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.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Benchmark
Futuremark’s 3D Mark Fire Strike test shows the GTX 1060 version for laptops (it’s available for desktop PCs, too) is a very powerful graphics solution. It even beats the previous top-tier GeForce notebook GPU – the GTX 980M.
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.
Please keep in mind that select gaming laptops (mostly thinner models) use Max Q version of the GTX 1060. These provide somewhat weaker graphics power, but on the positive side run cooler and are more power efficient.