NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)

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The Nvidia GTX 1050 is a mainstream GPU based on the Pascal architecture and was announced in January 2017. Contrary to the faster models, the GTX 1050 uses the GP107 chip, which is manufactured in a 14 nm process at Samsung.

The notebook version differs a bit in terms of clocks, but is equipped with 640 shader units, just like the desktop model. It is shipped with up to 4 GB GDDR5-VRAM attached via 128-bit interface and a 7 Gbps memory data rate (112 GB/s).

Features

The GP107 chip is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung and offers a number of new features, including support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) as well as improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). A full list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs is available in our dedicated Pascal architecture article.

Performance

The performance of the GeForce GTX 1050 can vary quite a lot depending on the cooling performance of the laptop. It can be just as fast as the desktop model under ideal conditions, but the notebook model is usually a bit slower. The GeForce GTX 960M is beaten by around 30%, so the GTX 1050 is comparable to a GTX 965M in general. It is therefore an upper mainstream GPU. Games from 2016 can be played in high settings an the Full HD resolution.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 1050 is roughly on par with the old GTX 960M, which would mean around 40-50 Watts and (probably due to better selection and optimized parts) therefore much lower compared to the desktop counterpart. This means the graphics card will usually be used for powerful multimedia notebooks and entry-level gaming systems with at least 15.4 inches.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)

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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 GTX 1050 (Laptop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (compare) 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (compare) 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (compare) 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (compare) 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (compare) 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (compare) 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G0N17E-G1
ArchitecturePascalPascal
640 - 1280 -
Core1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz
Memory7000 MHz8000 MHz
Bus128 Bit192 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory4096 MB6.144 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Size
Introduced03.01.2017 18.08.2016
Transistors4400 Million
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/graphics-cards/gefo...

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 1564     avg: 1736.3     median: 1729 (13%)     max: 1897 Points
min: 3339     avg: 3630.9     median: 3618 (28%)     max: 4027 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1416     avg: 1599.6     median: 1597 (11%)     max: 1744 Points
min: 3396     avg: 3600.6     median: 3580.5 (25%)     max: 3790 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 236041     avg: 289955     median: 287928 (54%)     max: 328292 Points
min: 235897     avg: 303665     median: 298378 (56%)     max: 389909 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 7482     avg: 104769     median: 84368 (12%)     max: 200390 Points
min: 33205     avg: 152262     median: 158427 (22%)     max: 257260 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 11173     avg: 17883.8     median: 18599 (31%)     max: 21868 Points
min: 15234     avg: 25037     median: 24326.5 (41%)     max: 36010 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 14979     avg: 36178.3     median: 38082 (21%)     max: 40201 Points
min: 26770     avg: 71236.8     median: 74604.5 (40%)     max: 86193 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 4658     avg: 5396.9     median: 5452 (20%)     max: 5729 Points
min: 8563     avg: 9799.1     median: 9739 (36%)     max: 10794 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 4935     avg: 6008.2     median: 6066 (15%)     max: 6393 Points
min: 10708     avg: 11547.3     median: 11558 (28%)     max: 12298 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 11212     avg: 109148     median: 86812.5 (12%)     max: 241210 Points
min: 26301     avg: 177989     median: 191586 (26%)     max: 295848 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 6282     avg: 7470.6     median: 7529 (24%)     max: 7980 points
min: 10386     avg: 12450.2     median: 12449 (40%)     max: 14618 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 6744     avg: 7633.3     median: 7664 (15%)     max: 8223 points
min: 12620     avg: 14692.3     median: 14693 (29%)     max: 15607 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
87152 Points (46%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
23823 Points (51%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
81.7 fps (57%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
78.3 fps (29%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
70.8 fps (41%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 75.7     avg: 97     median: 105.3 (47%)     max: 110 fps
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
15.2 fps (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
15.2 fps (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
25.2 fps (53%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
45.3 fps (24%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
18.9 fps (37%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
16.6 fps (25%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
5.1 fps (13%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
6.5 fps (13%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
247 fps (45%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
227.1 fps (62%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 105     avg: 114.1     median: 114.1 (29%)     max: 123.2 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 60     avg: 88.6     median: 88.6 (61%)     max: 117.1 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 954     avg: 1118.3     median: 1129.5 (21%)     max: 1260 Samples/s
min: 1889     avg: 1934     median: 1934 (37%)     max: 1979 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 1635     avg: 1985.5     median: 2008 (19%)     max: 2291 Samples/s
min: 3039     avg: 3426.5     median: 3426.5 (32%)     max: 3814 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 4314     avg: 4550.4     median: 4583 (16%)     max: 4793 Points
min: 7970     avg: 8461.4     median: 8538.5 (31%)     max: 9165 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
101 Watt (24%)
min: 103     avg: 106.5     median: 106.5 (25%)     max: 110 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 72.8     avg: 85.9     median: 85.9 (19%)     max: 99 Watt
min: 101     avg: 106.3     median: 105 (24%)     max: 113 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 83.8     avg: 93.5     median: 93.1 (20%)     max: 109 Watt
min: 102     avg: 123.6     median: 124 (27%)     max: 156.1 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1502     avg: 1624.5     median: 1644 (39%)     max: 1708 MHz
min: 1550     avg: 1631.6     median: 1619 (39%)     max: 1720 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
1481 MHz (88%)
min: 1215     avg: 1263     median: 1271 (76%)     max: 1295 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) → 147%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop):
59.1  fps
227%
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop):
134  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop):
27.7  fps
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