NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q

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The Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti with Max-Q design is a power efficient mainstream GPU for laptops 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 clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 1050 Ti 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 Ti can vary quite a lot depending on the cooling performance of the laptop. Nvidia states that the Max-Q variant should be about 10 to 15% slower than a regular GTX 1050 Ti for laptops. Therefore, the GPU is most suited for Full HD and high quality settings for games of 2016.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with Max-Q design is rated at 40 to 46 Watt and therefore a lot lower than a regular GTX 1050 Ti for laptops (53 Watt). This means that the Max-Q GTX 1050 Ti is also suited for thin and light laptops.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 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 1080 for laptops based on the cooling capabilities. The base frequency (1101-1290 MHz) is also much lower than on the regular GTX 1080 (1566 MHz, at least -18%) and the Boost (1278-1458 MHz) is also much lower compared to 1733 MHz (at least -16%) for the regular GTX 1080. The memory clock, however, is identical.

The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 1080 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).

The performance is nearer to the normal (Max-P) GeForce GTX 1070 than to then GTX 1080 (at least in the Asus Zephyrus). Therefore, most demanding games should be playable in full HD and maximum detail settings (see game benchmarks below).

Features

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.

The power consumption of the Max-Q design is notably lower than the normal GTX 1080 for laptops and ranges between 90 and 110 Watt (TGP) according to Nvidia.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-QNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 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 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 compare 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) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 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 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 compare 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) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 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-G1 Max-QN17E-G3 Max-Q
ArchitecturePascalPascal
Pipelines768 - unified2560 - unified
Core Speed1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (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
technology16 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizemedium sizedlarge
Date of Announcement03.01.2018 30.05.2017
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/pro...
Transistors7200 Million

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
14.4 pt (15%)
Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
46.5 pt (48%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 2361     avg: 2453     median: 2485 (14%)     max: 2513 Points
min: 5390     avg: 5592     median: 5591.5 (31%)     max: 5793 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 2196     avg: 2245     median: 2261 (12%)     max: 2278 Points
min: 5636     avg: 5869     median: 5868.5 (30%)     max: 6101 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
324705 Points (51%)
387951 Points (61%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
39641 Points (5%)
252862 Points (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 20755     avg: 24100     median: 24021 (32%)     max: 28253 Points
min: 27935     avg: 28242     median: 28375 (38%)     max: 28416 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 41871     avg: 46017     median: 46952 (23%)     max: 50801 Points
min: 104506     avg: 111542     median: 114542 (57%)     max: 115579 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 6175     avg: 6548     median: 6688 (17%)     max: 6753 Points
min: 13822     avg: 14269     median: 14273.5 (37%)     max: 14631 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 6957     avg: 7281     median: 7324 (15%)     max: 7428 Points
min: 17151     avg: 18110     median: 18191.5 (37%)     max: 18505 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 41029     avg: 73224     median: 60442 (8%)     max: 118202 Points
min: 251370     avg: 271726     median: 281682 (38%)     max: 282127 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 8250     avg: 8936     median: 9106 (24%)     max: 9414 Points
min: 16333     avg: 16947     median: 16910.5 (44%)     max: 17829 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 8317     avg: 8781     median: 8752 (15%)     max: 9079 Points
min: 21816     avg: 23358     median: 23540 (40%)     max: 24425 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
69346 Points (72%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
40.1 fps (20%)
84.8 fps (43%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
197 fps (65%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
86 fps (16%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 229.8     avg: 253     median: 253.2 (28%)     max: 276.5 fps
min: 427     avg: 433     median: 432.5 (47%)     max: 438 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 56.7     avg: 58.3     median: 58.3 (16%)     max: 59.9 fps
min: 116     avg: 118     median: 118 (32%)     max: 120 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
60 fps (38%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
49.5 fps (20%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
60 fps (29%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
119 fps (20%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
min: 108.8     avg: 124     median: 124.2 (28%)     max: 139.5 fps
294 fps (67%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
min: 33.1     avg: 46.6     median: 46.6 (18%)     max: 60 fps
116 fps (44%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 1167     avg: 1201     median: 1200.5 (12%)     max: 1234 Samples/s
2094 Samples/s (21%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 2100     avg: 2222     median: 2221.5 (8%)     max: 2343 Samples/s
4618 Samples/s (16%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 4515     avg: 4879     median: 4879 (10%)     max: 5243
min: 13701     avg: 13756     median: 13756 (30%)     max: 13811
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - PerformanceTest 9.0 3D Graphics Mark
10968 Points (100%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
73.1 Watt (13%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
75.8 Watt (13%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 82     avg: 90     median: 85 (19%)     max: 103 Watt
min: 148     avg: 156     median: 159 (35%)     max: 160 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
1392 MHz (73%)
min: 1430     avg: 1473     median: 1470 (77%)     max: 1520 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q → 100% n=29

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q → 213% n=29

- 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.

low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
79.3 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
56.2 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
46.1 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
38 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
23.6 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
58  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
48  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
119  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
78.7  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
62.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
37  fps
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
65.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
65.6 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
58.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
47.5 fps