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3DMark Time Spy benchmark pits Asus FX505DU with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti against Asus GU502DU with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q

The Max-Q variant of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti allows for usage in slimmer gaming laptops. (Source: Nvidia)
The Max-Q variant of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti allows for usage in slimmer gaming laptops. (Source: Nvidia)
A benchmark comparison between an Asus FX505DU laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU and an Asus GU502DU laptop fitted with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q design GPU has been spotted on 3DMark. Both devices also featured an AMD Ryzen 7 3750H Zen+ APU. The Max-Q variant managed to keep up within an acceptable distance.

A 3DMark 11 Time Spy benchmark comparison that pits an Asus FX505DU/GeForce GTX 1660 Ti against an Asus GU502DU/GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q has been shared on Twitter by renowned tipster Tum Apisak. The total score achieved by the FX505DU was 5,094 while the GU502DU with its Max-Q variant of the new Nvidia GPU scored 4,609 points.

There were a couple of tests recorded where the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q GPU actually outscored the non-Max-Q variant. However, both of these tests were reliant on the CPU performance and resulted in minimal differences (CPU Score: +0.4%; CPU Test: +0.4%). Unsurprisingly, the regular GTX 1660 Ti was dominant in GPU-led benchmarks.

The overall 3DMark score was +10.5% in favor of the GTX 1660 Ti. A similar level of difference was achieved over the rest of the tests: Graphics Score +13.5%; Graphics Test 1 +12.1%; Graphics Test 2 +14.8%. However, the GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q delivered acceptable scores and because of its inherent power restrictions it will be ideal for use in gaming laptops aimed at users who want a thin and quiet device rather than the most powerful notebook.

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GTX 1660 Ti (left) vs. GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q (right). (Source: 3DMark)
GTX 1660 Ti (left) vs. GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q (right). (Source: 3DMark)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-04-24 (Update: 2019-04-24)