Average Bench: 66.7% (35th of 584)

Based on 88,381 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 33.2% 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) 204fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 194fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 15.3%. 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) 155fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 88,381 samples)
Min Avg Max
163 Lighting 204 226
148 Reflection 175 191
154 Parallax 191 218
61.5% 190 fps
Min Avg Max
135 MRender 146 160
175 Gravity 194 213
143 Splatting 155 169
70.6% 165 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 2138 MHz, MLim: 2252 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.35
Lighting 236
Reflection 201
Parallax 222
71% 220 fps
MRender 175
Gravity 225
Splatting 180
83% 193 fps
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2271 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.35
Lighting 234
Reflection 196
Parallax 214
70% 215 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 220
Splatting 169
80% 187 fps
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.1
Lighting 225
Reflection 190
Parallax 226
70% 214 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 209
Splatting 164
74% 173 fps
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.35
Lighting 215
Reflection 186
Parallax 199
65% 200 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 205
Splatting 169
74% 174 fps
Device(0000 0000) 3GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.35
Lighting 213
Reflection 184
Parallax 195
64% 197 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 195
Splatting 158
72% 168 fps
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.35
Lighting 214
Reflection 176
Parallax 191
64% 194 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 195
Splatting 157
71% 166 fps
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.31
Lighting 207
Reflection 174
Parallax 193
62% 192 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 196
Splatting 158
72% 168 fps
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.35
Lighting 207
Reflection 172
Parallax 185
62% 188 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 189
Splatting 147
68% 159 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,297,878 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 88,381 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $220 @ launch in Aug '16)
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 17% 67% ± 7%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $27020 mins
EbayUS $2754 mins
Asus(1043 85B1) 7% 68% ± 4%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
AmazonUS $29920 mins
EbayUS $3014 mins
BHPhotoUS $3109 hrs
NeweggUS $3199 hrs
Asus(1043 85B9) 7% 68% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA 2438) 7% 68% ± 4%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
AmazonUS $25020 mins
NeweggUS $2759 hrs
OutletPCUS $27817 hrs
EbayUS $2794 mins
BHPhotoUS $2903 months
EVGA(3842 6162) 7% 68% ± 7%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $25020 mins
NeweggUS $2659 hrs
EbayUS $2754 mins
EVGA(3842 6160) 7% 66% ± 5%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
AmazonUS $25020 mins
OutletPCUS $26817 hrs
EbayUS $2704 mins
MSI(1462 3287) 6% 67% ± 8%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
MSI(1462 3285) 6% 67% ± 10%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $40020 mins
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
BHPhotoUS $23010 months
NeweggUS $2748 months
AmazonUS $40020 mins
Asus(1043 85ED) 5% 66% ± 7%
HP(103C 82FC) 4% 66% ± 5%
MSI(1462 8C95) 4% 65% ± 7%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
AmazonUS $29320 mins
EbayUS $3783 mins
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 3% 71% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming R2
GV-N1060G1GAM-3GD R2
EbayUS $29047 secs
AmazonUS $29420 mins
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 3% 68% ± 3%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $24620 mins
EbayUS $2763 mins
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3% 67% ± 5%
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 3% 66% ± 6%
PNY(196E 11D9) 3% 69% ± 3%
Device(0000 0000) 2% 67% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85BB) 1% 66% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 73% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 0000) 1% 10% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 2438) 1% 66% ± 1%
Asus(1043 85B0) 1% 67% ± 1%
Dell(1028 11C2) 1% 66% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3737) 0% 68% ± 12%
EVGA(3842 6367) 0% 76% ± 5%
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 65% ± 5%
Asus(1043 200B) 0% 42% ± 25%
Zotac(19DA 4438) 0% 67% ± 1%
Asus(1043 873B) 0% 68% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 6168) 0% 69% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85B8) 0% 47% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 0% 77% ± 0%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $32020 mins
Asus(1043 85CA) 0% 67% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 2437) 0% 66% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3286) 0% 65% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11D8) 0% 68% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

System: HP 580-023w

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 Comments

Added 19 months ago.

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4 hrs ago.

a very good budget gpu


Excellent

5 days ago.

genial


Excellent

9 hrs ago.

it goooood


Good

3 days ago.

Great budget gpu


Good

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

7 days ago.

Run all games on high or ultra 60 fps+


Good

1 month ago.

for a medium pc is the better


Excellent

4 days ago.

Hasn't let me down at all. Awesome performance in a beautiful package.


Terrible

15 days ago.

nope


Poor

1 month ago.

awesome card love nvidia much more game optimized on NVIDIA titles


Good

14 days ago.

Great card for a decent price. Love the performance


Good

1 day ago.

RX 570 is crashing and it cant get geforce xperience


Good

30 days ago.

For 1080p, best in class price/performance 2017


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

18 hrs ago.

no need to go above 1060 its the perfect gbu


Good

9 days ago.

1080p sweetspot


Good

19 months ago.


Excellent

16 days ago.

its very god


Good

5 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

14 months ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Excellent

23 days 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

6 months ago.

tnx! the best cost/performance!


Outstanding

10 months ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Good

6 months ago.

A great mid-range GPU.


Good

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Average

5 months ago.

Good performance but has poor vram capacity


Good

3 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

4 months ago.

BEST GPU


Outstanding

15 months ago.

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


Good

8 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

27 days 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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