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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q

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.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti compare 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) compare 5120 @ 1556 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) compare 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) compare 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile compare 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop) compare 2432 @ 1607 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) compare 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q compare 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile compare 2048 @ 1443 - 1645 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q compare 2048 @ 1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) compare 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile compare 1280 @ 1404 - 1670 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q compare 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile compare 768 @ 1493 - 1620 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) compare 768 @ 1290 - 1392 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q compare 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) compare 640 @ 1354 - 1455 MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile compare 640 @ 1354 - 1493 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) compare 384 @ 1228 - 1670 MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G0 Max-Q
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines640 - unified
Core Speed999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology14 nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement03.01.2018
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/pro...

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
11.7 pt (13%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 1709     avg: 1754     median: 1753.5 (10%)     max: 1798 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 1596     avg: 1615     median: 1615 (9%)     max: 1634 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 14739     avg: 17501     median: 18259.5 (27%)     max: 18746 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 27059     avg: 33618     median: 35392 (18%)     max: 36630 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 5114     avg: 5213     median: 5223 (17%)     max: 5292 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 5616     avg: 5677     median: 5649.5 (13%)     max: 5792 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 36552     avg: 43792     median: 43792 (6%)     max: 51032 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 7116     avg: 7354     median: 7347.5 (19%)     max: 7603 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 6874     avg: 7142     median: 7153.5 (12%)     max: 7385 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 100.9     avg: 101     median: 101.2 (19%)     max: 101.4 fps
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
21.3 fps (14%)
GFXBench - Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
32.8 fps (16%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 967     avg: 968     median: 967.5 (10%)     max: 968 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 1692     avg: 1702     median: 1702 (12%)     max: 1712 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 4236     avg: 4343     median: 4342.5 (10%)     max: 4449 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
83.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
32.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
26.4  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
15.4  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
7.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
35.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
25.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
16.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
med. 1920x1080
43.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
35.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
31.1  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
19.9  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
9.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
61.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
34.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
29.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
27.7  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
19.5  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
10  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
56.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
36.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
28.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
25.7  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
17.3  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
9.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
low 1280x720
89.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
41.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
29.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
21.3  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
11.7  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
7.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
low 1280x720
56  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
31  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
29  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
19  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
11  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
200.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
105.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
100.7  fps    + Compare