NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with Core i7-6700K at ultra quality Benchmarks

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Title
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Price
$254
Release Year
2016
Series
GTX 1060
Maximum Temperature
76 C
Max Noise Level
47.1 dB
Minimum Power Supply
470W
Benchmark CPU
Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
Benchmark Quality Settings
Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance
69 FPS
Average 1440p Performance
48.4 FPS
Average 4K Performance
28.2 FPS
Memory
6 GB
Overall (GPU+CPU+Settings) Score
77/100

Game Performance (FPS) at ultra quality settings

1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
33 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
65 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
92.7 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
57 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
78 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
52 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
47 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
91 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
112 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
58 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
47.9 FPS
2016 Hitman
84.8 FPS
2016 Overwatch
174 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
82.4 FPS
2016 The Division
58.9 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
110.3 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
68.2 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
58.5 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
94.8 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
67.2 FPS

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Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
46 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
55 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
40 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
66 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
34 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
38 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
78 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
73 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
44 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
44.6 FPS
2016 Hitman
62.6 FPS
2016 Overwatch
120 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
54 FPS
2016 The Division
42.4 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
76 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
45.1 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
43.5 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
60.6 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
42 FPS

3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
18 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
26 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
30 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
44 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
18 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
24 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
39 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
39 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25 FPS
2016 Overwatch
62 FPS

Questions and Answers

  • Question: Hi guys, I have a choice of a r9 270x with 16gb of ddr3 ram for £150, but do I go for the 16gb of ddr3 with a gtx 1060 for around £190 instead? bearing in mind my budget for my whole pc is about £500.


    Many thanks,

    Sam

    Answer: Of the money, I assume 16GB DDR3 is making up about 50-70quid either way.

    Let's call it 50 for arguments sake.

    so 100quid for a 270X vs 140 for a 1060..... 3GB or 6GB?

    Even assuming the 3GB variant, you're looking at +50% (minimum!) relative performance..... using a 780 as a reference, where a 3GB 1060 is stronger.
    https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2466/radeon-r9-270x

    +>50% relative (or +>80% if a 6GB 1060) performance for +40% price premium ..... seems totally worth it to me.

  • Question: Running some final last gasp attempts to save my GFX card, but I think it's probably toast. Wanted to upgrade to a GTX 1060 6GB if that does turn out to be the case, but I'm worried if I'd be wasting money given my other specs.

    AMD FX6300 (six core, 3.5Ghz)
    Gigabyte 970A-DS3P
    1x8gb ram
    Corsair 550W PSU

    Thanks

    Answer: Your specs seems fine for current modern game. But if I were you I would definitely upgrade to a 1060 6gb version!

  • Question: Hello guys,

    I have Sapphire R9 270 graphics card, can you please tell me would a GIGABYTE GTX 1060 G1 gaming be a really bigger boost to my FPS and gaming performance?

    Also i have a question about GTX 1060, what is the difference between G1 gaming with 6g and GTX 1060 windforce with 3gb. Is it worth 90eur more?

    Cheers and thanks!

    Answer: The 270 is an HD 7870 with a new coat of paint. It's substantially below the 1060(3 or 6gb) in performance...assuming you have the CPU to take advantage of that extra performance. It's a worthy upgrade. As to 3gb vs 6gb, I think it breaks down like this: If you will only game at 1080p and you aren't the type who must have settings on ultra or as high as possible and want as high a framerate as possible, the 3gb will make you happy. If your priority is maximum performance then get the 6gb.

  • Question: So I wounder if I should stick with my r9 290x or get myself a new gtx 1060. Is there any significant increase in performance, how's dx12 and should I wait another year to see how dx12 and new games work for amd and nvidia. If there is any comparison benchmark I would like to see it as well.

    Answer: It's about a 12-15% difference. The DirectX 12 picture is too early to tell, but overall Pascal cards do very well. You'd be going from one of the all-time power hog heat generators to a super efficient next-gen architecture. And your Nvidia-leaning games list will definitely show some appreciation.

    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Gaming_X/24.html

  • Question: I've been using my R9 280x for quite some time now, and it has served me better than I anticipated. However, within the last few months I have noticed it's performance starting to fall when playing newer games. I have wanted to make the switch and upgrade to NVidia for awhile, and wanted to get an idea on what kind of "gains" I would make from purchasing a GTX 1060. Thanks!

    Answer: If you have in mind upgrading to 1080p, then 1060 6GB then.

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GTX 1060 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberPG410 SKU 30
Length9.823 inches 250 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP120 W

Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1709 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000
Launch Price299 USD
ProductionActive
Release DateMar 8th, 2018

Graphics Features

CUDA6.1
DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.1
Vulkan1.1.82

Graphics Processor

ArchitecturePascal
Die Size314 mm²
GPU NameGP106
GPU VariantGP106-400-A1
Process Size16 nm
Transistors7,200 million

Memory

Bandwidth192.2 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit
Memory Size6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

ROPs48
SM Count9
Shading Units1280
TMUs80

Theoretical Performance

FP16 (half) performance68.36 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance4,375 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance136.7 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate82.03 GPixel/s
Texture Rate136.7 GTexel/s