GeForce GTX 1060 Compared – Asus, EVGA, MSI, Gigabtye, Zotac and More

Early July, NVIDIA surprisingly announced the GeForce GTX 1060 to counter AMD’s release of the Radeon RX 480. The new GTX 1060 features 1280 CUDA cores, 6GB GDDR5 memory and a 120W TDP. It is said that the GTX 1060 offers performance similar to a GTX 980, making it great for 1080p and 1440p gaming. At launch price, the GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition retails for $299 and is exclusively available at GeForce.com. Meanwhile, the non-reference variants or the GTX 1060s from AIB partners will have a retail price starting at $249. I have listed below all or most of the known GeForce GTX 1060 released. The list will help you compare the different specs specially their clock speeds. Just remember, it is expected that clock speed configurations will more or less be different from one card to another. But the performance of one GTX 1060 to another GTX 1060 shouldn’t be that far or very significant. The most obvious difference (aside from clock speeds) is the graphics card’s cooling solution and aesthetics. Check out the list below.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition

GeForce GTX 1060 Specifications Comparison

Like I said earlier, the difference between the non-reference GTX 1060 (Asus, EVGA, MSI, Zotac etc) from the GTX 1060 Founders Edition are: GPU and/or memory clock speeds, PCB dimension, cooler design and aesthetics. But all of these GTX 1060s in the market are powered by the same graphics processing unit – a 16nm FinFET GP106 featuring the new Pascal architecture.

The GeForce GTX 1060 has 1280 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 memory with 192 GB/s memory bandwidth and runs on a 192-bit memory interface. It comes with output connectors such as DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and Dual-Link-DVI; supports multi-monitor display and HDCP 2.2. It has a Thermal Design Power of 120W and requires at least a 400W power supply. The Founders Edition has a single 6-pin power connector, while some non-reference GTX 1060 features a single 8-pin power connector or dual 6-pin setup.

All GTX 1060 graphics cards also feature NVIDIA’s latest technology: Multi-projection, VR Ready, NVIDIA Ansel, G-Sync, GameStream, GPU Boost 3.0, DirectX 12 API with level 12_1, Vulkan API, OpenGL 4.5, and PCIe 3.0. However, the GTX 1060 doesn’t support SLI. NVIDIA has removed the SLI fingers on the GTX 1060 and this means it is meant to be used as a single card solution only.

Based on the benchmark results from various GTX 1060 reviews, it’s generally faster than AMD’s Radeon RX 480. It’s also a sweet spot for 1080p gaming, and could handle 1440p game resolution as well. When it comes to 4K gaming, it’s simply not that fast to maintain an average of 60fps at 4K gaming resolution. Better leave the 4K gaming to the GTX 1070s and 1080s.

Listed below are the different GeForce GTX 1060s available on the market. Initially the list is sorted according to the graphics card’s name, but you can sort it according to clock speeds (and etc).

Also, there are some non-reference GTX 1060 cards that come with two clock speed configurations. Like from Asus and MSI, they have the so-called “Gaming mode” and “OC mode”. I will place the gaming mode first followed by the OC mode inside a parenthesis, since the gaming mode is usually the default setting that you get right out from the box.

