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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) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Desktop) (compare) 3840 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) (compare) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (compare) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile (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 Mobile (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 Mobile (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 Mobile (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 Mobile (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
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
42.6 pt (44%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 4396     avg: 4641.2     median: 4616 (376%)     max: 4856 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 4548     avg: 4687     median: 4708 (434%)     max: 4795 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 328292     avg: 351331.7     median: 334256 (155%)     max: 398350 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 91895     avg: 209959     median: 215087 (144%)     max: 312206 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 24117     avg: 29752.1     median: 28582.5 (155%)     max: 35886 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 73739     avg: 97317     median: 99551.5 (324%)     max: 107807 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 11857     avg: 12626.9     median: 12598.5 (300%)     max: 14119 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 14146     avg: 14909.6     median: 14678.5 (341%)     max: 16165 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 92053     avg: 245426.8     median: 241123.5 (121%)     max: 357428 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 13513     avg: 15400.5     median: 15409 (233%)     max: 17408 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 17680     avg: 19016.2     median: 18688 (291%)     max: 20829 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
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 +
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Offscreen OGL off screen
459 fps (209%)
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
365 fps (319%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
min: 2460     avg: 2523     median: 2523 (165%)     max: 2586 Samples/s
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
min: 4877     avg: 4937.5     median: 4937.5 (317%)     max: 4998 Samples/s
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
min: 10798     avg: 10998     median: 10917 (307%)     max: 11390 Points
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 120     avg: 136.2     median: 134.2 (148%)     max: 154 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1228     avg: 1344.1     median: 1342 (108%)     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.
high 1920x1080
60  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
60  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
ultra 1920x1080
84.7 93.3 ~ 89 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
64  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
62  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
52 61 ~ 57 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
39 44 ~ 42 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
21  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
127  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
101  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
95 99 ~ 97 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
78 80 ~ 79 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
43  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
FIFA 19

FIFA 19

2018
high 1920x1080
199  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
194  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
91 130 ~ 111 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
65 78 ~ 72 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
62 67 72 ~ 67 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
58 58 61 ~ 59 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
20  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2018

F1 2018

2018
low 1280x720
163  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
130  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
100 108 110 ~ 106 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
70 76 76 ~ 74 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
59  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
156.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
88.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
74.8 80.4 ~ 78 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
56.9 60.3 ~ 59 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
high 1920x1080
60 60 ~ 60 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
60 60 ~ 60 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

2018
low 1280x720
103  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
81  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
76 77 79 83 ~ 79 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
72 74 75 78 ~ 75 fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
27  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.