NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 with Max-Q design is a mainstream GPU based on the Pascal architecture and was announced in January 2018. Contrary to the faster models, the GTX 1050 uses the GP107 chip, which is manufactured in a 14 nm process at Samsung.

The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 1050 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 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 Max-Q should be around 10-15 % below a regular GTX 1050 for laptops. This means the GPU is most suited for full HD gaming at high settings (not maximum).

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q is rated at 34 to 40 Watt and therefore significantly lower than the normal laptop GTX 1050 (53 Watt). Therefore, the Max-Q variant is also suited for thin and light laptops.

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 1050 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 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 compare 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 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 compare 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 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1228 - 1670 MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G0 Max-QN17P-G0
ArchitecturePascalPascal
Pipelines640 - unified640 - unified
Core Speed999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz7000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
technology14 nm14 nm
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement03.01.2018 03.01.2017
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/pro...
FeaturesMulti-Projection, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
11.7 pt (13%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 1709     avg: 1754     median: 1753.5 (10%)     max: 1798 Points
min: 1564     avg: 1789     median: 1751.5 (10%)     max: 2258 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1596     avg: 1615     median: 1615 (9%)     max: 1634 Points
min: 1416     avg: 1653     median: 1603.5 (9%)     max: 2130 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
318811 Points (58%)
min: 200623     avg: 285488     median: 287287 (53%)     max: 328292 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
22530 Points (3%)
min: 7482     avg: 103171     median: 83970 (12%)     max: 200390 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 14739     avg: 17501     median: 18259.5 (27%)     max: 18746 Points
min: 11173     avg: 17957     median: 18946 (28%)     max: 21868 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 27059     avg: 33618     median: 35392 (18%)     max: 36630 Points
min: 14979     avg: 36212     median: 38041.5 (19%)     max: 40201 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 5114     avg: 5213     median: 5223 (17%)     max: 5292 Points
min: 4658     avg: 5408     median: 5453.5 (18%)     max: 5862 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 5616     avg: 5677     median: 5649.5 (13%)     max: 5792 Points
min: 4935     avg: 6024     median: 6067.5 (14%)     max: 6651 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 36552     avg: 43792     median: 43792 (6%)     max: 51032 Points
min: 11212     avg: 107998     median: 86128 (11%)     max: 241210 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 7116     avg: 7354     median: 7347.5 (19%)     max: 7603 points
min: 6282     avg: 7505     median: 7550 (19%)     max: 8458 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 6874     avg: 7142     median: 7153.5 (12%)     max: 7385 points
min: 6744     avg: 7668     median: 7693 (13%)     max: 8903 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
30.8 fps (17%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
70.2 fps (23%)
78.3 fps (26%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - OpenGL, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
65 fps (29%)
70.8 fps (31%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 100.9     avg: 101     median: 101.2 (19%)     max: 101.4 fps
min: 75.7     avg: 97     median: 105.3 (20%)     max: 110 fps
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
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
223 fps (36%)
247 fps (39%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
40.1 fps (11%)
227 fps (62%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
21.3 fps (14%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
48.1 fps (20%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
32.8 fps (16%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
128 fps (22%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
108 fps (25%)
min: 105     avg: 114     median: 114.1 (26%)     max: 123.2 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
25 fps (9%)
min: 60     avg: 88.6     median: 88.6 (33%)     max: 117.1 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 967     avg: 968     median: 967.5 (10%)     max: 968 Samples/s
min: 954     avg: 1118     median: 1129.5 (12%)     max: 1260 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 1692     avg: 1702     median: 1702 (12%)     max: 1712 Samples/s
min: 1635     avg: 1986     median: 2008 (14%)     max: 2291 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 4236     avg: 4343     median: 4342.5 (10%)     max: 4449 Points
min: 4314     avg: 4550     median: 4583 (10%)     max: 4793 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
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
68 Watt (15%)
min: 75     avg: 92.7     median: 92.9 (20%)     max: 109 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1502     avg: 1625     median: 1644 (86%)     max: 1708 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test 1280x720
1481 MHz (85%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q → 100% n=30

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile → 166% n=30

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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
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
67.8 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
30.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
27.3 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
17.7 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
7.8 fps  fps
Serious Sam 4

Serious Sam 4

2020
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
119 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
27.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
21.4 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile:
10.8 fps