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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 dekstop 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 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 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) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) (compare) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 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

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
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 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
- 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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Star Wars Battlefront 2

Star Wars Battlefront 2

2017
low 1280x720
195  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
108  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
94.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
79.9  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
23.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Ultra Preset 2560x1440
51.1
Need for Speed Payback

Need for Speed Payback

2017
low 1280x720
163  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
113  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
98.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
92  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
30.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Ultra Preset 2560x1440
60.3
Call of Duty WWII

Call of Duty WWII

2017
low 1280x720
247  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
210  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
104  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
79.8  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
35.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Extra / On Filmic T2X SMAA 2560x1440
60.9
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
low 1280x720
187  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
107  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
83.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
76.7  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
28.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Extreme Preset 16xAF SMAA 2560x1440
50.3
Assassin´s Creed Origins
low 1280x720
103  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
76  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
68  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
57  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
23  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Ultra High Preset 2560x1440
41