So to start off my testing of the EVGA GTX 1060 SC I ran the card through our synthetic benchmark suite. In these tests I wanted to see how the significantly higher overclock of the EVGA card would compare to the overclocked Zotac 1060 and the GTX 1060 Founders Edition. In 3DMark I tested the card at all three resolutions and also in the new DX12 Time Spy benchmark. In Fire Strike, the overclock on the EVGA had a big improvement. This pushed the 1060 up over the GTX 980 and put it really close to the overclocked GTX 980 as well. In Time Spy the gap between the EVGA and the Zotac isn’t as large but it is still a nice bump for nothing.
I also tested using Unigine Valley Benchmark. In this test, we get an actual FPS result to compare. Here the EVGA GTX 1060 SC actually came in a touch less than the Zotac but still above the Founders Edition.
Next, in Catzilla I tested at 1080p, 1440p, and 4k. Like in 3DMark Fire Strike the 1060 SC came in slightly above the GTX 980 as well as the other two 1060’s.
In the last benchmark, I took a look at VR performance using the SteamVR benchmark. Like the other two GTX 1060’s the EVGA GTX 1060 SC was well into the green with an 8.2 score. This was .2 above the Founders Edition and also .1 over the Zotac.