NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Benchmark

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GPU benchmark, specs and release date - NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

35 %
Good score from 26 samples
Low uncertainty

Ranked 106th out of 526 in the GPU Database. Tests performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Benchmark Average 10% Low 1% Low
Flux Core
Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes
41 FPS 29 FPS 26 FPS
Randomly generated noise sphere test
34 FPS 31 FPS 29 FPS
Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering
27 FPS 20 FPS 18 FPS
Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test
33 FPS 25 FPS 24 FPS

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Geekbench (CUDA)
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Geekbench (Metal)
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Geekbench (OpenCL)
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Geekbench (Vulkan)
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31,922 13,527 33,958 33,939

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GPU Comparison

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
91 %
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72 %
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59 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop
43 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
36 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
35 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
12 %


Core Clock 1506 MHz
Boost Clock 1708 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Bus Width 192 bit
Memory Bandwidth 192.2 GB/s
TDP 120 W
Floating Point Performance 3.94 TFLOPS
Release Date 2016-08-18
PCIe Revision 3.0
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 82 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 123 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1152
Texture Mapping Units 72
Render Output Processors 48

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is a GPU from NVIDIA released in 2016. This chip has a good gaming score at 35% in our GPU benchmark.

It has a total memory bandwidth of 187 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 192 bits.

In terms of clock speed, the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GPU core runs at a frequency of 1506 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1708 MHz. The core clock is directly related to the performance of a GPU, the higher the clock, the more processing can be done per second. A higher clock does not guarantee better performance by itself, this also depends on the number of shading units and other elements of the pipeline.

The performance specs of the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB are a raw floating-point performance of 3.94 TFLOPS : this represents the number of floating point (decimal) operations completed per second. In addition, this NVIDIA GPU has a pixel rate of 82 Gigapixels/s, the number of pixels the GPU is capable of outputting every second. Furthermore, it has a texture fill rate of 123 Gigatexels/s, the number of pixels the GPU can renderer per second.

As for rendering API support, the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.6 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

The raw technical specs of the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB are: 1152 total shading units (general purpose parallel cores capable of processing different aspects of the graphics pipeline), 72 texture mapping units (specialised processors for texture operations, this determines the texture rate) and 48 render output processors or units (the final step in the rendering pipeline, responsible for rasterising the image)

Power and thermals for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 120 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.

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