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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

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Lower TDP 80W vs 120W Around 35% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

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MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 1,265 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,759 MHz vs 1,480 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Slightly better floating-point performance 3,953 GFLOPS vs 3,238 GFLOPS More than 20% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 60.7 GPixel/s More than 20% higher pixel rate
Slightly higher texture rate 123.5 GTexel/s vs 101.2 GTexel/s More than 20% higher texture rate

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q  vs 1060 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
60.7 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
74.1 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
101.2 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
123.5 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
3,238 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1060
3,953 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q  vs
1060 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GP106 GP106
Clock speed 1,265 MHz 1,544 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,480 MHz 1,759 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 1.5 GHz 6 GB

raw performance

Shading units 1,280 1,280
Texture mapping units 80 80
Render output processors 48 48
Pixel rate 60.7 GPixel/s 74.1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 101.2 GTexel/s 123.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 3,238 GFLOPS 3,953 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q  vs
1060 
Memory clock speed 2,002 MHz 2,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz 8,008 MHz
Memory bus 192 bit 192 bit
Memory 6,144 MB 6,144 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s 192.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 80W 120W

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