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 22.51

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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at

22.51%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating172
Value for money18.33
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameGP106
Market segmentDesktop
Release date26 December 2017 (4 years ago)
Current price$203 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1506 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1709 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors4,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)120 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate136.7of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance4,375 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length250 mm
Width2-slot
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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount5 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width160 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed8008 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth160.2 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

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 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 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 22.51
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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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GTX 1060 5 GB 8785

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 RX 5500, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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