NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

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The mobile Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is a graphics card for high end laptops. It is based on the Pascal architecture and manufactured in 16 nm FinFET at TSMC. The GPU is using the smaller GP106 chip. Compared to the desktop version of the GTX 1060, the laptop version offers the same amount of shaders but slightly lower clock rates. The TDP is slightly less than the old GTX 970M (predecessor).

For thin and light laptops Nvidia offer a Max-Q called version of the GTX 1060 with lower TDP and also significantly lower performance. Sadly this variant im sold with the same GTX 1060 name, making it hard to judge the performance.

The performance of the mobile GTX 1060 is a few percent below a reference GTX 1060 desktop card. In our benchmark so far (no max-Q version) the mobile GTX 1060 was somewhere between -1 and -16% slower than a desktop variant. A comprehensive review of the dekstop GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition with 6 GB GDDR5 can be found here. Therefore, the card is most suited for Full HD or WQHD gaming in high to maximum details (see benchmarks below).

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 is specified with a TGP of 80 Watt and therefore slightly below the old GTX 970M. Since summer 2017 a low power variant (Max-Q) is available for thin and light laptops with reduced performance and a lower TGP of 60 - 70 Watt.

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 1060 MobileNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
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 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 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 compare 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 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 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 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 compare 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
CodenameN17E-G1N17P-G1 Max-Q
ArchitecturePascalPascal
Cores1280 - unified768 - unified
Core1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz
Memory8000 MHz7000 MHz
Bus192 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory6144 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors4400 Million
Technology16 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Size2/31/3
Introduced18.08.2016 03.01.2018
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/graphics-cards/gefo...https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/pro...

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
31.7 pt (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 3339     avg: 3631     median: 3618 (21%)     max: 4027 Points
min: 2361     avg: 2453     median: 2485 (14%)     max: 2513 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 3396     avg: 3601     median: 3580.5 (19%)     max: 3790 Points
min: 2196     avg: 2245     median: 2261 (12%)     max: 2278 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 235897     avg: 303665     median: 298378 (55%)     max: 389909 Points
324705 Points (60%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 33205     avg: 152262     median: 158427 (22%)     max: 257260 Points
39641 Points (5%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 15234     avg: 25037     median: 24326.5 (36%)     max: 36010 Points
min: 20755     avg: 24100     median: 24021 (36%)     max: 28253 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 26770     avg: 71237     median: 74604.5 (38%)     max: 86193 Points
min: 41871     avg: 46017     median: 46952 (24%)     max: 50801 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 8563     avg: 9799     median: 9739 (32%)     max: 10794 Points
min: 6175     avg: 6548     median: 6688 (22%)     max: 6753 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 10708     avg: 11547     median: 11558 (27%)     max: 12298 Points
min: 6957     avg: 7281     median: 7324 (17%)     max: 7428 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 26301     avg: 177989     median: 191586 (26%)     max: 295848 Points
min: 41029     avg: 73224     median: 60442 (8%)     max: 118202 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 10386     avg: 12450     median: 12449 (32%)     max: 14618 Points
min: 8250     avg: 8936     median: 9106 (24%)     max: 9414 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 12620     avg: 14692     median: 14693 (25%)     max: 15607 Points
min: 8317     avg: 8781     median: 8752 (15%)     max: 9079 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
87152 Points (46%)
87152 Points (46%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
23823 Points (45%)
23823 Points (45%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
81.7 fps (44%)
40.1 fps (22%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 1889     avg: 1934     median: 1934 (20%)     max: 1979 Samples/s
min: 1167     avg: 1201     median: 1200.5 (12%)     max: 1234 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 3039     avg: 3427     median: 3426.5 (23%)     max: 3814 Samples/s
min: 2100     avg: 2222     median: 2221.5 (15%)     max: 2343 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 7970     avg: 8461     median: 8538.5 (19%)     max: 9165
min: 4515     avg: 4879     median: 4879 (11%)     max: 5243
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 103     avg: 107     median: 106.5 (24%)     max: 110 Watt
73.1 Watt (17%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 101     avg: 106     median: 105 (22%)     max: 113 Watt
75.8 Watt (16%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 102     avg: 124     median: 124 (27%)     max: 156.1 Watt
min: 82     avg: 90     median: 85 (19%)     max: 103 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1550     avg: 1632     median: 1619 (84%)     max: 1720 MHz
1392 MHz (73%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
min: 1215     avg: 1263     median: 1271 (73%)     max: 1295 MHz
min: 1215     avg: 1263     median: 1271 (73%)     max: 1295 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile → 100% n=42

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q → 86% n=42

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

FIFA 21

FIFA 21

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
137 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
137 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
133 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
130 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
129 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
88.7 fps  fps
Star Wars Squadrons

Star Wars Squadrons

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
210 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
152 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
125 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
112 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
71.3 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
39.5 fps  fps
Mafia Definitive Edition

Mafia Definitive Edition

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
93.8 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
54.7 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
50.3 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
33 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
16.5 fps  fps
Serious Sam 4

Serious Sam 4

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
77.8 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
55.5 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
41.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
33.3 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
27.7 fps  fps
Flight Simulator 2020

Flight Simulator 2020

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
51.8 fps