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

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1063 - 1265
  • Max video memory 6.144 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 8000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 31.85

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 60 - 70 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

31.85%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

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

Place in performance rating152
Value for money14.45
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameN17P-G1 Max-Q
Market segmentLaptop
Release date30 May 2017 (5 years ago)
Current price$1010 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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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 cores1280of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1063 - 1265 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1341 - 1480 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors4,400 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology16 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)60 - 70 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate118.4of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance3,789 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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 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 don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount6.144 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed8000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth192.2 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
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.

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

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.

GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB 31.85
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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 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 Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB 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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB 10430

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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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.

Average FPS

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

Full HD82
4K28

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 30−35
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
Far Cry 5 70
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
Hitman 3 30−35
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 30−35
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
Far Cry 5 65
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
Hitman 3 30−35
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
Metro Exodus 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 66
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 30−35
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
Far Cry 5 48
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
Hitman 3 30−35
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
Metro Exodus 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 30−35
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 30−35
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
Far Cry 5 30−35
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
Hitman 3 30−35
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
Metro Exodus 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 24
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 30−35
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
Far Cry 5 20
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35

Relative perfomance

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


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 7% and lower by 19 positions in our rating.

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

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