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

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the fastest desktop consumer graphics card (beginning 2017). It is based on the same GP107 chip as the Titan X but with slightly higher clock speeds and a different memory configuration. It offers one memory controller less (and 11 instead of 12 GB), but the GDDR5X memory is faster clocked (11 GHz) leading to a comparable memory bandwidth. Due to the higher boost clock, the 1080Ti should be around 5 % faster compared to the Pascal Titan X and about 35 % faster compared to the GTX 1080. The TDP is equal to the Titan X with 250 Watt. A new cooler of the Founders Edition should be more efficient and quieter.

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 1080 Ti (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
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
CodenameN17E-G3 Max-QGP102N17P-G1
ArchitecturePascalPascalPascal
Cores2560 - unified3584 - unified768 - unified
Core1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz
Memory10000 MHz11000 MHz7008 MHz
Bus256 Bit352 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5XGDDR5XGDDR5
Max. Memory8192 MB11264 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynonono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors7200 Million12000 Million
Technology16 nm16 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorDP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, HDCP 2.2, CUDA, PCIe 3.0, GPU Boost 3.0, G-SYNCMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Size2/3
Introduced30.05.2017 28.02.2017 25.10.2016

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
45.3 pt (48%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 5390     avg: 5592     median: 5591.5 (32%)     max: 5793 Points
min: 6978     avg: 8628     median: 8684.5 (50%)     max: 9806 Points
min: 2474     avg: 2568     median: 2568 (15%)     max: 2662 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 5636     avg: 5869     median: 5868.5 (31%)     max: 6101 Points
min: 9024     avg: 9372     median: 9401 (50%)     max: 9608 Points
min: 2277     avg: 2309     median: 2308.5 (12%)     max: 2340 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
387951 Points (61%)
min: 350317     avg: 408298     median: 394694 (62%)     max: 493486 Points
352876 Points (56%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
252862 Points (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 27935     avg: 28242     median: 28375 (38%)     max: 28416 Points
min: 28990     avg: 41126     median: 43370.5 (58%)     max: 49475 Points
24195 Points (32%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 104506     avg: 111542     median: 114542 (57%)     max: 115579 Points
min: 105276     avg: 136458     median: 142490 (70%)     max: 157012 Points
50939 Points (25%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 13822     avg: 14269     median: 14273.5 (37%)     max: 14631 Points
min: 14936     avg: 19343     median: 19615.5 (51%)     max: 22823 Points
min: 6644     avg: 6783     median: 6816 (18%)     max: 6888 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 17151     avg: 18110     median: 18191.5 (37%)     max: 18505 Points
min: 25771     avg: 27531     median: 27564 (55%)     max: 28476 Points
min: 7293     avg: 7491     median: 7485 (15%)     max: 7696 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 251370     avg: 271726     median: 281682 (38%)     max: 282127 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 16333     avg: 16947     median: 16910.5 (44%)     max: 17829 Points
min: 16074     avg: 24293     median: 24935 (64%)     max: 29827 Points
min: 9151     avg: 9481     median: 9480.5 (24%)     max: 9810 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 21816     avg: 23358     median: 23540 (40%)     max: 24425 Points
min: 34761     avg: 37470     median: 37671.5 (64%)     max: 39241 Points
min: 9212     avg: 9453     median: 9453 (16%)     max: 9694 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
69346 Points (72%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
84.8 fps (44%)
min: 88.8     avg: 117     median: 114.5 (60%)     max: 144 fps
40.7 fps (21%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
197 fps (65%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
min: 427     avg: 433     median: 432.5 (47%)     max: 438 fps
min: 399     avg: 476     median: 475.5 (52%)     max: 552 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
min: 116     avg: 118     median: 118 (32%)     max: 120 fps
min: 59.9     avg: 60     median: 60 (16%)     max: 60 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
294 fps (67%)
min: 352     avg: 373     median: 373 (86%)     max: 394 fps
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
116 fps (44%)
59.9 fps (23%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official Medium Offscreen 1080
1135 fps (95%)
Basemark GPU 1.2 - Basemark GPU 1.2 Vulkan Official High Offscreen 2160
102 fps (25%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
2094 Samples/s (21%)
min: 3050     avg: 3055     median: 3054.5 (31%)     max: 3059 Samples/s
1175 Samples/s (12%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
4618 Samples/s (16%)
min: 6583     avg: 6592     median: 6591.5 (24%)     max: 6600 Samples/s
2156 Samples/s (8%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 13701     avg: 13756     median: 13756 (31%)     max: 13811
min: 21646     avg: 21948     median: 21948 (49%)     max: 22250
5493 (12%)
PassMark PerformanceTest 9 - PerformanceTest 9.0 3D Graphics Mark
10968 Points (100%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 319     avg: 348     median: 344.5 (68%)     max: 378 Watt
164 Watt (33%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 339     avg: 356     median: 355 (70%)     max: 373 Watt
155 Watt (31%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 148     avg: 156     median: 159 (35%)     max: 160 Watt
99.5 Watt (22%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1430     avg: 1473     median: 1470 (77%)     max: 1520 MHz
min: 1780     avg: 1784     median: 1783.5 (93%)     max: 1787 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
min: 1480     avg: 1506     median: 1500 (76%)     max: 1538 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q → 100% n=16

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) → 139% n=16

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) → 65% n=16

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

Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
119  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
78.7  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
62.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
37  fps
Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
65.7 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
65.6 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
58.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q:
47.5 fps