GeForce GTX 1060 Specs Compared

 ModelBase Clock (MHz)Boost Clock (MHz)Memory Clock (MHz)Cooler TypePower ConnectorsLegnthWidthAvaila-
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Asus ROG STRIX GTX 1060 6G GamingAsus ROG STRIX GTX 1060 6G Gaming1506 (1531)1708 (1746)8008DirectCU III Triple Fan1x 8-pin11.73"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
Asus ROG STRIX GTX 1060 O6G GamingAsus ROG STRIX GTX 1060 O6G Gaming1620 (1645)1847 (1873)8208DirectCU III Triple Fan1x 8-pin11.73"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
Asus Dual GTX 1060 6GAsus Dual GTX 1060 6G1506 1708 8008 Dual Fan1x 8-pin9.53"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
Asus Dual GTX 1060 O6GAsus Dual GTX 1060 O6G1569 (1594)1784 (1809)8008 Dual Fan1x 8-pin9.53"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
asus-turbo-gtx-1060-6gAsus Turbo GTX 1060 6G150617088008Blower Type1x 6-pin10.5"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
Colorful iGameGTX1060 X-TOP-6GColorful iGameGTX1060 X-TOP-6G1506 (1620)1708 (1847)8008Triple Fan2x 6-pin???2-slot
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 GAMINGEVGA GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING150617088008ACX 2.0 Single Fan1x 6-pin6.8"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
evga-geforce-gtx-1060-gaming-blowerEVGA GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING (Blower)150617088008Blower Type1x 6-pin10.5"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMINGEVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING160718358008ACX 2.0 Single Fan1x 6-pin6.8"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
evga-gtx-1060-ssc-dt-acx-3-0EVGA GTX 1060 SSC DT ACX 3.0150617088008ACX 3.0 Dual Fan1x 8-pin10.5"2-slot
evga-gtx-1060-ftw-dt-gaming-acx-3-0EVGA GTX 1060 FTW DT GAMING ACX 3.0150617088008ACX 3.0 Dual Fan1x 8-pin10.5"2-slot
evga-gtx-1060-ftw-dt-gaming-acx-3-0EVGA GTX 1060 FTW+ DT GAMING ACX 3.0150617088008ACX 3.0 Dual Fan1x 8-pin11"2-slotUS here
eBay here
evga-gtx-1060-gaming-acx-3-0EVGA GTX 1060 GAMING ACX 3.0150617088008ACX 3.0 Dual Fan1x 8-pin10.5"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
evga-gtx-1060-ssc-gaming-acx-3-0EVGA GTX 1060 SSC GAMING ACX 3.0160718358008ACX 3.0 Dual Fan1x 8-pin10.5"2-slotUS here
eBay here
evga-gtx-1060-ftw-gaming-acx-3-0EVGA GTX 1060 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0162018478008ACX 3.0 Dual Fan1x 8-pin10.5"2-slot
evga-gtx-1060-ftw-gaming-acx-3-0EVGA GTX 1060 FTW+ GAMING ACX 3.0163218608008ACX 3.0 Dual Fan1x 8-pin11"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
Gainward GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Phoenix GSGainward GTX 1060 6GB Phoenix GS162018478000Phoenix Dual Fan1x 6-pin9.8"2.5-slotAmazon.UK
eBay here
Gainward GeForce GTX 1060 6GB PhoenixGainward GTX 1060 6GB Phoenix150617088000Phoenix Dual Fan1x 6-pin9.8"2.5-sloteBay here
Gainward GeForce GTX 1060 6GBGainward GTX 1060 6GB150617088000Dual Fan1x 6-pin9.9"2-slotAmazon.UK
eBay here
galax-gtx-1060-hof-goc-ed-6gbGALAX GTX 1060 HOF GOC Ed. 6GB158217978008TriMax Cooler6-pin + 8-pin12.20"2.5-slot
GALAX GTX 1060 EX OC 6GBGALAX GTX 1060 EX OC 6GB154417598008Dual Fan1x 6-pin10.55"2-sloteBay here
GALAX GTX 1060 EX OC White 6GBGALAX GTX 1060 EX OC White 6GB155617718008Dual Fan1x 6-pin9.9"2-sloteBay here
galax-gtx-1060-oc-6gbGALAX GTX 1060 OC 6GB151817338008Dual Fan1x 6-pin9"2-slotAmazon.UK
GALAX GTX 1060 6GBGALAX GTX 1060 6GB150617088008Blower Type1x 6-pin10"2-sloteBay here
Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GGigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6G1594 (1620)1809 (1847)8008WINDFORCE 2X1x 8-pin10.94"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
Gigabyte GTX 1060 D5 6GGigabyte GTX 1060 D5 6G1506 (1531)1708 (1746)8008WINDFORCE 2X1x 8-pin10.94"2-sloteBay here
gigabyte-gtx-1060-mini-itx-6gGigabyte GTX 1060 Mini ITX 6G1506 (1531)1708 (1746)8008Single Fan1x 6-pin6.65"2-slot
gigabyte-gtx-1060-mini-itx-oc-6gGigabyte GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC 6G1531 (1556)1746 (1771)8008Single Fan1x 6-pin6.65"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
