GTX 1060 6GB with i5-8500 benchmarks at Medium Quality settings

At 1440p, GTX 1060 6GB 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 6GB 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 6GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the GTX 1060 6GB 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

 GTX 1060 6GB with i5-8500 benchmarks at Medium Quality settings
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Price $ 159.0
Year 2016
Maximum Recorded Temperature 76C
Max Fan Noise 47.1dB
Recommended Power Supply 470W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz ($239)
CPU Impact on FPS + 1.7 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Medium Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 127.4 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 97.0 FPS
Average 4K Performance 54.7 FPS
Memory 6 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.6
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.6
Series GTX 1060 6GB
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Overall Combination Score 91/100 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 6GB is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 254. 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 6GB, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1060 6GB is much more expensive than the GTX 960 as it costs a whopping $ 254. Compare this to the GTX 960, which came originally at a price of $ 199. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the RX 580 which costs $ 229. Spec for spec, this GTX 1060 6GB leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 960, by boasting 2 % more fps.

The GTX 1060 6GB has 6 GB RAM compared to the GTX 960 's 2 GB video memory. In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 1060 6GB blows past the GTX 960 and, amazingly, even the GTX 970 as well.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The GTX 1060 6GB 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 Hitman 2, Apex Legends, F1 2019, World War Z, Battlefield V at 61 fps to 68 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
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
100.3 FPS
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
90.8 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
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
82.0 FPS

The GTX 1060 6GB sits between the RX 580 and the GTX 1060 3GB, falling slower than RX 580 by 5.9% and faster than GTX 1060 3GB by 1.9%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
143.8 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
131.5 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
127.9 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
124.2 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
122.6 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
110.5 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
108.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
101.0 FPS

The GTX 1060 6GB sits between the RX 590 and the RX 580, falling slower than RX 590 by 4.2% and faster than RX 580 by 1.6%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 1060 6GB has to offer as it averages 127.9 fps. It is a close call between the GTX 1060 6GB and its rival RX 580 by a small margin.

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
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
126.2 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
103.9 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
100.4 FPS
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 $ 149
99.6 FPS

The GTX 1060 6GB sits between the RX 470 and the GTX 1060 3GB, falling slower than RX 470 by 1.2% and faster than GTX 1060 3GB by 2.4%. It has below average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 470.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Medium Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
127.1 FPS
2018 AMD Radeon RX 590 $ 279
112.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
109.4 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 $ 229
106.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
105.6 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

The GTX 1060 6GB sits between the RX 590 and the RX 580, falling slower than RX 590 by 3.5% and faster than RX 580 by 1.5%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. It is a close call between the GTX 1060 6GB and its rival RX 580 by a small margin.

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
2019 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 $ 220
148.8 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 $ 169
127.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
126.0 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

The GTX 1060 6GB sits between the RX 570 and the GTX 1650, falling slower than RX 570 by 2.1% and faster than GTX 1650 by 2.6%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the RX 570. Those who have a high refresh rate monitor will enjoy what GTX 1060 6GB has to offer as it averages 126 fps. Against its rival - the RX 580, the GTX 1060 6GB is much slower.

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
108
120.5
2019 Anthem
87
97.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
105
116.9
2019 Resident Evil 2
123
136.7
2019 Metro Exodus
82
91.9
2019 World War Z
113
125.6
2019 Gears of War 5
97
108.3
2019 F1 2019
109
121.6
2019 GreedFall
103
115.1
2019 Borderlands 3
87
97.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
117
130.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
81
90.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
97
108.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
93
103.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
115
127.9
2018 Fallout 76
122
136.2
2018 Hitman 2
106
118.7
2018 Just Cause 4
99
110.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
103
115.1
2018 Strange Brigade
126
140.3
2018 Battlefield V
113
126.0
2017 Dawn of War III
112
125.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
97
108.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
96
106.7
2017 Destiny 2
125
139.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
98
109.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
115
128.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
118
132.0
2017 For Honor
141
157.2
2017 Project CARS 2
114
127.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
128
142.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
90
100.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
96
107.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
90
101.1
2016 Doom
141
157.3
2016 F1 2016
112
125.1
2016 Hitman
106
117.8
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
118
131.9
2016 The Division
99
110.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
100
112.2
2016 Battlefield 1
125
139.5
2016 Overwatch
151
168.2
2016 Dishonored 2
97
108.3
2015 DiRT Rally
141
157.6
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
106
118.8
2015 The Witcher 3
98
109.9
2015 Total War: Attila
93
103.9
2015 Rocket League
316
351.2
2015 Need For Speed
124
137.8
2015 Project CARS
120
134.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
172
191.7
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
149
165.6
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
120
133.4
2014 Far Cry 4
115
127.9
2014 GRID Autosport
146
162.9
2014 Shadow of Mordor
124
138.0
2014 The Talos Principle
130
145.4
2014 Thief
115
127.9
2013 Bioshock Infinite
153
170.2
2013 Company of Heroes 2
104
115.9
2013 Crysis 3
106
117.9
2013 GRID 2
161
179.5
2013 Metro: Last Light
116
129.7
2013 Total War: Rome 2
120
134.3
2013 Battlefield 4
128
143.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
232
258.4
2009 League of Legends
392
435.6
2008 Crysis: Warhead
117
130.6

