Average Bench: 52.9% (81st of 658)

Based on 464,325 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 47.1% 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) 64.4fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 66.8fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 8.48%. 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) 70.1fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 61.6fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 464,325 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.2 Lighting 64.4 69.7
60.8 Reflection 70.1 99.7
55.5 Parallax 61.6 68.5
52.1% 65.4 fps
Min Avg Max
61.8 MRender 66.1 69.5
61.6 Gravity 66.8 71.6
0.22 Splatting 57.8 66
53.7% 63.6 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 457.30
Lighting 66.2
Reflection 67.1
Parallax 61.7
54% 65 fps
MRender 67
Gravity 67
Splatting 62.2
54% 65.4 fps
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 461.72
Lighting 63.5
Reflection 97.1
Parallax 67.6
51% 76.1 fps
MRender 66.9
Gravity 66
Splatting 60.3
53% 64.4 fps
PNY(196E 11D8) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 461.40
Lighting 63.2
Reflection 82.2
Parallax 58.6
51% 68 fps
MRender 65.4
Gravity 65.5
Splatting 60.1
53% 63.7 fps
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 461.72
Lighting 60.7
Reflection 66
Parallax 60.9
49% 62.5 fps
MRender 64.1
Gravity 64.7
Splatting 59.7
52% 62.8 fps
HP(103C 82FC) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 461.72
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 60.6
Parallax 55.6
0% 38.8 fps
MRender 62.4
Gravity 63
Splatting 58.5
51% 61.3 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,451,003 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 464,325 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Aug '16)
MSI(1462 3287) 12% 53% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
AmazonUS $29610 months
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 12% 53% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $2602 months
HP(103C 82FC) 6% 52% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85B1) 5% 53% ± 3%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
BHPhotoUS $2602 years
AmazonUS $5009 days
MSI(1462 8C95) 5% 53% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
AmazonUS $39028 days
MSI(1462 3285) 5% 54% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $29010 months
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $29010 months
Zotac(19DA 2438) 5% 52% ± 3%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
OutletPCUS $21012 months
BHPhotoUS $2302 years
AmazonUS $3202 month
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 5% 52% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6160) 5% 52% ± 3%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
OutletPCUS $21013 months
AmazonUS $2923 months
Asus(1043 85B9) 5% 54% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6162) 4% 54% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $4001 month
Asus(1043 85ED) 4% 52% ± 3%
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 4% 53% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 2% 56% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming R2
GV-N1060G1GAM-3GD R2
AmazonUS $3303 months
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 2% 53% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $3991 month
Sapphire(174B 2438) 2% 52% ± 2%
Asus(1043 863B) 1% 54% ± 3%
Dell(1028 11C2) 1% 51% ± 2%
PNY(196E 11D9) 1% 51% ± 4%
PNY(196E 11D8) 1% 53% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 54% ± 4%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 54% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 4438) 1% 52% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85B0) 1% 53% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85B8) 1% 51% ± 2%
Asus(1043 200B) 1% 50% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B 6438) 1% 50% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 0% 56% ± 0%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $4193 months
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 54% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85BB) 0% 52% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 6367) 0% 55% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6365) 0% 53% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 9438) 0% 52% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 3781) 0% 53% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3286) 0% 53% ± 1%
Asus(1043 873B) 0% 52% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85B3) 0% 53% ± 0%
Asus(1043 863C) 0% 53% ± 0%
Device(1B4C 11C2) 0% 52% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5160) 0% 54% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85BC) 0% 55% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $576

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

8 days ago.

good value and experience for money


Good

17 days ago.

3GB may sound like too litle VRAM, but this baby manages to run most modern games at 60 fps, 1080p, medium to high settings.


Good

5 days ago.

I own this and its working epic


Excellent

4 days ago.

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


Good

21 days ago.

Спасибо товарищи


Excellent

15 days ago.

i bought it last night and i am playing with this until now its very good


Good

1 month ago.

Cus i'm using it for my pc gaming


Excellent

1 month ago.

its great for its price even in 2019 and 2020


Poor

3 months ago.

It runs games at 1080p even today, have it since 2016, nice!


Excellent

3 months ago.


Good

16 days ago.

does not preform well on newer games


Good

1 month ago.

I think it's average for most popular games such as minecraft, fortnite etc...


Terrible

2 days ago.

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


Good

18 days 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

4 years ago.


Outstanding

3 years ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Terrible

4 years ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Terrible

7 months ago.

very bad vram size this gpu in some games slower than 1050 ti and 1650


Excellent

3 years ago.

tnx! the best cost/performance!


Good

16 months 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

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

great bang for buck, great for full hd


Terrible

4 months ago.

hate


Excellent

18 months 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

3 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Best budget card with high performance


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

I have it


Average

3 years ago.

Good performance but has poor vram capacity


Average

2 years ago.

get the 6bg card instead


Excellent

22 months ago.

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


Good

3 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

3 years ago.

BEST GPU


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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


Good

3 years 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

2 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.


Average

2 years ago.

Lack of VRAM in 2018


Good

23 months ago.

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


Average

10 months 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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