gigabyte-gtx-1060-windforce-6gGigabyte GTX 1060 Windforce 6G1506 (1531)1708 (1746)8008WINDFORCE 2X1x 6-pin8.78"2-slot
gigabyte-gtx-1060-windforce-oc-6gGigabyte GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6G1556 (1582)1771 (1797)8008WINDFORCE 2X1x 6-pin8.78"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
gigabyte-gtx-1060-extreme-gaming-6gGigabyte GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6G1620 (1645)1847 (1873)8164 (8316)WINDFORCE 2X1x 8-pin11"2.5-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 1060 X3Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 1060 X3156917848200iChill X3 Tripple Fan1x 8-pin11.9"2.5-sloteBay here
Inno3D GTX 1060 Gaming OCInno3D GTX 1060 Gaming OC156917848200Dual Fan1x 8-pin10.82"2-sloteBay here
Inno3D GTX 1060 X2Inno3D GTX 1060 X2150617088000Dual Fan1x 6-pin8.58"2-sloteBay here
Inno3D GTX 1060 CompactInno3D GTX 1060 Compact150617088000Single Fan1x 6-pin6.77"2-sloteBay here
MSI GTX 1060 GAMING X 6GMSI GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G1569 (1594)1784 (1809)8000 (8100)TWIN FROZR VI1x 8-pin10.9"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
MSI GTX 1060 GAMING 6GMSI GTX 1060 GAMING 6G1518 (1531)1733 (1746)8000TWIN FROZR VI1x 8-pin10.9"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
MSI GTX 1060 ARMOR 6G OCMSI GTX 1060 ARMOR 6G OC154417598000Armor Dual Fan1x 8-pin11"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
MSI GTX 1060 ARMOR 6GMSI GTX 1060 ARMOR 6G150617088000Armor Dual Fan1x 8-pin11"2-slotUS here
eBay here
MSI GTX 1060 6GT OCMSI GTX 1060 6GT OC154417598000Dual Fan1x 6-pin9.7"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
msi-gtx-1060-6g-ocMSI GTX 1060 6G OC154417598008Single Fan1x 6-pin7.40"2-slotAmazon.UK
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders EditionNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition150617088000Blower Type1x 6-pin9.8"2-slot$299 GeForce Store
Palit GTX 1060 Super JetStreamPalit GTX 1060 Super JetStream162018478000JetStream Dual Fan1x 6-pin9.8"2.5-slotAmazon.UK
eBay here
Palit GTX 1060 JetStreamPalit GTX 1060 JetStream150617088000JetStream Dual Fan1x 6-pin9.8"2.5-slotAmazon.UK
eBay here
Palit GTX 1060 DualPalit GTX 1060 Dual150617088000Dual Fan1x 6-pin9.9"2-slotAmazon.UK
eBay here
PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GBPNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB150617088000Dual Fan1x 6-pin10.5"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
pny-geforce-gtx-1060-cgPNY GeForce GTX 1060 CG150617088000Blower Type1x 6-pin15.5"2-sloteBay here
pny-gtx-1060-xlr8-gaming-ocPNY GTX 1060 XLR8 Gaming OC158217978000Dual Fan1x 8-pin6.8"2-slotAmazon.UK
eBay here
Zotac GTX 1060 AMP! EditionZotac GTX 1060 AMP! Edition155617718000IceStorm Dual Fan1x 6-pin8.3"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here
ZOTAC GTX 1060 MiniZOTAC GTX 1060 Mini150617088000Single Fan1x 6-pin6.9"2-slotUS here
Amazon.UK
eBay here

Note: If there’s a GTX 1060 not included in the comparison list above, hit the comment section below and we’ll try add it.

Based from the table above, the Asus ROG STRIX GTX 1060 O6G Gaming, Gainward GTX 1060 6GB Phoenix GS and Palit GTX 1060 Super JetStream have the highest clock speeds right out of the box. The STRIX GTX 1060 O6G Gaming has the highest and on paper is the fastest GTX 1060 around after setting the card to OC mode. But this doesn’t mean that the rest of the GTX 1060s from other brands can’t keep up with Asus’. Like I said, all of these non-reference cards are basically powered by the same GPU core. This means, if you have MSI’s GTX 1060 or Inno3D’s, you could overclock the card to match (or even surpass) the OC clock speed of the Asus STRIX 1060 card.

Let us know in the comment section below what you think is the best GTX 1060 for you based on the list. Are you planning to buy a GTX 1060 anytime? Or you’ve decided to join the Red Rebellion and opted for a non-reference Radeon RX 480 instead?

Also check out our GeForce GTX 1070 Compared – Asus, EVGA, Zotac, MSI, Gigabyte and More in case you want something faster than a GTX 1060.

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