Average Bench: 66.9% (26th of 548)

Based on 49,734 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 33.0% 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. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 204fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 195fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 13.6%. 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) 177fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 155fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 49,734 samples)
Min Avg Max
167 Lighting 204 226
158 Reflection 177 192
160 Parallax 192 217
61.8% 191 fps
Min Avg Max
134 MRender 146 157
176 Gravity 195 212
141 Splatting 155 170
70.7% 165 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.31
Lighting 209
Reflection 179
Parallax 200
64% 196 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 204
Splatting 168
74% 174 fps
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.31
Lighting 217
Reflection 184
Parallax 199
65% 200 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 203
Splatting 157
73% 170 fps
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Lighting 209
Reflection 184
Parallax 215
65% 203 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 197
Splatting 160
72% 168 fps
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.31
Lighting 120
Reflection 161
Parallax 172
43% 151 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 175
Splatting 142
64% 149 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,874,104 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 49,734 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 18% 67% ± 7%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $211.0018 mins ago.
EbayUS $219.983 mins ago.
NeweggUS $219.9811 hrs ago.
EVGA(3842 6162) 8% 66% ± 10%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $222.8918 mins ago.
EbayUS $249.983 mins ago.
Asus(1043 85B1) 8% 66% ± 11%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
AmazonUS $202.9918 mins ago.
NeweggUS $202.9911 hrs ago.
EbayUS $233.443 mins ago.
Zotac(19DA 2438) 7% 66% ± 7%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
AmazonUS $189.9918 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $189.9912 hrs ago.
EbayUS $204.983 mins ago.
NeweggUS $254.9811 hrs ago.
Asus(1043 85B9) 6% 67% ± 10%
MSI(1462 3285) 6% 70% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $289.0011 days ago.
EbayUS $309.993 mins ago.
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
BHPhotoUS $229.895 months ago.
NeweggUS $273.983 months ago.
AmazonUS $289.0011 days ago.
EbayUS $309.993 mins ago.
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 5% 66% ± 12%
MSI(1462 8C95) 5% 66% ± 8%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
AmazonUS $209.9918 mins ago.
EbayUS $253.503 mins ago.
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 4% 67% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 6160) 4% 64% ± 9%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
AmazonUS $179.9918 mins ago.
EbayUS $202.873 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3287) 4% 69% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
AmazonUS $239.9918 mins ago.
EbayUS $320.233 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 4% 68% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
EbayUS $199.943 mins ago.
AmazonUS $199.9918 mins ago.
Device(0000 0000) 4% 68% ± 8%
HP(103C 82FC) 3% 67% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85ED) 2% 67% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 2% 67% ± 8%
PNY(196E 11D9) 2% 69% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85B0) 1% 67% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 71% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 1% 70% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $269.9518 mins ago.
EVGA(3842 6367) 1% 72% ± 2%
PNY(196E 11C2) 1% 67% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 2438) 1% 60% ± 13%
PNY(196E 11D8) 1% 69% ± 4%
Asus(1043 200B) 0% 50% ± 24%
Asus(1043 85BB) 0% 67% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6168) 0% 70% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85B8) 0% 69% ± 1%
Device(7377 0000) 0% 67% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 5160) 0% 67% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3286) 0% 70% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 4438) 0% 68% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 6165) 0% 76% ± 0%
PNY(196E 119F) 0% 74% ± 0%
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Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME H270-PLUS - $105

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 Comments

Added 14 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

7 hrs ago.

I'm able to run almost every single game at 1080p60 on ultra settings easily with temps ranging from 60-70.


Poor

9 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

yes


Poor

2 days ago.

good vga card for medium config ingame.


Good

3 days ago.

This GPU is very good in new game.


Excellent

3 days ago.

Run all games on high or ultra 60 fps+


Terrible

1 day ago.

for a medium pc is the better


Good

2 days ago.

cooooooooool beans


Good

6 days ago.

i like it, coz i want


Good

11 days ago.

Cheap and Great!


Good

1 month ago.

Stable OC core: +150, mem: 175


Good

9 days ago.

The best GPU I had.


Excellent

1 day ago.

awesome card love nvidia much more game optimized on NVIDIA titles


Poor

2 months ago.

beast price/performance and while using barelly any watts, even good at mining, never goes over 65 degrees even when oced to 2050 and up


Excellent

9 days ago.

For 1080p, best in class price/performance 2017


Poor

15 days ago.

I love because i can play everything with this GPU :D


Excellent

15 days ago.

Its all right in a budget build, but i would rather have gone with the 1070 instead.


Good

14 months ago.


Good

1 month ago.

renders very nice bobs and vagene


Good

2 days ago.

better


Good

1 month ago.

in most games, the 1060-3g could hit the level of 1060-6g, the best choice for getting a 1060 graphic card if you have limited budget


Terrible

9 months ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Good

6 months ago.

Cheap And Great For Gaming


Excellent

1 month ago.

tnx! the best cost/performance!


Outstanding

5 months ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Good

1 month ago.

A great mid-range GPU.


Good

6 months ago.

Better than the RX 570 but the smarter choice is to get the 6gb for only 30$ more


Excellent

2 months ago.

What amazing power for such a great cost! :D I'm so lit right now.


Average

22 days ago.

Good performance but has poor vram capacity


Excellent

2 months ago.

yeah graet


Excellent

2 months ago.

Got this GPU, can run almost all games on max graphics @60fps 1080p & most 1440p + 4k aswell paired with a stock (no OC) i5-7600k Also handles most VR games smoothly :)


Outstanding

10 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

It will be beter if it had 4gb like the rx 4/580 "budget" version (for mirrors edge Hyper settings for example), but for the price is hugely better than the 6gb model (only 6fps on average of improve compared with the "expensive" model, if i was you, I'll think 3 times before buying)


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