NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 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 1070 for laptops based on the cooling capabilities. The base frequency (1101-1215 MHz) is also much lower than on the regular GTX 1070 (1433 MHz, at least -10%) and the Boost (1265-1379 MHz) is also much lower compared to 1645 MHz (at least -6%) for the regular GTX 1070. The memory clock, however, is identical.

The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 1070 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 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 1070 for laptops and ranges between 80 and 90 Watt (TGP) according to Nvidia.

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 1070 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
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 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) 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 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 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) 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 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-G2 Max-QN17P-G1
ArchitecturePascalPascal
Cores2048 - unified768 - unified
Core1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz
Memory8000 MHz7008 MHz
Bus256 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory8192 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors7200 Million
Technology16 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Size2/3
Introduced30.05.2017 25.10.2016

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
40 pt (45%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 4396     avg: 4641     median: 4616 (26%)     max: 4856 Points
min: 2474     avg: 2568     median: 2568 (15%)     max: 2662 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 4548     avg: 4687     median: 4708 (25%)     max: 4795 Points
min: 2277     avg: 2309     median: 2308.5 (12%)     max: 2340 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 328292     avg: 351332     median: 334256 (61%)     max: 398350 Points
352876 Points (65%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 91895     avg: 209959     median: 215087 (29%)     max: 312206 Points
min: 91895     avg: 209959     median: 215087 (29%)     max: 312206 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 24117     avg: 29752     median: 28582.5 (43%)     max: 35886 Points
24195 Points (36%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 73739     avg: 97317     median: 99551.5 (51%)     max: 107807 Points
50939 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 11857     avg: 12627     median: 12598.5 (42%)     max: 14119 Points
min: 6644     avg: 6783     median: 6816 (23%)     max: 6888 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 14146     avg: 14910     median: 14678.5 (34%)     max: 16165 Points
min: 7293     avg: 7491     median: 7485 (17%)     max: 7696 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 92053     avg: 245427     median: 241124 (32%)     max: 357428 Points
min: 92053     avg: 245426.8     median: 241123.5 (32%)     max: 357428 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 13513     avg: 15401     median: 15409 (40%)     max: 17408 Points
min: 9151     avg: 9481     median: 9480.5 (24%)     max: 9810 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 17680     avg: 19016     median: 18688 (32%)     max: 20829 Points
min: 9212     avg: 9453     median: 9453 (16%)     max: 9694 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
459 fps (73%)
459 fps (73%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
365 fps (100%)
365 fps (100%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 2460     avg: 2523     median: 2523 (26%)     max: 2586 Samples/s
1175 Samples/s (12%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 4877     avg: 4938     median: 4937.5 (33%)     max: 4998 Samples/s
2156 Samples/s (15%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 10798     avg: 10998     median: 10917 (24%)     max: 11390
5493 (12%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 120     avg: 136     median: 134.2 (29%)     max: 154 Watt
99.5 Watt (22%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1228     avg: 1344     median: 1342 (70%)     max: 1480 MHz
min: 1228     avg: 1344.1     median: 1342 (70%)     max: 1480 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q → 100% n=41

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) → 90% n=41

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

Flight Simulator 2020

Flight Simulator 2020

2020
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
56.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
25.6  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
18.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
12.1  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
8.6  fps
F1 2020

F1 2020

2020
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
44.7  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
32.3  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
17.6  fps
Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

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

FIFA 20

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

Control

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

F1 2019

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