Average Bench: 65.9% (21st of 535)

Based on 13,789 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 1C02 Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

The 3GB GTX 1060 follows last month’s release of the 6GB GTX 1060. The 3GB variant not only has reduced memory but Nvidia have also disabled 10 percent of the processing cores from 1,280 down to 1,152. There is no reference edition of the 3GB 1060 but the partner cards are already available (at launch). Comparing the GTX 6GB 1060 and 3GB 1060 shows that the 6GB 1060 leads, on average, by 7% but it is also currently 15% more expensive. The GTX 1060 is Nvidia’s answer to AMD’s new Polaris based RX 470. Comparing the RX 470 and 3GB 1060 shows that for pre DX12 games the 1060 edges ahead by 11%. The RX 470 is able to match the 3GB 1060 in DX12 games but this will remain a corner case until most games are optimized for DX12 (likely to take several years). The 3GB 1060 has the potential to become a hugely successful card, especially if prices drop below $200. [Sep '16 GPUPro]

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Above average average bench

The Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB averaged 34.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 149fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 211fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 10%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 181fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 202fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,789 samples)
Min Avg Max
191 Lighting 211 229
166 Reflection 181 192
179 Parallax 196 219
61.4% 196 fps
Min Avg Max
141 MRender 149 156
187 Gravity 202 216
147 Splatting 159 169
78% 170 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1999 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 378.92
Lighting 221
Reflection 181
Parallax 200
64% 201 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 204
Splatting 161
79% 172 fps
MaxC: 1974 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 378.92
Lighting 208
Reflection 180
Parallax 196
61% 195 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 203
Splatting 162
78% 171 fps
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 378.92
Lighting 207
Reflection 164
Parallax 189
60% 187 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 196
Splatting 154
78% 166 fps
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 378.66
Lighting 201
Reflection 174
Parallax 183
58% 186 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 190
Splatting 153
76% 163 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,174,742 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 13,789 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 14% 66% ± 3%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
EbayUS $194.1719 mins ago.
AmazonUS $199.9914 mins ago.
NeweggUS $209.988 hrs ago.
BHPhotoUS $219.891 month ago.
Asus(1043 85B1) 13% 66% ± 4%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
AmazonUS $199.9714 mins ago.
NeweggUS $199.998 hrs ago.
BHPhotoUS $214.9911 days ago.
EbayUS $228.4720 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3285) 9% 67% ± 4%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $214.0014 mins ago.
EbayUS $249.4719 mins ago.
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $214.0014 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $214.9921 hrs ago.
EbayUS $218.9819 mins ago.
NeweggUS $218.988 hrs ago.
MSI(1462 8C95) 9% 64% ± 5%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
AmazonUS $209.9914 mins ago.
EbayUS $214.9819 mins ago.
NeweggUS $214.988 hrs ago.
Device(0000 0000) 7% 66% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6160) 6% 65% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
AmazonUS $189.9914 mins ago.
EbayUS $199.9920 mins ago.
EVGA(3842 6162) 6% 66% ± 9%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $199.9914 mins ago.
NeweggUS $199.998 hrs ago.
BHPhotoUS $209.013 days ago.
EbayUS $209.9919 mins ago.
Zotac(19DA 2438) 6% 66% ± 4%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
AmazonUS $194.0014 mins ago.
EbayUS $198.9919 mins ago.
NeweggUS $203.998 hrs ago.
MSI(1462 3287) 5% 66% ± 7%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
AmazonUS $199.0014 mins ago.
EbayUS $228.0019 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 4% 64% ± 5%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $194.9914 mins ago.
EbayUS $199.9819 mins ago.
NeweggUS $199.988 hrs ago.
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 4% 68% ± 4%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $229.9914 mins ago.
NeweggUS $234.988 hrs ago.
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 4% 65% ± 3%
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3% 65% ± 9%
PNY(196E 11D9) 1% 66% ± 2%
HP(103C 82FC) 1% 63% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 6367) 1% 68% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85B0) 1% 68% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B 2438) 1% 64% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85B8) 1% 64% ± 4%
PNY(196E 11D8) 1% 64% ± 7%
EVGA(3842 5160) 1% 66% ± 1%
Asus(1043 873B) 0% 63% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 6168) 0% 68% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 6167) 0% 70% ± 0%
Nvidia(10DE 0000) 0% 65% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 66% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3286) 0% 65% ± 0%
PNY(196E 119F) 0% 71% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
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4 hrs ago.

#1 price to performance card. 1080p 144hz no problems


Good

5 hrs ago.

GTX 1060-3GB SC EVGA = great card for 1080p gaming


Good

3 days ago.

As soon as I took it out of the box, a witch cast a powerful curse on it. It seems to only operate at half speed. Wouldn't recommend that son of a bitch witch


Good

1 day ago.

IS GOOD IN FULLHD ULTRA STINGS


Poor

5 hrs ago.

awesome card love nvidia much more game optimized on NVIDIA titles


Poor

18 hrs ago.

perfect ark 60 fps gta v 90fps battlefield 1 50 fps good


Good

4 hrs ago.

Plays any game now a days! The new standard!


Good

6 months ago.


Terrible

1 month ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Outstanding

2 months ago.

The #1 best value card you can buy currently. Personally using it for 144hz 1080p gaming


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