GTX 1060 3DMARK Performance Leaks

GTX 1060 3DMARK Performance Leaks

Nvidia GTX 1060 pictured - no SLI connector?

GTX 1060 3DMARK Performance Leaks


Today the 3DMARK performance of Nvidia's GTX 1060 GPU has leaked online, showcasing performance that looks like it may be only slightly better than a reference RX 480, though sadly we do not know the exact specifications of the text PC in order to do a detailed comparison. 

Previous rumors have suggested that the launch of Nvidia's GTX 1060 has been moved up to July 7th, with the GPU hitting stores on July 14th, meaning that we may not have to wait long before Nvidia releases some official information regarding this GPU. 


Nvidia GTX 1060 pictured - no SLI connector?


Below is a table detailing the known specifications of the GTX 1060, many of which have been calculated using known characteristics of the Nvidia Pascal Architecture. 

With the boost clock speeds of 1.7GHz from the above image, we can expect this GPU to have a Single Precision compute performance that is approximately 4.4TFLOPs, which is just under half of the performance of a reference GTX 1080.  


 GTX 1080GTX 1070GTX 980GTX 1060GTX 970
GPU ArchitecturePascalPascalMaxwellPascalMaxwell
Process node16nm16nm28nm16nm28nm
SP FP Performance9 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs4.61 TFLOPs4.4TFLOPS?3.9 TFLOPS
CUDA Core Count25601920 2048 12801664
VRAM Cappacity8GB 8GB 4GB 6GB4GB
Memory Bus Size256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth320 GB/s 224 GB/s -224GB/s
Base clock speed1607MHz 1139MHz -1050MHz
Boost clock speed1733MHz 1600MHz 1240Mhz 1700MHz1178MHz
TDP180W 150W 165W 120W148W
Power Connection1x 8-pin 1x8-pin 2x 6-pin 6-pin2x6-pin
PCI Express PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0 PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0



When looking at the performance data from our RX 480 we can see that both GPUs offer similar performance in 3DMARK, though sadly we do not know the full specifications of the PC that was used to test the GTX 1060. This means that comparisons to our test system, which almost certainly uses different components, can only provide us a limited look at the GTX 1060's relative performance.


    GTX 1060 3DMARK Performance Leaks  GTX 1060 3DMARK Performance Leaks


In recently leaked pictures of the GTX 1060 was shown to not have an SLI connector, effectively disabling SLI on this GPU in the trational sense.

Multi-GPU setups will still be possible in games using the DirectX 12 or Vulkan APIs through Explicit Multi-GPU (if developers support it). Nvidia could be moving to a bridgeless SLI system for their lower end GPUs, though this is something that we see as unlikely given the fact that Nvidia has very recently released their new High Bandwidth SLI bridges.   

Right now we do not know the price of this new GTX 1060 GPU, though we exexpect it to offer a similar pricepoint to the RX 480 given the GPUs place in the Nvidia product stack. 


You can join the discussion on the GTX 1060's 3DMARK Performance on the OC3D Forums


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Most Recent Comments

05-07-2016, 18:12:21

Barely better than a reference 480? Dang. Once AIB 480s come out, this is going to be a very competitive segmentQuote

05-07-2016, 18:15:19

Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Barely better than a reference 480? Dang. Once AIB 480s come out, this is going to be a very competitive segment
It should be as good as a 980. That's what I've been hearing and it would need to be if the £300/£250 rumoured prices are to be believed.

I predict 6gb cards first, then a couple of months later Nvidia will hoover up all of the people who didn't want to spend that much and will get the 3gb card out in volume.Quote

05-07-2016, 18:48:19

i still dont see where this sits in the market..
Fanboy only starter pack card?Quote

05-07-2016, 20:31:23

Originally Posted by shambles1980 View Post
i still dont see where this sits in the market..
Fanboy only starter pack card?
Lmao pretty hard at that one
Really though, with the FE tax, it must be barely cheaper than a 1070. Who in there right mind would buy that when for barely more you get an immensely more powerful card at barely more wattageQuote

05-07-2016, 23:11:56

Wonder what gimpvidia did to the poor thing. Either way at least it likely wont have any power draw issue just so they can keep the AMD burn going. The nvidiots need something to work with.Quote

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