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

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Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB sales 30 May 2017. This is a laptop graphics card based on a Pascal architecture and made with 16 nm manufacturing process. It is 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 60 - 70 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 15.19% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking318
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money5.67
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameN17P-G1 Max-Q
Market segmentLaptop
Release date30 May 2017 (6 years old)
Current price$1010 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB's specs 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 cores1280of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1063 - 1265 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1341 - 1480 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors4,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)60 - 70 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate118.4of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance3,789 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

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 sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone

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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount6.144 MBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed8000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth192.2 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs
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.

DirectX12.0
Shader Model5.0
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan+
CUDA6.1

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB 13334

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 graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB 10430

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB 74101

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

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Gaming performance

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.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD82
4K28

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 24−27

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 50−55
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 70
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 24−27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 50−55
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 65
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
Metro Exodus 24−27
Red Dead Redemption 2 24−27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 66
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 50−55
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 48
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 14−16
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 18−20

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 12−14
Battlefield 5 30−35
Cyberpunk 2077 8−9
Far Cry 5 24−27
Far Cry New Dawn 27−30
Forza Horizon 4 27−30
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 18−20
Watch Dogs: Legion 9−10

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Metro Exodus 8−9
Red Dead Redemption 2 8−9
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 9−10
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 9−10
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 16−18
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 20
Far Cry New Dawn 14−16
Forza Horizon 4 18−20
Watch Dogs: Legion 6−7

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB is Radeon 760M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB according to our statistics.

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