We’re not far from the launch of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, a graphics card for desktop PC that offers medium-high performance at just under $ 250, which has already started talking about its mobile version. And according to initial information circulating on the network, the notebook GPU will be the same as for desktop computers not only in name (there will be the usual “M” at the end) but also in the technical specifications.
According to the Polish boys PurePC, Nvidia GeForce 1060 GTX Mobile will have roughly the same performance of the GeForce 1060 GTX desktop, except for a slight difference in clock speed. In essence, “between the GeForce 1060 GTX for laptops and the desktop version there are only a handful of Hz”: taking into account the base frequency, the mobile graphics card runs at 1405 MHz compared to 1506 MHz of the desktop, while in Boost mode 3.0 the gap becomes thinner with 1671 MHz against 1709 MHz.
If the data are confirmed, this would be a major breakthrough in mobile gaming, with the introduction of a new performance standard on notebook gaming sessions that would allow users to 1080p and 60fps. We have no information on energy consumption, but probabilment, the decrease in clock speed will allow the GeForce 1060 GTX notebook to consume only 65 watts compared with a TDP of 120 watts as the desktop version. It remains to know the price of the graphics card, which also affect the price of the next gamestation. You just think about it, that the new ASUS GX700VO with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 graphics card and 8GB of GDDR5 memory is sold in Italy in 5499 euro.
Below, find a screenshot made by PurePC, which shows the performance in 3DMark Fire Strike a gaming notebook equipped with a Core i7-6700K, 16GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. The result is equal to 10295 points, just incredible for that configuration.