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
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.
Note: The benchmark scores of the listed graphics processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 and compared GPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors (especially single-channel vs faster dual-channel RAM and speed of the main processor). However, the benchmark results, as well as gameplay videos, are good indicators of the graphics processors' performance.