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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 960M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 960M vs the 1060 Max-Q 6 GB.

Front view of GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

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Significantly more memory 6,144 MB vs 2,048 MB 3x more memory
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 5,012 MHz Around 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,265 MHz vs 1,097 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 60.7 GPixel/s vs 17.55 GPixel/s Around 3.5x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 3,238 GFLOPS vs 1,404.2 GFLOPS More than 2.2x better floating-point performance
Significantly more render output processors 48 vs 16 Three times as many render output processors
Higher texture rate 101.2 GTexel/s vs 43.9 GTexel/s More than 2.2x higher texture rate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,480 MHz vs 1,176 MHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,253 MHz Around 60% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 1,280 vs 640 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 40 Twice as many texture mapping units

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 960M  vs 1060 Max-Q 

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 960M
17.55 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
60.7 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GTX 960M
43.9 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
101.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 960M
1,404.2 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
3,238 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 960M  vs
1060 Max-Q 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GM107 GP106
Clock speed 1,097 MHz 1,265 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,176 MHz 1,480 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 640 1,280
Texture mapping units 40 80
Render output processors 16 48
Pixel rate 17.55 GPixel/s 60.7 GPixel/s
Texture rate 43.9 GTexel/s 101.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,404.2 GFLOPS 3,238 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 960M  vs
1060 Max-Q 
Memory clock speed 1,253 MHz 2,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,012 MHz 8,008 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 192 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 6,144 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 80.2 GB/s 192.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 75W 80W

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