Average Bench: 66.1% (35th of 592)

Based on 111,624 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 33.8% 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) 200fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 194fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 15%. 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) 174fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 152fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 111,624 samples)
Min Avg Max
132 Lighting 200 224
153 Reflection 174 190
155 Parallax 191 217
60.8% 188 fps
Min Avg Max
133 MRender 146 158
175 Gravity 194 210
136 Splatting 152 168
70.2% 164 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 85B8) 3GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 398.36
Lighting 219
Reflection 184
Parallax 199
66% 201 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 202
Splatting 161
74% 172 fps
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 3GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 398.36
Lighting 210
Reflection 184
Parallax 198
64% 198 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 201
Splatting 156
72% 169 fps
Asus(1043 85ED) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Lighting 208
Reflection 179
Parallax 212
65% 200 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 196
Splatting 154
72% 167 fps
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 398.36
Lighting 217
Reflection 179
Parallax 198
65% 198 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 194
Splatting 160
71% 167 fps
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 398.36
Lighting 198
Reflection 169
Parallax 186
60% 184 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 186
Splatting 150
69% 161 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,700,324 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 111,624 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $220 @ launch in Aug '16)
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 16% 67% ± 5%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $24010 hrs
EbayUS $24510 hrs
MSI(1462 3287) 6% 67% ± 7%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
AmazonUS $2573 days
EVGA(3842 6160) 6% 64% ± 8%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
OutletPCUS $23721 hrs
EbayUS $23710 hrs
AmazonUS $25010 hrs
Asus(1043 85B1) 6% 65% ± 11%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
AmazonUS $2362 days
NeweggUS $2557 days
BHPhotoUS $26012 hrs
EbayUS $27410 hrs
Zotac(19DA 2438) 6% 66% ± 8%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
AmazonUS $23010 hrs
BHPhotoUS $2306 days
EbayUS $23510 hrs
OutletPCUS $23821 hrs
NeweggUS $24523 hrs
Asus(1043 85ED) 6% 65% ± 12%
EVGA(3842 6162) 5% 68% ± 6%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
EbayUS $24910 hrs
AmazonUS $25010 hrs
HP(103C 82FC) 5% 66% ± 4%
MSI(1462 8C95) 5% 66% ± 5%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
AmazonUS $28510 hrs
EbayUS $37810 hrs
Asus(1043 85B9) 5% 67% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 4% 66% ± 5%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $22510 hrs
EbayUS $26210 hrs
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 4% 68% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3285) 4% 66% ± 9%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
EbayUS $28810 hrs
AmazonUS $35024 days
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
NeweggUS $27411 months
EbayUS $28810 hrs
AmazonUS $35024 days
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 3% 70% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming R2
GV-N1060G1GAM-3GD R2
AmazonUS $25010 hrs
EbayUS $29210 hrs
PNY(196E 11D9) 3% 69% ± 5%
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3% 62% ± 16%
Dell(1028 11C2) 1% 67% ± 2%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 68% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6367) 1% 71% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 1% 67% ± 6%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $30210 hrs
Sapphire(174B 2438) 1% 62% ± 9%
Asus(1043 863B) 1% 67% ± 4%
Nvidia(10DE 0000) 1% 12% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85CA) 1% 67% ± 1%
Asus(1043 863C) 1% 66% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 69% ± 3%
PNY(196E 11C2) 1% 70% ± 3%
Device(7377 0000) 1% 67% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 4438) 1% 65% ± 1%
PNY(196E 11D8) 1% 73% ± 5%
Asus(1043 85B0) 0% 68% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 3725) 0% 67% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 6438) 0% 66% ± 3%
PNY(196E 11DA) 0% 67% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85B3) 0% 63% ± 0%
Device(7377 2001) 0% 65% ± 0%
Asus(1043 200B) 0% 66% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: HP 580-023w

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 Comments

Added 22 months ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

13 hrs ago.

Great for general purpose gaming. Don't expect Triple A titles to run max at 120 fps or anything.


Excellent

1 day ago.

Runs consistently, hasn't failed me yet, a few frame drops here and there but nothing too impeding. Definitely worth the bargain £200 to spend on it.


Poor

10 days ago.

Love my GTX1060, Runs everything so smooth 3


Excellent

5 days ago.

yes


Excellent

27 days ago.

It goes very good on some games for example tom Clancy wildlands


Good

5 days ago.

Run all games on high or ultra 60 fps+


Excellent

14 days ago.

for a medium pc is the better


Good

9 days ago.

I have it its nice


Excellent

2 months ago.

very nice value for money card but there is an issue on extended hdmi cable. It can't power it, i had RX480 that is almost similar in specs and the cable was working properly, also it works properly on my 1080ti... In PUBG i experience fps Drops that is not ok cause it supposed this card should be the first that will be up to date with compatibility and etc because of its market share..


Poor

19 days ago.

awesome card love nvidia much more game optimized on NVIDIA titles


Terrible

10 hrs ago.

bad


Excellent

29 days ago.

Great card for a decent price. Love the performance


Poor

12 days ago.

A good GPU for even the latest games.


Good

29 days ago.

Cheaper and better


Excellent

1 month ago.

RX 570 is crashing and it cant get geforce xperience


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

For 1080p, best in class price/performance 2017


Excellent

3 months ago.

no need to go above 1060 its the perfect gbu


Excellent

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


Good

22 months ago.


Terrible

17 months ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Excellent

3 months ago.

The Nvidia GTX is a great choice for budget gaming if you have extra money to spend on the GPU i would recommend the GTX 1070 since that's the sweet spot to be in to be ready for future games and such if you want a VR ready GPU the GTX 1070 is the choice to go with but with the VR's now have low latency tracking you can still play on a GTX 1060 normally like you would on the GTX 1070 although the


Excellent

9 months ago.

tnx! the best cost/performance!


Outstanding

13 months ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Good

9 months ago.

A great mid-range GPU.


Excellent

26 days ago.

great bang for buck, great for full hd


Good

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Average

8 months ago.

Good performance but has poor vram capacity


Good

6 months ago.

Got this GPU, can run almost all games on max graphics @60fps 1080p if not it will be fine on high. It's only issue (for its pricepoint) is the lack of video memory. Meaning anything higher than 1440p will most likely destroy it. Definitely not a bad card if building a budget 'eSports' based gaming build as it runs most fps and mobo smooth. But stuggles with high end games like ghost recon: wildlands at anything above medium settings @1080p.


Excellent

7 months ago.

BEST GPU


Outstanding

18 months ago.

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


Good

11 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)


Excellent

3 months ago.

I thought I was buying the cheapo because of the present market, I had wanted a 1070. I plugged this guy up and 60-90 fps in my favorite games (in 1080p) and was completely happy.


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