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Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060

Samantha Mitchell



Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060

Geforce GTX 1060

The latest graphics processing unit from NVIDIA is loaded with new powerful capabilities to take your graphics and gaming to a whole new level. It is an upgrade to GTX 1050’s even if from a design perspective it uses the inferior 16nm technology. Lower versions of Nvidia GeForce use the powerful 14nm technology. Using the 16nm instead of the 14nm technology, however, does not hamper the performance of GTX 1060. The Geforce GTX 1060 is a superior GPU because it also uses the powerful PASCAL architecture. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is the industry’s most advanced, powerful graphics card that offers high speed and performance.


Pascal architecture gives the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 significant power. Compared to previous versions. It has superior technological capabilities and has the following desirable features
• VR ready
• NVIDIA Ansel
• NVIDIA sync Ready
• Compatible with Windows, Linux, and Free BSDx86 operating systems.


The Geforce GTX 1060 series has two different graphics cards, each with various specifications.

Architecture: Pascal
Mining hashrate: 23.5-25 Mh/s
Frame Buffer: 3 and 6 GB DDR5

Geforce GTX 1060 6GB

• Pascal GPU architecture
• 1280 NVIDIA CUDA cores
• 6 GB GDDR5 Framebuffer
• 8 Gbps memory speed
• Relative boost clock of 1.4x
• Actual boost clock of 1708 MHz
• Base clock 1506 MHz
• 192 GB/sec memory bandwidth

Geforce GTX 1060 3GB

• Pascal GPU architecture
• 1152 NVIDIA CUDA cores
• 3 GB GDDR5 Framebuffer
• 8 Gbps memory speed
• Relative boost clock of 1.4x
• Actual boost clock of 1708 MHz
• Base clock 1506 MHz
• 192 GB/sec memory bandwidth


The Geforce GTX 1060 3GB is not compatible with Ethereum. The frame buffer is only 3 GB and is not sufficient for the DAG file. The DAG file continues to grow in size and requires a bigger sized frame. The Geforce GTX 1060 6GB works perfectly with Ethereum because of its 6GB frame buffer.

Overclocking and Hashrate

Geforce GTX 1060 6GB has superior overclocking functions; it gives you sufficient room to overclock. The fan is designed to bring in a lot of cool air, without overloading the overclock. The overclocking also enhances performance when compared to previous versions. The overclocking is particularly significant when using Ethereum.

Ethereum usually has a hashrate of 19Mh/s on stock settings. Ethereum also has a power consumption of 100W with the card temperature ranging at 68C or 154.4F. The graphics card allows overclocking of up to 4,700 MHz, which if effected takes the hash rate of Ethereum to up to 25mh/s. Having an Ethereum hashrate of 25mh/s is not only profitable but also makes the mining process more efficient. A 25Mh/s hashrate on the downside consumes more power.

The card’s raw power is still able to take the hash rates a mark higher than 25mh/s. You have to balance between high mark and instability, which may arise because of the high hash rates. Balance power and electricity costs; make the most out the Geforce GTX 1060 without paying high electricity bills.

Based on your budget, select the powerful Geforce GTX 1060 6GB or the more affordable, Geforce GTX 1060 3GB.

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