ASUS GTX 1060 OC Edition 6GB at 9 Gbps Graphics Card Review

System Configuration

  • Intel Core i7 7700k @ 5.0 GHz
  • AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 from GIGABYTE
  • Asus GTX 1060 9 Gbps
  • 32 GB of G. SKILL TRIDENT Z DDR4 @ 3200 MHz
  • Enermax Platimax 1350 80+ Platinum PSU
  • 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo SSD
  • SWIFTECH H320 X2 Prestige Edition 360 mm AIO cooler
  • Primochill Praxis Wetbench


  • Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit
  • TechPowerUp – GPU-Z
  • ASUS GPU Tweak
  • Synthetic Benchmarks
  • Futuremark – 3DMark
  • Maxon – Cinebench
  • Unigine – Heaven

Game Benchmarks

  • Battlefield One
  • Crysis 3
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Shadow of Mordor
  • Thief
  • The Witcher 3
  • Watch Dogs 2

I always try to keep the test method the same for all cards. The ambient temperature while testing was 21°c or 70°f. The ASUS GTX 1060 has a boost clock of 1809 in Gaming Mode and 1847 MHz in OC Mode, in GPU Tweak 2. I ran all benckmarks in OC Mode, at stock clocks. The one exception was 3DMARK which was ran at both stock speeds and overclocked as far as I could push the card. With GPU Boost 3.0, the ASUS GTX 1060 hit 2145 MHz.

For the synthetic benchmarks, I tested Open GL, DirectX 11 and 12. For the Gaming benchmarks, the games were run in 1920 x 1080p. 2560 x 1440p, 3440 x 1440p and 4K. I used NVIDIA’s latest driver, 382.53. For the operating system, we used Windows 10 Professional due to it being the most recent operating system. All games were run on the high presets, with Grand Theft Auto 5 having all advanced settings shut off. The GPU was set to its stock clocks, however, it was set to OC Mode in GPU Tweak.

#CommissionsEarned from Amazon
Support a Small Business

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments