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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 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 1080 for laptops based on the cooling capabilities. The base frequency (1101-1290 MHz) is also much lower than on the regular GTX 1080 (1566 MHz, at least -18%) and the Boost (1278-1458 MHz) is also much lower compared to 1733 MHz (at least -16%) for the regular GTX 1080. The memory clock, however, is identical.

The clock is not the only difference compared to the regular GTX 1080 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 1080 for laptops and ranges between 90 and 110 Watt (TGP) according to Nvidia.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1000 Series
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 3584 @ 1481 - 1600 (Boost) MHz352 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) 5120 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1443 - 1645 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) 2560 @ 1607 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 2560 @ 1566 - 1733 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 2560 @ 1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1506 - 1683 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 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) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) 1280 @ 1506 - 1708 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q 1280 @ 1063 - 1265 - 1341 - 1480 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) 768 @ 1493 - 1620 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) 768 @ 1290 - 1392 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) 640 @ 1354 - 1455 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7008 MHz
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) 640 @ 1354 - 1493 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) 384 @ 1228 - 1670 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 6000 MHz
CodenameN17E-G3 Max-Q
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines2560 - unified
Core Speed *1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed *10000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5X
Max. Amount of Memory8192 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
Power Consumption90 - 110 Watt
Transistors7200 Million
technology16 nm
FeaturesMulti-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement30.05.2017
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption
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100%
min:      avg: 0 (0%)     max: Watt
GFXBench 3.0 - Manhattan Onscreen OGL on screen
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100%
min: 120     avg: 120 (53%)     median: 120 (53%)     max: 120 fps
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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100%
min: 17151     avg: 17685 (44%)     median: 17685 (44%)     max: 18219 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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100%
min: 13822     avg: 14041 (60%)     median: 14041 (60%)     max: 14260 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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100%
min: 21816     avg: 22678 (44%)     median: 22678 (44%)     max: 23540 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 16333     avg: 16718 (58%)     median: 16821 (59%)     max: 17000 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
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 R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

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.

Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
high 1920x1080
136  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
88.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Rocket League

Rocket League

2017
high 1920x1080
235  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
103  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Prey

Prey

2017
high 1920x1080
135  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
131  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
50.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III

Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III

2017
high 1920x1080
88  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
86  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
41.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017
high 1920x1080
81.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
73.2  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
35.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ghost Recon Wildlands

2017
high 1920x1080
86.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
51.9  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
34.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
For Honor

For Honor

2017
high 1920x1080
155  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
115  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
47.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Resident Evil 7
high 1920x1080
166  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
140  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
47.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Watch Dogs 2
high 1920x1080
86.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
66.7  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
34.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dishonored 2
high 1920x1080
78.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
66.5  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
43.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
high 1920x1080
123  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
118  fps    + Compare
3840x2160