NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Benchmark and Specs

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 6 GB NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB for gaming?

Benchmark Score

25 %
Average score from 70 samples
Low uncertainty
98th of 549
27th of 549
70 benchmarks

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GPU Comparison

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
54 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
51 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
39 %
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
30 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop
26 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
25 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
24 %

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

95 FPS average
72 FPS 10% low
63 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

84 FPS average
80 FPS 10% low
76 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

64 FPS average
49 FPS 10% low
46 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

68 FPS average
64 FPS 10% low
60 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 1709 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 6 GiB
Bus Width 192 bit
Memory Bandwidth 187.7 GB/s
TDP 120 W
Floating Point Performance 4.04 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2016-07-19
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 82.03 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 136.7 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1280
Texture Mapping Units 80
Render Output Processors 48

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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