Average Bench: 53.9% (75th of 651)

Based on 451,321 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 46.1% 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) 67.3fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 69.9fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 10.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 59.6fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 64.8fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 451,321 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.6 Lighting 67.3 73.1
59.1 Reflection 66.9 72.2
50.2 Parallax 59.6 67.2
55.5% 64.6 fps
Min Avg Max
64 MRender 69.9 73.8
58.4 Gravity 64.8 69.6
49.8 Splatting 64.3 72.9
41.3% 66.3 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2274 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 457.30
Lighting 75.7
Reflection 77.4
Parallax 71.9
62% 75 fps
MRender 75
Gravity 77.9
Splatting 71.3
45% 74.7 fps
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 457.30
Lighting 66.2
Reflection 69.6
Parallax 63.9
55% 66.6 fps
MRender 67.4
Gravity 69.3
Splatting 64.8
40% 67.2 fps
Asus(1043 85ED) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 457.30
Lighting 64.5
Reflection 66.5
Parallax 55.7
53% 62.2 fps
MRender 65.7
Gravity 66.6
Splatting 61.7
39% 64.7 fps
Asus(1043 85ED) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 445.87
Lighting 56.5
Reflection 58.4
Parallax 48.1
47% 54.3 fps
MRender 52.8
Gravity 58.2
Splatting 46.9
32% 52.6 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,875,622 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 451,321 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $220 @ launch in Aug '16)
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 13% 54% ± 3%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $2209 days
MSI(1462 3287) 10% 54% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
AmazonUS $2967 months
HP(103C 82FC) 7% 53% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 2438) 6% 54% ± 4%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
OutletPCUS $2109 months
BHPhotoUS $2302 years
AmazonUS $3008 days
MSI(1462 8C95) 5% 54% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
AmazonUS $3301 day
EVGA(3842 6162) 5% 54% ± 5%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $3573 days
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 5% 54% ± 3%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $2996 days
MSI(1462 3285) 5% 56% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $2907 months
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $2907 months
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 5% 54% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85ED) 5% 51% ± 4%
Asus(1043 85B9) 5% 55% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85B1) 5% 55% ± 3%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
AmazonUS $24615 days
BHPhotoUS $2602 years
EVGA(3842 6160) 4% 52% ± 4%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
OutletPCUS $21010 months
AmazonUS $29223 hrs
EbayUS $35010 mins
Asus(1043 863B) 4% 54% ± 3%
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3% 54% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 3% 57% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming R2
GV-N1060G1GAM-3GD R2
AmazonUS $2486 days
Dell(1028 11C2) 2% 53% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B 2438) 1% 51% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 4438) 1% 54% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 6438) 1% 52% ± 1%
PNY(196E 11D8) 1% 53% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85B0) 1% 53% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 56% ± 3%
Asus(1043 200B) 1% 53% ± 1%
PNY(196E 11D9) 1% 56% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6168) 0% 60% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 0% 59% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $4191 day
Asus(1043 85BB) 0% 52% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6167) 0% 54% ± 5%
Asus(1043 85B8) 0% 54% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 50% ± 1%
Device(7377 0000) 0% 54% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6367) 0% 57% ± 0%
HP(103C 6900) 0% 54% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3742) 0% 55% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85CA) 0% 55% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3286) 0% 53% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $63

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $535

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

5 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

9 days ago.

I've had this card for a while. I paid around 350 CAD when I bought it. I'm looking to upgrade but honestly I am not seeing a reason to yet.


Good

1 month ago.

I own this and its working epic


Excellent

2 months ago.

Спасибо товарищи


Terrible

2 months ago.

Cus i'm using it for my pc gaming


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

As this is my first card it has lasted for many years and is still performing well, runs GTA and many other demanding games on fairly high settings (high quality 1920x1080 60fps), updates from Nvidia are frequent and overall a good card.


Good

6 months ago.

awesome card love nvidia much more game optimized on NVIDIA titles


Good

22 days ago.

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


Excellent

10 days ago.


Poor

3 months ago.

does not preform well on newer games


Poor

3 days ago.

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


Poor

5 months ago.

best power to cost rating of any GPU on the market


Good

14 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

4 years ago.


Good

3 years ago.

A great mid-range GPU.


Outstanding

3 years ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Terrible

3 years ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Excellent

3 years ago.

tnx! the best cost/performance!


Terrible

4 months ago.

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


Good

12 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

18 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

1 month ago.

hate


Excellent

14 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.


Average

3 years ago.

Good performance but has poor vram capacity


Excellent

15 months ago.

I have it


Average

2 years ago.

get the 6bg card instead


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Good

2 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

2 years ago.

BEST GPU


Outstanding

3 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

23 months ago.

Lack of VRAM in 2018


Good

19 months ago.

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


Average

7 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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