Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Overclocking Guide - Xtreme Engine Utility

Welcome to my overclocking guide for the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060. I'll be testing my OC settings with the Witcher 3, Battlefield 1 Beta, Time spy, and the Valley Unigine benchmark.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC 6G Unboxing and Overview:

Quake Champions Gameplay - 1060 GTX 6GB - i5@4Ghz - Ultra 1080p(video)

Dawn of War 3 Beta Performance Test - 1060 GTX 6GB - i5 @ 4ghz:

Battlefield 1 Open Beta Gameplay I GTX 1060 - AMD Phenom II x6 CPU:

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC 6G (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD)
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD)

System Specs:
CPU Phenom II x6 1055t @ 3.65 NB2600
CPU Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
RAM 8GB G.Skill @1800
SSD EVO 850 250GB

GPU Temps:
GPU max OC temp 72C\161F
GPU average temp 65C\149F

Overclocking notes:
GPU: +128-173Mhz or 1685/1900 - 1730/1945
Note: Boost 3.0 adds 160-200Mhz
RAM: 600-1420+
GPU voltage:12-20%
Note: lower is better here
Power limit:10-16%

Disclaimer @ 0:11
Gigabyte Extreme Engine utility tour @ 0:21
Gigabyte Extreme Engine overclocking utility @ 1:43
Fan Stop feature 50C/122F @ 0:42
Boost 3.0 warning @ 1:59
Overlaying GPU/CPU info with MSI Afterburner @ 6:31
Battlefield 1 Beta Gameplay(Ultra) @ 7:14
The Witcher 3 Max overclocked @ 3:46
The Witcher 3 Split screen @ 5:05
Time Spy 3DMark Benchmark @ 6:14
Valley Unigine benchmark @ 5:46

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC 6G(card tested):

Extreme Engine overclocking utility download:

MSI Afterburner Download:

Valley Unigine Benchmark download:

Heaven Unigine Benchmark download:

3DMark Timespy Download:

Nvidia drivers Download:

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  • NuclearBolton

    Now I can play on my notepad, kudos to you and your willingness to teach us Peasants.

  • What WhAAAt?

    I got an Intel Pentium g4560, Asus gtx 1060 3gb and 450W can I overclock my gpu?


    Is it good for evga 450w bt bronze ?

  • Mika H

    nope, crashed pc when tried your settings. fuck.

  • Brent Stewart

    Was unable to get the same clock stable, but managed to get pretty close. Great upload, was able to breathe new life into my 1060 and gain an additional 10 - 15 frames on average.

  • Fuu nnky

    Ok so i used this settings, everything is ok, max temp ~ 75 but i dont see fps boost.Normally i have 45-50 FPS in Witcher 3 with hairworks.After oc there is like 3-5fps more but my spec should handle 60fps i think.I have Ryzen 5 1600 overclocked to 3,9ghz8gb patriot RAM at 3000mhz cl 15GTX 1060 windforce OC 6gb (OC with settings in video)What's wrong?

  • Mamppa

    Im late but I recently got 1080ti and only using OC mode. Too scared to overclock manually. I think im fine with this for a few years and then overclock when the warranty is over. 8700k turbo boost and 1080ti oc mode are good enough.

  • Snowlight

    Your fps counter + other info section is way too much small to see increase it in riva tuner

  • Mark Little

    my software wont allow me to change anything, when i move the clock scaler and hit apply it goes back to default, can you please advise why

  • MarkusPl4y

    I have a problem....I cant even open the Task pls help

  • Mysterion1

    Runs stable on my system + I gain 10 FPS more in FurMark

  • Morgen Rafferty

    Mine only has 1 power plug on it, should i be careful with my power usage bc of this?

  • jet boe

    Can someone help me? My Gigabyte Extreme Gaming program is in Japanese. How do I change it to English?

  • NeOn AnNiHiLaToR

    i have the radeon rx 460 card how do i get the advanced OC thing on the software?

  • KzlBrendon98

    Thanks for this. I have a i7 7700k (4.9mhz OC) and the gigabyte 1060 Window Force OC edition.Results:Valley - Extreme HD & 8xAAFPS: 74.4Score: 31143D Mark - NA (Wouldn't install on PC)The Witcher 3 Isn't installed so I benchmarked on Rise Of The Tomb Raider.FPS: 59.56

  • Thanos Metaxoulis

    I need the settings for Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB OC plz!!

  • Dominik Jurković

    Can someone give me a sweet spot for gtx 1060 3gb for oc? I am a noob.

  • Dénes Balogh

    How many mhz can i boost without any damage?

  • The Kind Word

    i got 175 / 775 without touching the voltage only power limit at 116

  • ZamanGamer

    hello plz halp me i bought gtx 970 xtreme editon but can anyone tell where could i download display driver

  • lanalvesisthebestot

    thanks for the tutorial man

  • Silex #Machinima

    Will this also work with My Gigabyte g1 Gaming 1060 6gb

  • Amirul Izzat

    What is the maximum temperature limit do you recomends.. Mine without manual oc gets to 76c in my itx rig...


