NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1060 sales at a recommended price of 237.11 USD. This is a Pascal architecture desktop card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 192 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 9.823. An additional 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 120 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 48.20 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1060's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
42.16
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP106
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
n/d
 
Launch price (MSRP)
237.11 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
349.99 USD
 
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1060's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
1280
 
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1708 MHz
 
Transistor count
4400 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Length
9.823" (25 cm)
 
Height
4.378" (11.1 cm)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Recommended system power (PSU)
400 Watt
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
192 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060.
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDCP
2.2
 
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
GameStream
+
 
GPU Boost
3.0
 
VR Ready
+
 
CUDA
+
 
Surround
+
 
Multi-Projection
+
 
Multi Monitor
+
 
Ansel
+
 
DSR
+
 
Virtual Reality
+
 
ShadowWorks
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
48.20
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
235179.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
76476.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
11038.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
12816.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
17287.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
43717.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
9091.39
 
 
Passmark
8876
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
12910
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
499 Mh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
305 Sol/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
46.36
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
126.00
 
medium / 1080p
54.60
 
high / 1080p
39.90
 
ultra / 1080p
27.10
 
4k / 2160p
9.90
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
103.00
 
medium / 1080p
76.00
 
high / 1080p
68.00
 
ultra / 1080p
57.00
 
4k / 2160p
23.00
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
160.00
 
medium / 1080p
119.00
 
high / 1080p
106.00
 
ultra / 1080p
86.90
 
4k / 2160p
21.70
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
155.00
 
medium / 1080p
76.80
 
high / 1080p
71.00
 
ultra / 1080p
40.20
 
4k / 2160p
24.40
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
162.00
 
medium / 1080p
92.60
 
high / 1080p
61.10
 
ultra / 1080p
54.60
 
4k / 2160p
23.90
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
121.00
 
medium / 1080p
88.60
 
high / 1080p
77.60
 
ultra / 1080p
52.90
 
4k / 2160p
18.50
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
359.00
 
medium / 1080p
188.50
 
high / 1080p
132.00
 
ultra / 1080p
100.05
 
4k / 2160p
32.25
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
195.00
 
medium / 1080p
108.00
 
high / 1080p
94.40
 
ultra / 1080p
79.90
 
4k / 2160p
23.40
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
174.10
 
medium / 768p
167.00
 
high / 1080p
97.95
 
ultra / 1080p
88.60
 
4k / 2160p
36.45
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
89.70
 
medium / 768p
74.10
 
high / 1080p
66.50
 
ultra / 1080p
63.80
 
4k / 2160p
64.40
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
135.55
 
medium / 768p
103.90
 
high / 1080p
58.20
 
ultra / 1080p
31.30
 
4k / 2160p
19.00
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
98.30
 
medium / 768p
96.70
 
high / 1080p
66.10
 
ultra / 1080p
57.00
 
4k / 2160p
31.60
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
194.00
 
medium / 768p
178.00
 
high / 1080p
106.00
 
ultra / 1080p
99.70
 
4k / 2160p
34.20
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
127.50
 
medium / 1080p
94.50
 
high / 1080p
84.50
 
ultra / 1080p
69.50
 
4k / 2160p
28.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
300.00
 
medium / 768p
300.00
 
high / 1080p
190.00
 
ultra / 1080p
116.00
 
4k / 2160p
61.10
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
214.05
 
medium / 768p
139.75
 
high / 1080p
81.65
 
ultra / 1080p
66.90
 
4k / 2160p
27.50
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
227.00
 
medium / 768p
148.00
 
high / 1080p
75.10
 
ultra / 1080p
59.60
 
4k / 2160p
28.20
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
144.00
 
medium / 768p
144.00
 
high / 1080p
121.65
 
ultra / 1080p
112.45
 
4k / 2160p
32.40
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
144.20
 
medium / 768p
128.55
 
high / 1080p
70.85
 
ultra / 1080p
47.85
 
4k / 2160p
24.80
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
132.00
 
medium / 1080p
89.10
 
high / 1080p
65.60
 
ultra / 1080p
30.90
 
4k / 2160p
17.80
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
194.00
 
medium / 768p
169.00
 
high / 1080p
96.00
 
ultra / 1080p
77.10
 
4k / 2160p
32.20
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
164.00
 
medium / 768p
153.00
 
high / 1080p
99.40
 
ultra / 1080p
85.60
 
4k / 2160p
36.10
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
327.00
 
medium / 768p
262.00
 
high / 1080p
154.00
 
ultra / 1080p
130.00
 
4k / 2160p
47.70
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
219.70
 
medium / 768p
146.60
 
high / 1080p
75.95
 
ultra / 1080p
43.70
 
4k / 2160p
28.90
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
192.00
 
medium / 768p
184.00
 
high / 1080p
164.00
 
ultra / 1080p
148.00
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1060 from AMD is Radeon R9 390X, which is slower by 1%.

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