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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 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 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 GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q compare 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1N17P-G1 Max-Q
ArchitecturePascalPascal
Pipelines768 - unified1280 - unified
Core Speed1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7008 MHz8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB6.144 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
technology16 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Date of Announcement25.10.2016 30.05.2017
Transistors4400 Million
Notebook Sizelarge

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
22.6 pt (24%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 2474     avg: 2568     median: 2568 (14%)     max: 2662 Points
min: 3271     avg: 3415     median: 3415 (19%)     max: 3559 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 2277     avg: 2309     median: 2308.5 (12%)     max: 2340 Points
min: 3138     avg: 3324     median: 3324 (17%)     max: 3510 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
352876 Points (55%)
min: 287286     avg: 346663     median: 367999 (57%)     max: 384095 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 71289     avg: 105162     median: 96536 (13%)     max: 156285 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
24195 Points (32%)
min: 16358     avg: 24167     median: 24154.5 (32%)     max: 32658 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
50939 Points (25%)
min: 42781     avg: 71376     median: 74101 (37%)     max: 81720 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 6644     avg: 6783     median: 6816 (17%)     max: 6888 Points
min: 8292     avg: 9159     median: 9148.5 (23%)     max: 9936 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 7293     avg: 7491     median: 7485 (15%)     max: 7696 Points
min: 9992     avg: 10659     median: 10430 (21%)     max: 11366 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 80051     avg: 144686     median: 118989 (16%)     max: 265343 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 9151     avg: 9481     median: 9480.5 (22%)     max: 9810 Points
min: 10176     avg: 11974     median: 11973 (28%)     max: 13296 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 9212     avg: 9453     median: 9453 (15%)     max: 9694 Points
min: 12970     avg: 13581     median: 13333.5 (22%)     max: 14487 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
3DMark 06
min: 36277     avg: 38484     median: 38483.5 (72%)     max: 40690 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
34189 Points (64%)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
40.7 fps (20%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 snx-01
9.5 fps (7%)
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 tcvis-02
2.8 fps (5%)
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 sw-02
18.4 fps (22%)
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 proe-05
2.8 fps (12%)
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 maya-03
17.3 fps (13%)
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 lightwave-01
20.1 fps (22%)
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 ensight-04
110 fps (53%)
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 11 - specvp11 catia-03
19.7 fps (24%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
43.9 fps (19%)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
5.4 fps (2%)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
56.2 fps (23%)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
27.5 fps (17%)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
92 fps (39%)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
5.2 fps (14%)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
34.8 fps (20%)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
45.4 fps (16%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit)
min: 6822     avg: 8146     median: 6829.5 (32%)     max: 11275
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 59.62     avg: 68.9     median: 71.7 (30%)     max: 76.22 fps
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit
min: 134.72     avg: 150     median: 150.4 (42%)     max: 166 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
min: 88.52     avg: 107     median: 110.6 (31%)     max: 120.05 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit
min: 99.6     avg: 99.8     median: 99.8 (100%)     max: 100 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
99.6 % (100%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
398 fps (43%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
120 fps (33%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
1175 Samples/s (12%)
1614 Samples/s (17%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
2156 Samples/s (7%)
2924 Samples/s (9%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
5493 (12%)
min: 7555     avg: 7747     median: 7653 (16%)     max: 8202
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
164 Watt (30%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
155 Watt (26%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
99.5 Watt (22%)
min: 89     avg: 105     median: 101.9 (22%)     max: 123.1 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
1440 MHz (75%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q → 123% n=15

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- 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.

F1 2021

F1 2021

2021
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
185  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
88.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
71.7  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
41.3 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
17 fps  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
56.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
25.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
18.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
12.1  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
8.6  fps
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
44.7  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
32.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
17.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
200  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
71.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
44.3   fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
32.6  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
20.6  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
101  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
62.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
55.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
52.9  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
39.3  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
109  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
41.6  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
33.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
50.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
40.2  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
32.4  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
75  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
34.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
22.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
14.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
43.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
33.9  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
24  fps
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
141  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
107  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
62  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
115  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
47.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.8  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
15  fps
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
94  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.3  fps
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
164  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
73  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
52.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
37.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
18  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
153  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
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
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
12.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
156 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
53.6 fps