NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB


NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB sales 18 August 2016 at a recommended price of 199 USD. 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 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 250 mm. An additional 1 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 120 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 32.88 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Release date
18 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
199 USD
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

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.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
Boost Clock
1708 MHz
Transistor count
4,400 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
3,935 gflops

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).
PCIe 3.0 x16
250 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin

Memory specs

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
Maximum RAM amount
3 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
192 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
8008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Video card benchmarks 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

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
19 Mh/s

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB 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

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB from AMD is Radeon R9 380, which is faster by 2% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

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