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 46.30 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1060's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
70.99
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP106
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
19 July 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$237.11
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$259.99
 
of 4095.95 (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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
1280
 
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1708 MHz
 
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 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
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
+
 

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
45.05
 
 
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
8989
 
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 (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
0.76
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
129
 
medium / 1080p
82
 
high / 1080p
75
 
ultra / 1080p
70
 
4k / 2160p
23
 
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
345
 
medium / 1080p
246
 
high / 1080p
117
 
ultra / 1080p
91
 
4k / 2160p
26
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
145
 
medium / 1080p
83
 
high / 1080p
64
 
ultra / 1080p
50
 
4k / 2160p
15
 
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
126
 
medium / 1080p
55
 
high / 1080p
40
 
ultra / 1080p
27
 
4k / 2160p
10
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
103
 
medium / 1080p
76
 
high / 1080p
68
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 
4k / 2160p
23
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
160
 
medium / 1080p
119
 
high / 1080p
106
 
ultra / 1080p
87
 
4k / 2160p
22
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
155
 
medium / 1080p
77
 
high / 1080p
71
 
ultra / 1080p
40
 
4k / 2160p
24
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
162
 
medium / 1080p
93
 
high / 1080p
61
 
ultra / 1080p
55
 
4k / 2160p
24
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
121
 
medium / 1080p
89
 
high / 1080p
78
 
ultra / 1080p
53
 
4k / 2160p
19
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
359
 
medium / 1080p
189
 
high / 1080p
132
 
ultra / 1080p
100
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
195
 
medium / 1080p
108
 
high / 1080p
94
 
ultra / 1080p
80
 
4k / 2160p
23
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
174
 
medium / 768p
167
 
high / 1080p
98
 
ultra / 1080p
89
 
4k / 2160p
36
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
90
 
medium / 768p
74
 
high / 1080p
67
 
ultra / 1080p
64
 
4k / 2160p
64
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
136
 
medium / 768p
104
 
high / 1080p
58
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
19
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
98
 
medium / 768p
97
 
high / 1080p
66
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
194
 
medium / 768p
178
 
high / 1080p
106
 
ultra / 1080p
100
 
4k / 2160p
34
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
128
 
medium / 1080p
95
 
high / 1080p
85
 
ultra / 1080p
70
 
4k / 2160p
28
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
low / 720p
197
 
medium / 768p
164
 
high / 1080p
86
 
ultra / 1080p
78
 
4k / 2160p
28
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
300
 
medium / 768p
300
 
high / 1080p
190
 
ultra / 1080p
116
 
4k / 2160p
61
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
214
 
medium / 768p
140
 
high / 1080p
82
 
ultra / 1080p
67
 
4k / 2160p
28
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
227
 
medium / 768p
148
 
high / 1080p
75
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 
4k / 2160p
28
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
144
 
medium / 768p
144
 
high / 1080p
122
 
ultra / 1080p
112
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
144
 
medium / 768p
129
 
high / 1080p
71
 
ultra / 1080p
48
 
4k / 2160p
25
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
132
 
medium / 1080p
89
 
high / 1080p
66
 
ultra / 1080p
31
 
4k / 2160p
18
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
194
 
medium / 768p
169
 
high / 1080p
96
 
ultra / 1080p
77
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
164
 
medium / 768p
153
 
high / 1080p
99
 
ultra / 1080p
86
 
4k / 2160p
36
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
327
 
medium / 768p
262
 
high / 1080p
154
 
ultra / 1080p
130
 
4k / 2160p
48
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
220
 
medium / 768p
147
 
high / 1080p
76
 
ultra / 1080p
44
 
4k / 2160p
29
 
Sims 4 (2014)
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 slower by 2% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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