NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Benchmark and Specs

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

Benchmark Score

20 %
Average score from 17 samples
Low uncertainty
122nd of 549
31st of 549
17 benchmarks

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GPU Comparison

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

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
51 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
50 %
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
30 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
22 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
20 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
14 %
AMD Radeon RX 640
6 %

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

85 FPS average
63 FPS 10% low
55 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

69 FPS average
64 FPS 10% low
58 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

54 FPS average
41 FPS 10% low
38 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

53 FPS average
48 FPS 10% low
44 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark



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 1708 MHz
Memory Size 6 GiB
TDP 120 W
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

The GeForce GTX 1060 is an NVIDIA GPU. This GPU is average at gaming with a score of 20% in our PC benchmark.

The GeForce GTX 1060 has 6 GiB of memory. 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 GPU core runs at a frequency of 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 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 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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