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Schenker XMG P507 (Clevo P651RP6-G) Notebook Review

Florian Glaser (translated by Martina Osztovits), 08/28/2016

Pascal Debut. After many notebooks based on the brand new high-end GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 GPUs have passed through our hands, we can now take a look at the equally exciting GTX 1060. Is the 16 nm architecture also convincing in this case? The Schenker XMG P507 provides the answers.

For the original German review, see here.

While the most expensive gaming notebooks from Schenker Technologies are quite heavy and bulky (particularly the U series), the P series features a significantly slimmer and lighter chassis. Although our 15-inch XMG P507 test model is still below 3 cm (~1.2 in), buyers do not have to accept a much lower performance. On the one hand, it features a quad core processor from Intel (i7-6700HQ) and on the other, it has a gaming GPU from Nvidia's Pascal generation on board. Schenker has incorporated a GTX 1070 instead of a GTX 1060 for an extra 400 Euros (~$447).

In terms of RAM capacity, there are even more options, which range from 8 to a maximum of 64 GB (four DDR4 RAM slots). Likewise, you can choose from a plethora of storage solutions. There are even two 2.5-inch bays and two m.2 slots of the type 2280 under the hood. One of the latter supports PCIe/NVMe for particularly fast SSDs. In addition, customers are given options in terms of the Wi-Fi adapter, the keyboard variant, and the operating system. In any case the system comes with a matte IPS display with G-Sync support and 1920x1080 pixels.

The starting price for XMG P507 is 1599 Euros (~$1789). However, this configuration is quite sparse (no SSD, no OS and only an 8 GB single-channel RAM). Currently, our test model costs 1935 Euros (~$2165), which is not particularly affordable when compared with the competition. Speaking of the competition: Various high-end gamers want to compete with the XMG P507 in the 15-inch segment, for example the Asus GL502VS or the MSI GT62VR 6RE (both GTX 1070).

However, in this review we aim to focus on a few older devices in order to be able to better rate the performance gain of the new Pascal series - including its effects on temperature, system noise, and power consumption. Hence, we will also compare our test model with its direct predecessor XMG P506 (GTX 970M) as well as the Asus GL502VY (GTX 980M) and the Gigabyte P55K v5 (GTX 965M). Moreover, we have added notebooks with GeForce GTX 980 (e.g. the Schenker XMG U716) to our comparisons in the  “Gaming Performance” section and thus, almost the entire high-end range is considered.

Schenker Technologies XMG P507
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 1405 MHz, Memory: 4000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 372.53, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, dual-channel, 2 of 4 slots used, max. 64 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD046F), IPS, Full HD, G-Sync, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Storage
Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e, 256 GB 
, NVMe SSD + Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0, 1000 GB HDD @ 5400 rpm. Bays: 2x m.2 & 2x 2.5-inch
Soundcard
Realtek ALC892 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphones, microphone, S/PDIF (3.5 mm jack each), Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC,Mini SD,MMC,RSMMC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, SIM card slot
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 385 x 271 ( = 0.98 x 15.16 x 10.67 in)
Battery
60 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2.0 MP (FHD)
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0 Onkyo (Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power adapter: 200 Watt, accessories: Recovery DVD, USB thumb drive, cleaning cloth, XMG sticker, HDD screws, Software: Control Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.84 kg ( = 100.18 oz / 6.26 pounds), Power Supply: 840 g ( = 29.63 oz / 1.85 pounds)
Price
1935 Euro

 

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Case

The case has not changed much. Let us start with the most important fact: Depending on the selected graphics card, the 15-inch chassis is - just as its predecessors - either 2.5 or 2.9 cm high (~1 or 1.14 in). The slimmer variant with GTX 1060 is mostly made of metal (lid, underside, palm rests), which gives a very high-end impression.

The Barebone manufacturer Clevo, who had not in the past done such a good job in terms of design, has given the P651RP6-G chassis quite stylish lines without making the 15-inch device look too fussy. The laptop still looks discreet and lacks - unlike other high-end notebooks - excessive embellishment.

In our opinion, the compact build and the passable weight are the biggest highlights. With a weight of about 2.8 kg (~6.2 lb), the XMG P507 can still be easily carried around. Many 15-inch gaming laptops, for example the Acer Predator 15 or the Alienware 15 R2 exceed 3 kg (~6.6 lb). However, there are also slimmer and lighter rivals such as the MSI GS60 or the Gigabyte P35X v5, which, however, can quickly reach the limit of the cooling system.

Overall, we liked the chassis. You can hardly complain about the build quality and stability of the base unit. Only the lid could be significantly more rigid. In addition, twisting with two hands generates unpleasant noises, which reduces the quality impression somewhat.

The main problem of the Barebone is and will be the screen bleeding. Our new test model also showed lighter areas along the edges, which might not only be linked to the panel itself but also to the construction of the lid. Clevo should improve this - at the latest in the next generation. Some buyers might send the XMG P507 back for that very reason, since screen bleeding can be very annoying in practice (e.g. when watching videos). However, other manufacturers also struggle with this flaw. It is often a matter of luck whether and how intensively a display suffers from screen bleeding.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Interfaces

In terms of connectivity, the P651RP6-G Barebone cannot be criticized. Although the interface layout could be somewhat more convenient (most of the ports are on the right side), the number and variety are absolutely convincing. For example, the XMG P507 delivers three audio jacks, a SIM card slot and as many as five USB-ports, which is very respectable for a 15-inch device. Furthermore, two of the USB ports conform to the USB 3.1 Type-C standard (however, without Thunderbolt).

