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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060M

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060M run games
27 Jul 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 1060M graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. GeForce GTX 1060M is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

How well will the GeForce GTX 1060M run 2021 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 295 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 New World at 1080p and predict it will return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 145 FPS, Medium: 114 FPS, High: 77 FPS and Ultra: 55 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Battlefield 2042 is predicted to return a playable 33 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 predict the GeForce GTX 1060M will run the upcoming game New World to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 111 FPS, Medium: 87 FPS, High: 59 FPS and Ultra: 42 FPS. Another game researched was Battlefield 2042 with predictions of L: 46FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 31FPS, U: 25FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Battlefield 6, wih estimates revealing L: 55FPS, M: 43FPS, H: 38FPS, U: 30FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 1060M is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

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 753 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 23% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
68 FPS
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
Pascal P106-400-A1
Texture Rate
177 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
80 GPixel/s
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
6144 MB
Memory Speed
2002 MHz
Memory Bus
192 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1404 MHz
Boost Clock
1670 MHz
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
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1060M Game Requirement Analysis

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

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

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

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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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Grand Theft Auto VI 9% 45%
Battlefield 2042 33% 40%
Resident Evil 8 33% 34%
New World 45% 9%
Far Cry 6 9% 49%
The Ascent 55% 80%
FIFA 22 62% 48%
Forza Horizon 5 45% 19%
Star Citizen 10% 10%
Age of Empires IV 64% 3%
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