GTX 1060 3GB with Q9505 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 Core2 Quad Q9505 @ 2.83GHz 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 Q9505 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 Core2 Quad Q9505 @ 2.83GHz ($190)
CPU Impact on FPS -25.5 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % -40.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 39.9 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 28.6 FPS
Average 4K Performance 16.8 FPS
Memory 3 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 4.3
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.9
4K Cost Per Frame $ 10.1
Series GTX 1060 3GB
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Overall Combination Score 67/100 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
17.2 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
35.5 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
23.7 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
26.4 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
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
34.6 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
17
31.9
2019 Anthem
10
20.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
16
30.1
2019 Resident Evil 2
21
39.9
2019 Metro Exodus
9
17.7
2019 World War Z
17
33.2
2019 Gears of War 5
13
26.2
2019 F1 2019
17
32.8
2019 GreedFall
15
29.6
2019 Borderlands 3
11
20.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
21
40.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
8
15.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
12
24.2
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
19
36.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
9
17.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
13
26.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
12
23.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
18
35.5
2018 Fallout 76
21
39.6
2018 Hitman 2
16
31.0
2018 Just Cause 4
14
27.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
15
29.2
2018 Strange Brigade
22
42.2
2018 Battlefield V
18
34.6
2017 Dawn of War III
18
34.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
13
26.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
13
25.0
2017 Destiny 2
22
41.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
26.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
19
35.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
19
37.5
2017 For Honor
26
50.0
2017 Project CARS 2
18
35.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
21
40.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
11
21.8
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
13
25.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
11
22.3
2016 Doom
26
50.1
2016 F1 2016
18
34.2
2016 Hitman
16
30.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
19
37.5
2016 The Division
14
26.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
14
27.8
2016 Battlefield 1
21
41.2
2016 Overwatch
29
55.5
2016 Dishonored 2
13
25.8
2015 DiRT Rally
26
50.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
16
31.1
2015 The Witcher 3
14
26.6
2015 Total War: Attila
12
23.7
2015 Rocket League
77
145.9
2015 Need For Speed
21
40.4
2015 Project CARS
20
38.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
36
67.9
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
28
54.2
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
20
38.3
2014 Far Cry 4
18
35.5
2014 GRID Autosport
28
52.8
2014 Shadow of Mordor
21
40.5
2014 The Talos Principle
23
44.2
2014 Thief
18
35.5
2013 Bioshock Infinite
30
56.5
2013 Company of Heroes 2
15
29.6
2013 Crysis 3
16
30.6
2013 GRID 2
32
61.0
2013 Metro: Last Light
19
36.5
2013 Total War: Rome 2
20
38.7
2013 Battlefield 4
23
43.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
53
100.1
2009 League of Legends
99
187.6
2008 Crysis: Warhead
19
36.9

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
12
23.7
2019 Anthem
8
16.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
12
23.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
14
26.8
2019 Metro Exodus
7
13.8
2019 World War Z
12
24.2
2019 Gears of War 5
10
19.0
2019 F1 2019
12
23.2
2019 GreedFall
11
21.4
2019 Borderlands 3
7
14.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
15
28.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
6
12.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
10
19.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
11
21.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
6
13.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
9
18.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
8
15.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
16
30.1
2018 Fallout 76
14
26.4
2018 Hitman 2
10
20.0
2018 Just Cause 4
10
20.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
20.5
2018 Strange Brigade
15
29.4
2018 Battlefield V
13
25.0
2017 Dawn of War III
12
22.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
10
19.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
9
18.7
2017 Destiny 2
18
35.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
10
20.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
12
23.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
14
27.1
2017 For Honor
15
29.2
2017 Project CARS 2
13
25.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
20
38.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
10
20.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
8
16.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
9
18.7
2016 Doom
17
33.5
2016 F1 2016
15
29.2
2016 Hitman
11
22.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
13
24.6
2016 The Division
10
19.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
12
23.7
2016 Battlefield 1
15
29.2
2016 Overwatch
20
38.3
2016 Dishonored 2
11
22.1
2015 DiRT Rally
18
34.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
10
20.5
2015 The Witcher 3
10
19.8
2015 Total War: Attila
8
15.5
2015 Rocket League
33
62.5
2015 Need For Speed
16
31.3
2015 Project CARS
15
29.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
23
44.0
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
21
40.5
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
13
25.5
2014 Far Cry 4
13
25.5
2014 GRID Autosport
21
40.1
2014 Shadow of Mordor
15
28.2
2014 The Talos Principle
16
31.0
2014 Thief
12
24.1
2013 Bioshock Infinite
19
36.9
2013 Company of Heroes 2
10
19.1
2013 Crysis 3
10
19.1
2013 GRID 2
23
43.7
2013 Metro: Last Light
16
30.5
2013 Total War: Rome 2
13
25.0
2013 Battlefield 4
14
27.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
44
83.4
2009 League of Legends
55
104.2
2008 Crysis: Warhead
12
23.2

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
7
14.2
2019 Anthem
4
8.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
6
12.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
7
13.2
2019 Metro Exodus
4
8.7
2019 World War Z
7
14.0
2019 Gears of War 5
6
12.0
2019 F1 2019
7
14.8
2019 GreedFall
4
8.8
2019 Borderlands 3
4
7.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
9
17.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
8.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
6
12.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
7
13.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
4
8.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
5
10.9
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
4
8.2
2018 Forza Horizon 4
10
20.0
2018 Fallout 76
7
14.5
2018 Hitman 2
6
11.8
2018 Just Cause 4
5
10.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5
9.8
2018 Strange Brigade
8
16.0
2018 Battlefield V
7
13.2
2017 Dawn of War III
6
11.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
5
10.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
5
10.9
2017 Destiny 2
9
17.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
6
11.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
5
10.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
10
18.8
2017 For Honor
7
14.5
2017 Project CARS 2
11
20.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
17
32.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
7
13.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
3
7.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
7
14.5
2016 Doom
8
16.8
2016 F1 2016
8
16.4
2016 Hitman
6
11.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
6
11.8
2016 The Division
6
11.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
6
12.3
2016 Battlefield 1
8
15.5
2016 Overwatch
10
19.8
2016 Dishonored 2
9
17.5
2015 DiRT Rally
8
16.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
8
15.9
2015 The Witcher 3
6
11.4
2015 Total War: Attila
4
7.7
2015 Rocket League
15
29.2
2015 Need For Speed
11
20.8
2015 Project CARS
11
20.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
10
20.4
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
12
22.8
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
7
13.2
2014 Far Cry 4
7
13.6
2014 GRID Autosport
12
23.2
2014 Shadow of Mordor
8
15.5
2014 The Talos Principle
9
17.3
2014 Thief
11
20.9
2013 Bioshock Infinite
9
18.7
2013 Crysis 3
7
13.6
2013 GRID 2
12
23.2
2013 Metro: Last Light
8
15.9
2013 Total War: Rome 2
6
11.4
2013 Battlefield 4
10
19.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
39
75.0
2009 League of Legends
22
41.7
2008 Crysis: Warhead
11
21.9
GTX 1060 3GB with Q9505 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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