There are as many as three digital videos-outs in the form of HDMI 2.0 and 2x mini DisplayPort 1.3. Thanks to cutting-edge interfaces, a quad screen setup including notebook display and 4K output can be driven at 60 Hz. The ports that we have not mentioned as yet are depicted in the photos.

left: HDMI, USB 3.0, 2x mini DisplayPort
left: HDMI, USB 3.0, 2x mini DisplayPort
rear: power-in, USB 3.0
rear: power-in, USB 3.0
right: 3x audio, SIM, card reader, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2 Typ C, USB 3.0, RJ45-LAN, Kensington
right: 3x audio, SIM, card reader, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2 Typ C, USB 3.0, RJ45-LAN, Kensington

SD Card Reader

Apart from many supported formats (SD, Mini SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC and RSMMC), the performance of the card reader is not outstanding. Just under 86 MB/s in sequential reading and 77 MB/s when moving many .JPG images are typical for a gaming notebook. The XMG P506 predecessor achieved very similar results with our reference card. The MSI GT62VR proves that a higher performance is possible with 190 and 140 MB/s, respectively, in this test.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
140 MB/s ∼100% +82%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77 MB/s ∼55%
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.6 MB/s ∼53% -3%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
190 MB/s ∼100% +121%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼45%
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.9 MB/s ∼45% 0%

Communication

A module from Intel provides wireless networking. The Wireless-AC 8260 costs only 10 Euros (~$11) more than the standard adapter Wireless-AC 3165. The main differences are the number of antennas (2x2 vs. 1x1) and the maximum transfer rate (867 vs. 433 MBit/s). In our router test, we measured an acceptable 456 MBit/s in sending and a good 642 MBit/s in receiving. The MSI GT62VR achieved 559 and 630 MBit/s, respectively. Schenker even sells a Wi-Fi model from Qualcomm Atheros (Killer Wireless-AC 1535) for 20 Euros (~$22).

Networking
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
642 MBit/s ∼100%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
630 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
559 MBit/s ∼100% +23%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
456 MBit/s ∼82%

Security

The XMG P507 does not neglect security. For example, a fingerprint sensor sits between the two touchpad buttons. A Kensington lock slot is on the right side and a TPM-2.0 chip completes the bundle.

Discussion

Accessories

The scope of delivery is more than that of most notebook vendors. Apart from an XMG sticker (the chassis is already branded on the lid and the display frame) and a cleaning cloth, there are also a 16 GB USB thumb drive with drivers and several screws for the hard drive mounting brackets in the box. Anyone ordering an operating system will also get a system recovery DVD.

Maintenance

The maintenance of the XMG P507 is a mixed bag. On the one side, we regret that there is no  “genuine” maintenance hatch and you have to remove the entire underside (which takes a long time due to the number of screws). On the other hand, you can upgrade many components and easily clean the device, once you have gained access to the inside. Regardless of whether Wi-Fi module, storage devices or RAM (two of four RAM slots are beneath the keyboard), you can reach all components with a little effort.

It is convenient that the cooling systems of CPU and GPU are separated. While the Core i7-6700HQ has two heatpipes and a fan, the GTX 1060 uses a total of three heatpipes and two fans. However, it is a pity that the battery is only accessible from inside. Unfortunately, this is becoming increasingly common in the notebook range.

Software

In terms of software, Schenker has focused on the essentials. This is  good since too many tools and programs slow down booting and unnecessarily bloat Windows.

The Control Center in particular is noteworthy, since it does not only allow manual fan control, but also has an option called GPU switch. The latter can toggle between G-Sync and Nvidia's Optimus technology after rebooting for switching between the HD Graphics 530 in the processor and the GeForce GPU. We have run all our benchmarks and other measurements with active graphics switch. For example, the battery runtimes might be shorter without Optimus.

Control Center - system program
Control Center - system program
Control Center - fan speed
Control Center - fan speed
Control Center - device
Control Center - device
Control Center - gaming
Control Center - gaming
Flexikey
Flexikey
Sound Blaser X-Fi MB5
Sound Blaser X-Fi MB5

Warranty

As far as warranty is concerned, Schenker offers either 24 or 36 months Pickup & Return service. Optionally, the included 6-months quick repair can be expanded to the half or the whole warranty period.

Input Devices

Keyboard

We are already familiar with the input devices from the XMG P506. The Barebone expert Clevo has taken the keyboard to the new chassis without any modification. This also applies to the white, five-level light, which makes it easier to use the  device in the dark. The quality of the keyboard is good. The edgy, matte-black keys are 15 x 15 mm (~0.6 x 0.6) on average and respond accurately to inputs. However, the strokes are rather loud due to the crisp mechanism. Other keyboards operate noticeably quieter.

The XMG P507 deserves praise for its dedicated number pad. The layout seems to be designed for gamers. For example, the arrow keys extend into the main part and the numeric keypad. However, Clevo has not been as eager as MSI to try out new things (see keyboard layout of the GT62VR). We would describe the position of the keyboard as normal. The palm rests are sufficiently large for a 15-inch device.

Touchpad

The size of the touchpad is also sufficient. With a length of 10.8 cm (~4.25 in) and a width of 6.2 cm (~2.44 in), it is comfortable to use. Thanks to a quite smooth surface, the fingers mostly glide easily over the mouse replacement. In addition, the precision does not need to hide behind the competition.

We were only slightly disappointed by the gesture support. Zooming and scrolling proved to be rather tricky in several situations. A special software for configuring gestures was not pre-installed on the test model. Clevo has lowered the touchpad slightly, so that it can be distinguished from the palm rests. The two buttons do a good job. They are neither spongy nor extremely loud.

Keyboard
Keyboard
Touchpad
Touchpad

Display

As we have already mentioned, the display has been taken directly from the predecessor. The LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD046F) is a matte 15.6-inch model with IPS technology. It performs well in most categories. The contrast is high at 960:1 and most users might also be satisfied with the brightness (~290 cd/m²) and black value (0.3 cd/m²). As long as you do not use the display in direct sun, it even remains legible outdoors.

271
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
288
cd/m²
303
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
298
cd/m²
312
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 312 cd/m² Average: 291.6 cd/m² Minimum: 9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 288 cd/m²
Contrast: 960:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.1 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 4.43 | - Ø
83% sRGB (Argyll) 55% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.46
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD046F)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD046F)
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
Schenker Technologies XMG P506 PRO
LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD046F)
Gigabyte P55K v5
Name: AU Optronics B156HAN01.2, ID: AUO12ED
Response Times
5%
0%
-6%
-15%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
36
34
6%
32
11%
37
-3%
37.2
-3%
Response Time Black / White *
23
22
4%
25.6
-11%
25
-9%
29.2
-27%
PWM Frequency
Screen
10%
6%
5%
-2%
Brightness
292
278
-5%
327
12%
293
0%
259
-11%
Brightness Distribution
87
88
1%
88
1%
87
0%
72
-17%
Black Level *
0.3
0.27
10%
0.348
-16%
0.32
-7%
0.367
-22%
Contrast
960
1011
5%
998
4%
975
2%
749
-22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.1
3.67
28%
4.53
11%
4.45
13%
3.39
34%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.43
2.73
38%
2.84
36%
3.05
31%
4.21
5%
Gamma
2.46 98%
2.49 96%
2.05 117%
2.58 93%
2.18 110%
CCT
6687 97%
7029 92%
6664 98%
6495 100%
6069 107%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
55
55
0%
54.7
-1%
55
0%
59.2
8%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
83
84
1%
84.1
1%
84
1%
90.9
10%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
8% / 9%
3% / 5%
-1% / 3%
-9% / -5%

