To put the Zotac GTX 1060 AMP! Edition to the true test I ran it through our ever-evolving in-game benchmark suite. The suite has 12 different games tested at both 1080p and 1440p at their highest settings. Three of the games are also tested in more than one configuration to see the difference between DX11 and DX12 performance or in the case of the most recent addition, DOOM I test out both OpenGL and Vulkan performance. The problem is, with so many results it can be a little too much to take in. To help with that I have condensed our results into two graphs, one for 1080p and the other for 1440p. All of our games are run at their max settings and we use the average FPS as the end result. The graphs below are broken down into three FPS ranges to represent unplayable (below 30), playable but not ideal (30 to 60), and ideal (over 60 FPS). So what did I find from those results? Well at 1080p, the GTX 1060 AMP! Edition is a champ. 11 out of the 14 results were in the 60+ range and the other 3 results were all still playable as well. Even at 1440p, a resolution that the GTX 1060 isn’t really designed for, all but one game is playable. That one game is Ashes of the Singularity and at 29.9 FPS you really can’t get any closer to the playable range without being in it.
Of course, I also include all of our individual results for you to take a look at as well. Did anything in them stand out? Well with DOOM being a new edition we, of course, want to see those results. As expected when running in Vulkan the AMD cards see a huge improvement going from 85 FP to 120 at 1080p for example. Typically, Nvidia does see a bump in performance as well but not nearly as much as AMD but the Zotac GTX 1060 didn’t really gain any noticeable FPS. DX12 in Hitman is similar, the GTX 1060 doesn’t lose any performance going to DX12 but in DX12 the RX 480’s see a big jump in performance. Beyond those two examples, the Zotac GTZ 1060 AMP! Edition does stay consistently ahead of the GTX 1060 Founders Edition and both GTX 1060’s ahead of the RX 480’s. So comparing the two GTX 1060’s is clean cut but when we look at the performance of the GTX 1060 and the RX 480 the GTX 1060 outperforms in most DX11 titles but the RX 480 outperforms in DX12/Vulkan.