NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q Benchmark and Specs

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 6 GB NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q for gaming?

Benchmark Score

18 %
Average score from 5 samples
Medium uncertainty
134th of 549
107th of 549
5 benchmarks

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GPU Comparison

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
51 %
AMD Radeon RX 6800M
46 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop
26 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
22 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
22 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
18 %
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
18 %

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

75 FPS average
54 FPS 10% low
43 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

64 FPS average
60 FPS 10% low
52 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

52 FPS average
39 FPS 10% low
35 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

50 FPS average
44 FPS 10% low
40 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark



Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

Geekbench 5 (CUDA)

Geekbench 5 (CUDA)

CUDA compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 6 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark


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Core Clock 1480 MHz
Boost Clock 1480 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 6 GiB
Bus Width 192 bit
Memory Bandwidth 187.7 GB/s
TDP 80 W
Floating Point Performance 3.79 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2017-06-27
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12.1
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 71.04 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 118.4 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 1280
Texture Mapping Units 80
Render Output Processors 48

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

Released in 2017, the GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q is a GPU from NVIDIA. According to our GPU Benchmark, this GPU is an average card for gaming with a score of 18%.

The GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q has 6 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 187 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 192 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q GPU core runs at a frequency of 1480 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1480 MHz. A clock speed is the frequency at which the GPU updates. A higher speed means more processing can happen per cycle. This is useful only when comparing cards of the same generation, as other architectures may process more or less per clock.

As for rendering API support, the GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q supports up to DirectX 12.1. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

This chip has a Thermal Design Power of 80W: the total amount of waste heat generated. A card that runs hotter will need better cooling and will draw more power from the wall.

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