NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB sales 18 August 2016 at a recommended price of $199. This is Pascal architecture desktop card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 3 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 192.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 250 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 120 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 37.71 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.21
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
GPU code name
GP106
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Release date
18 August 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
Price now
$431
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB'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 3 GB's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1152
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1708 MHz
 
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
123.0
 
Floating-point performance
3,935 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB'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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
250 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB: 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
3 GB
 
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
8008 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
HDMI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
+
 
CUDA
6.1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

37.71

Passmark

9588

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
19 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB 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.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB from AMD is Radeon RX 590, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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