NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB vs 1060 3 GB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.10
 
30.81
Architecture
Pascal
 
Pascal
Code name
GP106
 
GP106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
19 July 2016
 
18 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
$199
Price now
$638
 
$170

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and 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 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
1152
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
1506 MHz
Boost Clock
1709 MHz
 
1708 MHz
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
4,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
136.7 GTexel / s
 
123.0 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
4,375 gflops
 
3,935 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB 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
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
250 mm
 
250 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
3 GB
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
8008 MHz
 
8008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB / s
 
192.2 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 1060 6 GB 39.13
GTX 1060 3 GB 39.65 +1.3%

Passmark

GTX 1060 6 GB 8873
GTX 1060 3 GB 8991 +1.3%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
n/d
 
19 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB

More pipelines (1280 vs 1152)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB

1.3% faster in synthetic tests
Cheaper ($199 vs $299)

So, GTX 1060 6 GB or 1060 3 GB?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB. The differences in performance seem too small.
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