NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB sales 30 May 2017. This is Pascal architecture notebook card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6.144 MB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 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. Power consumption is at 80 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 35.98 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.37
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
GPU code name
N17P-G1 Max-Q
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Release date
30 May 2017 (4 years ago)
 
Price now
$1010
 
of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1280
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
1063 - 1265 MHz
 
Boost clock speed
1341 - 1480 MHz
 
Number of transistors
4,400 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
80 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
118.4
 
Floating-point performance
3,789 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB: 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
6.144 MB
 
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
192.2 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
12.0
 
Shader Model
5.0
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
+
 
CUDA
6.1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

35.98

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

74101

3DMark Fire Strike Score

9149

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

10430

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

13334

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

367999

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 99% minimum and 95% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
99%
Recommended
95%
Minimum
99%
Recommended
95%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

1080p
 
82
 
4K
 
28
 

1920x1080
Medium Settings

Far Cry 5
 
70
 

1920x1080
High Settings

Far Cry 5
 
65
 

1920x1080
Ultra Settings

Far Cry 5
 
48
 

4K
Ultra Settings

Far Cry 5
 
20
 

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB from AMD is Radeon RX 580 Mobile, which is slower by 6% and lower by 14 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB:

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