* ... smaller is better

Subjectively, games, videos, and images look quite intense and natural. However, the XMG P507 is not ideal for professional users who require a big gamut. With an sRGB coverage of 83% and an AdobeRGB coverage of 55%, the LG Philips LP156WF6’s performance is only average. However, hardly any gaming rival offers more. Among the comparison group only the Gigabyte P55K v5 stands out (91% sRGB, 59% AdobeRGB). Tip: The 4K display AU Optronics B173ZAN01.0, which is used in the XMG U716/726 and Acer Predator 17 among others, accomplishes 100% sRGB and 88% AdobeRGB.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
Schenker XMG P507 vs. sRGB (83%)
Schenker XMG P507 vs. sRGB (83%)
Schenker XMG P507 vs. AdobeRGB (55%)
Schenker XMG P507 vs. AdobeRGB (55%)

TThere is still room for improving the gray scales and color precision. Calibration decreases the corresponding DeltaE 2000 value from 4.43 to 0.83 and from 5.1 to 3.15.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Subpixel
Subpixel
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

The viewing angles of the XMG P507 are on the typical IPS level. Changes occur only at very flat angles, which you will actually never come across in everyday use; if at all.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
23 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 20 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (27.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12 ms rise
↘ 24 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (44.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 59 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 655 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 28740) Hz was measured.

Performance

Just as the previous XMG P506, the successor also aims at the high-end range. Apart from the mandatory components (Core i7-6700HQ, FHD panel), our test model comes with a 16 GB DDR4 RAM in dual channel mode and a combination from m.2-SSD and 2.5-inch HDD. The biggest highlight is Nvidia's brand new Pascal GPU, which is processed in 16 nm lithography (Maxwell: 28 nm) and hopefully brings sufficient VRAM for the coming years.

Processor

Intel's Core i7-6700HQ is the absolute classic among notebook CPUs. The quad core model is based on the current Skylake architecture and sports 6 MB L3 cache and a clock rate from 2.6 to 3.5 GHz.

Single core rendering
Single core rendering
Multi core rendering
Multi core rendering
CPU- & GPU load
CPU- & GPU load

The manufacturer specifies a TDP of 45 watts, which means that its  cooling requirements are the same as its more expensive Core i7-6820HK sibling with 8 MB L3 cache and a clock rate from 2.7 to 3.6 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, the two 14 nm models are capable of handling eight parallel threads.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6814
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
7.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
68.55 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
148 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
682 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
113.57 fps
Help

As for clock behavior, there are no bad surprises: A short test with Cinebench R15 shows that the Core i7-6700HQ almost always runs close at its maximum Turbo. Depending on the number of cores used, the clock rate is between 3.1 and 3.5 GHz in the XMG P507. The competition shows a similar behavior. As a result all notebooks of the comparison group are on par in the CPU tests.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
148 Points ∼100%
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
146 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
145 Points ∼98% -2%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
143 Points ∼97% -3%
Gigabyte P55K v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
139 Points ∼94% -6%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
682 Points ∼100%
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
680 Points ∼100% 0%
Gigabyte P55K v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
680 Points ∼100% 0%
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
677 Points ∼99% -1%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
673 Points ∼99% -1%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.69 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.66 Points ∼98% +4%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.61 Points ∼95% +1%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.6 Points ∼95%
Gigabyte P55K v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.56 Points ∼92% -2%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.48 Points ∼100% 0%
Gigabyte P55K v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.48 Points ∼100% 0%
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.47 Points ∼100% 0%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.45 Points ∼100%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.41 Points ∼99% -1%

System Performance

As expected, the system performance is high. Thanks to a Solid-State Drive, the XMG P507 boots quickly and responses directly when opening programs. The time needed for loading games is also reasonably short. PCMark 7 confirms our subjective impression. With 6138 points, the test model can surpass MSI's GT62VR 6RE by 4%, which achieved 5926 points.

PCMark 7 Score
6138 points
Help
PCMark 7 - Score
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
6228 Points ∼100% +1%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
6138 Points ∼99%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
5926 Points ∼95% -3%

Storage Devices

Although a standard SATA III SSD, which limits at about 500 MB/s, is sufficient for most users, the future belongs to PCIe Solid-State Drives. The 256 GB variant of the Samsung SM951 used in our test model performs excellently. About 2000 MB/s in sequential reading and 1200 MB/s in sequential writing (AS SSD Benchmark) deserve great respect and make rivals with standard SSDs look like a fool on paper. For example, our test models of the MSI GT62VR, the Asus GL502VY and the Gigabyte P55K v5 fall behind by over 60%.

The NVMe model is accompanied by a conventional hard drive in 2.5-inch format. The Terabyte Drive Western Digital Blue is quite fast for an HDD - despite a rotation speed of 5400 instead of 7200 RPM. CrystalDiskMark calculated a sequential rate of just under 120 MB/s. In short: Buyers cannot go wrong with this storage device combination and will get a responsive operating system as well as sufficient storage space for their videos, serials and game libraries.

Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
Sequential Read: 1857 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1240 MB/s
512K Read: 971 MB/s
512K Write: 1239 MB/s
4K Read: 54.08 MB/s
4K Write: 167.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 694.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 386.8 MB/s
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
Samsung SM951 MZVPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256G8NY
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
Gigabyte P55K v5
SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
AS SSD
-60%
-67%
-18%
-66%
Score Total
2566
915
-64%
879
-66%
1875
-27%
868
-66%
4K Write
144.06
89.94
-38%
42.43
-71%
93.86
-35%
46.73
-68%
4K Read
50
20.08
-60%
24.36
-51%
39.23
-22%
25.09
-50%
Seq Write
1199.69
455.5
-62%
300.14
-75%
1199.54
0%
360.4
-70%
Seq Read
1982.56
502.04
-75%
506.1
-74%
1869.53
-6%
467.56
-76%

Graphics Card

Although notebooks with GeForce GTX 1060 are not particularly cheap, the DirectX 12 model is still the high-end model of the new Pascal generation with the most appealing price. However, the GTX 1060 has a significantly weaker hardware compared to the GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080. The most significant difference is the shader count. While the GTX 1080 uses 2560 and the GTX 1070 features 2048, the GTX 1060 comes with only 1280 CUDA cores, i.e. about half as much.

