NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

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TheNvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with the Max-Q designis a mobile high-end GPU from the Pascal series. It is designed for thin and light laptops and about 10-15% slower than aregular GTX 1060 for laptopsbased on the cooling capabilities. The base frequency (1063-1265 MHz) is also much lower than on the regular GTX 1060 (1506 MHz, at least -16%) and the Boost (1341-1480 MHz) is also much lower compared to 1708 MHz (at least -13%) for the regular GTX 1060. The memory clock, however, is identical.

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The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 1060 though. The drivers for the Max-Q version were optimized for efficiency (and not performance; only for Max-Q models), there are optimized voltage converters for 1V operation, high-end cooling methods, and a 40 dB limit for the fan noise (with clock adjustments to ensure this at all times).

Features

The GP106 chip is produced in 16nm FinFET at TSMC and offers a range of new features, like DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) and improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). A list of improvements and features can be found in ourarticle on the Pascal architecture.

The power consumption of the Max-Q design is notably lower than the normal GTX 1060 for laptops and ranges between 60 and 70 Watt (TGP) according to Nvidia.


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

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The mobile Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is a graphics card for high end laptops. It is based on the Pascal architecture and manufactured in 16 nm FinFET at TSMC. The GPU is using the smaller GP106 chip. Compared to the desktop version of the GTX 1060, the laptop version offers the same amount of shaders but slightly lower clock rates. The TDP is slightly less than the oldGTX 970M (predecessor).

For thin and light laptops Nvidia offer aMax-Qcalled version of the GTX 1060 with lower TDP and also significantly lower performance. Sadly this variant im sold with the same GTX 1060 name, making it hard to judge the performance.

The performance of the mobile GTX 1060 is a few percent below a reference GTX 1060 desktop card. In our benchmark so far (no max-Q version) the mobile GTX 1060 was somewhere between -1 and -16% slower than a desktop variant. Acomprehensive review of the dekstop GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition with 6 GB GDDR5 can be found here. Therefore, the card is most suited for Full HD or WQHD gaming in high to maximum details (see benchmarks below).

The GP106 chip is produced in 16nm FinFET at TSMC and offers a range of new features, like DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) and improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). A list of improvements and features can be found in our article on the Pascal architecture.

The power consumption is specified with a TGP of 80 Watt and therefore slightly below the old GTX 970M. Since summer 2017 a low power variant (Max-Q) is available for thin and light laptops with reduced performance and a lower TGP of 60 - 70 Watt.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 SeriesGeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584
1.48 - 1.6 GHz
352 Bit
11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120
1.56 - 1.73 GHz
256 Bit
10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840
1.51 - 1.68 GHz
256 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096
1.44 - 1.65 GHz
256 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560
1.61 - 1.73 GHz
256 Bit
10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560
1.57 - 1.73 GHz
256 Bit
10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432
1.61 - 1.68 GHz
256 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920
1.51 - 1.68 GHz
256 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560
1.1 - 1.28 GHz
256 Bit
10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile 2048
1.44 - 1.65 GHz
256 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048
1.1 - 1.27 GHz
256 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280
1.51 - 1.71 GHz
192 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 1280
1.4 - 1.67 GHz
192 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280
1.06 - 1.34 GHz
192 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 768
1.49 - 1.62 GHz
128 Bit
7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768
1.29 - 1.39 GHz
128 Bit
7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768
1.15 - 1.29 GHz
128 Bit
7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640
1.35 - 1.46 GHz
128 Bit
7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640
1.35 - 1.49 GHz
128 Bit
7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640
1 - 1.14 GHz
128 Bit
7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384
1.23 - 1.67 GHz
64 Bit
6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
3584
1.48 - 1.6 GHz
352 Bit
11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120
1.56 - 1.73 GHz
256 Bit
10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840
1.51 - 1.68 GHz
256 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096
1.44 - 1.65 GHz
256 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560
1.61 - 1.73 GHz
256 Bit
10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560
1.57 - 1.73 GHz
256 Bit
10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432
1.61 - 1.68 GHz
256 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920
1.51 - 1.68 GHz
256 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560
1.1 - 1.28 GHz
256 Bit
10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile 2048
1.44 - 1.65 GHz
256 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048
1.1 - 1.27 GHz
256 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280
1.51 - 1.71 GHz
192 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 1280
1.4 - 1.67 GHz
192 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280
1.06 - 1.34 GHz
192 Bit
8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 768
1.49 - 1.62 GHz
128 Bit
7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768
1.29 - 1.39 GHz
128 Bit
7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768
1.15 - 1.29 GHz
128 Bit
7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640
1.35 - 1.46 GHz
128 Bit
7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640
1.35 - 1.49 GHz
128 Bit
7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640
1 - 1.14 GHz
128 Bit
7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384
1.23 - 1.67 GHz
64 Bit
6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1 Max-QN17E-G1ArchitecturePascalPascalPipelines1280 - unified1280 - unifiedCore Speed1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHzMemory Speed8000 MHz8000 MHzMemory Bus Width192 Bit192 BitMemory TypeGDDR5GDDR5Max. Amount of Memory6.144 MB6144 MBShared MemorynonoDirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1Transistors4400 Million4400 Milliontechnology16 nm16 nmFeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorNotebook SizelargelargeDate of Announcement30.05.2017 18.08.2016 Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/graphics-cards/gefo...

Benchmarks


Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q