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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 a desktop graphics card based on a Pascal architecture and made with 16 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.
Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB: architecture, market segment, release date etc.
|Place in performance ranking||165|
|Place by popularity||23|
|Value for money||3.13|
|GPU code name||GP106|
|Release date||18 August 2016 (6 years old)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$199|
|Current price||$1333 (6.7x MSRP)||of 158889 (A100 PCIe)|
GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)|
|Core clock speed||1506 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Boost clock speed||1708 MHz||of 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)|
|Number of transistors||4,400 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||16 nm||of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||120 Watt||of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)|
|Texture fill rate||123.0||of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)|
|Floating-point performance||3,935 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Size and compatibility
This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for 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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.
|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 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.
|Display Connectors||1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort|
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.
Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.
Combined synthetic benchmark score
This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.
Benchmark coverage: 24%
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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.
GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
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