To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed 1506
- Max video memory 6 GB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 8000
- Maximum resolution
NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile sales 18 August 2016 at a recommended price of $237.11. This is Pascal architecture notebook card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 192 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 80 Watt.
It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
Of GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||178|
|Value for money||35.59|
|GPU code name||N17E-G1|
|Release date||18 August 2016 (5 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$237.11|
|Price now||$240 (1x MSRP)||of 49999 (A100 SXM4)|
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile'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 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||1280||of 18432 (AD102)|
|Core clock speed||1506 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Boost clock speed||1708 MHz||of 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)|
|Number of transistors||4,400 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||16 nm||of 4 (H100 PCIe)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||80 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Maximum GPU temperature||94 °C|
|Texture fill rate||133.6||of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)|
|Floating-point performance||4,275 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile'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.
|Bus support||PCIe 3.0|
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x16|
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile: 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.
|Maximum RAM amount||6 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||192 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||8000 MHz||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||192 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile. 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 Connectors||DP 1.43, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI|
|Multi monitor support||+|
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
|OpenGL||4.5||of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)|
Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile. 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
- 3DMark Fire Strike Score
- 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
- 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
- 3DMark Vantage Performance
- 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
- SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks
- SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
- SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
- SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
- SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX
- SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
- SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
- SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
- SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
- SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
- SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
- SPECviewperf 12 - Medical
- SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
- SPECviewperf 12 - Energy
- SPECviewperf 12 - Creo
- SPECviewperf 12 - Catia
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 Vantage Performance
3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.
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.
SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
SPECviewperf 12 - Medical
SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.
SPECviewperf 12 - Energy
SPECviewperf 12 - Creo
SPECviewperf 12 - Catia
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 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.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||62|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||53|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||73|
|Far Cry 5||75|
|Far Cry New Dawn||69|
|Forza Horizon 4||102|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||62|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||52|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||60|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||55|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||54|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||45|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||62|
|Far Cry 5||68|
|Far Cry New Dawn||66|
|Forza Horizon 4||91|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||45|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||27|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||51|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||69|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||48|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||37|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||38|
|Far Cry 5||64|
|Far Cry New Dawn||60|
|Forza Horizon 4||71|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||39|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||28|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||37|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||29|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||17|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||32|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||15|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||27|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||27|
|Far Cry 5||43|
|Far Cry New Dawn||45|
|Forza Horizon 4||57|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||19|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||20|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||15|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||11|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||16|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||26|
|Assassin's Creed Odyssey||18|
|Assassin's Creed Valhalla||10|
|Far Cry 5||21|
|Far Cry New Dawn||23|
|Forza Horizon 4||35|
|Watch Dogs: Legion||27−30|
Overall GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.
The nearest GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, which is faster by 6% and higher by 7 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.
These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile according to our statistics.