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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

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).

Features

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.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1 Max-Q
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines1280 - unified
Core Speed1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (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 Announcement30.05.2017

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
23.9 pt (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 287286     avg: 346663     median: 367999 (58%)     max: 384095 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 71289     avg: 105162     median: 96536 (13%)     max: 156285 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 16358     avg: 24167     median: 24154.5 (32%)     max: 32658 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 42781     avg: 71376     median: 74101 (37%)     max: 81720 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 8292     avg: 9159     median: 9148.5 (27%)     max: 9936 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 9992     avg: 10659     median: 10430 (24%)     max: 11366 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 80051     avg: 144686     median: 118989 (16%)     max: 265343 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 10176     avg: 11974     median: 11973 (31%)     max: 13296 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 12970     avg: 13581     median: 13333.5 (23%)     max: 14487 Points
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 +
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 89     avg: 105     median: 101.9 (22%)     max: 123.1 Watt
- 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.

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
110  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
70  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
65  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
48  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
20  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
60 110 ~ 85 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
58 66.8 ~ 62 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
52.7 56 ~ 54 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
38 41 ~ 40 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
12  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
73 109 ~ 91 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
47.2 59 ~ 53 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
33.9 43 ~ 38 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
14.6  fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
low 1280x720
178  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
132.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
115.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
72.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
135.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
93.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
81.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
62.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
117.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
89.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
78.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
66.6  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
23.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.