Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WindForce OC 3GB Review

November 28, 2016 | 10:26

Tags: #gtx-1060-3gb #pascal

Companies: #gigabyte #nvidia

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WindForce OC 3GB Overclocking

The maximum power limit on this card is 116 percent and the highest temperature limit is 92°C. With these set, we proceeded to see how far we could push the card.

The GPU was happy running at 150MHz more than the OC Mode speeds. This means a base clock of 1,732MHz and a boost clock of 1,947MHz. It's also nine percent quicker than OC Mode and 15 percent faster than reference GTX 1060 speeds (going by base clock). We were not able to go beyond this speed even when adding extra voltage.

The memory, meanwhile, was stable all the way to 2.35GHz, for an effective speed of 9.4Gbps that increased memory bandwidth from 192GB/sec to 225.6GB/sec; an impressive 17.5 percent boost.

Overclocking - 3DMark Fire Strike

1,920 x 1,080, DX11, default settings

  • Palit GeForce GTX 1070 GameRock Premium Edition 8GB
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WindForce OC 3GB (OC)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC 8GB
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6GB
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WindForce OC 3GB
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 470 Nitro OC 4GB
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X 4GB
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 OC 2GB
  • Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 WindForce 2X OC 2GB
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Overclocking - Battlefield 1

1,920 x 1,080, DX12, 'Ultra' settings

  • Palit GeForce GTX 1070 GameRock Premium Edition 8GB
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WindForce OC 3GB (OC)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC 8GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6GB
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC 4GB
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WindForce OC 3GB
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 470 Nitro OC 4GB
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X 4GB
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 OC 2GB
  • Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 WindForce 2X OC 2GB
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Overclocking - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

1,920 x 1,080, DX11, 'Ultra' settings (HairWorks off)

  • Palit GeForce GTX 1070 GameRock Premium Edition 8GB
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC 8GB
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WindForce OC 3GB (OC)
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro OC 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6GB
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WindForce OC 3GB
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 470 Nitro OC 4GB
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X 4GB
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 OC 2GB
  • Gigabyte Radeon RX 460 WindForce 2X OC 2GB
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