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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

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 MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1493 - 1620 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1290 - 1392 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1354 - 1455 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1354 - 1493 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1228 - 1670 MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17E-G1
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines1280 - unified
Core Speed1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory6144 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

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
31.7 pt (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 3339     avg: 3631     median: 3618 (21%)     max: 4027 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 3396     avg: 3601     median: 3580.5 (19%)     max: 3790 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 235897     avg: 303665     median: 298378 (55%)     max: 389909 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 33205     avg: 152262     median: 158427 (22%)     max: 257260 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 15234     avg: 25037     median: 24326.5 (36%)     max: 36010 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 26770     avg: 71237     median: 74604.5 (38%)     max: 86193 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 8563     avg: 9799     median: 9739 (32%)     max: 10794 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 10708     avg: 11547     median: 11558 (27%)     max: 12298 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 26301     avg: 177989     median: 191586 (26%)     max: 295848 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 10386     avg: 12450     median: 12449 (32%)     max: 14618 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 12620     avg: 14692     median: 14693 (25%)     max: 15607 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
specvp11 sw-02 +
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
specvp11 ensight-04 +
specvp11 catia-03 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 7970     avg: 8461     median: 8538.5 (19%)     max: 9165 points
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
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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.

FIFA 21

FIFA 21

2020
low 1280x720
137 fps  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
137 fps  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
133 fps  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
130 fps