NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Benchmark

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

GPU Benchmark Score

34 %
Good score from 15 samples
Low uncertainty

Ranked 113th 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
40 FPS 29 FPS 25 FPS
Electron
Randomly generated noise sphere test
33 FPS 30 FPS 27 FPS
City
Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering
26 FPS 19 FPS 18 FPS
Clouds
Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test
25 FPS 23 FPS 21 FPS

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Geekbench (CUDA)
Geekbench (CUDA)
Geekbench (Metal)
Geekbench (Metal)
Geekbench (OpenCL)
Geekbench (OpenCL)
Geekbench (Vulkan)
Geekbench (Vulkan)
3DMark Graphics
3DMark Graphics
31,129 13,531 32,388 31,476 3,636

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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
79 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
76 %
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
50 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
37 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
34 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
25 %
AMD Radeon RX 640
10 %

Specifications

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 a GPU from NVIDIA. This chip has a good gaming score at 34% in our GPU benchmark.

The GeForce GTX 1060 has 6 GiB of memory. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the GeForce GTX 1060 GPU core runs at a frequency of 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.

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.

Power and thermals for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 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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