NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 (sometime GTX 1030 called) is an entry level dedicated graphics card for desktops. It is based on the GP108 chip using the Pascal architecture in 14nm FinFET. It features three streaming multiprocessors (SMs) and therefore 384 shader cores, 24 texture units and 16 ROPs. The 2 GB GDDR5 memory are connected with two 32 Bit memory controller (48 GBit/s). The shaders are identical to other Pascal cards like the GTX 1050 and therefore also the support for DirectX 12 FL 12_1.

The performance is slightly below the Radeon RX 550 from AMD and therefore only suited for low to medium detail settings of modern games like Battlefield 1.

The TDP of the GT1030 is specified as 30 Watt.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (N17P-G1) for desktops is an entry level gaming graphics card that was announced late 2016. It is based on the GP107 chip using the Pascal architecture and manufactured in 14nm FinFET at Samsung (the bigger Pascal chips are manufactured in 16nm at TSMC). Usually it is equipped with 4 GB GDDR5 memory with a 7 Gbps data rate. The mobile GTX 1050 Ti version should be announced later (beginning of 2017) and feature similar specs.

The performance of the GTX 1050 lies between the Radeon RX 460 and the RX 470 on a similar level of the old GeForce GTX 960 (or 970M). Therefore, the card is most suited for 1080p gaming at high detail settings (but not maximum settings).

See our extensive review of the MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for more information on power consumption, benchmarks and noise level.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with the Max-Q design is a mobile high-end GPU from the Pascal series. It is designed for thin and light laptops and about 10-15% slower than a regular GTX 1060 for laptops based on the cooling capabilities. The base frequency (1063-1265 MHz) is also much lower than on the regular GTX 1060 (1506 MHz, at least -16%) and the Boost (1341-1480 MHz) is also much lower compared to 1708 MHz (at least -13%) for the regular GTX 1060. The memory clock, however, is identical.

The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 1060 though. The drivers for the Max-Q version were optimized for efficiency (and not performance; only for Max-Q models), there are optimized voltage converters for 1V operation, high-end cooling methods, and a 40 dB limit for the fan noise (with clock adjustments to ensure this at all times).

Features

The GP106 chip is produced in 16nm FinFET at TSMC and offers a range of new features, like DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) and improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). A list of improvements and features can be found in our article on the Pascal architecture.

The power consumption of the Max-Q design is notably lower than the normal GTX 1060 for laptops and ranges between 60 and 70 Watt (TGP) according to Nvidia.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1N17P-G1N17P-G1 Max-Q
ArchitecturePascalPascalPascal
384 - 768 - 1280 -
Core1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz
Memory6000 MHz7008 MHz8000 MHz
Bus64 Bit128 Bit192 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2048 MB4096 MB6.144 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology14 nm16 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Introduced16.05.2017 25.10.2016 30.05.2017
Manufacturerhttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-...
Transistors4400 Million
Size

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 1250     avg: 1252.5     median: 1252 (10%)     max: 1255 Points
2474 Points (19%)
min: 3271     avg: 3415     median: 3415 (26%)     max: 3559 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1088     avg: 1090.5     median: 1090 (8%)     max: 1093 Points
2277 Points (16%)
min: 3138     avg: 3324     median: 3324 (23%)     max: 3510 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 185323     avg: 198178     median: 198177 (37%)     max: 211032 Points
min: 287286     avg: 346663     median: 367999 (69%)     max: 384095 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 100969     avg: 107558     median: 107557 (15%)     max: 114146 Points
min: 71289     avg: 105162     median: 96536 (13%)     max: 156285 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 18137     avg: 18891     median: 18891 (32%)     max: 19645 Points
24195 Points (41%)
min: 16358     avg: 24166.6     median: 24154 (41%)     max: 32658 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 21967     avg: 22069     median: 22069 (12%)     max: 22171 Points
50939 Points (28%)
min: 42781     avg: 71376.4     median: 74101 (40%)     max: 81720 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 3326     avg: 3383     median: 3383 (13%)     max: 3440 Points
min: 6644     avg: 6730     median: 6730 (25%)     max: 6816 Points
min: 8292     avg: 9158.9     median: 9148 (34%)     max: 9936 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 3585     avg: 3658     median: 3658 (9%)     max: 3731 Points
min: 7485     avg: 7590.5     median: 7590 (19%)     max: 7696 Points
min: 9992     avg: 10659.3     median: 10430 (26%)     max: 11366 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 146157     avg: 159260     median: 159260 (21%)     max: 172363 Points
min: 80051     avg: 144686     median: 118989 (16%)     max: 265343 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 5208     avg: 5232.5     median: 5232 (17%)     max: 5257 points
min: 9151     avg: 9480.5     median: 9480 (30%)     max: 9810 points
min: 10176     avg: 11973.5     median: 11973 (38%)     max: 13296 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 4751     avg: 4754     median: 4754 (9%)     max: 4757 points
min: 9212     avg: 9453     median: 9453 (19%)     max: 9694 points
min: 12970     avg: 13581.1     median: 13333 (26%)     max: 14487 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 37359     avg: 49978     median: 49978 (26%)     max: 62597 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 19415     avg: 24212     median: 24212 (46%)     max: 29009 Points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
17.4 fps (12%)
40.7 fps (28%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
398 fps (72%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
120 fps (33%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 528     avg: 531.5     median: 531 (10%)     max: 535 Samples/s
1175 Samples/s (22%)
1614 Samples/s (31%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 924     avg: 929.5     median: 929 (9%)     max: 935 Samples/s
2156 Samples/s (20%)
2924 Samples/s (27%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 2898     avg: 2925.5     median: 2925 (10%)     max: 2953 Points
5493 Points (20%)
min: 7555     avg: 7747.4     median: 7653 (27%)     max: 8202 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
164 Watt (39%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
155 Watt (35%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
99.5 Watt (22%)
min: 89     avg: 105     median: 101 (22%)     max: 123 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
1440 MHz (75%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) → 185%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q → 175%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
82  fps
200%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
164  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
34  fps
215%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
73  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
27  fps
196%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
52.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
13  fps
288%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
37.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
18  fps
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
153  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
51.4  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
31.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
12.8  fps
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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Rage 2

Rage 2

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
39.8  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
15.2  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
13.2  fps
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
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Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
16.3  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
12.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
7.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
7.8  fps
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
»
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
47  fps
332%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
156 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop):
19  fps
282%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
53.6 fps