GTX 1060 3GB with i9-9900K 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. With current 3072 MB RAM, the GTX 1060 3GB can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 1060 3GB with i9-9900K 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 i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz ($834.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 4.3 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % + 10.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 69.7 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 49.9 FPS
Average 4K Performance 28.9 FPS
Memory 3 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.4
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.4
4K Cost Per Frame $ 5.9
Series GTX 1060 3GB
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Overall Combination Score 81/100 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)

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
34.2 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
70.6 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
47.0 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
52.5 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
68.8 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
56
63.3
2019 Anthem
36
40.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
53
59.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
71
79.2
2019 Metro Exodus
31
35.3
2019 World War Z
59
66.0
2019 Gears of War 5
46
52.0
2019 F1 2019
58
65.3
2019 GreedFall
52
58.8
2019 Borderlands 3
37
41.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
71
79.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
27
30.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
43
48.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
65
73.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
30
34.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
46
51.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
42
47.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
63
70.6
2018 Fallout 76
70
78.7
2018 Hitman 2
55
61.5
2018 Just Cause 4
48
53.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
52
58.1
2018 Strange Brigade
75
83.8
2018 Battlefield V
61
68.8
2017 Dawn of War III
61
67.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
46
51.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
44
49.8
2017 Destiny 2
74
82.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
47
52.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
63
71.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
67
74.6
2017 For Honor
89
99.5
2017 Project CARS 2
63
70.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
72
80.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
38
43.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
45
50.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
39
44.4
2016 Doom
89
99.6
2016 F1 2016
61
67.9
2016 Hitman
54
60.7
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
67
74.6
2016 The Division
47
53.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
49
55.2
2016 Battlefield 1
73
82.0
2016 Overwatch
99
110.3
2016 Dishonored 2
46
51.4
2015 DiRT Rally
89
99.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
55
61.8
2015 The Witcher 3
47
53.0
2015 Total War: Attila
42
47.0
2015 Rocket League
261
290.1
2015 Need For Speed
72
80.4
2015 Project CARS
69
77.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
121
135.1
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
96
107.7
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
68
76.1
2014 Far Cry 4
63
70.6
2014 GRID Autosport
94
105.0
2014 Shadow of Mordor
72
80.5
2014 The Talos Principle
79
87.8
2014 Thief
63
70.6
2013 Bioshock Infinite
101
112.3
2013 Company of Heroes 2
52
58.8
2013 Crysis 3
54
60.8
2013 GRID 2
109
121.3
2013 Metro: Last Light
65
72.5
2013 Total War: Rome 2
69
76.9
2013 Battlefield 4
77
85.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
179
198.9
2009 League of Legends
335
372.9
2008 Crysis: Warhead
65
73.3

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
36
45.8
2019 Anthem
25
31.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
36
45.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
41
51.8
2019 Metro Exodus
21
26.7
2019 World War Z
37
46.9
2019 Gears of War 5
29
36.7
2019 F1 2019
35
44.9
2019 GreedFall
33
41.3
2019 Borderlands 3
22
28.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
44
55.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
19
24.3
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
29
36.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
33
41.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20
25.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
28
35.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
30.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
46
58.1
2018 Fallout 76
40
51.1
2018 Hitman 2
30
38.7
2018 Just Cause 4
30
38.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
31
39.5
2018 Strange Brigade
45
56.7
2018 Battlefield V
38
48.4
2017 Dawn of War III
35
44.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
29
37.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
28
36.0
2017 Destiny 2
54
68.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
30
38.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
45.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
41
52.4
2017 For Honor
45
56.4
2017 Project CARS 2
38
48.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
59
74.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
31
39.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
26
32.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
28
36.0
2016 Doom
51
64.8
2016 F1 2016
45
56.3
2016 Hitman
34
43.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
38
47.5
2016 The Division
29
37.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
36
45.7
2016 Battlefield 1
45
56.3
2016 Overwatch
59
73.9
2016 Dishonored 2
34
42.7
2015 DiRT Rally
53
66.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31
39.6
2015 The Witcher 3
30
38.3
2015 Total War: Attila
24
30.0
2015 Rocket League
96
120.8
2015 Need For Speed
48
60.4
2015 Project CARS
45
57.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
67
84.9
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
62
78.3
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
39
49.2
2014 Far Cry 4
39
49.2
2014 GRID Autosport
61
77.4
2014 Shadow of Mordor
43
54.6
2014 The Talos Principle
47
59.8
2014 Thief
37
46.6
2013 Bioshock Infinite
57
71.3
2013 Company of Heroes 2
29
37.0
2013 Crysis 3
29
37.0
2013 GRID 2
67
84.4
2013 Metro: Last Light
47
58.9
2013 Total War: Rome 2
38
48.4
2013 Battlefield 4
42
53.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
128
161.1
2009 League of Legends
161
201.4
2008 Crysis: Warhead
35
44.9

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
19
27.2
2019 Anthem
11
17.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
16
23.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
25.4
2019 Metro Exodus
11
16.7
2019 World War Z
18
26.8
2019 Gears of War 5
16
23.0
2019 F1 2019
19
28.5
2019 GreedFall
11
16.9
2019 Borderlands 3
10
14.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
23
33.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
10
15.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
16
23.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18
26.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
15.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
14
21.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
15.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
26
38.5
2018 Fallout 76
19
27.9
2018 Hitman 2
15
22.7
2018 Just Cause 4
14
20.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
13
18.8
2018 Strange Brigade
21
30.7
2018 Battlefield V
17
25.4
2017 Dawn of War III
15
22.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
14
21.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14
21.0
2017 Destiny 2
23
34.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
21.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
19.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
25
36.0
2017 For Honor
19
27.9
2017 Project CARS 2
28
40.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
43
62.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
17
25.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
9
14.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
19
27.9
2016 Doom
22
32.4
2016 F1 2016
22
31.5
2016 Hitman
15
21.9
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
15
22.7
2016 The Division
15
22.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
16
23.6
2016 Battlefield 1
20
29.8
2016 Overwatch
26
38.0
2016 Dishonored 2
23
33.6
2015 DiRT Rally
22
31.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
30.6
2015 The Witcher 3
15
21.9
2015 Total War: Attila
10
14.8
2015 Rocket League
39
56.1
2015 Need For Speed
28
40.0
2015 Project CARS
28
40.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
27
39.1
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
30
43.7
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
17
25.4
2014 Far Cry 4
18
26.2
2014 GRID Autosport
31
44.6
2014 Shadow of Mordor
20
29.8
2014 The Talos Principle
23
33.3
2014 Thief
28
40.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
25
35.8
2013 Crysis 3
18
26.2
2013 GRID 2
31
44.6
2013 Metro: Last Light
21
30.6
2013 Total War: Rome 2
15
21.9
2013 Battlefield 4
25
36.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
100
144.1
2009 League of Legends
56
80.1
2008 Crysis: Warhead
29
42.0
GTX 1060 3GB with i9-9900K 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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