NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1060 sales 19 July 2016 at a recommended price of $237.11. This is 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" (25 cm). 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 120 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 45.63 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1060's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
55.57
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP106
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
19 July 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$237.11
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$254.99
 
of 4403.52 (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
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1708 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
4400 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
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).
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

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
 
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
192 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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
12_1
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmark 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
44.05
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
235179
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
76477
3DMark Fire Strike Score
11039
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
12816
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
17288
3DMark Vantage Performance
43717
Passmark
9016
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
12910

Mining hashrates

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

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fortnite on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
345
 
medium / 1080p
246
 
high / 1080p
117
 
ultra / 1080p
91
 
4k / 2160p
26
 

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
121
 
medium / 1080p
89
 
high / 1080p
78
 
ultra / 1080p
53
 
4k / 2160p
19
 

Gameplay video

Video of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) gameplay on GeForce GTX 1060.

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
300
 
medium / 768p
300
 
high / 1080p
190
 
ultra / 1080p
116
 
4k / 2160p
61
 

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 768p
327
 
medium / 768p
262
 
high / 1080p
154
 
ultra / 1080p
130
 
4k / 2160p
48
 

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
160
 
medium / 1080p
89
 
high / 1080p
80
 
ultra / 1080p
75
 
4k / 2160p
24
 

Far Cry 5

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Far Cry 5 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 670
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 5 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
129
 
medium / 1080p
82
 
high / 1080p
75
 
ultra / 1080p
70
 
4k / 2160p
23
 

Forza Horizon 4

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Forza Horizon 4 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
161
 
medium / 1080p
100
 
high / 1080p
93
 
ultra / 1080p
73
 
4k / 2160p
38
 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Kingdom Come: Deliverance official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Kingdom Come: Deliverance on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
145
 
medium / 1080p
83
 
high / 1080p
64
 
ultra / 1080p
50
 
4k / 2160p
15
 

Monster Hunter World

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Monster Hunter World on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
107
 
medium / 1080p
70
 
high / 1080p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 
4k / 2160p
15
 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

2018

FPS tests

Real world test results of Shadow of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
138
 
medium / 1080p
68
 
high / 1080p
62
 
ultra / 1080p
53
 
4k / 2160p
17
 

Ark Survival Evolved

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Ark Survival Evolved official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum Radeon HD 7870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ark Survival Evolved on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
126
 
medium / 1080p
55
 
high / 1080p
40
 
ultra / 1080p
27
 
4k / 2160p
10
 

Assassin´s Creed Origins

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Assassin´s Creed Origins official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 760

FPS tests

Real world test results of Assassin´s Creed Origins on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
103
 
medium / 1080p
76
 
high / 1080p
68
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 
4k / 2160p
23
 

Destiny 2

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Destiny 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum Radeon HD 7850
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Destiny 2 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
160
 
medium / 1080p
119
 
high / 1080p
106
 
ultra / 1080p
87
 
4k / 2160p
22
 

Ghost Recon Wildlands

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Ghost Recon Wildlands official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ghost Recon Wildlands on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
155
 
medium / 1080p
77
 
high / 1080p
71
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 
4k / 2160p
24
 

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Mass Effect Andromeda official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect Andromeda on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
162
 
medium / 1080p
93
 
high / 1080p
61
 
ultra / 1080p
55
 
4k / 2160p
24
 

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 760
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
359
 
medium / 1080p
189
 
high / 1080p
132
 
ultra / 1080p
100
 
4k / 2160p
32
 

Star Wars Battlefront 2

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Star Wars Battlefront 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront 2 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
195
 
medium / 1080p
108
 
high / 1080p
94
 
ultra / 1080p
80
 
4k / 2160p
23
 

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
174
 
medium / 768p
167
 
high / 1080p
98
 
ultra / 1080p
89
 
4k / 2160p
36
 

Civilization VI

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Civilization VI official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum Radeon HD 5570
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization VI on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 768p
90
 
medium / 768p
74
 
high / 1080p
67
 
ultra / 1080p
64
 
4k / 2160p
64
 

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
136
 
medium / 768p
104
 
high / 1080p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
19
 

Dishonored 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Dishonored 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored 2 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
98
 
medium / 768p
97
 
high / 1080p
66
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 
4k / 2160p
32
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
194
 
medium / 768p
178
 
high / 1080p
106
 
ultra / 1080p
100
 
4k / 2160p
34
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
128
 
medium / 1080p
95
 
high / 1080p
85
 
ultra / 1080p
70
 
4k / 2160p
28
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 768p
214
 
medium / 768p
140
 
high / 1080p
82
 
ultra / 1080p
67
 
4k / 2160p
28
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
227
 
medium / 768p
148
 
high / 1080p
75
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 
4k / 2160p
28
 

Titanfall 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Titanfall 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Titanfall 2 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
144
 
medium / 768p
144
 
high / 1080p
122
 
ultra / 1080p
112
 
4k / 2160p
32
 

Watch Dogs 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Watch Dogs 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Watch Dogs 2 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
144
 
medium / 768p
129
 
high / 1080p
71
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
25
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
132
 
medium / 1080p
89
 
high / 1080p
66
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
18
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 720p
194
 
medium / 768p
169
 
high / 1080p
96
 
ultra / 1080p
77
 
4k / 2160p
32
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 768p
164
 
medium / 768p
153
 
high / 1080p
99
 
ultra / 1080p
86
 
4k / 2160p
36
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 768p
200
 
medium / 768p
200
 
high / 1080p
120
 
ultra / 1080p
102
 
4k / 2160p
38
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 768p
220
 
medium / 768p
147
 
high / 1080p
76
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
4k / 2160p
29
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 768p
212
 
medium / 768p
199
 
high / 1080p
97
 
ultra / 1080p
67
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060
minimum GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on GeForce GTX 1060.

low / 768p
192
 
medium / 768p
184
 
high / 1080p
164
 
ultra / 1080p
148
 

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 390, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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