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