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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q

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.

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 (Notebook) (compare) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 768 @ 1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) (compare) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (compare) 640 @ 999 - 1189 - 1139 - 1328 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17P-G1 Max-Q
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed1151 – 1290 - 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement03.01.2018
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/pro...

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 2361     avg: 2437     median: 2437 (23%)     max: 2513 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 2196     avg: 2237     median: 2237 (17%)     max: 2278 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 20755     avg: 21638.5     median: 21638.5 (44%)     max: 22522 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 46952     avg: 47605     median: 47605 (26%)     max: 48258 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 6175     avg: 6433     median: 6402 (24%)     max: 6753 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 6957     avg: 7218.3     median: 7244 (18%)     max: 7428 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 41029     avg: 79615.5     median: 79615.5 (11%)     max: 118202 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 8250     avg: 8724.8     median: 8617.5 (29%)     max: 9414 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 8317     avg: 8691.8     median: 8685.5 (17%)     max: 9079 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 (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
min: 56.7     avg: 58.3     median: 58.3 (16%)     max: 59.9 fps
GFXBench - High Tier Offscreen 2560x1440
49.5 fps (100%)
GFXBench - Normal Tier Offscreen 1920x1080
119.1 fps (100%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
min: 108.8     avg: 124.2     median: 124.2 (32%)     max: 139.5 fps
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
min: 33.1     avg: 46.6     median: 46.6 (40%)     max: 60 fps
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 1167     avg: 1200.5     median: 1200.5 (23%)     max: 1234 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 2100     avg: 2221.5     median: 2221.5 (21%)     max: 2343 Samples/s
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 82     avg: 83.5     median: 83.5 (18%)     max: 85 Watt
- 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.

low 1280x720
97  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
39  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
35  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
11  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F1 2018

F1 2018

2018
low 1280x720
134  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
80  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
62  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
38  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
17  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
60  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
49.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
45.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
42  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
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