First, let’s look at the specifications of the NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB. This graphics card was released in 2017 and the latest revision of this graphics card is coming in October 2018, which we will talk about.
This model had 1,280 CUDA cores operating at a base frequency of 1,506 MHz and which reached 1,709 MHz in Boost mode. It’s worth noting that the models we found use 6GB of GDDR5. We did not find any new models with GDDR5X memories.
Currently, NVIDIA no longer manufactures this graphics card, being discontinued. If we find any, they will be remnants of stock or on second-hand sites.
Will we be able to play with it in 2023?
There are two things we need to keep in mind. If we want to play titles like Dota 2, CS:GO, Fornite or similar, this is an excellent graphics card. But, if we want to enjoy the modern games released this year, things change.
We have to keep in mind that developers usually don’t specially optimize games. We can see how the demands are getting higher and higher, but, Can I play a game released in 2023 with an NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB? Well, the truth is yes and not exactly little.
Some of these games would be:
- Far Cry 6: within minimum requirements, request a GTX 960 4GB
- Predicts: a minimum of a GTX 1060 6 GB is recommended
- Hogwarts Legacy: ask for at least a GTX 960 4GB
- Feedback : requires at least a GTX 1060 6 GB
- Atomic heart: another game that requires at least a GTX 1060 6 GB for 1080p @ 60 FPS
- Resident Evil 4 Remake: quite interesting this game which requires at least a GTX 560 4 GB
- The Last of Us 1: another imported game that requires at least a GTX 970 or GTX 1050 Ti
- Dead Island 2: order this game at least a GTX 1060
As we can see, many games call for either a GTX 1060 6GB or a lower model. This means that we can play many current games without major problems. But, we must take into account that the list will decrease in the coming years.
Ok, but how much is the NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB worth?
We repeat, this graphics card is currently discontinued
We have found three choices very interesting on Amazon:
Then you can also find “rare” models on Amazon that appear to be Chinese. These versions are a little more expensive and leave a lot of doubts about it.
On the other hand, you can also buy it at Wallapop for around 70-100 dollars in the majority of cases. Some models are even cheaper. On the other hand, we would not pay more than 100 dollars for this graphics card, as it is old.
This is not a long term graphics card, it is a medium to short term “patch”. Maybe next year we won’t see any games that recommend at least an NVIDIA GTX and the few that will support them will be the GTX 1660. Although it will continue to be a great graphics card for gaming so-called eSports such as Dota 2, LoL, CSGO, Fortnite or PUBG, among others.