NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Benchmark and Specs

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?

Benchmark Score

21 %
Average score from 31 samples
Low uncertainty
118th of 549
49th of 549
31 benchmarks

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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
54 %
AMD Radeon RX 6600
43 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
39 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop
26 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
24 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
21 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
7 %

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

86 FPS average
62 FPS 10% low
54 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

70 FPS average
66 FPS 10% low
62 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

57 FPS average
42 FPS 10% low
38 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

66 FPS average
53 FPS 10% low
50 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software



Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

Geekbench 5 (CUDA)

Geekbench 5 (CUDA)

CUDA compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Metal)

Geekbench 5 (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Metal)

Geekbench 6 (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark


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Core Clock 1506 MHz
Boost Clock 1708 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Bus Width 192 bit
Memory Bandwidth 187.7 GB/s
TDP 120 W
Floating Point Performance 3.94 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2016-08-18
PCIe Revision 3.0
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 81.98 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 123 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1152
Texture Mapping Units 72
Render Output Processors 48

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

Released in 2016, the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is a GPU from NVIDIA. According to our GPU Benchmark, this GPU is an average card for gaming with a score of 21%.

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. A clock speed is the frequency at which the GPU updates. A higher speed means more processing can happen per cycle. This is useful only when comparing cards of the same generation, as other architectures may process more or less per clock.

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. Higher level APIs such as DirectX 12 give more control to the game developer and can allow them to improve the graphics and performance.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB has a TDP of 120W, this is the amount of heat energy produced by the chip as a byproduct. The higher the TDP, the more heat is produced.

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