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

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 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 Ti (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (compare) 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) (compare) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 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 (compare) 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) (compare) 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) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (compare) 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) (compare) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 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 (compare) 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) (compare) 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) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1N17P-G0 Max-Q
ArchitecturePascalPascal
768 - 640 -
Core1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz
Memory7008 MHz7000 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory4096 MB4096 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Technology16 nm14 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Introduced25.10.2016 03.01.2018
Size
Manufacturerhttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/pro...

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
2474 Points (18%)
1709 Points (13%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
2277 Points (16%)
1596 Points (11%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
24195 Points (39%)
min: 14739     avg: 17086     median: 17993 (29%)     max: 18526 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
50939 Points (28%)
min: 34926     avg: 35804.7     median: 35858 (19%)     max: 36630 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 6644     avg: 6730     median: 6730 (25%)     max: 6816 Points
min: 5114     avg: 5205     median: 5209 (19%)     max: 5292 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 7485     avg: 7590.5     median: 7590 (19%)     max: 7696 Points
min: 5622     avg: 5697     median: 5677 (14%)     max: 5792 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
51032 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 9151     avg: 9480.5     median: 9480 (27%)     max: 9810 points
min: 7116     avg: 7270.3     median: 7299 (21%)     max: 7396 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 9212     avg: 9453     median: 9453 (19%)     max: 9694 points
min: 6874     avg: 7091.7     median: 7016 (14%)     max: 7385 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
40.7 fps (25%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
101.4 fps (45%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
0 fps (0%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
0 fps (0%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
0 fps (0%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
0 fps (0%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
0 fps (0%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
0 fps (0%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
1175 Samples/s (22%)
967 Samples/s (18%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
2156 Samples/s (20%)
1712 Samples/s (16%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
5493 Points (20%)
4449 Points (16%)
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%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q → 83%

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

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100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
94  fps
med. 1920x1080
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.9  fps
high 1920x1080
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.3  fps
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
164  fps
med. 1920x1080
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
73  fps
high 1920x1080
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
52.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
37.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.3  fps
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
18  fps
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low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
153  fps
med. 1920x1080
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
51.4  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
31.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
12.8  fps
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
41.4 fps