Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060M

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1060M run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060M
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1060M is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

GeForce GTX 1060M is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 1060M graphics card, when running 2022 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This graphics hardware can run 460 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

A GeForce GTX 1060M card at 1080p is seeing a strong frame rate when running FIFA 22 on Ultra - 85 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Battlefield 2042 which is 16 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Star Citizen is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 55 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up FIFA 22 to see how the GeForce GTX 1060M dealt with it. It scored up a good series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 170 FPS, Medium: 134 FPS, High: 90 FPS and Ultra: 64 FPS. Next we looked at Battlefield 2042 which was weak with a 12 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Star Citizen that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 42. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 1060M is certainly capable of running larger monitor gaming at Ultra or High graphics settings.

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 Super Max-Q as this is better than 807 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 35% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
68 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1060M was released on 01 Sep 2016
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
Tensor Cores
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144MB
Memory Speed
2002MHz
Memory Bus
192bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1404 MHz
Boost Clock
1670 MHz
Power
Max Power
120 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
46
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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.

Source [ Felix ]