GeForce GTX 1060 performance comparison and South African pricing

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Pascal-based graphics card is a powerful high-end graphics card that is one of the most affordable Full HD GPU options on the market.

Although the 3GB model is cheaper, the 6GB version features more performance due to its increased amount of Cuda cores, making it easily worth its slightly higher price.

The GPU competes with AMD’s Radeon RX 480 in the low-cost, high-performance graphics market, and offers gamers an affordable upgrade from their last-gen graphics cards.

When purchasing a graphics card, consumers may be confused by the wide range of partner cards available, with each model sporting different clock speeds and unique aesthetics.

German hardware website ComputerBase.de has conducted extensive tests to determine the best GeForce GTX 1060 partner card in terms of performance.

We have eliminated cards which are not available in South Africa yet in order to provide a complete South African pricing comparison.


Specifications

Below are the specifications of the different partner cards.

Clock speed is the only difference between the partner cards, as all other specifications are the same across all products.

Model
Base Clock
Boost Clock
Mem. Clock
Asus GeForce GTX 1060 Strix OC 6GB 1,620 MHz 2,025 MHz 4,100 MHz
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 1,506 MHz 1,911 MHz 4,000 MHz
Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 AMP 6GB 1,557 MHz 1,911 MHz 4,000 MHz
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB 1,595 MHz 2,000 MHz 4,000 MHz
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 8G 1,569 MHz 1,974 MHz 4,000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 1,506 MHz 1,911 MHz 4,000 MHz

Performance Comparison

Below is the FPS delivered by each GeForce GTX 1060 partner card at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080.

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overall performance


Pricing

Below is the cheapest pricing available for all Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB partner cards across a variety of South African retailers:

  • Zotac GeForce GTX 106 AMP – R4,799
  • Asus GeForce GTX 1060 Strix OC – R5,569
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X – R5,699
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming – R5,571
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 – R4,673
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition – N/A

With the GeForce GTX 1060 partner cards, it seems you’ll get the performance you pay for.

The Asus GeForce GTX 1060 Strix OC is by far the most powerful graphics card, but it also ranks among the most expensive.

The Zotac and EVGA partner cards offer much lower pricing than other products, but they also perform up to 7% worse across all games tested.

MSI’s Gaming X card sits comfortable in the middle of performance rankings, but is slightly more expensive due to its unique Twin Frozr VI cooler design.


Now read: How gaming hardware retailers try to keep their prices low

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