Nvidia GTX 1060 for Laptops Won’t be Much Slower Than Desktop Version, Specs Leaked
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is set to launch this Tuesday. The graphics card offers a decent performance at higher resolution for just $249. While we’re only two days away from the launch, a new report regarding the mobile version of the card has just hit the web which suggests that the GTX 1060 for laptops is also around the corner that will be nearly identical to its desktop counterpart.
According to a Polish website PurePC, there will be a very minute drop in performance between the mobile and desktop version of the GeForce GTX 1060, with the only difference lying in the clock speeds. Here is what the website stated in their report:
“The only difference between the GeForce GTX 1060 for laptops and desktop version, will be reduced core speed. 1405 MHz instead of 1506 MHz in the basic mode, and 1671 MHz instead of 1709 MHz GPU Boost 3.0.”
This is indeed quite impressive, and if turns out to be true, the 1080p 60 FPS gaming shouldn’t be problem for the upcoming notebooks–all made possible thanks to a superior 16nm FinFET Pascal architecture which offers a significant performance boost over the last generation Maxwell products.
According to Golem, the decrease in clock speeds and different board will allow the GTX 1060 mobile variant to consume just 65 watts, compared to a TDP of 120 watts of the desktop version.
Below is a screenshot, courtesy of PurePC, that shows a 3DMark Firestrike performance of a gaming laptop equipped with the mobile version of the GTX 1060 along with a Core i7-6700K and 16GB of RAM. The notebook was able to score 10295 points which is just stunning for that configuration.
We have no information about the pricing on the GTX 1060-powered gaming notebooks yet, but we hope that won’t put a dent in your wallet.
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