Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 is a desktop graphics card also installed in many high end gaming laptops. Based on the Pascal architecture with 16 nm FinFET at TSMC.
GPU is based on GP106 a smaller chip, and in the
The GPU is be based on the smaller GP106 chip. In laptops it has the codename N17E-G1 and will be the successor to the old GTX 970M (predecessor).
The performance of the 6 GB version is on par with an older GeForce GTX 980 (desktop and laptop). Therefore, 1080p gaming at highest detail is currently the best use case for the card. A comprehensive review of the desktop GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition with 6 GB GDDR5 can be found here. Beware, the upcoming 3 GB desktop variant should feature 128 shader less but clocked slightly higher. Still the performance should be definitely slower than the 6 GB version.