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
74
93.5
2019 Anthem
62
78.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
74
92.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
79
99.6
2019 Metro Exodus
58
73.6
2019 World War Z
76
96.2
2019 Gears of War 5
66
83.4
2019 F1 2019
73
91.9
2019 GreedFall
70
88.2
2019 Borderlands 3
59
74.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
71
88.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
57
71.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
65
82.4
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
61
77.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
84
106.1
2018 Fallout 76
79
98.8
2018 Hitman 2
68
86.1
2018 Just Cause 4
68
86.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
69
86.9
2018 Strange Brigade
83
104.0
2018 Battlefield V
76
96.1
2017 Dawn of War III
73
91.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
67
84.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
66
83.3
2017 Destiny 2
93
117.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
68
86.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
74
92.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
80
100.2
2017 For Honor
83
104.4
2017 Project CARS 2
76
96.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
98
123.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
69
86.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
63
79.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
66
83.3
2016 Doom
90
113.0
2016 F1 2016
83
104.3
2016 Hitman
72
91.1
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
76
95.2
2016 The Division
67
84.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
74
93.4
2016 Battlefield 1
83
104.3
2016 Overwatch
98
122.5
2016 Dishonored 2
72
90.2
2015 DiRT Rally
92
115.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
69
87.1
2015 The Witcher 3
68
85.6
2015 Total War: Attila
61
77.0
2015 Rocket League
136
171.1
2015 Need For Speed
86
108.5
2015 Project CARS
84
105.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
106
132.8
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
101
127.0
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
77
97.0
2014 Far Cry 4
77
97.0
2014 GRID Autosport
100
126.1
2014 Shadow of Mordor
82
102.5
2014 The Talos Principle
86
107.9
2014 Thief
75
94.3
2013 Bioshock Infinite
95
119.8
2013 Company of Heroes 2
67
84.2
2013 Crysis 3
67
84.2
2013 GRID 2
106
133.4
2013 Metro: Last Light
85
107.0
2013 Total War: Rome 2
76
96.1
2013 Battlefield 4
80
101.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
170
212.8
2009 League of Legends
203
254.4
2008 Crysis: Warhead
73
92.4

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
37
53.3
2019 Anthem
29
42.7
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
34
49.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
35
51.3
2019 Metro Exodus
29
42.4
2019 World War Z
37
53.9
2019 Gears of War 5
34
48.6
2019 F1 2019
37
54.2
2019 GreedFall
29
42.4
2019 Borderlands 3
27
39.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
36
52.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28
41.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
32
46.8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
28
41.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45
65.0
2018 Fallout 76
37
54.1
2018 Hitman 2
34
48.6
2018 Just Cause 4
32
45.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
31
44.6
2018 Strange Brigade
39
56.5
2018 Battlefield V
35
51.3
2017 Dawn of War III
34
48.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
32
46.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
32
46.8
2017 Destiny 2
42
60.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
33
47.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
31
45.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
43
62.5
2017 For Honor
37
54.1
2017 Project CARS 2
46
66.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
62
89.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
35
51.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
27
39.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
37
54.1
2016 Doom
41
58.6
2016 F1 2016
40
57.7
2016 Hitman
33
47.7
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
34
48.6
2016 The Division
34
48.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
34
49.5
2016 Battlefield 1
39
55.9
2016 Overwatch
45
64.4
2016 Dishonored 2
41
59.9
2015 DiRT Rally
40
57.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
39
56.8
2015 The Witcher 3
33
47.7
2015 Total War: Attila
28
40.4
2015 Rocket League
58
83.2
2015 Need For Speed
46
66.6
2015 Project CARS
46
66.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
45
65.2
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
49
70.4
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
35
51.3
2014 Far Cry 4
36
52.3
2014 GRID Autosport
49
71.3
2014 Shadow of Mordor
39
55.9
2014 The Talos Principle
41
59.5
2014 Thief
46
66.8
2013 Bioshock Infinite
43
62.2
2013 Crysis 3
36
52.3
2013 GRID 2
49
71.3
2013 Metro: Last Light
39
56.8
2013 Total War: Rome 2
33
47.7
2013 Battlefield 4
44
63.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
122
174.7
2009 League of Legends
75
108.2
2008 Crysis: Warhead
48
68.6
GTX 1060 6GB with i5-8500 at 1080p and Medium Quality settings

