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 42.46 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1060's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
52.54
 
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 6300 (Quadro RTX 6000)

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
 
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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
192 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
+
 

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

42.46

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

9073

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.

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 Fury, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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