NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is the second fastest Pascal based graphics card in November 2017. It is a high-end desktop graphics card based on a cut down GP104 chip as the GTX 1080 and manufactured in 16 nm FinFET at TSMC. Compared to the GTX 1080, it uses the more available GDDR5 graphics memory, and compared to the GTX 1070 it offers more shaders (2432 versus 1920). More details on the Pascal architecture including all features and comparisons to Maxwell, can be found here.

The performance of the GTX 1070 Ti was in our tests right between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. However, the powerefficiency was worse than the GTX 1070 and near the GTX 1080. Nvidia also specifies the 1070 Ti and 1080 at 180W.

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 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 1070 Ti (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 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 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 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 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 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 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 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 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 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 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile 2560 @ 1.57 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 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 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile 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 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 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 640 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 1 - 1.14 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenamePascal GP104N17P-G1 Max-QN17E-G1
ArchitecturePascalPascalPascal
Cores2432 - unified1280 - unified1280 - unified
Core1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz
Memory8000 MHz8000 MHz8000 MHz
Bus256 Bit192 Bit192 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory8192 MB6.144 MB6144 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors7200 Million4400 Million4400 Million
Technology16 nm16 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Introduced02.11.2017 30.05.2017 18.08.2016
Manufacturerhttps://www.nvidia.at/graphics-cards/gef...http://www.nvidia.de/graphics-cards/gefo...
Size2/32/3

3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
6177 Points (35%)
min: 3271     avg: 3415     median: 3415 (19%)     max: 3559 Points
min: 3339     avg: 3631     median: 3618 (21%)     max: 4027 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
6531 Points (35%)
min: 3138     avg: 3324     median: 3324 (18%)     max: 3510 Points
min: 3396     avg: 3601     median: 3580.5 (19%)     max: 3790 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
442105 Points (70%)
min: 287286     avg: 346663     median: 367999 (58%)     max: 384095 Points
min: 235897     avg: 303665     median: 298378 (47%)     max: 389909 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 71289     avg: 105162     median: 96536 (13%)     max: 156285 Points
min: 33205     avg: 152262     median: 158427 (22%)     max: 257260 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
29364 Points (39%)
min: 16358     avg: 24167     median: 24154.5 (32%)     max: 32658 Points
min: 15234     avg: 25037     median: 24326.5 (32%)     max: 36010 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
88161 Points (43%)
min: 42781     avg: 71376     median: 74101 (37%)     max: 81720 Points
min: 26770     avg: 71237     median: 74604.5 (37%)     max: 86193 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
15061 Points (39%)
min: 8292     avg: 9159     median: 9148.5 (24%)     max: 9936 Points
min: 8563     avg: 9799     median: 9739 (25%)     max: 10794 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
18405 Points (37%)
min: 9992     avg: 10659     median: 10430 (21%)     max: 11366 Points
min: 10708     avg: 11547     median: 11558 (23%)     max: 12298 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 80051     avg: 144686     median: 118989 (16%)     max: 265343 Points
min: 26301     avg: 177989     median: 191586 (26%)     max: 295848 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
20106 Points (52%)
min: 10176     avg: 11974     median: 11973 (31%)     max: 13296 Points
min: 10386     avg: 12450     median: 12449 (32%)     max: 14618 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
27503 Points (47%)
min: 12970     avg: 13581     median: 13333.5 (23%)     max: 14487 Points
min: 12620     avg: 14692     median: 14693 (25%)     max: 15607 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
87152 Points (46%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
23823 Points (35%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
81.7 fps (43%)
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp11 snx-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp11 tcvis-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp11 sw-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp11 proe-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp11 maya-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp11 lightwave-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp11 ensight-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp11 catia-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
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
2542 Samples/s (26%)
1614 Samples/s (17%)
min: 1889     avg: 1934     median: 1934 (20%)     max: 1979 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
5159 Samples/s (18%)
2924 Samples/s (10%)
min: 3039     avg: 3427     median: 3426.5 (12%)     max: 3814 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
15488 (34%)
min: 7555     avg: 7747     median: 7653 (17%)     max: 8202
min: 7970     avg: 8461     median: 8538.5 (19%)     max: 9165
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
291 Watt (58%)
min: 103     avg: 107     median: 106.5 (21%)     max: 110 Watt
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
290 Watt (57%)
min: 101     avg: 106     median: 105 (21%)     max: 113 Watt
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 89     avg: 105     median: 101.9 (22%)     max: 123.1 Watt
min: 102     avg: 124     median: 124 (27%)     max: 156.1 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
1810 MHz (94%)
1440 MHz (75%)
min: 1550     avg: 1632     median: 1619 (84%)     max: 1720 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1677 MHz (85%)
min: 1215     avg: 1263     median: 1271 (64%)     max: 1295 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) → 100% n=14

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q → 66% n=14

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile → 68% n=14

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

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

2020
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
83.1 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
53.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
43.9 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
38.8 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
24.6 fps  fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

2020
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
53  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
45  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
38  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
27  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
10  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
47.7  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
38.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
22.2  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
18  fps
4K 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
12.5  fps
Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

2020
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
66.2 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile:
54.7 fps