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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)

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The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI for laptops is a combination of two GTX 1080 graphics cards in SLI mode. Each card renders one frame at a time (AFR mode) but depends for most games on a good profile in the driver. Therefore, the performance can range from no gains over a single GTX 1080 to up to 90% faster performance. Sometimes, the combination may also suffer from micro-stuttering. The technical details of the card are identical to a single GTX 1080 (see for more information) and the power consumption is doubled. Therefore, the 1080 SLI combination is only found in huge clunky laptops.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q

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The Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti with Max-Q design is a power efficient mainstream GPU for laptops based on the Pascal architecture and was announced in January 2017. 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 Ti 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 Ti can vary quite a lot depending on the cooling performance of the laptop. Nvidia states that the Max-Q variant should be about 10 to 15% slower than a regular GTX 1050 Ti for laptops. Therefore, the GPU is most suited for Full HD and high quality settings for games of 2016.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with Max-Q design is rated at 40 to 46 Watt and therefore a lot lower than a regular GTX 1050 Ti for laptops (53 Watt). This means that the Max-Q GTX 1050 Ti is also suited for thin and light laptops.

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 SLI (Laptop)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-QNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (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
CodenamePascal GP104 SLIN17P-G1 Max-QN17P-G1
ArchitecturePascalPascalPascal
5120 - 768 - 768 -
Core1556 - 1733 (Boost) MHz1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz
Memory10000 MHz7000 MHz7008 MHz
Bus2x 256 Bit128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Max. Memory2x 8192 MB4096 MB4096 MB
nonono
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)DirectX 12_1DirectX 12_1
Transistors14400 Million
Technology16 nm16 nm16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync, SLIMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Size
Introduced16.08.2016 03.01.2018 25.10.2016
Manufacturerhttp://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series...https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/pro...

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 9768     avg: 10031     median: 10031 (74%)     max: 10294 Points
min: 2361     avg: 2453     median: 2485 (18%)     max: 2513 Points
2474 Points (18%)
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 12267     avg: 12640     median: 12640 (89%)     max: 13013 Points
min: 2196     avg: 2245     median: 2261 (16%)     max: 2278 Points
2277 Points (16%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
443627 Points (84%)
324705 Points (61%)
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
389661 Points (53%)
39641 Points (5%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 32233     avg: 38650.5     median: 38650 (63%)     max: 45068 Points
min: 20755     avg: 24099.8     median: 24021 (39%)     max: 28253 Points
24195 Points (39%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 161119     avg: 172848     median: 172848 (94%)     max: 184578 Points
min: 41871     avg: 46016.8     median: 46952 (25%)     max: 50801 Points
50939 Points (28%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 21423     avg: 23096.5     median: 22106 (83%)     max: 26751 Points
min: 6175     avg: 6547.7     median: 6688 (25%)     max: 6753 Points
min: 6644     avg: 6730     median: 6730 (25%)     max: 6816 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 39216     avg: 39913.8     median: 39901 (98%)     max: 40636 Points
min: 6957     avg: 7281.1     median: 7324 (18%)     max: 7428 Points
min: 7485     avg: 7590.5     median: 7590 (19%)     max: 7696 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 370629     avg: 408450     median: 408450 (54%)     max: 446272 Points
min: 41029     avg: 73224.3     median: 60442 (8%)     max: 118202 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 21933     avg: 25373.6     median: 25018 (71%)     max: 30042 points
min: 8250     avg: 8935.6     median: 9106 (26%)     max: 9414 points
min: 9151     avg: 9480.5     median: 9480 (27%)     max: 9810 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 36061     avg: 46877     median: 49645 (97%)     max: 50983 points
min: 8317     avg: 8781.4     median: 8752 (17%)     max: 9079 points
min: 9212     avg: 9453     median: 9453 (19%)     max: 9694 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
40.1 fps (24%)
40.7 fps (25%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
86 fps (38%)
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 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 1050 Ti Max-Q
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
min: 229     avg: 253.2     median: 253 (46%)     max: 276 fps
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 56     avg: 58.3     median: 58 (16%)     max: 59 fps
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
60 fps (38%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
49.5 fps (45%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
60 fps (30%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
119.1 fps (47%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 108     avg: 124.2     median: 124 (31%)     max: 139 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 33     avg: 46.6     median: 46 (27%)     max: 60 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
4545 Samples/s (86%)
min: 1167     avg: 1200.5     median: 1200 (23%)     max: 1234 Samples/s
1175 Samples/s (22%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
8363 Samples/s (77%)
min: 2100     avg: 2221.5     median: 2221 (21%)     max: 2343 Samples/s
2156 Samples/s (20%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 16519     avg: 16555     median: 16555 (59%)     max: 16591 Points
min: 4515     avg: 4879     median: 4879 (17%)     max: 5243 Points
5493 Points (20%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
73.1 Watt (18%)
164 Watt (39%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
75.8 Watt (17%)
155 Watt (35%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 380     avg: 417.4     median: 417 (92%)     max: 454 Watt
min: 82     avg: 90     median: 85 (19%)     max: 103 Watt
99.5 Watt (22%)
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
1392 MHz (73%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q → 65%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) → 46%

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2019
low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
94  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
29.9  fps
high 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.3  fps
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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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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
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
21.4  fps
QHD 2560x1440
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
12.8  fps
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
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low 1280x720
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
156 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop):
53.6 fps