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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 (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 (compare) 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) (compare) 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 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) 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

3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 14739     avg: 17086     median: 17993 (30%)     max: 18526 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 34926     avg: 35804.7     median: 35858 (19%)     max: 36630 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 5114     avg: 5205     median: 5209 (19%)     max: 5292 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 5622     avg: 5697     median: 5677 (14%)     max: 5792 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 7116     avg: 7270.3     median: 7299 (23%)     max: 7396 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 6874     avg: 7091.7     median: 7016 (14%)     max: 7385 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench - Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
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GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
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GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
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- 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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

med. 1920x1080
33.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
37.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
31.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
med. 1920x1080
46.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
39.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
36.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
FIFA 19

FIFA 19

2018
high 1920x1080
96.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
100.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
57  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
33  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
26  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
22  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F1 2018

F1 2018

2018
low 1280x720
104  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
63  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
47  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
13  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
low 1280x720
73.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
32  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
24  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
20  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
5.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
med. 1920x1080
42  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
37  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
33.4  fps    + Compare