NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with the Max-Q design is a mobile high-end GPU from the Pascal series. It is designed for thin and light laptops and about 10-15% slower than a regular GTX 1060 for laptops based on the cooling capabilities. The base frequency (1063-1265 MHz) is also much lower than on the regular GTX 1060 (1506 MHz, at least -16%) and the Boost (1341-1480 MHz) is also much lower compared to 1708 MHz (at least -13%) for the regular GTX 1060. The memory clock, however, is identical.
The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 1060 though. The drivers for the Max-Q version were optimized for efficiency (and not performance; only for Max-Q models), there are optimized voltage converters for 1V operation, high-end cooling methods, and a 40 dB limit for the fan noise (with clock adjustments to ensure this at all times).
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 of the Max-Q design is notably lower than the normal GTX 1060 for laptops and ranges between 60 and 70 Watt (TGP) according to Nvidia.
|GeForce GTX 1000 Series|
|Pipelines||1280 - unified|
|Core Speed||1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz|
|Memory Speed||8000 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||192 Bit|
|Max. Amount of Memory||6.144 MB|
|API||DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.5|
|Power Consumption||60 - 70 Watt|
|Transistor Count||4.4 Billion|
|Features||Multi-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor|
|Date of Announcement||30.05.2017|