    Mhh so I tried a whole day different OC settings and I got only a stable at +100 gpu clock and +500 on memory. tested with Unigines Superposition and Valley + Fortnite (for the moment). +110 gpu and +500 worked somehow in the benchmark software but fortnite keeps already crashing at the start of a round. Any recommends? I use the following:Gigabyte GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6G (6 pin)i5 8400MSI Z370-A Pro16gb ram (3000mhz)530w PSUhottest GPU temps i got was 72°CDrivers are all up to date (fresh PC)highest GPU Clock i got in benchmark/game was 2100MHz and Memory 4500 MHz (which some type as 9000 MHz)I started wondering if it's because it's a 6 pin only instead of the 8 pin model. I also set in my nvidia control panel to maximum performance.

  • Kalin Ryse Nikolov

    How do you make your colors on the monitor more vibrant?

  • Seba Manriquez

    my AMP card gets 2120mHz is that good? i only added 350 mHz to both the memory and the GPU clock

  • Funkmeister

    I got the Gigabyte GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6Gig edition and I could only manage these settings which is quite disappointing. I'm not an expert overclocker but this is as far as I could push the speeds etc before Heaven benchmark started showing artifacts/freezing and crashing:GPU clock: 110mhzMemory Clock: 1,200mhzGPU voltage: 12% (I set this to 10% and it was fine too but I left it at 12% like the video)Power Limit: 12%Temperature limit: +7 (this affects power limit so setting this to +7 gave me a limit of 90 degrees and a power limit of 12%)Fan mode: Easy mode @ Turbo speed.If you have any advice on how I can push this even more then please let me know. Otherwise, I guess this is better than nothing and it has given me like 5-8 FPS boost in games as apposed to 10.

  • VR & AR Development & Studio

    Tip to uploader: OC's are by nature, a speedy bunch. Starting an OC tech talk, by talking about FAN CURVES, Not the best choice. I was pulling my hair out, waiting through that! No offense,... I like to get info, bim bam boom and get back to work.. Thanks!

  • EDG

    Is that the 6GB variant?

  • djga98

    My pc crash after I add ur settings

  • ahmed taha

    just bought GBT 1060 g1 gaming do i have to change xtreme gigabyte engine setting ?or i should stay on default

  • LuckyTheMagnet

    There is no option for led Please fix

  • puffnstuff 785

    hello I recently got a gtx 1050 and I put the overclocking sliders to the max and now I just black screen after like 5 minutes of startup o hope you can help thank you

  • Ivan

    should i use "3d active fan" or no ? :D thanks

  • xXE4GLEyEXx

    30 FPS in bf 1 ... i guess something is off with my card or my hdd for that matter

  • S S

    can we install 2 of this in one mobo i have gigabyte ga 270 gaming 7 plz reply to me!!

  • Shadow Moon

    My OC, gaming and ECO modes are very similar in clock speed, gaming and OC are only a bit higher, is that normal? Is there another setting I can tick that can give me a good set OC without manually setting it myself? Im not familiar with oc cards

  • Limbo

    can i do that on 650W psu?

  • pierre kaillou

    Hello there, i know video is little old but seriously, even at 2016 why did you mad this little dangerous overclock on your video card and use it with this so poor phenom II ??? do you know that with a base i5 you get 90 fps with your setting without overclock anything ? I get 105 fps with my i5 8600k bro with your setting and 75 fps in extreme hd... Ok we are in 2018 but in 2016 there was enought good processor to manage video card as well. Your 67 fps in high setting 1080p is so poor for a gtx 1060.. Your overclocking is useless with this processor and if someone come here with a very good processor and put your setting in his videocard it can be dangerous i think, dont forget that your max setting overclocking on video card is manage with this poor amd processor, with very high processor its really not the same, and your +12% voltage is useless too, with your +173 mhz on gpu if you have used a big processor with this, it is at least offest +50 voltage if you dont want freeze screen....Well.. Thx anyway for your video, bye.

  • Pillow Humper

    For how much will the GPU last with that oc?(not exactly but a rough number would be nice)

  • Gabe L

    How do I just set it to the auto boost....?

  • Richys Racing

    I really want to overclock my gpu and cpu but I'm not confident so I don't lol

  • Savage

    This guide sucks... my vga and pc crashes with these settings

  • Danno

    i crashed my pc cause i just put every thing on max

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  • Ash Blossom

    With the G1 Gaming model the manual OC tab overrides the OC Mode or do I have to turn on OC mode regardless?

  • Zoltán Hüse

    what if i go nuts and go for max memory + core overclock?

  • Mr Soft

    Im so happy right now! i just ordered this yesterday and i was a little worried i had made the wrong choice but your videos (this one and the overview/unboxing) put all of my worries to shame! thank you so much :D

  • MoKo Lulevic

    I got hd 7950 from gigabyte but cant unlock core voltage in msi after burner, which oc utilitty should i use, anyone?

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