Another limitation is the memory interface. Although a 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM is quite generous and future-proof, it is only connected via a 192-bit bus. As the desktop version of the GTX 1060 has proven in our review, the small interface (for a high-end GPU) hardly has a negative effect, since Nvidia has tinkered on memory compression.

System information
System information
GeForce Experience
GeForce Experience
GPU-Z Nvidia
GPU-Z Nvidia
GPU-Z Intel
GPU-Z Intel

Meanwhile, the clock rates remind us of the GTX 1070. The core clocks at 1405 to 1671 MHz, while the GDDR5 VRAM reaches an effective clock rate of 8000 MHz. Top: Nvidia has so much confidence in its Pascal architecture that the chip clock can climb even higher in practice. According to the render test of the GPU-Z tool, the GTX 1060 achieves a maximum of 1911 MHz. However, the core settles at about 1570 MHz after 2 Unigine Heaven 4.0 runs, which is within the normal Turbo range.

In case you are wondering why the desktop model performs better: Thanks to the more powerful cooling and bigger space, the GTX 1060 had a more scope in our tower PC. On average, it clocks at 1820 MHz in the desktop computer (+16%). Hence, different Turbo usage and correspondingly deviating performance are possible in notebooks depending on the cooling capacity and the cooling reserves.

3DMark Vantage P Result
34361 points
3DMark 11 Performance
12349 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
119721 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
22874 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
9331 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3588 points
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Let us turn to the most important question: How fast is the GTX 1060 actually? The Fire Strike test of the current 3DMark gives us a first answer. With a GPU score of 11045 points, the 16 nm chip outdoes almost the entire Maxwell family. It performs +15% better than the GTX 980M and +45% better than the GTX 970M. Compared to a GTX 965M, it is even twice as fast. The GTX 1070 performs even better with 17066 points (+55%).

3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
5247 Points ∼100% +49%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
3529 Points ∼67%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
17066 Points ∼100% +55%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
12984 Points ∼76% +18%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
11045 Points ∼65%
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
9608 Points ∼56% -13%
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
7595 Points ∼45% -31%
Gigabyte P55K v5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
5323 Points ∼31% -52%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
22195 Points ∼100% +56%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
17401 Points ∼78% +22%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
14222 Points ∼64%
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
12472 Points ∼56% -12%
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
9967 Points ∼45% -30%
Gigabyte P55K v5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
7128 Points ∼32% -50%
Unigine Heaven 4.0 - Extreme Preset DX11
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
104.3 fps ∼100% +47%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
82.7 fps ∼79% +17%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
70.8 fps ∼68%

Gaming Performance

The gaming performance of the GTX 1060 highly depends on the selected resolution. UHD displays with 3840x2160 pixels can quickly overwhelm the newcomer; at least with high details.  “The Witcher 3”, “Assassin's Creed Syndicate”, “XCOM 2”, “Far Cry Primal”, “The Division”, “Hitman” and “Mirrors Edge Catalyst” are not playable in 4K (less than 25 fps). “Batman Arkham Knight”, “Call of Duty Black Ops 3”, “Fallout 4”, and “Rise of The Tomb Raider” also do not run smoothly.

Graphics Card

Total performance (4K/High & FHD/Ultra)