GTX 1060 6GB Specifications

GTX 1060 6GB Board Design

Board NumberPG410
Length9.823 inches 250 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP120 W

GTX 1060 6GB Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1709 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective

GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000
Launch Price199 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018

GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Features

CUDA6.1
DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.1
Vulkan1.1.82

GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Processor

ArchitecturePascal
Die Size314 mm²
GPU NameGP104
GPU VariantGP104-150-A1
Process Size16 nm
Transistors7,200 million

GTX 1060 6GB Memory

Bandwidth192.2 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit
Memory Size6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

GTX 1060 6GB Render Config

ROPs48
SM Count10
Shading Units1280
TMUs80

GTX 1060 6GB Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

Conclusion. Nvidia introduced us to the Pascal architecture with GeForce GTX 1080, and it blew us away by besting previous-gen flagships at a familiar price point.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is the king of the mid-range, and will be the star of Black Friday 2018. Read our GTX 1060 review to find out why.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 – VR. ... I’ll update this conclusion. Verdict. A great graphics card for 1440p and VR, but it isn’t the ultimate in value-for-money.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review One of Nvidia's best price-to-performance cards ever. ... Specs and performance 3. Verdict Ultimately the GTX 1060 is an incredible card, and for price to ...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 - the Digital Foundry verdict When we first heard the 9/£240 price-point for the GTX 1060, we could almost hear the sigh of relief emanating from AMD headquarters.
The GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition also features a die cast aluminum body, and the top edge of the card has NVIDIA’s signature, lighted "GeForce GTX" logo that's adorned cards from the ...
Today, NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 1060, which is designed to combat AMD's Radeon RX 480. It looks like NVIDIA has won this fight since the GTX 1060 brings GTX 980 performance levels to the table while being much more power efficient than the RX 480 - all at a price point of 9 to 9.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB specs. What we're looking at here is the exact same technology as the full-fat GTX 1060, with a couple of cut-backs - there's 90 per cent of the full CUDA core count ...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Review : Read more . It is not supposed to compete with 200$ 4GB RX 480. For that we will have ~200$ 3GB pascal card whatever they will call it (1050, 1060 3GB).
The GeForce GTX 1060 is Nvidia's answer to AMD's Radeon RX 480, which redefined what a 0 graphics card can do.
I bought a retail MSI Geforce GTX 1060 Gaming X card last month and it was defaulted to OC mode by default. This is the same as the test version that the press received.
Today, NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 1060, which is designed to combat AMD's Radeon RX 480. It looks like NVIDIA has won this fight since the GTX 1060 brings GTX 980 performance levels to the table while being much more power efficient than the RX 480 - all at a price point of 9 to 9.
NVIDIA releasing the GeForce GTX 1060 so early came as a surprise to most as everybody expected it to be released in fall, around October, which would have given NVIDIA time to milk the high-end while AMD's RX 480 captured the lower end of the market.

Discussion and Comments

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Chewbacca 2 months ago
I have a gtx 1060 6gb and a i5 6500. I do want to upgrade to a ryzen 3700x cpu. Will my gpu hold back my cpu or should i be fine?
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Qnn4ik 1 month ago
@Chewbacca, i have the same computer properties, but i'm going to buy i5 9600K. Well, i guess ryzen 3700x will a good decision, but with that price in my country i'd buy i7
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BackUpfile 5 months ago
I'm looking forward to upgrading to the Ryzen 5 2600x (from an i3-4130) and i'm happy to see, that this combo (I already have a 1060 6gb) achieves very smooth frames in basically any AAA game at high settings, which is already a HUGE upgrade from playing Far Cry 5 on lowest settings with 0.6 render scaling at only 45-60 fps due to that ugly i3 bottleneck xD
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appraisersquash 8 months ago
GTX 1060 6gb or RX 580 8gb?
I need help choosing between these GPUs.
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raddedollhouse 8 months ago
gtx 1060 3gb vs rx 570 4gb
What should i get?
(200-250 Euros max)
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spraychicago 8 months ago
In most games 3 GB is still enough for 1080p high, but it will definitely start showing it's age soon.
RX 570 would take advantage in DX12 games and the extra vram is going to be useful, so go with the 570.
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gackedicing 8 months ago
Rx 580 vs GTX 1060
Which good in performance Rx 570/580 or GtX1060?
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irritatedefeat 8 months ago
GTX 1060 6g vs Rx 580 8g
Which one is better and why? (for 1080p gaming)
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rowdyerring 8 months ago
gtx 970 vs gtx 1060
Which one should I buy a GTX 970 vs or gtx1060?
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radiationhig 8 months ago
GTX 970 vs 1060
Is the GTX 1060 going to be better than the 970?
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