Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Higher-End GPU for Laptops

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is a higher-end discrete graphics card for laptops. It’s an ideal solution for those who want top-notch gaming performance, without paying premium prices for the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080. The 1060 is available in two variants – with 3GB and with 6GB of dedicated video memory. The larger 6GB VRAM can improve performance of the GTX 1060 when rendering games on greater pixel counts, such as very high display resolutions like Ultra HD or multi-monitor configurations. Still, for these situations the more robust GTX 1070 or 1080 might be needed if a game title is too hardware-demanding. In more common scenarios, such as gaming on standard Full HD resolution and high-to-maximal graphics detail settings, even the 3GB GTX 1060 variant can provide sufficient power.

Please keep in mind that select gaming laptops (mostly thinner models) use Max-Q version of the GTX 1060. Max-Q provides somewhat weaker graphics power, but on the positive side it runs cooler and is more power efficient.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Benchmark

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) Benchmark

User Benchmark tests show the GTX 1060 version for laptops (it’s available for desktop PCs, too) is a very powerful graphics solution.


As expected, the real world gameplays confirm the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is an excellent gaming video card. Take a look at the video playlist below.


Specifications of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Here's the specs sheet of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060:

GPU Name

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

GPU Type

Dedicated video card

Number or Cores (Shaders)


Core Clock Speed

Default 1404 MHz, Boost 1670 MHz

Memory Bus Width


Video Memory Size


Memory Type


Video Memory Speed

8000 MHz

Production Technology



Written by Dan Z on April 25, 2017

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Below you can read and submit user reviews, comments, questions, and answers regarding the graphics processor. Thank you for your contribution.

  1. Paul

    I cannot find the GTX 1060 (or 1070, 1080 for that matter) as a replacement card for the GTX 970m in my ROG. I can find entire laptops with the GTX 1060 in them, but not just the card. Will NVIDIA release these as a card or will they only be available as part of a laptop bundle?

    • Danijel Z

      Danijel Z

      The GTX 1060 laptop video card exists, according to this: http://www.eurocom.com/ec/release(350)ec
      But I don’t know if it can be purchased separately and whether your laptop supports MXM 3.0 video card form factor, which is required. Also, it’s a question is the rest of your notebook compatible with the GTX 1060 in terms of power supply, display connection, BIOS, etc.

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