NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB sales 19 July 2016 at a recommended price of $299. This is Pascal architecture desktop card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6 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 41.53 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP106
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
19 July 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 6 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 6 GB's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1709 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
136.7 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
4,375 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 6 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

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 6 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
6 GB
 
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 6 GB.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

41.53

Passmark

8873

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 6 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.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GTX 1060 6 GB
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GTX 1060 6 GB
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GTX 1060 6 GB
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GTX 1060 6 GB
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GTX 1060 6 GB
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GTX 1060 6 GB
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GTX 1060 6 GB
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GTX 1060 6 GB
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GTX 1060 6 GB
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GTX 1060 6 GB
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB from AMD is Radeon R9 Fury, which is faster by 3% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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