NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 (sometime GTX 1030 called) is an entry level dedicated graphics card for desktops. It is based on the GP108 chip using the Pascal architecture in 14nm FinFET. It features three streaming multiprocessors (SMs) and therefore 384 shader cores, 24 texture units and 16 ROPs. The 2 GB GDDR5 memory are connected with two 32 Bit memory controller (48 GBit/s). The shaders are identical to other Pascal cards like the GTX 1050 and therefore also the support for DirectX 12 FL 12_1.

The performance is slightly below the Radeon RX 550 from AMD and therefore only suited for low to medium detail settings of modern games like Battlefield 1.

The TDP of the GT1030 is specified as 30 Watt.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

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The mobile Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is a graphics card for high end laptops. It is based on the Pascal architecture and manufactured in 16 nm FinFET at TSMC. The GPU is using the smaller GP106 chip. Compared to the desktop version of the GTX 1060, the laptop version offers the same amount of shaders but slightly lower clock rates. The TDP is slightly less than the old GTX 970M (predecessor).

For thin and light laptops Nvidia offer a Max-Q called version of the GTX 1060 with lower TDP and also significantly lower performance. Sadly this variant im sold with the same GTX 1060 name, making it hard to judge the performance.

The performance of the mobile GTX 1060 is a few percent below a reference GTX 1060 desktop card. In our benchmark so far (no max-Q version) the mobile GTX 1060 was somewhere between -1 and -16% slower than a desktop variant. A comprehensive review of the dekstop GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition with 6 GB GDDR5 can be found here. Therefore, the card is most suited for Full HD or WQHD gaming in high to maximum details (see benchmarks below).

The GP106 chip is produced in 16nm FinFET at TSMC and offers a range of new features, like DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) and improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). A list of improvements and features can be found in our article on the Pascal architecture.

The power consumption is specified with a TGP of 80 Watt and therefore slightly below the old GTX 970M. Since summer 2017 a low power variant (Max-Q) is available for thin and light laptops with reduced performance and a lower TGP of 60 - 70 Watt.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1N17E-G1
ArchitecturePascalPascal
Pipelines384 - unified1280 - unified
Core Speed1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed6000 MHz8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB6144 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
technology14 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Date of Announcement16.05.2017 18.08.2016
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-...http://www.nvidia.de/graphics-cards/gefo...
Transistors4400 Million
Notebook Sizelarge

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
15.9 pt (16%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
30.3 pt (31%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 1250     avg: 1253     median: 1252.5 (7%)     max: 1255 Points
min: 3339     avg: 3631     median: 3618 (20%)     max: 4027 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 1088     avg: 1091     median: 1090.5 (6%)     max: 1093 Points
min: 3396     avg: 3601     median: 3580.5 (18%)     max: 3790 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 185323     avg: 207883     median: 211032 (33%)     max: 227294 Points
min: 235897     avg: 303665     median: 298378 (47%)     max: 389909 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 65688     avg: 93601     median: 100969 (14%)     max: 114146 Points
min: 33205     avg: 152262     median: 158427 (22%)     max: 257260 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 18137     avg: 18847     median: 18760 (25%)     max: 19645 Points
min: 15234     avg: 25037     median: 24326.5 (32%)     max: 36010 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 18435     avg: 20858     median: 21967 (11%)     max: 22171 Points
min: 26770     avg: 71237     median: 74604.5 (37%)     max: 86193 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 3265     avg: 3344     median: 3326 (9%)     max: 3440 Points
min: 8563     avg: 9799     median: 9739 (25%)     max: 10794 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 3477     avg: 3598     median: 3585 (7%)     max: 3731 Points
min: 10708     avg: 11547     median: 11558 (23%)     max: 12298 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 82100     avg: 133540     median: 146157 (19%)     max: 172363 Points
min: 26301     avg: 177989     median: 191586 (26%)     max: 295848 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 5208     avg: 5228     median: 5219 (13%)     max: 5257 Points
min: 10386     avg: 12450     median: 12449 (32%)     max: 14618 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 4669     avg: 4726     median: 4751 (8%)     max: 4757 Points
min: 12620     avg: 14692     median: 14693 (25%)     max: 15607 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 37359     avg: 49978     median: 49978 (26%)     max: 62597 Points
87152 Points (46%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 19415     avg: 24212     median: 24212 (35%)     max: 29009 Points
23823 Points (35%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
17.4 fps (9%)
81.7 fps (42%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 528     avg: 532     median: 531.5 (5%)     max: 535 Samples/s
min: 1889     avg: 1934     median: 1934 (20%)     max: 1979 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 924     avg: 930     median: 929.5 (3%)     max: 935 Samples/s
min: 3039     avg: 3427     median: 3426.5 (12%)     max: 3814 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 2898     avg: 2926     median: 2925.5 (6%)     max: 2953
min: 7970     avg: 8461     median: 8538.5 (18%)     max: 9165
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
151 Watt (27%)
min: 103     avg: 107     median: 106.5 (19%)     max: 110 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
140 Watt (23%)
min: 101     avg: 106     median: 105 (18%)     max: 113 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 102     avg: 124     median: 124 (27%)     max: 156.1 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1550     avg: 1632     median: 1619 (84%)     max: 1720 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
min: 1215     avg: 1263     median: 1271 (64%)     max: 1295 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) → 100% n=28

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile → 269% n=28

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
17.6 fps  fps
394%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
69.4 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
8.3 fps  fps
405%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
33.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
6.6 fps  fps
421%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
27.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
23.1 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
55  fps
162%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
89  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
23  fps
243%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
56  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
16  fps
275%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
44  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
41  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
44.6 fps  fps
187%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
83.2 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
15.9 fps  fps
336%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
53.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
15.4 fps  fps
330%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
50.8 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
45.1 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
32.3 fps  fps
257%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
83.1 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
15.3 fps  fps
347%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
53.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
8.5 fps  fps
516%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
43.9 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
38.8 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
24.6 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
17  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
53  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
45  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
38  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
27  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
10  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
30.6  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
9.8  fps
487%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
47.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
6.7  fps
572%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
38.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
22.2  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
18  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
12.5  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
25.5 fps  fps
260%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
66.2 fps