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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060M

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060M run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 1060M is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. GeForce GTX 1060M is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

How well will the GeForce GTX 1060M run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 488 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 1060M can run Genshin Impact at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 128 FPS, Medium: 101 FPS, High: 68 FPS and Ultra: 49 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 21 returns a strong 135 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 1060M ran Genshin Impact to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 98 FPS, Medium: 77 FPS, High: 52 FPS and Ultra: 37 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 21, L: 232FPS, M: 193FPS, H: 142FPS, U: 103FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Grand Theft Auto VI, wih estimates revealing L: 55FPS, M: 44FPS, H: 29FPS, U: 21FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 1060M is one of the better graphics cards for gaming at this screen resolution. We will see 1440p Ultra and High settings across almost all current games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1060M graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1060M in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1060M? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 1060M then a good choice would be 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q as this is better than 820 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 23% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
68 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060M is released on 01 Sep 2016

GeForce GTX 1060M Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1060M
GPU
Architecture
Pascal P106-400-A1
Process
16nm
TMUs
106
Texture Rate
177 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
80 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1280
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
2002 MHz
Memory Bus
192 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1404 MHz
Boost Clock
1670 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 1060M Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 1060M is a performance notebook graphics card based on the Pascal Architecture.


Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed P106-400-A1 which is a First Gen Pascal GPU.


GPU
The central unit runs at 1404MHz and goes up to 1670MHz in Boost mode. These clock speeds are the only significant difference between the desktop version and this laptop version of the GTX 1060M, which sees the desktop running at 1506MHz in normal and 1709MHz in Boost


Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 2002MHz.


Power Consumption
The desktop version of this GTX 1060 requires 120W


Performance
Early benchmarks indicate that this notebook GeForce GTX 1060M offers gaming performance around the Level of desktop GeForce GTX 970 and the GTX 1060M will be able to run most 2016 AAA games on High settings and 1080p screen resolution. Bringing real gaming performance to the laptop market


System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 1060M is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a High-End Processor and at least 8GB of RAM for optimal performance.


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GeForce GTX 1060M vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
11%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 21% 2%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 40% 6%
Genshin Impact 71% 3%
eFootball PES 2021 53% 48%
FIFA 21 62% 48%
Watch Dogs Legion 11% 1%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 47% 5%
Marvel's Avengers 53% 3%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 55% 47%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 9% 9%
GeForce GTX 1060M Extras
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