NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

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The Nvidia GTX 1050 is a mainstream GPU based on the Pascal architecture and was announced in January 2017. Contrary to the faster models, the GTX 1050 uses the GP107 chip, which is manufactured in a 14 nm process at Samsung.

The notebook version differs a bit in terms of clocks, but is equipped with 640 shader units, just like the desktop model. It is shipped with up to 4 GB GDDR5-VRAM attached via 128-bit interface and a 7 Gbps memory data rate (112 GB/s).

Features

The GP107 chip is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung and offers a number of new features, including support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) as well as improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). A full list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs is available in our dedicated Pascal architecture article.

Performance

The performance of the GeForce GTX 1050 can vary quite a lot depending on the cooling performance of the laptop. It can be just as fast as the desktop model under ideal conditions, but the notebook model is usually a bit slower. The GeForce GTX 960M is beaten by around 30%, so the GTX 1050 is comparable to a GTX 965M in general. It is therefore an upper mainstream GPU. Games from 2016 can be played in high settings an the Full HD resolution.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 1050 is roughly on par with the old GTX 960M, which would mean around 40-50 Watts and (probably due to better selection and optimized parts) therefore much lower compared to the desktop counterpart. This means the graphics card will usually be used for powerful multimedia notebooks and entry-level gaming systems with at least 15.4 inches.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 for laptops (formerly known as GTX 1080M) is the mobile counterpart of the desktop GeForce GTX 1080. It uses the same GP104 chip and was officially announced at 16. August. The performance should be around +-10% of a non overclocked desktop GTX 1080. The amount of shaders and other technical specifications should be identical.

The mobile GTX1080 is the successor to the GeForce GTX 980 for Laptops and offers a significantly higher performance at the same TDP.

For thin and light laptops Nvidia offer a Max-Q called version of the GTX 1080 with lower TDP and also significantly lower performance. Sadly this variant im sold with the same GTX 1080 name, making it hard to judge the performance.

The performance depends on the used thermal headroom, processor and game. In our benchmarks the mobile GTX 1080 was between 0 to 10 percent slower than the desktop GTX 1080. Therefore, the card also allows gaming in 4k for modern and demanding games of 2017. However, the performance depends on the cooling and TDP settings in each laptop. E.g. the MSI GT73VR (200 W TDP) is much faster than the 1080 in the Razer Blade Pro (<=150 W).

The GP104 chip is manufactured in 16nm FinFET process at TSMC and offers a range of new features. DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP), improved H.265 video en- and decoders (for PlayReady 3.0) are only some of the improvements. See our detailed Pascal architecture article for more details.

Due to the high TDP, the mobile GTX 1080 is only suited for large laptops with high performance cooling solutions. The power consumption is ranging from 150 to 200 Watt (according to Nvidia, up to 220 W in the Asus G701VIK, G800, GX800). A low power version (Max-Q) is available beginning summer 2017 with a reduced TGP of 90 - 110 Watt (at a reduced performance).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 MobileNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1493 - 1620 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1290 - 1392 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1354 - 1455 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1354 - 1493 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1228 - 1670 MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1493 - 1620 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1290 - 1392 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1354 - 1455 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1354 - 1493 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1228 - 1670 MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G0N17E-G3
ArchitecturePascalPascal
Pipelines640 - unified2560 - unified
Core Speed1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz10000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5X
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
technology14 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement03.01.2017 16.08.2016
Transistors7200 Million
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
15.5 pt (17%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 1564     avg: 1789     median: 1751.5 (10%)     max: 2258 Points
min: 5989     avg: 6547     median: 6584.5 (38%)     max: 7260 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1416     avg: 1653     median: 1603.5 (9%)     max: 2130 Points
min: 6380     avg: 6867     median: 6917 (37%)     max: 7166 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 200623     avg: 285488     median: 287287 (53%)     max: 328292 Points
min: 304012     avg: 398130     median: 409018 (75%)     max: 471794 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 7482     avg: 103171     median: 83970 (12%)     max: 200390 Points
min: 186545     avg: 307862     median: 345006 (47%)     max: 390417 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 11173     avg: 17957     median: 18946 (28%)     max: 21868 Points
min: 22675     avg: 33860     median: 32845 (49%)     max: 51972 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 14979     avg: 36212     median: 38041.5 (19%)     max: 40201 Points
min: 88432     avg: 125040     median: 126690 (65%)     max: 143992 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 4658     avg: 5408     median: 5453.5 (18%)     max: 5862 Points
min: 14301     avg: 17046     median: 17223 (57%)     max: 19250 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 4935     avg: 6024     median: 6067.5 (14%)     max: 6651 Points
min: 18879     avg: 21306     median: 21394 (49%)     max: 23091 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 11212     avg: 107998     median: 86128 (11%)     max: 241210 Points
min: 205005     avg: 369087     median: 386432 (52%)     max: 491460 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 6282     avg: 7505     median: 7550 (19%)     max: 8458 points
min: 16156     avg: 20606     median: 20498.5 (53%)     max: 24503 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 6744     avg: 7668     median: 7693 (13%)     max: 8903 points
min: 24868     avg: 28106     median: 28526.5 (49%)     max: 31412 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
181125 Points (95%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
37669 Points (71%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
95.9 fps (52%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
78.3 fps (26%)
225 fps (74%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
70.8 fps (31%)
173 fps (77%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 75.7     avg: 97     median: 105.3 (20%)     max: 110 fps
224 fps (42%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - 3ds Max 1280x1024
15.2 fps (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Catia 1280x1024
15.2 fps (32%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - EnSight 1280x1024
25.2 fps (53%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Maya 1280x1024
45.3 fps (24%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - Pro/Engeneer 1280x1024
18.9 fps (37%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - SolidWorks 1280x1024
16.6 fps (25%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS Teamcenter 1280x1024
5.1 fps (13%)
SPEC Viewperf 10.0 - UGS NX 1280x1024
6.5 fps (13%)
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Tcvis 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
SolidWorks 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Maya 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Lightwave 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Ensight 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Catia 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
247 fps (39%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
227 fps (62%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 105     avg: 114     median: 114.1 (26%)     max: 123.2 fps
333 fps (76%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 60     avg: 88.6     median: 88.6 (33%)     max: 117.1 fps
60 fps (23%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 954     avg: 1118     median: 1129.5 (12%)     max: 1260 Samples/s
min: 2194     avg: 2231     median: 2230.5 (23%)     max: 2267 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 1635     avg: 1986     median: 2008 (14%)     max: 2291 Samples/s
min: 4178     avg: 4525     median: 4525 (31%)     max: 4872 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 4314     avg: 4550     median: 4583 (10%)     max: 4793 Points
min: 15310     avg: 16405     median: 16459 (37%)     max: 16906 Points
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
101 Watt (23%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
min: 72.8     avg: 85.9     median: 85.9 (18%)     max: 99 Watt
220 Watt (47%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 75     avg: 92.7     median: 92.9 (20%)     max: 109 Watt
min: 152.9     avg: 226     median: 237 (52%)     max: 279 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1502     avg: 1625     median: 1644 (86%)     max: 1708 MHz
min: 1404     avg: 1761     median: 1810 (94%)     max: 1911 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
1481 MHz (85%)
1407 MHz (81%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile → 100% n=36

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile → 252% n=36

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Mafia Definitive Edition

Mafia Definitive Edition

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
67.8 fps  fps
181%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
123 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
30.1 fps  fps
315%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
94.7 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
27.3 fps  fps
317%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
86.6 fps