GeForce GTX 1070 Notebook

+36 %

GeForce GTX 980 Notebook

+19 %

GeForce GTX 1060 Desktop

+15 %

GeForce GTX 1060 Notebook

Basis

GeForce GTX 980M

-19 %

GeForce GTX 970M

-35 %

The GTX 1060 is much more comfortable with Full HD. Maximum details and multiple anti-aliasing is usually not an issue here. Only Anno 2205 and XCOM 2 remained under 30 fps with 1920x1080 pixels. Overall, the GTX 1060 performs relatively well, without being able to keep up with the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 top models. The latter is significantly more suitable for fans of high-resolution displays.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst
3840x2160 High Preset AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
36.4 fps ∼54% +47%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
31 fps ∼46% +25%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
27.6 fps ∼41% +11%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
24.8 fps ∼37%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
20.6 (min: 17) fps ∼31% -17%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
16.4 (min: 15) fps ∼24% -34%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
92.4 fps ∼74% +38%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
81.9 fps ∼65% +22%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
78.3 fps ∼62% +17%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
67.1 fps ∼54%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
53.8 (min: 48) fps ∼43% -20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
42.1 (min: 33) fps ∼34% -37%
Overwatch
3840x2160 High (Render Scale 100 %) AA:SM AF:4x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
78.7 fps ∼37% +44%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
69.4 fps ∼32% +27%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
61.1 fps ∼28% +11%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
54.8 fps ∼25%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
47.3 (min: 39) fps ∼22% -14%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
36 (min: 28) fps ∼17% -34%
1920x1080 Epic (Render Scale 100 %) AA:SM AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
147 fps ∼49% +43%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
125.9 fps ∼42% +22%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
116 fps ∼39% +13%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
103 fps ∼35%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
75.1 (min: 57) fps ∼25% -27%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
62.6 (min: 53) fps ∼21% -39%
Doom
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
45.6 fps ∼53% +45%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
41.4 fps ∼48% +31%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
34.2 fps ∼40% +9%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
31.5 fps ∼36%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
22.6 (min: 19) fps ∼26% -28%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
18.1 (min: 15) fps ∼21% -43%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
117 fps ∼73% +28%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
116 fps ∼72% +27%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
99.7 fps ∼62% +9%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
91.5 fps ∼57%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
51.2 (min: 38) fps ∼32% -44%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
41.4 (min: 30) fps ∼26% -55%
Need for Speed 2016
3840x2160 High / On AA:FX
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
47.8 fps ∼52% +52%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
40.5 fps ∼44% +29%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
33.9 fps ∼37% +8%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
31.4 fps ∼34%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
26 (min: 20) fps ∼28% -17%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
20.4 (min: 16) fps ∼22% -35%
1920x1080 Ultra / On AA:T
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
77.4 fps ∼74% +19%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
77.3 fps ∼74% +19%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
69.2 fps ∼67% +6%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
65 fps ∼63%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
51.8 (min: 36) fps ∼50% -20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
43.4 (min: 33) fps ∼42% -33%
Hitman 2016
3840x2160 High / On AA:FX AF:8x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
33 fps ∼53% +43%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
28.8 fps ∼46% +25%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX11)
25.6 fps ∼41% +11%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX12)
25.4 fps ∼41% +10%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
23 fps ∼37%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ (DX11)
18.4 (min: 15) fps ∼29% -20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ (DX11)
14.4 (min: 11) fps ∼23% -37%
1920x1080 Ultra / On AA:SM AF:16x
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
61.3 fps ∼68% +24%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
57.3 fps ∼64% +16%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX11)
55.3 fps ∼61% +11%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX12)
54.4 fps ∼60% +10%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
49.6 fps ∼55%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ (DX11)
40.4 (min: 28) fps ∼45% -19%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ (DX11)
31.9 (min: 23) fps ∼35% -36%
The Division
3840x2160 High Preset AF:8x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
37 fps ∼49% +53%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
33.3 fps ∼44% +38%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
28.2 fps ∼37% +17%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
24.2 fps ∼32%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
75.7 fps ∼61% +50%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
64.6 fps ∼52% +28%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
59.6 fps ∼48% +18%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
50.4 fps ∼41%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
42.1 (min: 23) fps ∼34% -16%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
33 (min: 17) fps ∼27% -35%
Far Cry Primal
3840x2160 High Preset AA:SM
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
36 fps ∼49% +50%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
32 fps ∼44% +33%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
28 fps ∼38% +17%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
24 fps ∼33%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
20 (min: 18) fps ∼27% -17%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
16 (min: 15) fps ∼22% -33%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:SM
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
78 fps ∼71% +39%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
68 fps ∼62% +21%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
67 fps ∼61% +20%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
56 fps ∼51%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
46 (min: 36) fps ∼42% -18%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
36 (min: 28) fps ∼33% -36%
XCOM 2
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
23.6 fps ∼40% +45%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
20.1 fps ∼34% +23%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
17.8 fps ∼30% +9%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
16.3 fps ∼27%
1920x1080 Maximum Preset (8xMSAA instead of FXAA) AA:8xMS AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
38.5 fps ∼45% +32%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
33.4 fps ∼39% +15%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
30.9 fps ∼36% +6%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
29.1 fps ∼34%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
23 (min: 20) fps ∼27% -21%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
15 (min: 8) fps ∼18% -48%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
37.5 fps ∼48% +48%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
33.7 fps ∼43% +33%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX11)
29.3 fps ∼37% +15%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX12)
27 fps ∼34% +6%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
25.4 fps ∼32%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
20.8 (min: 19) fps ∼27% -18%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
16.8 (min: 15) fps ∼21% -34%
1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FX AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
84.6 fps ∼61% +43%
Asus GX800 Prototype
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6820HK
77.1 fps ∼56% +30%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX11)
66.9 fps ∼48% +13%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K (DX12)
66.5 fps ∼48% +13%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
59.1 fps ∼43%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
47.9 (min: 45) fps ∼34% -19%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
38 (min: 35) fps ∼27% -36%
Just Cause 3
3840x2160 High / On AA:FX AF:8x
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
36.1 fps ∼44% +19%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
30.3 fps ∼37%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
23.6 (min: 20) fps ∼29% -22%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
19.9 (min: 16) fps ∼24% -34%
1920x1080 Very High / On AA:SM AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
96 fps ∼73% +35%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
85.6 fps ∼65% +21%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
71 fps ∼54%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
59.7 (min: 50) fps ∼45% -16%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
50.7 (min: 46) fps ∼38% -29%
Rainbow Six Siege
3840x2160 High Preset AA:T AF:4x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
62.7 fps ∼58% +47%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
47.7 fps ∼44% +12%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
42.7 fps ∼40%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
35.9 (min: 28) fps ∼33% -16%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
27.5 (min: 12) fps ∼25% -36%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
163 fps ∼66% +42%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
130 fps ∼53% +13%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
115 fps ∼47%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
80.3 (min: 26) fps ∼33% -30%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
63.5 (min: 22) fps ∼26% -45%
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
35.6 fps ∼48% +46%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
28.2 fps ∼38% +16%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
27.8 fps ∼38% +14%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
24.4 fps ∼33%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
20.7 (min: 18) fps ∼28% -15%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
16.2 (min: 14) fps ∼22% -34%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:4x MSAA + FX
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
45 fps ∼56% +46%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
35.3 fps ∼44% +15%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
32.3 fps ∼40% +5%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
30.8 fps ∼39%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
24.2 (min: 19) fps ∼30% -21%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
18.9 (min: 15) fps ∼24% -39%
Star Wars Battlefront
3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
49.9 fps ∼38% +49%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
39.6 fps ∼30% +19%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
37.9 fps ∼29% +13%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
33.4 fps ∼25%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
27.9 (min: 23) fps ∼21% -16%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
21.9 (min: 18) fps ∼17% -34%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:FX
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
