gtx 1060 enough for 1440p

Here is the benchmark results at ultra settings.

i7-6700K GTX 1060 6GB











In this above list i7-6700K was used if OP has something like i5-6500 then some games like Tomb Raider, GTA V, Black Ops 3 will also fall down of 60fps category.
This being case with 1080p at 1440p it becomes lot more worse.

You can get 60fps at 1440p using GTX 1060 6GB in above games but with medium or medium+ settings.
 


Wat.

1070 is fine for 1440. 1060 is fine for 1080 (at 60 Hz).

Unless you're striving for 144 FPS, anyway, in which case, most CPUs besides an overclocked 6700k can't even keep up.
 

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Well, in general the answer is no. For 1440p@60Hz it is perfect, with the proper settings. However, 144Hz is still extreme territory, if you want something that is actually making use if that refresh rate. It is always an option to lower in-game settings but to max out 1440p@144Hz with a 1060 you would need medium-low setting in many AAA games.

Tweaking settings is an awesome thing because with enough time invested you can have 1080p@60Hz maxed out on a GTX 960 in most games to date, without making them look bad. It is like a tax you pay for good frame rates on lower-end GPUs: you need to research settings and understand what they do and what is their performance impact, to be able to do what you can without thinking about it on a higher-end card. This is something reviews do not talk about because it is not a good basis for comparison, but don't think only ultra settings exist at any given resolution.

But 144Hz is still too much for a 1060. Well, unless you want to play moba games, or FPS games like CS:GO or Overwatch. Those would run well in 1440p@144Hz. In most other games the trade-offs in eye candy for high FPS would be substantial.
 

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You should definetly get a 1070 or higher for 1440p @ 144fps on ultra settings for most games, unleses you want to be playing on medium settings.
1060 should be OK for 1440p gaming @ 60 hz (witcher 3 running @ 50fps ultra)
 
Here is the benchmark results at ultra settings.

i7-6700K GTX 1060 6GB











In this above list i7-6700K was used if OP has something like i5-6500 then some games like Tomb Raider, GTA V, Black Ops 3 will also fall down of 60fps category.
This being case with 1080p at 1440p it becomes lot more worse.

You can get 60fps at 1440p using GTX 1060 6GB in above games but with medium or medium+ settings.
 

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I have an EVGA 1060 6gb SC and it runs 1080p perfectly, with 90% (or more) settings on ultra at 60fps.

I started using it for 1440p a few days ago and it runs most games at high/ultra at 60fps as well... for me, it's a no brainer for the price!
 
+Sam_196 A GTX 1070 would be able to do 1440p @ 60 FPS ultra settings in Witcher 3. My guess is that a 1060 could achieve that FPS but on medium settings, and a 1080 Ti could get you "close enough" to 1440p 144 FPS ultra.
 

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Of course probably around 60-100 fps i play overwatch with intel core i7 6700k and gtx 1060 3gb 1080p max settings and it runs at almost 200fps the guy that said it cant even run at max 1080p is flat out wrong so go get a 1440p monitor and btw i plan to too.
 

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Wait i think i run overwatch at 100-150 fps max settings 1080p with intel core i7 6700k so i think that you should probably lower the hzs on the monitor because if you dont i think you woukd run overwatch at 1440p 60-80 fps with the gtx 1060 6gb
 

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overwatch is not a not very intense game for your cpu and csgo and games like that but the witcher 3 and those games are more of a challenge to run. I dont really play gpu/cpu intense games though i have a i7 6700k and gtx 1060 3gb and btw their is a video of a gtx 1060 running overwatch at 150 fps 1440p 144hzs low settings just search overwatch gtx 1060 i7 6700k 1440p low settings

 

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And i play a lot of tf2
 

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And btw the benchmark for crysis 3 gtx 1060 is 70.1 fps and thats at max settings
 

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Btw i used a different website for the benchmarks anandtech is the websites name and btw do you even have the gtx 1060?
 


Unless you got GTX1060 that performs as good as GTX1070 it is not possible to get 70fps at Ultra settings.
 

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what a load of bullshit. i can EASILY reach over 100 fps on the new battlefront II on ultra settings with my 1060 6gb. The 1060 is greeat for 1080p and on quite a few games even 1440p and less games 4k. a 1080 could easily reach 4k aswell and saying 1070 is the sweet spot for 1080p gaming is overkill. you can easily debunk what you're saying by watching a youtube video. here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gtx+1060+1440p


also, the benchmarks you posted maybe true for the most part but crysis 3 is absolute and utter horseshit. i can reach 80 fps on ultra settings in crysis 3. with you guessed it: my 1060.
and the cod bo3... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwT7mhRBkjo
and here is the same game on the same GPU but instead of 1080p it's 4k: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXqBSGjIpGg
 


Don't decide that based on single or few low requirement games. There are high graphical requirement games as well. Check them. Below are two examples.

The Witcher 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k3TVTRy9bo

Crysis 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orW0HwMWMyY
 

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ok well did you even look at the videos i sent you? you said at the beginning that the 1060 wasn't enough for 1080p gaming. and that cod bo3 runs at a mere 64 fps with the gpu. i sent you a link to bo3 gameplay at 4k with high settings on the 1060. it reached over 64 fps. you sent me gameplay of crysis 3 with the 1060 at 1080p wich clearly shows that it reached over (i can't remember the fps on the graph but i thought it was like 40 fps) 40 fps even 60 fps. then you linked me witcher 3 gameplay with 1440 for whatever reason. here is the gameplay on 1080p: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtvnA0d1iTg .

and the framerates on the 1060 with 1440p with the witcher 3 were overall playable anyways so then 1080p should also be. you said 1060 6gb<1080p so the 1060 can't handle 1080p ultra gaming wich is completely false. this is not to self promote but here's a link to my youtube channel wich has some tests with the pc in the description: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQv8Yh4c7306HWH9kPxYnlg/videos
or https://www.youtube.com/c/Uxcis (it's not yet active but should be soon.)
 


That Witcher 3 video proves my point again that even with hairworks off GTX1060 is still not able to attain stability at 60fps. If that is the case with Witcher 3 which is 2Yrs old guess how will it perform with upcoming and more demanding games like Ghost Recon Wildlands and some other upcoming games. It will hardly be holding in 40s not recommended for 1080p unless you are fine with either playing at medium settings or at low fps.
 

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Well the new battlefront also just came out and it runs great on max settings. And the Witcher 3 video was on *1440p* not 1080p like you said the 1060 couldnt handle. thhe 1060 can run alot of games at 1440p. I don't know how ghost recon would run but ultra settings aren't everything either. And no you won't have to run on low settings. It's medium or high settings Wich I think would still look great as the devs don't start at the ultra settings but the lowest. Meaning it would still look great and only add up. Also: www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/tom-clancys-ghost-recon-wildlands/13154

Most modern games will have recommended requirements at a 1060 but what that means is if you have a 1060 you can run this at ultra with 100+ fps. At least most games.

here's another very new title: https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirements/need-for-speed-payback/16139

Oh and also: https://youtu.be/d5ZsaavKNR8
 

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