Average Bench: 67.6% (22nd of 548)

Based on 43,352 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 32.3% 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) 207fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 197fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 10.9%. 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) 178fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 157fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,352 samples)
Min Avg Max
185 Lighting 207 228
161 Reflection 178 193
169 Parallax 194 219
62.5% 193 fps
Min Avg Max
139 MRender 147 161
182 Gravity 197 214
146 Splatting 157 170
71.4% 167 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.31
Lighting 231
Reflection 199
Parallax 231
71% 220 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 218
Splatting 177
80% 187 fps
Asus(1043 85B9) 3GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Lighting 216
Reflection 187
Parallax 201
65% 201 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 208
Splatting 160
74% 173 fps
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Lighting 219
Reflection 185
Parallax 193
65% 199 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 205
Splatting 164
74% 173 fps
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.31
Lighting 219
Reflection 184
Parallax 216
67% 206 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 201
Splatting 155
72% 168 fps
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 381.65
Lighting 196
Reflection 173
Parallax 175
58% 182 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 202
Splatting 160
73% 170 fps
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Lighting 206
Reflection 173
Parallax 186
62% 189 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 189
Splatting 153
70% 163 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,793,628 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 43,352 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 20% 67% ± 7%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $214.9919 mins ago.
EbayUS $214.9958 secs ago.
NeweggUS $219.9810 hrs ago.
Zotac(19DA 2438) 10% 66% ± 9%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
AmazonUS $208.2719 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $208.277 hrs ago.
EbayUS $209.9957 secs ago.
NeweggUS $254.9810 hrs ago.
Asus(1043 85B9) 8% 69% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3287) 8% 68% ± 6%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
AmazonUS $239.9919 mins ago.
EbayUS $320.2340 secs ago.
MSI(1462 8C95) 7% 67% ± 6%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
EbayUS $229.9640 secs ago.
AmazonUS $231.6719 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3285) 5% 70% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $289.006 days ago.
EbayUS $309.9959 secs ago.
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
BHPhotoUS $229.895 months ago.
NeweggUS $273.982 months ago.
AmazonUS $289.006 days ago.
EbayUS $309.9958 secs ago.
EVGA(3842 6160) 5% 67% ± 9%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
AmazonUS $199.9919 mins ago.
EbayUS $204.981 min ago.
EVGA(3842 6162) 5% 69% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $189.9919 mins ago.
EbayUS $249.981 min ago.
Asus(1043 85B1) 5% 69% ± 3%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
AmazonUS $222.9919 mins ago.
NeweggUS $226.9810 hrs ago.
EbayUS $241.941 min ago.
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 4% 68% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3% 67% ± 4%
Device(0000 0000) 3% 66% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 2% 70% ± 6%
Asus(1043 85ED) 2% 67% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 2% 68% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $199.9919 mins ago.
EbayUS $216.4941 secs ago.
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 2% 70% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $268.1319 mins ago.
HP(103C 82FC) 1% 67% ± 2%
PNY(196E 11D9) 1% 68% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 70% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85B0) 1% 68% ± 1%
Asus(1043 85B8) 1% 70% ± 6%
PNY(196E 11D8) 1% 69% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 6367) 0% 72% ± 5%
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 71% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 3781) 0% 69% ± 1%
Asus(1043 200B) 0% 59% ± 12%
Asus(1043 85CA) 0% 68% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 2438) 0% 66% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11DA) 0% 66% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85BB) 0% 8% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3742) 0% 27% ± 0%
Device(7377 0000) 0% 69% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3286) 0% 68% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME H270-PLUS - $105

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 Comments

Added 14 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 hrs ago.

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


Poor

4 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

yes


Excellent

2 days ago.

good vga card for medium config ingame.


Good

5 days ago.

This GPU is very good in new game.


Poor

2 days ago.

for a medium pc is the better


Excellent

15 hrs ago.

Run all games on high or ultra 60 fps+


Excellent

18 days ago.

love this card


Good

1 day ago.

i like it, coz i want


Good

6 days ago.

Cheap and Great!


Good

30 days ago.

Stable OC core: +150, mem: 175


Good

4 days ago.

The best GPU I had.


Excellent

1 month ago.

awesome card love nvidia much more game optimized on NVIDIA titles


Poor

2 month 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

4 days ago.

For 1080p, best in class price/performance 2017


Poor

9 days ago.

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


Excellent

10 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

26 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

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

16 days ago.

Good performance but has poor vram capacity


Excellent

1 month 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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