Average Bench: 67.2% (26th of 550)

Based on 71,727 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 32.7% 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) 195fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 11.6%. 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) 176fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 156fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 71,727 samples)
Min Avg Max
181 Lighting 205 226
157 Reflection 176 191
162 Parallax 193 219
62.1% 191 fps
Min Avg Max
136 MRender 147 158
178 Gravity 195 212
144 Splatting 156 170
71% 166 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 3GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 225
Reflection 188
Parallax 224
69% 212 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 210
Splatting 166
75% 175 fps
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 216
Reflection 188
Parallax 220
67% 208 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 203
Splatting 165
74% 174 fps
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 220
Reflection 188
Parallax 202
66% 203 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 206
Splatting 162
74% 173 fps
Asus(1043 85B9) 3GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 214
Reflection 182
Parallax 196
64% 197 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 204
Splatting 163
74% 172 fps
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 207
Reflection 176
Parallax 194
63% 193 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 197
Splatting 158
71% 166 fps
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.13
Lighting 186
Reflection 164
Parallax 177
56% 176 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 182
Splatting 154
67% 157 fps
PNY(196E 11D9) 3GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 142
Reflection 123
Parallax 131
43% 132 fps
MRender 96.4
Gravity 134
Splatting 107
48% 112 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,899,236 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 71,727 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 15% 68% ± 3%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
EbayUS $3704 mins
AmazonUS $3803 days
MSI(1462 8C95) 7% 67% ± 8%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
AmazonUS $2456 days
EbayUS $5004 mins
EVGA(3842 6162) 7% 67% ± 9%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $2307 days
NeweggUS $26511 days
BHPhotoUS $3304 hrs
EbayUS $4705 mins
Zotac(19DA 2438) 7% 67% ± 7%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
AmazonUS $2902 days
BHPhotoUS $29012 days
NeweggUS $2956 days
EbayUS $4004 mins
OutletPCUS $50813 hrs
Asus(1043 85B9) 7% 67% ± 7%
MSI(1462 3287) 7% 66% ± 10%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
MSI(1462 3285) 6% 70% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $2892 months
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
BHPhotoUS $2307 months
NeweggUS $2745 months
AmazonUS $2892 months
Asus(1043 85B1) 6% 66% ± 9%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
BHPhotoUS $22828 days
AmazonUS $24019 hrs
NeweggUS $2558 days
EbayUS $3655 mins
HP(103C 82FC) 6% 66% ± 3%
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 5% 66% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 6160) 4% 67% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
AmazonUS $21710 days
NeweggUS $25018 days
EbayUS $4915 mins
OutletPCUS $50813 hrs
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3% 66% ± 3%
Device(0000 0000) 3% 65% ± 11%
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 3% 68% ± 3%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $2006 days
EbayUS $3984 mins
Asus(1043 85ED) 2% 67% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 1% 71% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85B0) 1% 67% ± 1%
Asus(1043 200B) 1% 64% ± 3%
PNY(196E 11D9) 1% 68% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 6367) 1% 72% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 70% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 1% 71% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $29912 days
Sapphire(174B 2438) 1% 65% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 6438) 1% 65% ± 3%
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 66% ± 2%
PNY(196E 11DA) 0% 66% ± 2%
Asus(1043 873B) 0% 70% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 6168) 0% 71% ± 1%
Asus(1043 85B8) 0% 67% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6165) 0% 67% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85BB) 0% 67% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85B3) 0% 64% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 6365) 0% 64% ± 0%
Device(7377 0000) 0% 68% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5160) 0% 62% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 4438) 0% 62% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11D8) 0% 68% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME H270-PLUS - $109

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 Comments

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2 hrs ago.

fantastic gpu, would buy for extremely inflated price again 5/7


Good

2 days ago.

cheap and good


Excellent

12 hrs ago.

buy a 16 inch horse dildo instead


Excellent

5 days ago.

super


Good

2 days ago.

Is a great GPU fro rendering in blender


Excellent

4 days ago.

This GPU is very good in new game.


Excellent

6 days ago.

good vga card for medium config ingame.


Good

1 day ago.

Run all games on high or ultra 60 fps+


Excellent

8 days ago.

for a medium pc is the better


Excellent

6 days ago.

i like it, coz i want


Good

1 day ago.

I have it


Excellent

6 days ago.

best price!


Good

25 days ago.

Cheap and Great!


Excellent

5 hrs ago.

wsd


Excellent

4 days ago.

The best GPU I had.


Poor

10 days ago.

awesome card love nvidia much more game optimized on NVIDIA titles


Excellent

8 hrs ago.

IT DOESNT LAG AT ALL


Good

10 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

1 month ago.

For 1080p, best in class price/performance 2017


Poor

9 days ago.

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


Good

9 days ago.

D


Good

16 months ago.


Good

13 days ago.

renders very nice bobs and vagene


Terrible

1 month ago.

i hate it


Good

3 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


Good

2 months ago.

better


Terrible

11 months ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Good

8 months ago.

Cheap And Great For Gaming


Excellent

4 months ago.

tnx! the best cost/performance!


Excellent

13 days ago.

Very good


Outstanding

7 months ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Good

3 months ago.

A great mid-range GPU.


Good

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Average

2 months ago.

Good performance but has poor vram capacity


Excellent

4 months ago.

yeah graet


Good

28 days 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

1 month ago.

BEST GPU


Outstanding

12 months ago.

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


Good

5 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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