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

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
40 pt (45%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
min: 4396     avg: 4641     median: 4616 (26%)     max: 4856 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
min: 4548     avg: 4687     median: 4708 (25%)     max: 4795 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
min: 328292     avg: 351332     median: 334256 (61%)     max: 398350 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
min: 91895     avg: 209959     median: 215087 (29%)     max: 312206 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 24117     avg: 29752     median: 28582.5 (43%)     max: 35886 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 73739     avg: 97317     median: 99551.5 (51%)     max: 107807 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 11857     avg: 12627     median: 12598.5 (42%)     max: 14119 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 14146     avg: 14910     median: 14678.5 (34%)     max: 16165 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 92053     avg: 245427     median: 241124 (32%)     max: 357428 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 13513     avg: 15401     median: 15409 (40%)     max: 17408 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 17680     avg: 19016     median: 18688 (32%)     max: 20829 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 +
specvp11 tcvis-02 +
specvp11 sw-02 +
specvp11 proe-05 +
specvp11 maya-03 +
specvp11 lightwave-01 +
specvp11 ensight-04 +
specvp11 catia-03 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
specvp12 3dsmax-05 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit +
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit +
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
min: 10798     avg: 10998     median: 10917 (24%)     max: 11390 points
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 120     avg: 136     median: 134.2 (29%)     max: 154 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1228     avg: 1344     median: 1342 (70%)     max: 1480 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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1280x720
126.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
86.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
78.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
75.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
169.2  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
83.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
68.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
59.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
140.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
80.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
70 91.7 ~ 81 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
64.7 85.2 ~ 75 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
214.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
167.6  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
110.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
89.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Hitman 2

Hitman 2

2018
low 1280x720
92  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
80.5  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
68.1 74.8 ~ 71 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
66.3 68.8 ~ 68 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
169.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
105  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
91.4 98.9 ~ 95 fps    + Compare