Average Bench: 67.3% (20th of 544)

Based on 36,616 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 32.6% 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) 197fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 14.2%. 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) 157fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,616 samples)
Min Avg Max
163 Lighting 205 226
154 Reflection 177 192
162 Parallax 192 217
61.9% 191 fps
Min Avg Max
136 MRender 147 157
180 Gravity 197 212
142 Splatting 157 169
71.3% 167 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 385.41
Lighting 215
Reflection 185
Parallax 200
65% 200 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 200
Splatting 161
73% 171 fps
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 385.69
Lighting 215
Reflection 180
Parallax 194
64% 197 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 199
Splatting 160
72% 168 fps
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 385.69
Lighting 210
Reflection 178
Parallax 193
63% 194 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 199
Splatting 153
72% 167 fps
Device(0000 0000) 3GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 385.69
Lighting 208
Reflection 180
Parallax 197
63% 195 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 197
Splatting 154
71% 165 fps
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 385.69
Lighting 217
Reflection 173
Parallax 189
64% 193 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 191
Splatting 153
70% 164 fps
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 375.63
Lighting 207
Reflection 177
Parallax 203
64% 195 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 193
Splatting 152
70% 164 fps
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 385.41
Lighting 207
Reflection 179
Parallax 191
62% 192 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 197
Splatting 158
71% 166 fps
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 385.69
Lighting 207
Reflection 179
Parallax 191
62% 192 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 191
Splatting 149
70% 163 fps
Asus(1043 85BB) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2022 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 385.41
Lighting 202
Reflection 174
Parallax 185
60% 187 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 184
Splatting 148
68% 159 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,071,976 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 36,616 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 19% 67% ± 6%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $204.998 mins ago.
NeweggUS $204.9915 hrs ago.
EbayUS $239.9913 mins ago.
Zotac(19DA 2438) 10% 67% ± 4%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
EbayUS $214.8213 mins ago.
AmazonUS $217.898 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $219.9929 days ago.
NeweggUS $230.9815 hrs ago.
Asus(1043 85B9) 9% 67% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 6162) 8% 68% ± 6%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $209.998 mins ago.
EbayUS $244.3013 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3285) 6% 69% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $244.992 days ago.
EbayUS $329.9913 mins ago.
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
BHPhotoUS $229.893 months ago.
AmazonUS $244.992 days ago.
NeweggUS $273.981 month ago.
EbayUS $329.9913 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3287) 5% 68% ± 4%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
AmazonUS $239.9915 days ago.
EbayUS $269.0013 mins ago.
MSI(1462 8C95) 5% 68% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
AmazonUS $239.998 mins ago.
EbayUS $256.5813 mins ago.
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 5% 66% ± 10%
Asus(1043 85B1) 4% 66% ± 12%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
AmazonUS $222.998 mins ago.
NeweggUS $233.9815 hrs ago.
EbayUS $242.2213 mins ago.
EVGA(3842 6160) 4% 65% ± 8%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
AmazonUS $199.998 mins ago.
EbayUS $224.9813 mins ago.
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3% 68% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 3% 64% ± 15%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $214.498 mins ago.
EbayUS $231.6313 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 2% 71% ± 1%
Asus(1043 85ED) 2% 65% ± 5%
HP(103C 82FC) 2% 66% ± 2%
Device(0000 0000) 2% 67% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 1% 68% ± 10%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $260.189 days ago.
Sapphire(174B 2438) 1% 64% ± 2%
PNY(196E 11D9) 1% 70% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 6367) 1% 72% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 70% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85B8) 0% 68% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85B0) 0% 55% ± 13%
Asus(1043 200B) 0% 67% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 6168) 0% 73% ± 1%
PNY(196E 11D8) 0% 69% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85BB) 0% 68% ± 0%
Asus(1043 873B) 0% 67% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 56% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3781) 0% 68% ± 0%
Device(7377 0000) 0% 74% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5160) 0% 67% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3286) 0% 69% ± 0%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME H270-PLUS - $105

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 Comments

Added 12 months ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

19 hrs ago.

Great card, but I feel they could've packed more power into a $300 card.


Terrible

9 days ago.

owo


Excellent

16 hrs ago.

brilliant value


Good

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

OOOOOOooooooooOOOOOOOOOoo


Good

1 day ago.

LOVE IT


Excellent

3 days ago.

This GPU is very good in new game.


Excellent

3 days ago.

good


Good

14 days ago.

Loveit


Terrible

27 days ago.

IS GOOD IN FULLHD ULTRA STINGS


Excellent

2 months ago.

i like it, coz i want


Excellent

17 days ago.

good


Excellent

4 days ago.

The best GPU I had.


Excellent

14 days ago.

awesome card love nvidia much more game optimized on NVIDIA titles


Excellent

27 days ago.

5


Poor

5 days 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

3 days ago.

It's really the best bang for the buck at 1080p (2017)


Excellent

19 days ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.


Good

11 days 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

7 months ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Good

4 months ago.

Cheap And Great For Gaming


Outstanding

3 months ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

22 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

yeah graet


Excellent

13 days 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

8 months ago.

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


Good

1 month 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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