Average Bench: 64.7% (26th of 543)

Based on 27,344 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 35.3% 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 147fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 206fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 14.1%. 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. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 197fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,344 samples)
Min Avg Max
166 Lighting 206 228
159 Reflection 177 192
169 Parallax 194 217
60.3% 192 fps
Min Avg Max
137 MRender 147 159
180 Gravity 197 215
143 Splatting 156 170
76.7% 167 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Device(0000 0000) 3GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 382.5
Lighting 224
Reflection 192
Parallax 226
68% 214 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 215
Splatting 171
80% 179 fps
MSI(1462 3286) 3GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 384.76
Lighting 219
Reflection 184
Parallax 201
63% 201 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 204
Splatting 164
80% 174 fps
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 382.5
Lighting 207
Reflection 174
Parallax 206
62% 196 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 194
Splatting 154
76% 165 fps
HP(103C 82FC) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 384.76
Lighting 208
Reflection 175
Parallax 193
61% 192 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 198
Splatting 152
77% 166 fps
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 384.76
Lighting 201
Reflection 168
Parallax 185
58% 185 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 184
Splatting 140
76% 157 fps
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2027 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 384.76
Lighting 193
Reflection 160
Parallax 157
54% 170 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 197
Splatting 161
78% 169 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,343,374 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 27,344 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 13% 64% ± 9%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $219.999 hrs ago.
EbayUS $224.982 mins ago.
NeweggUS $224.981 hr ago.
Asus(1043 85B1) 11% 65% ± 5%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
NeweggUS $243.981 hr ago.
EbayUS $319.992 mins ago.
MSI(1462 8C95) 10% 65% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
MSI(1462 3285) 8% 67% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $234.995 days ago.
EbayUS $339.992 mins ago.
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
BHPhotoUS $229.891 month ago.
AmazonUS $234.995 days ago.
EbayUS $339.992 mins ago.
Zotac(19DA 2438) 8% 63% ± 8%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
NeweggUS $264.981 day ago.
BHPhotoUS $279.894 days ago.
EVGA(3842 6160) 7% 61% ± 11%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
AmazonUS $203.2117 hrs ago.
EbayUS $269.982 mins ago.
EVGA(3842 6162) 6% 66% ± 6%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $239.9941 mins ago.
EbayUS $243.492 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3287) 5% 66% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
AmazonUS $224.9910 days ago.
EbayUS $380.001 min ago.
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3% 65% ± 6%
Asus(1043 85B9) 3% 67% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 3% 65% ± 2%
HP(103C 82FC) 3% 65% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 3% 68% ± 3%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $229.997 days ago.
Device(0000 0000) 2% 67% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 2% 65% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
Asus(1043 85ED) 2% 66% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85B0) 1% 59% ± 15%
Sapphire(174B 2438) 1% 59% ± 8%
PNY(196E 11D9) 1% 65% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 1% 59% ± 17%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 65% ± 10%
EVGA(3842 6168) 1% 63% ± 11%
EVGA(3842 6367) 1% 61% ± 17%
Asus(1043 85CA) 1% 65% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3286) 1% 66% ± 1%
Device(7377 0000) 0% 64% ± 1%
PNY(196E 119F) 0% 65% ± 1%
PNY(196E 11D8) 0% 42% ± 27%
Asus(1043 85BB) 0% 65% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85B3) 0% 68% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85B8) 0% 57% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 67% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5160) 0% 65% ± 0%
Asus(1043 200B) 0% 66% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 6438) 0% 64% ± 0%
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME H270-PLUS - $109

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 Comments

Added 10 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 hrs ago.

3GB is not the same GPU as the 6GB version. Only 6GB version is worth buying.


Excellent

21 hrs ago.

ive got this GPU it performs like a beast


Good

7 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

This GPU is very good in new game.


Excellent

11 days ago.

IS GOOD IN FULLHD ULTRA STINGS


Excellent

4 hrs ago.

i like it, coz i want


Good

26 days ago.

awesome card love nvidia much more game optimized on NVIDIA titles


Good

28 days ago.

perfect ark 60 fps gta v 90fps battlefield 1 50 fps good


Excellent

9 days ago.

Plays any game now a days! The new standard!


Good

10 months ago.


Terrible

5 months ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Good

2 months ago.

Cheap And Great For Gaming


Outstanding

1 month ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Good

2 months ago.

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


Outstanding

6 months ago.

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


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