NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (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 1080 Max-QNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (compare) 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 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) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) (compare) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 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 (compare) 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (compare) 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (compare) 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) (compare) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 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) (compare) 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (compare) 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) (compare) 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (compare) 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 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 (compare) 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (compare) 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17E-G3 Max-QN17P-G1
ArchitecturePascalPascal
2560 - 768 -
Core1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz
Memory10000 MHz7008 MHz
Bus256 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5XGDDR5
Max. Memory8192 MB4096 MB
nono
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
Size
Introduced30.05.2017 25.10.2016

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 5390     avg: 5591.5     median: 5591 (41%)     max: 5793 Points
min: 2474     avg: 2568     median: 2568 (19%)     max: 2662 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 5636     avg: 5868.5     median: 5868 (40%)     max: 6101 Points
min: 2277     avg: 2308.5     median: 2308 (16%)     max: 2340 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
387951 Points (73%)
352876 Points (66%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
252862 Points (35%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 27935     avg: 28242     median: 28375 (46%)     max: 28416 Points
24195 Points (39%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 104506     avg: 111542     median: 114542 (62%)     max: 115579 Points
50939 Points (28%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 13822     avg: 14268.8     median: 14273 (53%)     max: 14631 Points
min: 6644     avg: 6782.7     median: 6816 (25%)     max: 6888 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 17151     avg: 18109.5     median: 18191 (45%)     max: 18505 Points
min: 7293     avg: 7491.3     median: 7485 (18%)     max: 7696 Points
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 (48%)     max: 17829 points
min: 9151     avg: 9480.5     median: 9480 (27%)     max: 9810 points
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
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
69346 Points (72%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
84.8 fps (52%)
40.7 fps (25%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
197 fps (73%)
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
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)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
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 (78%)     max: 438 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 116     avg: 118     median: 118 (32%)     max: 120 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
294 fps (75%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
116 fps (44%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
2094 Samples/s (40%)
1175 Samples/s (22%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
4618 Samples/s (43%)
2156 Samples/s (20%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 13701     avg: 13756     median: 13756 (49%)     max: 13811 Points
5493 Points (20%)
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%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
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 (77%)     max: 1520 MHz

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

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) → 65%

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

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
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
ultra 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
141  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
124  fps
86%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
107  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
114  fps
54%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
62  fps
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
91  fps
126%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
115  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
82  fps
58%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
47.5  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
68  fps
44%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
55.2  fps
39%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.8  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
39.2  fps
38%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
15  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
20.7  fps
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
201  fps
47%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
94  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
71  fps
42%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
53.6  fps
40%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
32.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
16  fps
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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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
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
145  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
144  fps
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
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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
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
55.5  fps
39%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
38  fps
34%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
12.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
18.9  fps
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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Rage 2

Rage 2

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
202  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
97.9  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
82.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
80.6  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
50.8  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
24.3  fps
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
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Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
78.1  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
73.8  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
65  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
33.5 34.6 ~ 34 fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
29.5  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
17.6  fps
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
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low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
143  fps
109%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
156 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
113  fps
47%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
53.6 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
91  fps
45%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
41.4 fps