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

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 (Notebook)

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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)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
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GeForce GTX 1000
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (compare) 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) (compare) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (compare) 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) (compare) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 @ 6000 MHz
N17P-G1N17P-G0
PascalPascal
1280 - 640 -
1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz
8000 MHz7000 MHz
192 128
GDDR5GDDR5
6.144 4096
DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
4400
16 14
Multi-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
18.08.2016 03.01.2017
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3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 3339     avg: 3572.1     median: 3603.5 (34%)     max: 3854 Points
min: 1665     avg: 1762.5     median: 1744 (16%)     max: 1897 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 3396     avg: 3570.8     median: 3575 (27%)     max: 3790 Points
min: 1521     avg: 1607.8     median: 1583 (12%)     max: 1744 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 235897     avg: 290720     median: 291688 (64%)     max: 384095 Points
min: 236041     avg: 275861     median: 286010 (63%)     max: 290308 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 33205     avg: 142468     median: 147250 (20%)     max: 257260 Points
min: 59850     avg: 90772.1     median: 83572 (11%)     max: 158343 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 15234     avg: 22453.5     median: 22662.5 (46%)     max: 28904 Points
min: 11173     avg: 18154.3     median: 19501 (39%)     max: 20367 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 26770     avg: 65057.4     median: 67688.5 (41%)     max: 82678 Points
min: 14979     avg: 35855.5     median: 37573 (23%)     max: 39864 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 8563     avg: 9593.5     median: 9626.5 (41%)     max: 10361 Points
min: 4965     avg: 5421.9     median: 5455 (23%)     max: 5729 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 10791     avg: 11457.2     median: 11446 (28%)     max: 12298 Points
min: 5421     avg: 6020.2     median: 6022.5 (15%)     max: 6393 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 26301     avg: 163152     median: 176300 (24%)     max: 295848 Points
min: 11212     avg: 83383     median: 81350.5 (11%)     max: 185000 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 10386     avg: 12213.8     median: 12334 (43%)     max: 13864 points
min: 7170     avg: 7580.1     median: 7574 (26%)     max: 7980 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 12731     avg: 14702.4     median: 14732 (29%)     max: 15607 points
min: 7360     avg: 7730.1     median: 7697.5 (15%)     max: 8223 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
87152 Points (48%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
70.8 fps (64%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 75.7     avg: 92.9     median: 92.9 (41%)     max: 110 fps
SPECviewperf 11
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Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)