NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
The GeForce GTX 1060 6GB is an NVIDIA GPU that was released in July 2016. This GPU is average at gaming with a score of 25% in our PC benchmark.
The GeForce GTX 1060 6GB has 6 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 187 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 192 bits. When choosing a GPU, plan ahead and select a model with enough memory for your needs. High resolutions such as 4K require significantly more memory than 1080p as there is more data to display on the screen.
In terms of clock speed, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GPU core runs at a frequency of 1506 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1709 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.
As for rendering API support, the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.6 features are supported. If your GPU is too old and doesn't support a newer API certain titles may not be playable.
Power and thermals for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 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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