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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed 1506 MHz
- Max video memory 3 GB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 8008 MHz
- Maximum resolution
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
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
Of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||146|
|Value for money||45.71|
|GPU code name||GP106|
|Release date||18 August 2016 (5 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$199|
|Price now||$262 (1.3x MSRP)||of 49999 (A100 SXM4)|
GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 18432 (AD102)|
|Core clock speed||1506 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Boost clock speed||1708 MHz||of 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)|
|Number of transistors||4,400 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||16 nm||of 4 (H100 PCIe)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||120 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||123.0||of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)|
|Floating-point performance||3,935 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
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|
|Supplementary power connectors||1x 6-pin|
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.
|Maximum RAM amount||3 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||192 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||8008 MHz||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||192.2 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
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|
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
|Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)||19 Mh/s|
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.
Overall GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB from AMD is Radeon R9 Fury, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.
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