PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Review – Great for 1080p Gaming!

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Price and Availability

The PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB is now available in the US and UK / EU. It comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $249 USD in the US, making it one of the cheapest GTX 1060 6GB on the market. In case you are on a tight budget, let’s not forget the PNY GTX 1060 3GB version that comes with a retail price of $219.99. The $249 is pretty much the cheapest you can get for a 6GB version of the GTX 1060 at this time around. However, expect that prices will drop sooner or later, so be sure to check out the links below for the latest pricing and availability of this card.

PNY GTX 1060 6GB Review Conclusion

The PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB performs very well based on our tests and benchmarks. It can handle 1080p gaming very well; you can set graphics settings to the maximum or ultra and still get 60 frames per second or more (depending on the game). If you are playing not so graphics intensive games like CS: Go, Overwatch, Dota and other MOBA games expect that you can get a constant higher than 60 fps. Most of the games we tested are on the demanding side.

The GTX 1060 6GB could also handle games at 1440p resolution. Notice from the benchmark results we are getting and average of 60 fps (or more) on games like Battlefield 4, Doom, Just Cause 3, and Shadow or Mordor. You may be able to get an average of 60 fps on other games provided that you tone down the graphics quality; set it to high or medium, or turn off some effects.

Obviously, the GeForce GTX 1060 was not designed for 4K UHD gaming. We can barely get an average of 30 fps on most games. 30 fps is a “playable” frame rate, so if you can play at 30 fps with your 4K monitor you can use this card. However, I would not recommend that you get a GTX 1060 for 4K gaming. Better invest on a much faster graphics card if you really intend to play games at 4K UHD.

GeForce GTX 1060 vs RX 480? I know this will be one of the most frequently asked questions especially for gamers who are on the $250-ish budget range. I’m more positive than AMD fans will prefer the RX 480 and NVIDIA fans will opt for the GTX 1060. But how about those who are the undecided? The benchmark results speak for themselves. Based on the results we got, the GTX 1060 is generally faster than the RX 480; both in synthetics benchmarks and actual gameplays.

In terms of GTX 1060 6GB vs 3GB version, we don’t have a 3GB version on hand. So I have no firsthand experience as to how fast the 6GB version is compared to the 3GB version. Theoretically speaking, the 6GB version is definitely faster than the 3GB since it has more CUDA cores and twice the memory. But as to how fast, we can’t provide you with that answer for now. I’m sure other review sites will have the answer.

The PNY GTX 1060 6GB is a good solid performing graphics card. Perfect for 1080p gaming and capable of playing games at 1440p as well. Out of the box it features reference clock speeds giving it plenty of room for overclocking. Its non-reference cooler with dual fans provides sufficient cooling. Not to mention, its fans don’t run when idle or when in light load situations. It features an all-black design; it is simple looking and plain black. If you prefer this kind of design, then I have no problems recommending this graphics card at all.

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I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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