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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is a graphics card for desktops and high end laptops (upcoming, see our article for the mobile GTX 1060 for benchmarks and specs). It is based on the Pascal architecture and manufactured in 16 nm FinFET at TSMC. The GPU is be based on the smaller GP106 chip. In laptops it has the codename N17E-G1 and will be the successor to the old GTX 970M (predecessor). The laptop version should be launched in August 2016. The desktop version is already out.

The performance of the 6 GB version is on par with an older GeForce GTX 980 (desktop and laptop). Therefore, 1080p gaming at highest detail is currently the best use case for the card. A comprehensive review of the desktop GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition with 6 GB GDDR5 can be found here. Beware, the upcoming 3 GB desktop variant should feature 128 shader less but clocked slightly higher. Still the performance should be definately slower than the 6 GB version.

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) 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 compare 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
CodenameGP106
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
Date of Announcement19.07.2016
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/graphics-cards/gefo...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
36.7 pt (39%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
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 +
- 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.

low 1280x720
114  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
55.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
36.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
22.7  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
18.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
12.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
med. 1920x1080
100  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
81.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
68.6  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
45.7  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
21.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
121  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
76.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
69.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
54.9  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
38.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
20.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
126  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
77.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
70.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
57.9  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
40.8  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
22  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Maximum Settings with Raytracing T2X Filmic SMAA 1920x1080
19.8
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
low 1280x720
194  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
89.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
74.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
50.1  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
39.3  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
24.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
113  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
66  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
60  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
43  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
30  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
14  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
282  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
246  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
232  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
196  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
160  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
104  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.