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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)

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.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
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 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 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 @ 1506 - 1708 (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 (Notebook) (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 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines1280 - unified
Core Speed1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory6.144 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
Transistor Count4400 Million
technology16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement18.08.2016
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/graphics-cards/gefo...

Benchmarks

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
min: 33205     avg: 142468     median: 147250 (20%)     max: 257260 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 15234     avg: 22453.5     median: 22662.5 (46%)     max: 28904 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 26770     avg: 65057.4     median: 67688.5 (41%)     max: 82678 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 8563     avg: 9593.5     median: 9626.5 (41%)     max: 10361 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 10791     avg: 11457.2     median: 11446 (28%)     max: 12298 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 26301     avg: 163152     median: 176300 (24%)     max: 295848 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 10386     avg: 12213.8     median: 12334 (43%)     max: 13864 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 12731     avg: 14702.4     median: 14732 (29%)     max: 15607 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
87152 Points (48%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
3039 Samples/s (29%)