Average Bench: 52.7% (104th of 689)

Based on 586,807 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 47.2% 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) 64.3fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 66.5fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB is just 6.2%. 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) 70.6fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 61.3fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 586,807 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.8 Lighting 64.3 68.6
62.5 Reflection 70.6 99.9
55.7 Parallax 61.3 67.2
52% 65.4 fps
Min Avg Max
62.1 MRender 65.9 68.5
62.4 Gravity 66.5 70
57.2 Splatting 60.2 64.8
53.6% 64.2 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 85B0) 3GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2262 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 526.47
Lighting 68.1
Reflection 68.8
Parallax 64.2
55% 67 fps
MRender 73.3
Gravity 68
Splatting 62.2
56% 67.8 fps
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 527.37
Lighting 71.5
Reflection 70.1
Parallax 58.2
58% 66.6 fps
MRender 60.2
Gravity 64.2
Splatting 60.9
51% 61.8 fps
Asus(1043 85B9) 3GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 527.37
Lighting 65.6
Reflection 68.3
Parallax 61.7
53% 65.2 fps
MRender 65.9
Gravity 68
Splatting 62.4
55% 65.4 fps
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 526.98
Lighting 61.7
Reflection 65.9
Parallax 60.9
50% 62.8 fps
MRender 65.1
Gravity 66.9
Splatting 59.9
54% 64 fps
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 517.48
Lighting 60.6
Reflection 66.5
Parallax 66.7
49% 64.6 fps
MRender 64.7
Gravity 67.7
Splatting 61.6
54% 64.7 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,816,745 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 586,807 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Aug '16)
Gigabyte(1458 3724) 11% 53% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC
GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD
AmazonUS $26023 months
EbayUS $27913 days
MSI(1462 3287) 8% 53% ± 2%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB ARMOR 3G OCV1
GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1
AmazonUS $2962 years
HP(103C 82FC) 8% 52% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85B1) 7% 53% ± 2%
Asus GTX 1060 3GB Dual OC
DUAL-GTX1060-O3G
BHPhotoUS $2604 years
AmazonUS $50011 months
Zotac(19DA 2438) 7% 52% ± 2%
Zotac GTX 1060 3GB Mini
ZT-P10610A-10L
BHPhotoUS $2304 years
AmazonUS $40015 months
Asus(1043 85B9) 6% 53% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 11C2) 5% 52% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 6160) 5% 52% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB Gaming
03G-P4-6160-KR
EbayUS $1104 days
AmazonUS $44815 months
MSI(1462 8C95) 4% 52% ± 1%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB 3GT OC
GTX 1060 3GT OC
EbayUS $22026 mins
AmazonUS $5256 months
EVGA(3842 6162) 4% 54% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SC Gaming
03G-P4-6162-KR
AmazonUS $4201 month
Asus(1043 85ED) 4% 51% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 4% 53% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3285) 4% 55% ± 1%
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $2902 years
MSI GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X
GTX 1060 GAMING X 3G
AmazonUS $2902 years
Gigabyte(1458 3722) 3% 53% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Mini ITX OC
GV-N1060IXOC-3GD
AmazonUS $44912 months
Gigabyte(1458 373A) 2% 54% ± 2%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming R2
GV-N1060G1GAM-3GD R2
AmazonUS $2705 months
Asus(1043 863B) 2% 52% ± 2%
PNY(196E 11D9) 2% 54% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3721) 2% 55% ± 1%
Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB G1 Gaming
GV-N1060G1GAMING-3GD
AmazonUS $4192 years
Sapphire(174B 2438) 1% 51% ± 1%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 52% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3727) 1% 54% ± 1%
Dell(1028 11C2) 1% 52% ± 1%
Device(7377 0000) 1% 53% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 4438) 1% 51% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 6167) 1% 55% ± 3%
Asus(1043 85BB) 0% 51% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 6168) 0% 56% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85B3) 0% 51% ± 2%
Asus(1043 85B8) 0% 54% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 5160) 0% 52% ± 1%
Asus(1043 200B) 0% 52% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 2437) 0% 52% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3286) 0% 52% ± 1%
PNY(196E 11D8) 0% 51% ± 1%
PNY(196E 11DA) 0% 52% ± 0%
Asus(1043 863C) 0% 53% ± 0%
Device(1B4C 11C2) 0% 52% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3742) 0% 55% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85B0) 0% 50% ± 0%
Device(7377 2001) 0% 53% ± 0%
PNY(196E 11C2) 0% 53% ± 0%
Dell(1028 3492) 0% 51% ± 0%
Asus(1043 85CA) 0% 53% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3725) 0% 53% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 6438) 0% 53% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $78

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $451

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 Comments

Added 6 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

4 days ago.

used it for a while and its been pretty dang good


Average

4 days ago.

For the money you cannot get much better that this GPU


Excellent

7 days ago.

i can play most of the games at full settings with it in +60 fps:)


Poor

3 months ago.

I own this and its working epic


Good

11 days ago.

This card is still very good it can run Call of Duty modern warfare 2019 reaching over 60 fps , it does about 40 fps in the newest Call of Duty modern warfare II it even can run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 which is a bit laggy but by overclocking it i got 60fps. Also in my country Poland u can buy this card for like 65 US dollars which is not bad for a card that runs the newest titles.


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month 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

5 months 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 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

6 years ago.


Outstanding

5 years ago.

Very good GPU it almost can run any game smoothly


Terrible

5 years ago.

You are retarded if you buy one of these.


Good

3 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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

great bang for buck, great for full hd


Terrible

2 years ago.

hate


Excellent

3 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

5 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

Best budget card with high performance


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Average

5 years ago.

Good performance but has poor vram capacity


Excellent

3 years ago.

I have it


Average

4 years ago.

get the 6bg card instead


Average

3 years ago.

Lack of VRAM in 2018


Excellent

3 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

5 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

4 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

3 years ago.

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


Average

2 years 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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