NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

Summary

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

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
3.54
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
GPU code name
N17E-G1
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Release date
18 August 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$237.11
 
Price now
$240
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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 10752 (GA102)
CUDA cores
1280
 
Core clock speed
1506 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1708 MHz
 
Transistor count
4,400 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
80 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
94 °C
 
Texture fill rate
133.6
 
Floating-point performance
4,275 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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.
Laptop size
large
 
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
Memory bus width
192 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
192 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

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
No outputs
 
Display Connectors
DP 1.43, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDCP
2.2
 
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

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.
GameStream
+
 
GPU Boost
3.0
 
VR Ready
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
Shader Model
6.4
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
CUDA
+
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

32.10

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

298378

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

74605

3DMark Fire Strike Score

9739

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

11558

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

14693

3DMark Vantage Performance

34127

SPECviewperf 12 - Solidworks

41

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

41

SPECviewperf 12 - Siemens NX

6

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

6

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

61

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

61

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

28

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

28

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

81

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

81

SPECviewperf 12 - Energy

3.5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

3.5

SPECviewperf 12 - Creo

35

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

35

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

49

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

49

Passmark

8160

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile from AMD is Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire, which is faster by 2% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

User rating

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