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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 should be around 80 Watt (TGP), since summer 2017 a low power variant (Max-Q) is available for thin and light laptops with reduced performance but a lower TGP of around 70 Watt.

 

 

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 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 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines1280 - unified
Core Speed *1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed *8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory6.144 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
Transistors4400 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...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption
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min: 102     avg: 117 (31%)     median: 116 (31%)     max: 135 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080
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min: 105     avg: 109 (29%)     median: 109 (29%)     max: 113 Watt
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
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min: 81.7     avg: 81.7 (57%)     median: 81.7 (57%)     max: 81.7 fps
Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
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min: 3396     avg: 3550.9 (27%)     median: 3574 (27%)     max: 3620 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
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min: 3339     avg: 3546.5 (34%)     median: 3594 (35%)     max: 3648 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 10791     avg: 11427.6 (28%)     median: 11422 (28%)     max: 12298 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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min: 8563     avg: 9553.1 (41%)     median: 9609 (41%)     max: 10361 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 26770     avg: 63854.9 (39%)     median: 67440 (41%)     max: 80496 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
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min: 15234     avg: 22040.8 (45%)     median: 22396 (45%)     max: 28904 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 235897     avg: 283978 (62%)     median: 284117 (62%)     max: 384095 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
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min: 33205     avg: 139258 (36%)     median: 139429 (36%)     max: 257260 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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min: 26301     avg: 157671 (21%)     median: 176300 (24%)     max: 295848 Points
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
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min: 7970     avg: 8445.2 (38%)     median: 8418.5 (38%)     max: 9165 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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min: 12731     avg: 14653.3 (29%)     median: 14712 (29%)     max: 15466 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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min: 10386     avg: 12171.2 (42%)     median: 12251 (43%)     max: 13864 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 87152     avg: 87152 (48%)     median: 87152 (48%)     max: 87152 Points
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 +
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +