NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB: specs and benchmarks
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.
Of GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB's architecture, market segment and release date.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB, sometimes including their particular versions.
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.
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.
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.
3DMark Fire Strike Score
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
Overall GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GB performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.
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:
Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.