128 fps ∼65% +45%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
102.1 fps ∼52% +15%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
102 fps ∼52% +15%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
88.4 fps ∼45%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
73.1 (min: 61) fps ∼37% -17%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
59 (min: 50) fps ∼30% -33%
Fallout 4
3840x2160 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
41.9 fps ∼45% +45%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
33.7 fps ∼37% +17%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
32.2 fps ∼35% +12%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
28.8 fps ∼31%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
24 (min: 18) fps ∼26% -17%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
18 (min: 9) fps ∼20% -37%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
95.4 fps ∼70% +49%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
78 fps ∼57% +21%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
77.1 fps ∼56% +20%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
64.2 fps ∼47%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
55 (min: 42) fps ∼40% -14%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
43.4 (min: 33) fps ∼32% -32%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
3840x2160 High / On AA:FX
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
42.7 fps ∼41% +61%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
34.2 fps ∼33% +29%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
32.2 fps ∼31% +21%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
26.6 fps ∼25%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
24.8 (min: 10) fps ∼24% -7%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
19.2 (min: 9) fps ∼18% -28%
1920x1080 Extra / On AA:T2x SM
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
103 fps ∼67% +41%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
88.3 fps ∼58% +21%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
85.9 fps ∼56% +17%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
73.2 fps ∼48%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
66.7 (min: 52) fps ∼44% -9%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
53 (min: 43) fps ∼35% -28%
Anno 2205
3840x2160 High Preset AA:4x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
48.9 fps ∼56% +51%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
38.2 fps ∼43% +18%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
34.1 fps ∼39% +5%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
32.4 fps ∼37%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
23.8 (min: 20) fps ∼27% -27%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
18.6 (min: 17) fps ∼21% -43%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:8x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
44.6 fps ∼59% +56%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
31.9 fps ∼42% +12%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
30.7 fps ∼40% +7%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
28.6 fps ∼38%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
22.7 (min: 19) fps ∼30% -21%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
16.8 (min: 14) fps ∼22% -41%
FIFA 16
3840x2160 High Preset AA:2x MS
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
161 fps ∼59% +45%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
127 fps ∼47% +14%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
124.4 fps ∼46% +12%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
111 fps ∼41%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
88.2 (min: 35) fps ∼33% -21%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
68.4 (min: 23) fps ∼25% -38%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:4x MS
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
298 fps ∼97% +24%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
287.1 fps ∼94% +19%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
241 fps ∼79%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
220 fps ∼72% -9%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
192.2 (min: 101) fps ∼63% -20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
170.9 (min: 160) fps ∼56% -29%
Mad Max
3840x2160 High Preset AF:6x
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
48.1 fps ∼29% +16%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
46.8 fps ∼28% +13%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
41.3 fps ∼25%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
33 (min: 28) fps ∼20% -20%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
26 (min: 21) fps ∼15% -37%
1920x1080 Very High Preset AF:12x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
166 fps ∼63% +46%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
136.6 fps ∼52% +20%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
132 fps ∼50% +16%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
114 fps ∼44%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
97.9 (min: 75) fps ∼37% -14%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
77.9 (min: 64) fps ∼30% -32%
Batman: Arkham Knight
3840x2160 High / On (Interactive Smoke & Paper Debris Off) AA:SM AF:8x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
40 fps ∼69% +43%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
34 fps ∼59% +21%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
32 fps ∼55% +14%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
28 fps ∼48%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
22 (min: 15) fps ∼38% -21%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
18 (min: 13) fps ∼31% -36%
1920x1080 High / On AA:SM AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
77 fps ∼55% +35%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
67 fps ∼48% +18%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
67 fps ∼48% +18%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
57 fps ∼40%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
44 (min: 28) fps ∼31% -23%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
33 (min: 22) fps ∼23% -42%
The Witcher 3
3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
38.3 fps ∼44% +54%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
30.1 fps ∼35% +21%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
29 fps ∼33% +16%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
24.9 fps ∼29%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
22.8 (min: 19) fps ∼26% -8%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
17.6 (min: 15) fps ∼20% -29%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
58 fps ∼50% +54%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
44.4 fps ∼39% +18%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
44.3 fps ∼39% +18%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
37.7 fps ∼33%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
32.6 (min: 25) fps ∼28% -14%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
25.8 (min: 19) fps ∼22% -32%
Dirt Rally
3840x2160 High Preset
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
87.7 fps ∼54% +11%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
84.2 fps ∼52% +7%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
79 fps ∼48%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
58.6 (min: 45) fps ∼36% -26%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
45.5 (min: 25) fps ∼28% -42%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
106 fps ∼63% +11%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
97 fps ∼58% +1%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
95.6 fps ∼57%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
84.7 fps ∼50% -11%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
72 (min: 54) fps ∼43% -25%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
56.5 (min: 38) fps ∼34% -41%
Dragon Age: Inquisition - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality AA:2x MS
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
92.7 fps ∼57% +55%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
66.9 fps ∼41% +12%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
65.4 fps ∼40% +10%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
59.7 fps ∼37%
One K73-5N
GeForce GTX 980M, 4790K
47.2 fps ∼29% -21%
Alien: Isolation - 1920x1080 Ultra, On, Shadow Map 2048, HDAO AA:2x SM AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
139 fps ∼59% +21%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
134.4 fps ∼57% +17%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
133 fps ∼57% +16%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
115 fps ∼49%
One K73-5N
GeForce GTX 980M, 4790K
94.6 fps ∼40% -18%
Schenker Technologies XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
75.7 fps ∼32% -34%
Sims 4 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
148 fps ∼93% +24%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
119 fps ∼75%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
117.2 fps ∼73% -2%
One K73-5N
GeForce GTX 980M, 4790K
112.4 fps ∼70% -6%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
112 fps ∼70% -6%
Schenker Technologies XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
93.8 fps ∼59% -21%
GRID: Autosport - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
150 fps ∼100% +25%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
128.1 fps ∼85% +7%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
120 fps ∼80%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
86.4 fps ∼58% -28%
Schenker Technologies XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
82.3 fps ∼55% -31%
Watch Dogs - 1920x1080 Ultra Overall Quality, Ultra Textures AA:4x MS
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
65.5 fps ∼88% +20%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
59.4 fps ∼80% +9%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
57.7 fps ∼77% +6%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
54.4 fps ∼73%
One K73-5N
GeForce GTX 980M, 4790K
46.8 fps ∼63% -14%
Schenker Technologies XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
34.4 fps ∼46% -37%
Thief - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FXAA & High SS AF:8x
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
84.8 fps ∼68% +19%
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
77 fps ∼61% +8%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
71.4 fps ∼57%
Schenker Technologies XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
47.9 fps ∼38% -33%
Battlefield 4
3840x2160 High Preset
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
67.2 fps ∼40% +48%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
52.5 fps ∼31% +16%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
45.4 fps ∼27%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
35.2 (min: 30) fps ∼21% -22%
Schenker W504
GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
27.1 (min: 23) fps ∼16% -40%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
138 fps ∼69% +49%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
99.6 fps ∼50% +7%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
92.9 fps ∼46%
Schenker Technologies XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
54.8 fps ∼27% -41%
Metro: Last Light - 1920x1080 Very High (DX11) AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
103.3 fps ∼74% +40%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
92.3 fps ∼66% +25%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
73.8 fps ∼53%
Schenker Technologies XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
53.3 fps ∼38% -28%
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
124 fps ∼63% +26%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
121.4 fps ∼61% +24%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
98.1 fps ∼49%
Schenker Technologies XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
72.5 fps ∼37% -26%
Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:2xSM AF:16x
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
70.2 fps ∼70% +36%
Schenker Technologies XMG U716
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop), 6700
60.7 fps ∼60% +17%
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
51.7 fps ∼51%
Schenker Technologies XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, 4870HQ
33.4 fps ∼33% -35%

