NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1506 MHz
  • Max video memory 5 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 8008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 27.87
Graphics card Technical data and tests
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB
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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB sales 26 December 2017. This is Pascal architecture desktop card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 5 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 160 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 160.2 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

27.87%

percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating171
Value for money (0-100)5.33
ArchitecturePascal
GPU code nameGP106
Market segmentDesktop
Release date26 December 2017 (3 years ago)
Price now$203 of 12215 (Quadro GV100)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 5 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 5 GB's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1280of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed1506 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1709 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors4,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)120 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate136.7of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance4,375 gflopsof 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 5 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length250 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 5 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount5 GBof 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)
Memory bus width160 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed8008 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth160.2 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 5 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 Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA6.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

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.

GTX 1060 5 GB 27.87
  • Passmark

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.

GTX 1060 5 GB 7550

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 5 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.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB from AMD is Radeon R9 290X, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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