Average Bench: 52.7% (83rd of 661)

Based on 459,419 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 47.3% 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) 64.2fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 66.5fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 7.78%. 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) 70.3fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 61fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 459,419 samples)
Min Avg Max
57.9 Lighting 64.2 69
61.8 Reflection 70.3 99.2
54.2 Parallax 61 67.1
51.9% 65.2 fps
Min Avg Max
61.6 MRender 65.9 68.5
61.2 Gravity 66.5 70.7
55.2 Splatting 59.6 65.4
53.6% 64 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 3727) 3GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 461.72
Lighting 67
Reflection 68.9
Parallax 62.4
54% 66.1 fps
MRender 66.6
Gravity 68.2
Splatting 63.4
55% 66.1 fps
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 465.89
Lighting 65.3
Reflection 69
Parallax 70
53% 68.1 fps
MRender 65.5
Gravity 67.9
Splatting 63
54% 65.5 fps
Asus(1043 85ED) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 466.27
Lighting 61.6
Reflection 94
Parallax 63.9
50% 73.2 fps
MRender 63
Gravity 63.1
Splatting 58.2
51% 61.4 fps
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 466.27
Lighting 59.9
Reflection 64.2
Parallax 59.9
48% 61.3 fps
MRender 64.3
Gravity 64.9
Splatting 59.5
52% 62.9 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,560,417 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 459,419 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Aug '16)
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 11% 53% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $2604 months
HP(103C 82FC) 9% 52% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3287) 9% 52% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
AmazonUS $29612 months
Zotac(19DA 2438) 8% 52% ± 2%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
BHPhotoUS $2302 years
AmazonUS $3204 months
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 7% 52% ± 2%
MSI(1462 8C95) 6% 52% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
AmazonUS $3902 months
EVGA(3842 6162) 6% 54% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $4003 months
Asus(1043 85B9) 5% 53% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85ED) 5% 51% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85B1) 5% 54% ± 2%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
BHPhotoUS $2602 years
AmazonUS $5002 months
EVGA(3842 6160) 4% 52% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
AmazonUS $50022 days
EbayUS $5408 mins
MSI(1462 3285) 4% 54% ± 3%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $29012 months
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $29012 months
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3% 53% ± 3%
Asus(1043 863B) 2% 53% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 2% 54% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming R2
GV-N1060G1GAM-3GD R2
AmazonUS $3305 months
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 2% 52% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $3993 months
Sapphire(174B 2438) 2% 51% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 4438) 1% 51% ± 1%
Asus(1043 863C) 1% 53% ± 1%
PNY(196E 11D9) 1% 53% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 54% ± 4%
Asus(1043 200B) 1% 51% ± 3%
Dell(1028 11C2) 1% 50% ± 2%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 56% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 6367) 0% 57% ± 1%
Asus(1043 85B8) 0% 51% ± 0%
HP(103C 6900) 0% 53% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 0% 53% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $4195 months
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 53% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 6438) 0% 52% ± 1%
PNY(196E 11D8) 0% 52% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85BB) 0% 53% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85B3) 0% 52% ± 0%
Asus(1043 873B) 0% 53% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85B0) 0% 51% ± 0%
Device(7377 2001) 0% 52% ± 0%
Dell(1028 3492) 0% 52% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85CA) 0% 55% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3286) 0% 54% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $81

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

Carried me through my college years


Excellent

1 month ago.

This card has served me very well for many years, for such a small card it manages to do really well. The 3gb of onboard VRAM is borderline on inadequite these days with many games using atleast 4gb or more such as the popular Call of Duty: Warzone.


Excellent

1 month ago.

I own this and its working epic


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

Спасибо товарищи


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Good

19 days 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

17 days ago.

4GB would be great but it really delivers in 1080p and 1050Ti 4GB has only 66% of the performance of this card.


Poor

14 days ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.


Poor

27 days ago.

does not preform well on newer games


Good

15 days ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Good

2 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.


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

9 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

18 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

23 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

6 months ago.

hate


Excellent

20 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

20 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

2 years 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


Average

2 years ago.

Lack of VRAM in 2018


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

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

12 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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