In our opinion, Nvidia should announce a GTX 1065 as soon as possible in order to close the  “performance gap”. The performance gain from GTX 960M to GTX 970M was also very big, which was fixed by the GTX 965M. But back to the topic: Compared to the 28 nm chips of the Maxwell series, the GTX 1060 is very powerful. If you consider all FHD/Ultra and 4K/high benchmarks, the Pascal model ranks in between GTX 980M and the previous GTX 980 top model.

low med. high ultra4K
Crysis 3 (2013) 51.7fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 98.1fps
Metro: Last Light (2013) 73.8fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 92.945.4fps
Thief (2014) 71.4fps
Watch Dogs (2014) 70.454.4fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 141120fps
Sims 4 (2014) 122119fps
Alien: Isolation (2014) 163115fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 9059.7fps
Dirt Rally (2015) 12295.679fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 67.137.724.9fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 835728fps
Mad Max (2015) 12411441.3fps
FIFA 16 (2015) 241111fps
Anno 2205 (2015) 81.128.632.4fps
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (2015) 80.673.226.6fps
Fallout 4 (2015) 80.164.228.8fps
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 10288.433.4fps
Assassin's Creed Syndicate (2015) 69.930.824.4fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 13611542.7fps
Just Cause 3 (2015) 81.87130.3fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 67.759.125.4fps
XCOM 2 (2016) 56.129.116.3fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 765624fps
The Division (2016) 6450.424.2fps
Hitman 2016 (2016) 52.249.623fps
Need for Speed 2016 (2016) 87.86531.4fps
Doom (2016) 9891.531.5fps
Overwatch (2016) 16910354.8fps
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016) 74.167.124.8fps

Emissions

System Noise

The system noise should be improved. An average of 46 dB(A) during 3DMark 06 and up to 49 dB(A) under full load is relatively high even for a gaming notebook. The predecessor got even louder during the stress test with a slightly higher 51 dB(A), but remained quieter during standard 3D use (42 dB). The GTX 1070 competitor MSI GT62VR also worked quieter under load (40 to 46 dB). The disadvantages of the just under 1.5 cm (~0.6 in) chassis are notably here.

The chassis manufacturer could also improve the idle behavior. While the base level of 31 to 32 dB(A) is very discreet and you can only hear a quiet rusting fan (the left one sometimes stands still), sometimes annoying noise peaks occur without any obvious reason. Quite undemanding tasks such as web browsing or installations sometimes force unnecessary changes in the fans' rotation speeds. This behavior is typical of Clevo Barebones, whereas it has already been improved in the past 1 to 2 years.

System noise: idle
System noise: idle
System noise: load
System noise: load
Noise level: speakers
Noise level: speakers

A short time after we performed our system noise measurements, Schenker sent us a new EC BIOS, which was supposed to make the fan control  “smoother”. However, we were unable to install it, since the USB ports of the test model did not recognize any USB sticks and the Windows update also failed. To cut a long story short, the XMG P507 might show fewer peaks in system noise in the meantime. The running hard drive is louder than the fan when the system is idling. Ideally, omitting the HDD would give an almost silent noise level.

Noise Level

Idle
31 / 32 / 38 dB(A)
HDD
33 dB(A)
Load
46 / 49 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30 dB(A)
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Gigabyte P55K v5
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
Noise
5%
2%
2%
3%
Idle Minimum *
31
32
-3%
32
-3%
30.8
1%
32
-3%
Idle Average *
32
33
-3%
32.2
-1%
32.8
-3%
33
-3%
Idle Maximum *
38
34
11%
32.2
15%
35.9
6%
33
13%
Load Average *
46
40
13%
45.3
2%
42.2
8%
41
11%
Load Maximum *
49
46
6%
50.1
-2%
51
-4%
50
-2%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The temperatures are acceptable in view of the high performance and the slim chassis. Often larger 15-inch notebooks also reach an average of 29 °C (~84 °F) when idling and 40 °C (~104 °F; top side) and 42 °C (~108 °F; underside) during the stress test. We measured a maximum of 53 °C (~127 °F) on the underside. Hence, you should avoid gaming on the lap. On the positive side, the palm rests never exceed 30 °C (~86 °F). The layout of the cooling system has primarily been designed for right-handed persons. Those using a mouse on the left side will suffer from the CPU waste heat. In contrast, the GPU fans are rear-facing.

Stress test
Stress test
Full load - top side (Optris PI 640)
Full load - top side (Optris PI 640)
Full load - underside (Optris PI 640)
Full load - underside (Optris PI 640)

The hardware has to sweat significantly more. However, the temperatures remained uncritical even after an hour of full load with the FurMark and Prime95 tools. Just under 80 °C (~176 °F) at the Core i7-6700HQ and about 70 °C (~158 °F) at the slightly throttling GTX 1060 (this is rather due to FurMark than to the cooling system), are alright, since the CPU Turbo is still slightly used. Conversely, the XMG P507 need not get as loud as it currently does.

Max. Load
 47 °C47.9 °C41.2 °C 
 48.5 °C49.3 °C34.8 °C 
 29.6 °C29.3 °C28.2 °C 
Maximum: 49.3 °C
Average: 39.5 °C
39.4 °C45.5 °C52.7 °C
35.4 °C46.7 °C48.4 °C
33.6 °C38.7 °C40 °C
Maximum: 52.7 °C
Average: 42.3 °C
Power Supply (max.)  42.9 °C | Room Temperature 24 °C | Voltcraft IR-900
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Gigabyte P55K v5
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
Heat
7%
-1%
-5%
13%
Maximum Upper Side *
49.3
44
11%
60.4
-23%
49.3
-0%
52.6
-7%
Maximum Bottom *
52.7
53.1
-1%
44
17%
60.4
-15%
50.2
5%
Idle Upper Side *
32.6
28.8
12%
31.2
4%
31.4
4%
22.6
31%
Idle Bottom *
29.5
28.2
4%
29.4
-0%
32.3
-9%
23.4
21%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The sound system might be identical to that of the previous generation. Clevo has incorporated a 2.0 system from Onkyo, which is supported by the sound software Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 (contains many profiles including video, music, and voice). The audio analysis, which we have introduced a short time ago, shows that the XMG P507 is about on par with the MSI GT62VR, whereas low tones and high tones should be improved. The lack of a subwoofer definitely delivers a weak and disappointing bass.

