NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB sales 25 December 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 2-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 30.65 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP106
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
25 December 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
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.
Pipelines
1152
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1708 MHz
 
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
123.0
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
 
Length
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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
3 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
8008 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Mining hashrates

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

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 280, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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