NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB: specs and benchmarks
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.
Of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB's architecture, market type and release date.
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.
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).
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.
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.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.
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
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
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.
Overall GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.