All things considered, the sound is (upper) mid-range. We recommend using external speakers or a headset in the long run, since the sound can be rather tinny and imprecise. However, it is difficult to generate a convincing sound experience in such a slim chassis. Other slim gaming laptops perform even worse in this category.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.230.22529.929.33129.229403328.75029.228.16326.826.88025.928.610024.928.312524.329.616022.437.720022.447.125020.347.831520.750.740019.261.750018.666.363018.965.480018.461.6100018.760.4125017.863.516001862.4200017.862.8250018.164.8315018.164.940001858.4500017.857.763001862.5800018.161.71000018.160.91250018.158.8160001857SPL30.474.7N1.435.4median 18.1Schenker Technologies XMG P507median 60.9Delta16.541.64638.439.828.231.130.836.431.234.927.934.928.338.327.134.723.340.323.643.221.15421.156.120.259.219.164.319.46518.366.919.365.718.367.219.966.619.469.51874.217.665.417.567.217.363.517.458.817.353.117.357.817.255.717.258.317.151.130.479.11.442.1median 18.3MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21median 59.21.66.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Schenker Technologies XMG P507 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.2% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 48% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 17%, worst was 29%
Compared to all devices tested
» 22% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 72% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 48%

MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 60% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 32% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 17%, worst was 29%
Compared to all devices tested
» 31% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 48%

Frequenzdiagramm im Vergleich (Checkboxen oben an-/abwählbar!)
Wert 2: Pink Noise 100% Vol.; Wert 1: Audio aus

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Nvidia's Pascal architecture does not only stand out with high-end performance, but also with modest power consumption. This is particularly apparent when compared with the predecessor. Although the GeForce GTX 1060 is about 1.5 times as fast as the previous GTX 970M, the XMG P507 required just under 2 watts less than the XMG P506 in the first passage of 3DMark 06, even though the latter is also powered by a Core i7-6700HQ. Only the maximum power consumption is significantly higher in the XMG P507 with 174 vs. 146 watts. The idle results are similar again. Nvidia's Optimus technology ensures a fairly frugal consumption of 11 to 21 watts. MSI's GT62VR requires almost double the energy (no graphics switch).

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 1.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 11 / 16 / 21 Watt
Load midlight 80 / 174 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6700HQ
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Gigabyte P55K v5
GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
Power Consumption
-48%
-39%
6%
15%
Idle Minimum *
11
20
-82%
20.6
-87%
10.5
5%
10.1
8%
Idle Average *
16
26
-63%
22.1
-38%
14.6
9%
13.3
17%
Idle Maximum *
21
32
-52%
22.5
-7%
20.7
1%
15.4
27%
Load Average *
80
100
-25%
130.6
-63%
81.8
-2%
75.8
5%
Load Maximum *
174
202
-16%
177.2
-2%
146.3
16%
144
17%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Despite the slightly lower battery capacity (60 Wh), the combination of Optimus and energy-efficient CPU and GPU architecture ensures a decent battery life. About two hours at maximum brightness and high load are as good as just under 7 hours when running idle at minimum brightness. In our realistic Wi-Fi test, which automatically opens a number of web sites, the XMG P507 achieved just above 4.5 hours, which is also not bad in view of the limited space in the slim chassis. By the way, the frame rate of the GPU is limited to 30 fps on battery.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
6h 49min
WiFi Surfing v1.3
4h 34min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 03min
Schenker Technologies XMG P507
60 Wh
MSI GT62VR-6RE16H21
75.24 Wh
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
64 Wh
Schenker Technologies XMG P506
60 Wh
Gigabyte P55K v5
63 Wh
Battery Runtime
-19%
-34%
-22%
-2%
Reader / Idle
409
300
-27%
273
-33%
314
-23%
502
23%
Load
123
97
-21%
76
-38%
98
-20%
79
-36%
WiFi
WiFi v1.3
274
246
-10%
187
-32%
295
8%

Verdict

Pro

+ energy-efficient Pascal architecture
+ chassis mostly from metal
+ always cool palm rests
+ relatively thin for a gamer
+ all components are accessible
+ contrast-rich IPS display
+ up to four storage devices
+ manual fan control
+ individual configuration
+ G-Sync or Optimus
+ excellent input devices
+ moderate weight
+ many interfaces
+ no bloatware
+ good performance
+ NVMe SSD

Cons

- high system noise in 3D mode
- surfaces are prone to fingerprints
- screen bleeding as in the predecessor
- maintenance could be more comfortable
- only mediocre sound
- CPU and GPU are soldered
- lid is very fragile
- bulky power supply
In review: Schenker XMG P507 (Clevo P651RP6-G). Test model provided by Schenker Technologies.
In review: Schenker XMG P507 (Clevo P651RP6-G). Test model provided by Schenker Technologies.

As can be seen from the long list of the positives, the XMG P507 has many strengths. The used Clevo Barebone P651 is a good synthesis of portability and power.

Unlike other gaming notebooks that focus only on performance, the 15-inch laptop is more portable. The 2.8 kg (~6.2 lb) and 2.5 cm (~1in) slim chassis (2.9 cm/~1.14 in @GTX 1070) scores points with high quality materials, sophisticated input devices, and many interfaces.

The upgrade options also deserve respect. While CPU and GPU are soldered, the other components can be replaced. Up to four DDR4 RAM modules and a maximum of four storage devices are not a matter of course in the 15-inch range (especially in slim gaming notebooks). Thanks to individual configuration, the XMG P507 can be adjusted to your needs before purchase.

The actual highlight is Nvidia's brand new Pascal GPU. Even if the GeForce GTX 1060 was only designed for FHD, its performance, which is in between GTX 980M and GTX 980, is quite impressive. The new 16 nm process makes sure that Pascal notebooks do not necessarily require more energy than their Maxwell counterparts and do not need to get louder or hotter unavoidably. In addition, the 15-inch laptop is capable of Optimus AND G-Sync.

Nevertheless, the device missed a  “very good” by a slight margin. Negative aspects include screen bleeding, a wobbly lid, and a slightly poor sound. In addition, the power adapter is very bulky and the case surfaces are a magnet for fingerprints. Worthy alternatives are for example the Asus Strix GL502VS or even the significantly bulkier MSI GT62VR, which has been frequently mentioned throughout the review.

Schenker Technologies XMG P507 - 08/24/2016 v5.1
Florian Glaser

Chassis
78 / 98 → 80%
Keyboard
81%
Pointing Device
81%
Connectivity
68 / 81 → 84%
Weight
58 / 66 → 86%
Battery
79%
Display
85%
Games Performance
93%
Application Performance
94%
Temperature
82 / 95 → 86%
Noise
67 / 90 → 74%
Audio
70%
Average
78%
84%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Florian Glaser, 2016-08-28 (Update: 2016-08-30)