2
120
133.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
95
105.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
110
123.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
113
126.4
2017 For Honor
134
149.9
2017 Project CARS 2
110
122.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
118
132.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
87
96.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
93
103.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
88
97.9
2016 Doom
135
150.0
2016 F1 2016
108
120.1
2016 Hitman
101
113.3
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
113
126.4
2016 The Division
95
106.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
97
108.1
2016 Battlefield 1
120
133.4
2016 Overwatch
144
160.1
2016 Dishonored 2
94
104.5
2015 DiRT Rally
135
150.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
102
114.3
2015 The Witcher 3
95
106.0
2015 Total War: Attila
90
100.4
2015 Rocket League
296
329.8
2015 Need For Speed
118
131.9
2015 Project CARS
115
128.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
165
183.5
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
141
157.7
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
115
127.8
2014 Far Cry 4
110
122.6
2014 GRID Autosport
139
155.1
2014 Shadow of Mordor
118
132.0
2014 The Talos Principle
125
138.9
2014 Thief
110
122.6
2013 Bioshock Infinite
145
162.0
2013 Company of Heroes 2
100
111.5
2013 Crysis 3
102
113.4
2013 GRID 2
153
170.5
2013 Metro: Last Light
111
124.4
2013 Total War: Rome 2
115
128.6
2013 Battlefield 4
123
137.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
219
243.8
2009 League of Legends
367
408.0
2008 Crysis: Warhead
112
125.2

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
72
90.5
2019 Anthem
61
76.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
71
89.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
77
96.3
2019 Metro Exodus
57
71.9
2019 World War Z
73
91.5
2019 Gears of War 5
65
81.6
2019 F1 2019
71
89.6
2019 GreedFall
68
86.1
2019 Borderlands 3
58
73.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
68
86.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
56
70.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
64
80.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
60
75.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
81
102.4
2018 Fallout 76
76
95.6
2018 Hitman 2
66
83.6
2018 Just Cause 4
66
83.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
67
84.4
2018 Strange Brigade
80
101.1
2018 Battlefield V
74
93.0
2017 Dawn of War III
70
88.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
65
81.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
64
81.0
2017 Destiny 2
90
112.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
66
83.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
71
89.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
77
96.9
2017 For Honor
80
100.8
2017 Project CARS 2
74
92.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
94
118.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
67
84.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
62
77.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
64
81.0
2016 Doom
87
108.9
2016 F1 2016
80
100.7
2016 Hitman
70
88.3
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
73
92.1
2016 The Division
65
82.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
72
90.4
2016 Battlefield 1
80
100.7
2016 Overwatch
94
117.8
2016 Dishonored 2
70
87.5
2015 DiRT Rally
88
110.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
67
84.5
2015 The Witcher 3
66
83.2
2015 Total War: Attila
60
75.1
2015 Rocket League
130
163.3
2015 Need For Speed
83
104.7
2015 Project CARS
81
101.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
102
128.5
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
97
122.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
75
93.8
2014 Far Cry 4
75
93.8
2014 GRID Autosport
96
121.2
2014 Shadow of Mordor
79
99.0
2014 The Talos Principle
83
104.1
2014 Thief
73
91.3
2013 Bioshock Infinite
92
115.2
2013 Company of Heroes 2
65
81.9
2013 Crysis 3
65
81.9
2013 GRID 2
102
128.0
2013 Metro: Last Light
82
103.2
2013 Total War: Rome 2
74
93.0
2013 Battlefield 4
78
97.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
162
202.5
2009 League of Legends
193
241.6
2008 Crysis: Warhead
71
89.6

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
36
51.6
2019 Anthem
29
41.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
33
48.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
34
49.8
2019 Metro Exodus
28
41.3
2019 World War Z
35
51.2
2019 Gears of War 5
33
47.5
2019 F1 2019
36
52.8
2019 GreedFall
29
41.5
2019 Borderlands 3
27
39.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35
50.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28
40.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
31
45.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28
40.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
43
62.6
2018 Fallout 76
36
52.3
2018 Hitman 2
33
47.2
2018 Just Cause 4
31
44.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30
43.4
2018 Strange Brigade
38
55.0
2018 Battlefield V
34
49.8
2017 Dawn of War III
33
47.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
31
45.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
31
45.5
2017 Destiny 2
40
58.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
32
46.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
30
43.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
42
60.2
2017 For Honor
36
52.3
2017 Project CARS 2
44
64.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
60
86.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
34
49.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
27
38.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
36
52.3
2016 Doom
39
56.6
2016 F1 2016
39
55.8
2016 Hitman
32
46.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
33
47.2
2016 The Division
33
47.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
33
48.1
2016 Battlefield 1
37
54.1
2016 Overwatch
43
62.1
2016 Dishonored 2
40
57.8
2015 DiRT Rally
39
55.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
38
54.9
2015 The Witcher 3
32
46.4
2015 Total War: Attila
27
39.5
2015 Rocket League
55
79.8
2015 Need For Speed
44
64.1
2015 Project CARS
44
64.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
44
63.2
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
47
67.7
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
34
49.8
2014 Far Cry 4
35
50.6
2014 GRID Autosport
48
68.6
2014 Shadow of Mordor
37
54.1
2014 The Talos Principle
40
57.5
2014 Thief
45
64.3
2013 Bioshock Infinite
42
60.0
2013 Crysis 3
35
50.6
2013 GRID 2
48
68.6
2013 Metro: Last Light
38
54.9
2013 Total War: Rome 2
32
46.4
2013 Battlefield 4
42
60.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
116
165.8
2009 League of Legends
72
103.2
2008 Crysis: Warhead
46
66.0
GTX 1060 3GB with i7-6700K at 1080p and Medium 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 4 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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