Average Bench: 66.1% (39th of 596)

Based on 151,593 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 33.8% 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) 197fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 194fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 16.7%. 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) 174fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 154fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 151,593 samples)
Min Avg Max
140 Lighting 197 225
152 Reflection 174 192
150 Parallax 190 216
60.2% 187 fps
Min Avg Max
136 MRender 146 165
176 Gravity 194 215
138 Splatting 154 170
70.5% 165 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 416.34
Lighting 210
Reflection 185
Parallax 217
66% 204 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 205
Splatting 163
74% 172 fps
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 416.34
Lighting 208
Reflection 188
Parallax 202
64% 199 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 200
Splatting 170
74% 175 fps
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 416.81
Lighting 210
Reflection 180
Parallax 193
63% 194 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 198
Splatting 159
72% 168 fps
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 411.70
Lighting 204
Reflection 180
Parallax 192
62% 192 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 192
Splatting 156
71% 166 fps
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 416.34
Lighting 160
Reflection 140
Parallax 149
48% 150 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 150
Splatting 121
58% 135 fps
151,593 MORE »

 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 12 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 155 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 60 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 66 fps Overwatch: 93 fps League of Legends: 159 fps Fortnite: 99 fps Battlefield 1: 55 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 50 fps World of Warcraft: 60 fps DOTA 2: 123 fps World of Tanks: 91 fps Battlefield 4: 82 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,992,728 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 151,593 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $220 @ launch in Aug '16)
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 15% 67% ± 5%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
EbayUS $19023 mins
AmazonUS $2305 hrs
Zotac(19DA 2438) 9% 65% ± 6%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
AmazonUS $21016 mins
EbayUS $21023 mins
NeweggUS $21011 hrs
BHPhotoUS $2304 months
OutletPCUS $24314 hrs
EVGA(3842 6162) 7% 66% ± 7%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $20016 mins
EbayUS $20024 mins
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 7% 66% ± 5%
Asus(1043 85B1) 7% 69% ± 5%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
AmazonUS $21416 mins
EbayUS $23024 mins
BHPhotoUS $2603 months
NeweggUS $2701 day
MSI(1462 3287) 7% 67% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
EbayUS $23523 mins
AmazonUS $2574 months
Asus(1043 85B9) 6% 68% ± 4%
HP(103C 82FC) 5% 67% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3285) 4% 69% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $30016 mins
EbayUS $38323 mins
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
NeweggUS $27415 months
AmazonUS $30016 mins
EbayUS $38323 mins
MSI(1462 8C95) 4% 67% ± 5%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
EbayUS $24223 mins
AmazonUS $26116 mins
EVGA(3842 6160) 3% 65% ± 4%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
EbayUS $19824 mins
AmazonUS $21016 mins
OutletPCUS $22814 hrs
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 3% 64% ± 12%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $21016 mins
EbayUS $21023 mins
Asus(1043 85ED) 3% 65% ± 6%
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3% 65% ± 12%
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 2% 61% ± 21%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming R2
GV-N1060G1GAM-3GD R2
AmazonUS $22016 mins
EbayUS $28320 mins
Device(0000 0000) 2% 67% ± 4%
Asus(1043 863B) 2% 65% ± 14%
Sapphire(174B 2438) 1% 66% ± 3%
Asus(1043 200B) 1% 65% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 4438) 1% 66% ± 5%
Dell(1028 11C2) 1% 67% ± 1%
PNY(196E 11D9) 1% 69% ± 6%
Asus(1043 85B8) 1% 67% ± 4%
Nvidia(10DE 0000) 1% 11% ± 1%
Asus(1043 873B) 1% 54% ± 8%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 73% ± 4%
Asus(1043 85B0) 1% 67% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 1% 67% ± 5%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $25916 mins
Device(7377 0000) 1% 69% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B 6438) 1% 66% ± 1%
Asus(1043 863C) 0% 66% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 6367) 0% 64% ± 10%
Asus(1043 85CA) 0% 65% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11D8) 0% 65% ± 1%
Asus(1043 85BB) 0% 54% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 6365) 0% 68% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 67% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5160) 0% 66% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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System: HP 580-023w

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $475

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 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

Good

3 days ago.

provides the most bang for your buck


Good

6 days ago.

Really goshdarn good


Good

9 days ago.

ik


Good

15 days ago.

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


Excellent

6 days ago.

Run all games on high or ultra 60 fps+


Good

11 days ago.

no need 6Gb! 3Gb is more than enough


Excellent

8 days ago.

I own this and its working epic


Excellent

13 days ago.

for a medium pc is the better


Excellent

3 days ago.

great card for high 1080p gaming


Excellent

13 days ago.

very nice value for money card but there is an issue on extended hdmi cable. It can't power it, i had RX480 that is almost similar in specs and the cable was working properly, also it works properly on my 1080ti... In PUBG i experience fps Drops that is not ok cause it supposed this card should be the first that will be up to date with compatibility and etc because of its market share..


Poor

16 days ago.

awesome card love nvidia much more game optimized on NVIDIA titles


Excellent

4 days ago.

My experience is good. I suck at english.


Average

1 day ago.

Great card for a decent price. Love the performance


Excellent

1 month ago.

best GPU ever


Good

2 days ago.

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


Excellent

13 days ago.

best power to cost rating of any GPU on the market


Good

2 months ago.

For high fps gaming, this card is great. Of course, there might be some very specific, unoptimised games for which 3GB of ram won't do very well, so if you're not sure if you play/are gonna play those games, make sure to read some more in-depth reviews about it.


Good

3 days ago.

i have it and its good


Poor

1 month 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 years ago.


Excellent

7 months 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


Terrible

21 months ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Excellent

13 months ago.

tnx! the best cost/performance!


Outstanding

17 months ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Good

13 months ago.

A great mid-range GPU.


Excellent

4 months ago.

great bang for buck, great for full hd


Good

18 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

Best budget card with high performance


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Average

12 months ago.

Good performance but has poor vram capacity


Good

10 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

11 months ago.

BEST GPU


Outstanding

22 months ago.

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


Good

15 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

7 months 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.


Average

1 month ago.

get the 6bg card instead


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