NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop)

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 1070 SLI (Laptop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 SLI for laptops is a combination of two GTX 1070 graphics cards in SLI mode. Each card renders one frame at a time (AFR mode) but depends for most games on a good profile in the driver. Therefore, the performance can range from no gains over a single GTX 1070 to up to 90% faster performance. In most games with SLI support, the GTX 1070 SLI is therefore faster than a single GTX 1080. However, sometimes the combination also suffers from micro-stuttering.

The technical details of the card are identical to a single GTX 1070 (see for more information) and the power consumption is doubled. Therefore, the 1070 SLI combination is only found in huge clunky laptops.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop)
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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) 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) 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
N17P-G1Pascal GP104 SLI
PascalPascal
1280 - 4096 -
1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz
8000 MHz8000 MHz
192 2x 256
GDDR5GDDR5
6.144 2x 8192
DirectX 12_1DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
4400 14400
16 16
Multi-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync, SLI
18.08.2016 16.08.2016
http://www.nvidia.de/graphics-cards/gefo...

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 3339     avg: 3572.1     median: 3603.5 (34%)     max: 3854 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 3396     avg: 3570.8     median: 3575 (27%)     max: 3790 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 235897     avg: 290720     median: 291688 (64%)     max: 384095 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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359951 Points (49%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 15234     avg: 22453.5     median: 22662.5 (46%)     max: 28904 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 149345     avg: 154132     median: 154132 (94%)     max: 158919 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 8563     avg: 9593.5     median: 9626.5 (41%)     max: 10361 Points
min: 20816     avg: 20974     median: 20974 (90%)     max: 21132 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 10791     avg: 11457.2     median: 11446 (28%)     max: 12298 Points
min: 32969     avg: 34257     median: 34257 (84%)     max: 35545 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 410383     avg: 412034     median: 412034 (55%)     max: 413686 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 10386     avg: 12213.8     median: 12334 (43%)     max: 13864 points
min: 23911     avg: 24089     median: 24089 (84%)     max: 24267 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 12731     avg: 14702.4     median: 14732 (29%)     max: 15607 points
min: 42910     avg: 44094.5     median: 44094.5 (86%)     max: 45279 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
87152 Points (48%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
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