Average Bench: 53% (88th of 669)

Based on 580,051 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 46.9% 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) 64.7fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 66.9fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 7.58%. 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) 70.7fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 61.5fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 580,051 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.3 Lighting 64.7 69.4
61.9 Reflection 70.7 99.8
55.8 Parallax 61.5 67.8
52.3% 65.7 fps
Min Avg Max
61.5 MRender 66 69.2
61.7 Gravity 66.9 71.1
55.7 Splatting 59.9 65.6
53.8% 64.3 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 863B) 3GB
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2152 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 511.09
Lighting 72.2
Reflection 73.6
Parallax 67.8
58% 71.2 fps
MRender 72.6
Gravity 73
Splatting 68.2
59% 71.3 fps
Asus(1043 85B9) 3GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 511.09
Lighting 67.5
Reflection 69.8
Parallax 63.4
55% 66.9 fps
MRender 61.8
Gravity 69.4
Splatting 64.1
55% 65.1 fps
Asus(1043 863B) 3GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 497.29
Lighting 65.5
Reflection 69
Parallax 63
53% 65.8 fps
MRender 65.3
Gravity 69.2
Splatting 64.2
55% 66.2 fps
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2252 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 496.76
Lighting 62.8
Reflection 68.1
Parallax 69.7
51% 66.9 fps
MRender 76
Gravity 70.9
Splatting 66.1
58% 71 fps
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 511.23
Lighting 60.7
Reflection 63.6
Parallax 57.7
49% 60.7 fps
MRender 50
Gravity 62.4
Splatting 46.8
49% 53.1 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,499,858 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 580,051 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Aug '16)
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 12% 53% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $26012 months
MSI(1462 3287) 10% 53% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
AmazonUS $29621 months
Zotac(19DA 2438) 9% 52% ± 2%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
BHPhotoUS $2303 years
AmazonUS $4004 months
Asus(1043 85B1) 6% 54% ± 2%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
BHPhotoUS $2603 years
AmazonUS $50016 days
EVGA(3842 6162) 6% 55% ± 1%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $51028 days
Asus(1043 85ED) 6% 53% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 5% 52% ± 2%
HP(103C 82FC) 5% 52% ± 2%
MSI(1462 8C95) 5% 53% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
EbayUS $36812 mins
AmazonUS $39011 months
Asus(1043 85B9) 5% 53% ± 1%
MSI(1462 3285) 4% 54% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $29020 months
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $29020 months
EVGA(3842 6160) 4% 52% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
AmazonUS $4484 months
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 4% 54% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 2% 53% ± 3%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $4492 months
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 2% 56% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming R2
GV-N1060G1GAM-3GD R2
AmazonUS $33013 months
Asus(1043 863B) 2% 53% ± 2%
Dell(1028 11C2) 2% 53% ± 2%
PNY(196E 11D9) 1% 54% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 2438) 1% 50% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 4438) 1% 51% ± 2%
Asus(1043 200B) 1% 51% ± 1%
PNY(196E 11D8) 1% 53% ± 1%
Asus(1043 85BB) 1% 51% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 55% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 1% 57% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $41913 months
Sapphire(174B 6438) 1% 53% ± 1%
Asus(1043 863C) 0% 51% ± 2%
Asus(1043 873B) 0% 52% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 52% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 6365) 0% 53% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3781) 0% 53% ± 1%
Asus(1043 85B3) 0% 51% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85B8) 0% 52% ± 0%
HP(103C 6900) 0% 51% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3742) 0% 54% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85B0) 0% 51% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 9438) 0% 52% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 57% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5160) 0% 56% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85CA) 0% 51% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 2437) 0% 51% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3727) 0% 52% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85BC) 0% 53% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85BD) 0% 48% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $74

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 Comments

Added 5 years ago.

Good

10 days ago.

I own this and its working epic


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Good

3 days ago.

Im using it 3 years, and its so good even on new games


Excellent

20 days ago.

My First Graphics Card, and it's still running as my main card for over 5 years. still runs csgo at 120~150 fps, GTA5 at more than 60 fps, And it runs games that needs high specs such as Battlefield V, BeamNG.Drive no problem at all.


Poor

15 days 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.


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

does not preform well on newer games


Good

1 month ago.


Good

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

10 months ago.

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


Good

11 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

5 years ago.


Outstanding

4 years ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Terrible

18 months ago.

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


Terrible

4 years ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Excellent

4 years ago.

tnx! the best cost/performance!


Good

2 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

great bang for buck, great for full hd


Terrible

15 months ago.

hate


Excellent

2 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

4 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

Best budget card with high performance


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Average

4 years ago.

Good performance but has poor vram capacity


Excellent

2 years ago.

I have it


Average

3 years ago.

get the 6bg card instead


Average

3 years ago.

Lack of VRAM in 2018


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

4 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

4 years ago.

BEST GPU


Outstanding

5 years ago.

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


Good

4 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

3 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

2 years ago.

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


Average

21 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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