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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with the Max-Q design is a mobile high-end GPU from the Pascal series. It is designed for thin and light laptops and about 10-15% slower than a regular GTX 1070 for laptops based on the cooling capabilities. The base frequency (1101-1215 MHz) is also much lower than on the regular GTX 1070 (1433 MHz, at least -10%) and the Boost (1265-1379 MHz) is also much lower compared to 1645 MHz (at least -6%) for the regular GTX 1070. The memory clock, however, is identical.

The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 1070 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 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.

The power consumption of the Max-Q design is notably lower than the normal GTX 1070 for laptops and ranges between 80 and 90 Watt (TGP) according to Nvidia.

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 1080 Max-Q (compare) 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) (compare) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) (compare) 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) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) (compare) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (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 (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 GT 1030 (Desktop) (compare) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17E-G2 Max-Q
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines2048 - unified
Core Speed1101 - 1215 - 1265 - 1379 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
Transistor Count7200 Million
technology16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement30.05.2017

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 4396     avg: 4529     median: 4575 (43%)     max: 4616 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 4548     avg: 4664.3     median: 4650 (36%)     max: 4795 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 328292     avg: 332688     median: 332816 (73%)     max: 338947 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 191265     avg: 213122     median: 215087 (29%)     max: 244900 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 24117     avg: 26475     median: 26727 (54%)     max: 27890 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 80984     avg: 97874.3     median: 101163 (62%)     max: 107807 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 11857     avg: 12245.1     median: 12077 (52%)     max: 13136 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 14394     avg: 14915     median: 14607 (36%)     max: 16165 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 211750     avg: 243708     median: 239742 (32%)     max: 285545 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 13513     avg: 14776     median: 14903 (52%)     max: 15527 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 18205     avg: 18994.6     median: 18689 (37%)     max: 20240 points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 +
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 +
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 +
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 +
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 +
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 +
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 +
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
365 fps (100%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 10798     avg: 11018.2     median: 10942.5 (49%)     max: 11390 Points
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 120     avg: 128.7     median: 129 (34%)     max: 136.3 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1250     avg: 1366     median: 1405 (78%)     max: 1443 MHz
- 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
112.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
95.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
89.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
87.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
163.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
133.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
97.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
86  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
63  fps    + Compare