By adapting the mobile graphics chips to their desktop counterparts the naming scheme has been changed. It is easier to grasp by starting from "the top".
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is the successor of the laptop version of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (without "M" at the end).
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 then the successor of the second strongest card of the last generation, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is logical successor of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M.
In our detailed Hardware Guide you will find:
- The latest games tested
- Performance and new features compared to last gens GPUs
- Desktop vs Laptop performance
Check out our Deus Ex: Mankind Divided video comparing 9 and 10 series graphics cards