NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q sales 27 June 2017. This is a Pascal architecture notebook card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 192.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 80 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 37.36 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP106
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
27 June 2017
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1265 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1480 MHz
 
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
80 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
118.4
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
3,789 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
8008 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q.
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
+
 
CUDA
6.1
 
Multi-Projection
+
 
Multi Monitor
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
37.36
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
299324.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
69279.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
8725.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
10263.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
13180.00
 
 
Passmark
5891.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
33.09
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
low / 720p
109.00
 
medium / 1080p
48.00
 
high / 1080p
35.50
 
ultra / 1080p
25.60
 
4k / 2160p
8.50
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
medium / 1080p
94.70
 
high / 1080p
85.40
 
ultra / 1080p
71.40
 
4k / 2160p
17.60
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
medium / 1080p
65.00
 
high / 1080p
58.70
 
ultra / 1080p
33.20
 
4k / 2160p
19.40
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
medium / 1080p
169.00
 
high / 1080p
93.00
 
ultra / 1080p
76.10
 
4k / 2160p
25.10
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
medium / 768p
154.00
 
high / 1080p
76.00
 
ultra / 1080p
67.80
 
4k / 2160p
25.30
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
110.30
 
medium / 768p
93.40
 
high / 1080p
51.10
 
ultra / 1080p
27.15
 
4k / 2160p
16.05
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
medium / 768p
85.40
 
high / 1080p
64.70
 
ultra / 1080p
54.80
 
4k / 2160p
23.70
 
Doom (2016)
medium / 768p
127.00
 
high / 1080p
91.10
 
ultra / 1080p
86.20
 
4k / 2160p
28.40
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
medium / 1080p
81.00
 
high / 1080p
71.00
 
ultra / 1080p
53.00
 
4k / 2160p
22.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
high / 1080p
165.80
 
ultra / 1080p
100.20
 
4k / 2160p
50.30
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
148.10
 
medium / 768p
120.90
 
high / 1080p
67.50
 
ultra / 1080p
52.85
 
4k / 2160p
23.50
 
The Division (2016)
medium / 768p
127.00
 
high / 1080p
61.90
 
ultra / 1080p
48.80
 
4k / 2160p
22.10
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
medium / 768p
144.00
 
high / 1080p
79.00
 
ultra / 1080p
67.30
 
4k / 2160p
24.80
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
medium / 768p
101.00
 
high / 1080p
56.80
 
ultra / 1080p
39.40
 
4k / 2160p
18.90
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
high / 1080p
76.15
 
ultra / 1080p
62.95
 
4k / 2160p
25.80
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
medium / 768p
224.00
 
high / 1080p
126.00
 
ultra / 1080p
102.00
 
4k / 2160p
37.30
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
172.30
 
medium / 768p
126.40
 
high / 1080p
65.85
 
ultra / 1080p
35.05
 
4k / 2160p
23.30
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon RX 480 Mobile, which is faster by 10%.

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