NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 for laptops (formerly known as GTX 1080M) is the mobile counterpart of the desktop GeForce GTX 1080. It uses the same GP104 chip and was officially announced at 16. August. The performance should be around +-10% of a non overclocked desktop GTX 1080. The amount of shaders and other technical specifications should be identical.

The mobile GTX1080 is the successor to the GeForce GTX 980 for Laptops and offers a significantly higher performance at the same TDP.

For thin and light laptops Nvidia offer a Max-Q called version of the GTX 1080 with lower TDP and also significantly lower performance. Sadly this variant im sold with the same GTX 1080 name, making it hard to judge the performance.

The performance depends on the used thermal headroom, processor and game. In our benchmarks the mobile GTX 1080 was between 0 to 10 percent slower than the desktop GTX 1080. Therefore, the card also allows gaming in 4k for modern and demanding games of 2017. However, the performance depends on the cooling and TDP settings in each laptop. E.g. the MSI GT73VR (200 W TDP) is much faster than the 1080 in the Razer Blade Pro (<=150 W).

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.

Due to the high TDP, the mobile GTX 1080 is only suited for large laptops with high performance cooling solutions. The power consumption is ranging from 150 to 200 Watt (according to Nvidia, up to 220 W in the Asus G701VIK, G800, GX800). A low power version (Max-Q) is available beginning summer 2017 with a reduced TGP of 90 - 110 Watt (at a reduced performance).

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 with Max-Q design is a mainstream GPU based on the Pascal architecture and was announced in January 2018. Contrary to the faster models, the GTX 1050 uses the GP107 chip, which is manufactured in a 14 nm process at Samsung.

The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 1050 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 GP107 chip is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung and offers a number of new features, including support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) as well as improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). A full list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs is available in our dedicated Pascal architecture article.

Performance

The performance of the GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q should be around 10-15 % below a regular GTX 1050 for laptops. This means the GPU is most suited for full HD gaming at high settings (not maximum).

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q is rated at 34 to 40 Watt and therefore significantly lower than the normal laptop GTX 1050 (53 Watt). Therefore, the Max-Q variant is also suited for thin and light laptops.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 MobileNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 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) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 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) compare 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1.48 - 1.6 GHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1.56 - 1.73 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 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) compare 2432 @ 1.61 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1.51 - 1.68 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1.1 - 1.28 GHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1.44 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1.1 - 1.27 GHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1.51 - 1.71 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1.4 - 1.67 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1.06 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1.49 - 1.62 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1.29 - 1.39 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1.15 - 1.29 GHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1.35 - 1.46 GHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 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) compare 384 @ 1.23 - 1.67 GHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17E-G3N17P-G0 Max-Q
ArchitecturePascalPascal
Cores2560 - unified640 - unified
Core1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz
Memory10000 MHz7000 MHz
Bus256 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5XGDDR5
Max. Memory8192 MB4096 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors7200 Million
Technology16 nm14 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Size2/32/3
Introduced16.08.2016 03.01.2018
Manufacturerhttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series...https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/pro...

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
57.6 pt (61%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 5989     avg: 6547     median: 6584.5 (38%)     max: 7260 Points
min: 1709     avg: 1754     median: 1753.5 (10%)     max: 1798 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 6380     avg: 6867     median: 6917 (37%)     max: 7166 Points
min: 1596     avg: 1615     median: 1615 (9%)     max: 1634 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 304012     avg: 398130     median: 409018 (65%)     max: 471794 Points
318811 Points (50%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 186545     avg: 307862     median: 345006 (47%)     max: 390417 Points
22530 Points (3%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 22675     avg: 33860     median: 32845 (44%)     max: 51972 Points
min: 14739     avg: 17501     median: 18259.5 (24%)     max: 18746 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 88432     avg: 125040     median: 126690 (62%)     max: 143992 Points
min: 27059     avg: 33618     median: 35392 (17%)     max: 36630 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 14301     avg: 17046     median: 17223 (45%)     max: 19250 Points
min: 5114     avg: 5213     median: 5223 (14%)     max: 5292 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 18879     avg: 21306     median: 21394 (43%)     max: 23091 Points
min: 5616     avg: 5677     median: 5649.5 (11%)     max: 5792 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 205005     avg: 369087     median: 386432 (52%)     max: 491460 Points
min: 36552     avg: 43792     median: 43792 (6%)     max: 51032 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 16156     avg: 20606     median: 20498.5 (53%)     max: 24503 Points
min: 7116     avg: 7354     median: 7347.5 (19%)     max: 7603 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 24868     avg: 28106     median: 28526.5 (49%)     max: 31412 Points
min: 6874     avg: 7142     median: 7153.5 (12%)     max: 7385 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
181125 Points (95%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
37669 Points (55%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
95.9 fps (50%)
30.8 fps (16%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
225 fps (74%)
70.2 fps (23%)
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
173 fps (77%)
65 fps (29%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
224 fps (42%)
min: 100.9     avg: 101     median: 101.2 (19%)     max: 101.4 fps
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
GLBench 2.7 T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan Offscreen
223 fps (24%)
GFXBench 3.0 - GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan
40.1 fps (11%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
333 fps (76%)
108 fps (25%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
60 fps (23%)
25 fps (9%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
21.3 fps (14%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
48.1 fps (20%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
32.8 fps (16%)
GFXBench - GFXBench 5.0 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
128 fps (22%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
min: 2194     avg: 2231     median: 2230.5 (23%)     max: 2267 Samples/s
min: 967     avg: 968     median: 967.5 (10%)     max: 968 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
min: 4178     avg: 4525     median: 4525 (16%)     max: 4872 Samples/s
min: 1692     avg: 1702     median: 1702 (6%)     max: 1712 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 15310     avg: 16405     median: 16459 (37%)     max: 16906
min: 4236     avg: 4343     median: 4342.5 (10%)     max: 4449
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
220 Watt (44%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 152.9     avg: 226     median: 237 (52%)     max: 279 Watt
68 Watt (15%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1404     avg: 1761     median: 1810 (94%)     max: 1911 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
1407 MHz (71%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile → 100% n=27

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q → 42% n=27

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

Yakuza Like a Dragon

Yakuza Like a Dragon

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
90.6 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
86.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
76.4 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
54.3 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
27.5 fps  fps
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
79.8 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
64.1 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
59.6 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
47.6 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
24.6 fps  fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

Assassin´s Creed Valhalla

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
78  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
68  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
59  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
46  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
27  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
83.3  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
66.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
40.3  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
34.6  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
24.5  fps
Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
77.3 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
67.7 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile:
51.2 fps