Average Bench: 66.7% (35th of 590)

Based on 82,815 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 33.3% 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) 205fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 193fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 10.6%. 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) 175fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 154fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 82,815 samples)
Min Avg Max
182 Lighting 205 225
156 Reflection 175 191
163 Parallax 191 216
61.7% 190 fps
Min Avg Max
135 MRender 146 160
177 Gravity 193 211
143 Splatting 154 168
70.3% 164 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 397.93
Lighting 238
Reflection 197
Parallax 208
70% 214 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 214
Splatting 171
77% 181 fps
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.35
Lighting 207
Reflection 186
Parallax 190
62% 194 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 200
Splatting 166
74% 173 fps
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 397.93
Lighting 204
Reflection 175
Parallax 187
61% 189 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 196
Splatting 155
71% 166 fps
Asus(1043 85ED) 3GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 397.93
Lighting 12.5
Reflection 8.6
Parallax 8.7
3% 9.93 fps
MRender 11.5
Gravity 10.9
Splatting 14.8
5% 12.4 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,850,578 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 82,815 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $220 @ launch in Aug '16)
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 15% 67% ± 5%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $2582 mins
EbayUS $2608 mins
EVGA(3842 6162) 8% 68% ± 10%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $2532 mins
EbayUS $2798 mins
Asus(1043 85B9) 7% 68% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 2438) 6% 67% ± 3%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
AmazonUS $2302 mins
EbayUS $2358 mins
NeweggUS $2358 hrs
OutletPCUS $2783 hrs
BHPhotoUS $2904 months
MSI(1462 3287) 6% 63% ± 15%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 6% 67% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3285) 5% 69% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $3402 mins
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
NeweggUS $2749 months
AmazonUS $3402 mins
EVGA(3842 6160) 5% 67% ± 4%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
AmazonUS $2302 mins
OutletPCUS $2383 hrs
EbayUS $2448 mins
HP(103C 82FC) 5% 65% ± 4%
Asus(1043 85B1) 5% 67% ± 7%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
AmazonUS $2362 mins
NeweggUS $2368 hrs
BHPhotoUS $25019 hrs
EbayUS $2788 mins
MSI(1462 8C95) 4% 67% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
AmazonUS $2702 mins
EbayUS $2797 mins
Asus(1043 85ED) 4% 65% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 4% 70% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming R2
GV-N1060G1GAM-3GD R2
AmazonUS $2702 mins
EbayUS $2705 mins
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 4% 67% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $2402 mins
EbayUS $2557 mins
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3% 67% ± 2%
PNY(196E 11D9) 3% 68% ± 2%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 68% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6367) 1% 72% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 2438) 1% 67% ± 1%
Nvidia(10DE 0000) 1% 25% ± 29%
Asus(1043 863B) 1% 69% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 1% 66% ± 4%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $3112 mins
Device(7377 0000) 1% 68% ± 1%
Dell(1028 11C2) 1% 65% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 70% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85B0) 1% 66% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 4438) 0% 65% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 6438) 0% 65% ± 3%
PNY(196E 11D8) 0% 36% ± 19%
Asus(1043 85BB) 0% 67% ± 0%
Asus(1043 863C) 0% 66% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 6166) 0% 63% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 67% ± 0%
Device(107D 2770) 0% 66% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5160) 0% 65% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3286) 0% 63% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: HP 580-023w

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 Comments

Added 20 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

This card is able to do most of everything that I throw at it, including playing games at 4k (most at 20-30 fps).


Excellent

4 days ago.

perfect for gaming at high quality at 1080p if u dont need more than 1080p its perfect


Excellent

3 days ago.

Love my GTX1060, Runs everything so smooth 3


Excellent

1 day ago.

Recent,cheaper,equal in term of performances


Good

12 days ago.

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


Good

13 days ago.

Run all games on high or ultra 60 fps+


Good

1 day ago.

for a medium pc is the better


Excellent

30 days 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

2 days ago.

awesome card love nvidia much more game optimized on NVIDIA titles


Terrible

20 days ago.

Great card for a decent price. Love the performance


Terrible

4 days ago.

RX 570 is crashing and it cant get geforce xperience


Good

7 days ago.

For 1080p, best in class price/performance 2017


Excellent

3 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

no need to go above 1060 its the perfect gbu


Good

20 months ago.


Good

7 months 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

15 months ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Excellent

1 month 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

8 months ago.

tnx! the best cost/performance!


Outstanding

11 months ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Good

8 months ago.

A great mid-range GPU.


Good

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Average

6 months ago.

Good performance but has poor vram capacity


Good

5 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

5 months ago.

BEST GPU


Outstanding

16 months ago.

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


Good

9 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

2 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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