NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)

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 (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 1050 (Desktop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 is an entry level graphics card for desktops based on the Pascal architecture. It uses the same GP107 chip as the GTX 1050 Ti, but with only 640 instead of 768 shaders. The chip is manufactured at Samsung in 14 nm (opposed to the 16 nm TSCM based Pascal chips of the 1060 and up). The performance and specs should be similar to the GTX 1050 laptop version, that will be released later (early 2017). Compared to the faster GTX 1050 Ti, the 1050 offers less shaders (640 instead of 768) and only 2 GB of GDDR5 (instead of the 4 GB of the 1050 Ti).

Gaming benchmarks by Nvidia state that the GTX 1050 is about 30% faster on average than the Radeon RX 460 with 2 GB VRAM. The 4 GB version of the RX 460 should be about 10% slower and the older GTX 950 should reach a similar performance level as the new GTX 1050. Therefore, the GTX 1050 should be ideal for 1080p gaming with high detail settings (but not max settings).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17E-G3 Max-QN17P-G1N17P-G1
ArchitecturePascalPascalPascal
2560 - 768 - 640 -
Core1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz
Memory10000 MHz7008 MHz7008 MHz
Bus256 Bit128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5XGDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory8192 MB4096 MB2048 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors7200 Million
Technology16 nm16 nm14 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
Size
Introduced30.05.2017 25.10.2016 25.10.2016

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 5390     avg: 5591.5     median: 5591.5 (43%)     max: 5793 Points
2474 Points (19%)
1984 Points (15%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 5636     avg: 5868.5     median: 5868.5 (41%)     max: 6101 Points
2277 Points (16%)
1797 Points (13%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
387951 Points (73%)
349683 Points (66%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
252862 Points (35%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 27935     avg: 28242     median: 28375 (48%)     max: 28416 Points
24195 Points (41%)
21461 Points (36%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 104506     avg: 111542     median: 114542 (62%)     max: 115579 Points
50939 Points (28%)
40922 Points (22%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 13822     avg: 14268.8     median: 14273.5 (53%)     max: 14631 Points
min: 6644     avg: 6730     median: 6730 (25%)     max: 6816 Points
6122 Points (23%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 17151     avg: 18109.5     median: 18191.5 (45%)     max: 18505 Points
min: 7485     avg: 7590.5     median: 7590.5 (19%)     max: 7696 Points
6797 Points (17%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 251370     avg: 271726     median: 281682 (38%)     max: 282127 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 16333     avg: 16946.7     median: 16910.5 (54%)     max: 17829 points
min: 9151     avg: 9480.5     median: 9480.5 (30%)     max: 9810 points
8817 points (28%)
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 21816     avg: 23357.8     median: 23540 (46%)     max: 24425 points
min: 9212     avg: 9453     median: 9453 (19%)     max: 9694 points
8571 points (17%)
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
69346 Points (72%)
96234 Points (100%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
84.8 fps (59%)
40.7 fps (28%)
37.6 fps (26%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
197 fps (73%)
88.3 fps (33%)
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 427     avg: 432.5     median: 432.5 (6%)     max: 438 fps
268 fps (4%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 116     avg: 118     median: 118 (3%)     max: 120 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
294 fps (9%)
137.6 fps (4%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
116 fps (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
2094 Samples/s (40%)
1175 Samples/s (22%)
1037 Samples/s (20%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
4618 Samples/s (43%)
2156 Samples/s (20%)
1864 Samples/s (17%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 13701     avg: 13756     median: 13756 (49%)     max: 13811 Points
5493 Points (20%)
4749 Points (17%)
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - 3D Graphics Mark
10968 Points (100%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
164 Watt (39%)
152 Watt (36%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
155 Watt (35%)
155 Watt (35%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 148     avg: 155.7     median: 159 (35%)     max: 160 Watt
99.5 Watt (22%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1430     avg: 1472.5     median: 1470 (35%)     max: 1520 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) → 62%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) → 57%

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

The Division 2

The Division 2

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
143  fps
109%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
156 fps  fps
87%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
124 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
113  fps
47%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
53.6 fps  fps
38%
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop):
43.2 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
91  fps
45%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
41.4 fps