Average Bench: 52% (123rd of 715)

Based on 627,793 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]

Average average bench

The Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB averaged 48.0% 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) 63.8fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 60.2fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 8.09%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 68.3fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 60.7fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 627,793 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.4 Lighting 63.8 68.7
60.7 Reflection 68.3 96.2
55.5 Parallax 60.7 66.6
52% 64.3 fps
Min Avg Max
60.5 MRender 65.2 68.5
60.7 Gravity 66 70.3
55.7 Splatting 60.2 65.1
51.9% 63.8 fps
User Benchmarks Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 555.85
Lighting 66.4
Reflection 67.2
Parallax 63.4
54% 65.7 fps
MRender 67.6
Gravity 68
Splatting 61.4
53% 65.7 fps
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 536.23
Lighting 65.5
Reflection 66.7
Parallax 61.4
53% 64.5 fps
MRender 65.9
Gravity 68.2
Splatting 60.6
53% 64.9 fps
Asus(1043 85B9) 3GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 555.85
Lighting 62.7
Reflection 66.5
Parallax 61.3
51% 63.5 fps
MRender 66
Gravity 65.7
Splatting 62.1
53% 64.6 fps
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 555.85
Lighting 59.9
Reflection 64.9
Parallax 60.2
49% 61.7 fps
MRender 65
Gravity 66
Splatting 59.6
52% 63.5 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Aug '16)
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 12% 52% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $23530 days
MSI(1462 3287) 9% 52% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
AmazonUS $2964 years
Zotac(19DA 2438) 8% 51% ± 2%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
BHPhotoUS $2305 years
AmazonUS $40010 months
EVGA(3842 6160) 6% 51% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
AmazonUS $1552 months
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 6% 51% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85B1) 5% 53% ± 2%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
BHPhotoUS $2605 years
AmazonUS $5002 years
MSI(1462 3285) 5% 54% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $15423 days
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $15423 days
HP(103C 82FC) 5% 51% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6162) 5% 53% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
EbayUS $11914 months
AmazonUS $1992 months
MSI(1462 8C95) 5% 51% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
EbayUS $43917 months
AmazonUS $5252 years
Asus(1043 85ED) 5% 50% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 4% 52% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85B9) 3% 52% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 2% 54% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming R2
GV-N1060G1GAM-3GD R2
AmazonUS $27023 months
Asus(1043 863B) 2% 52% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 2% 51% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $4492 years
Sapphire(174B 2438) 2% 51% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 4438) 1% 51% ± 1%
Dell(1028 11C2) 1% 52% ± 1%
Asus(1043 200B) 1% 50% ± 1%
Asus(1043 85B8) 1% 52% ± 3%
PNY(196E 11D8) 1% 53% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85BB) 1% 49% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6367) 1% 57% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 1% 52% ± 4%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $4193 years
PNY(196E 11D9) 1% 53% ± 1%
Asus(1043 85B0) 1% 54% ± 3%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 51% ± 3%
Device(7377 0000) 1% 51% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 3742) 0% 52% ± 1%
Asus(1043 863C) 0% 52% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 6365) 0% 54% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 6167) 0% 55% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 2437) 0% 52% ± 2%
Asus(1043 873B) 0% 49% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 6168) 0% 57% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 51% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5160) 0% 53% ± 0%
Dell(1028 3492) 0% 51% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3727) 0% 51% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 2440) 0% 52% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 6438) 0% 54% ± 0%
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Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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 Comments

Added 7 years ago.

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2 days ago.

Amazing value, and still kicks A** in 2024!!


Excellent

1 month ago.

I have , it perfectly for moderns games


Excellent

1 month ago.

i can play most of the games at full settings with it in +60 fps:)


Poor

19 days ago.

looks cool contine your best ones


Good

1 month ago.

I own this and its working epic


Good

9 months ago.

This card is still very good it can run Call of Duty modern warfare 2019 reaching over 60 fps , it does about 40 fps in the newest Call of Duty modern warfare II it even can run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 which is a bit laggy but by overclocking it i got 60fps. Also in my country Poland u can buy this card for like 65 US dollars which is not bad for a card that runs the newest titles.


Good

8 months ago.

I have one since 2016 and i can play a lot of games


Good

15 months ago.

La mejor grafica que he tenido hasta el momento, superior en rendimiento a la Rx 470/ Rx 570/ Rx 5500. Bastante superior a la hora de hacer stream, editar etc.


Good

15 days ago.

The GTX 1060 3GB is a great card that served me for years


Good

11 months ago.


Poor

6 months ago.

This is a awesome graphic card for game and programmation... This graphic card is made for minimal budget...


Good

10 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

7 years ago.


Excellent

14 months ago.

my Palit JetStream Super GeForce GTX 1060 Dual 3GB can be oc to 2135 core clock and 4335 for memory clock msi afterburner profile - core clock +152 memory clock +309


Outstanding

6 years ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Terrible

7 years ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Good

4 years ago.

Awesome GPU for users who wants decent 1080p 60fps gaming but were so budget constrained that even spending little more penny put them off their budget or aren't willing to replace their 450W or lower PSU with higher wattage one or more quality one. 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM may leads to bottleneck if the game wants or uses more than 3GB of VRAM.


Terrible

4 years ago.

Congratulations, sir! You have just given me my one-trillionth dollar!


Excellent

5 years ago.

great bang for buck, great for full hd


Terrible

3 years ago.

hate


Excellent

4 years ago.

Great 1080p budget card, I like it over the RX 580 given it uses literally half the wattage even though they're both rated 120w.


Good

7 years ago.

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


Good

5 years ago.

Best budget card with high performance


Excellent

6 years ago.

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


Average

6 years ago.

Good performance but has poor vram capacity


Excellent

4 years ago.

I have it


Average

5 years ago.

get the 6bg card instead


Average

5 years ago.

Lack of VRAM in 2018


Excellent

5 years ago.

Works great for 5:4 screen, runs pretty much anything on high.


Good

6 years 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

6 years ago.

BEST GPU


Excellent

4 months ago.

Me and my son have this in our i7 PCs and we can run COD, Fortnite, Counter-Strike, and any other game we want at 45fps+. Solid dependable and cheap GPUs!


Outstanding

7 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 years 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.


Good

5 years ago.

It's an okay budget card, I've used it for 3 years


Average

4 years ago.

It's fine for most of your gaming needs and it is even alright when it comes to some light VR games like Beatsaber.


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