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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).

The performance is nearer to the normal (Max-P) GeForce GTX 1070 than to then GTX 1080 (at least in the Asus Zephyrus). Therefore, most demanding games should be playable in full HD and maximum detail settings (see game benchmarks below).

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 (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 1080 Max-Q 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 (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 @ 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-G3 Max-Q
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines2560 - unified
Core Speed1101 - 1290 - 1278 - 1468 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed10000 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5X
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 - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 13822     avg: 14185     median: 14273.5 (61%)     max: 14371 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 17151     avg: 17997     median: 18169.5 (45%)     max: 18498 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 281682     avg: 281904     median: 281904 (38%)     max: 282127 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 16333     avg: 16684.5     median: 16702.5 (58%)     max: 17000 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 21816     avg: 22999.8     median: 23321.5 (46%)     max: 23540 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 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 R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 148     avg: 155.7     median: 159 (42%)     max: 160 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1430     avg: 1472.5     median: 1470 (81%)     max: 1520 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.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

2017
low 1280x720
130  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
122  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
105  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
85  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
33  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Ultra Preset TAA 2560x1440
46
FIFA 18

FIFA 18

2017
low 1280x720
284  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
279  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
253  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
240  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
166  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Ark Survival Evolved

Ark Survival Evolved

2017
high 1920x1080
56.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
38.6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
high 1920x1080
104 135 ~ 120 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
92 101 ~ 97 fps    + Compare
3840x2160
48  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
low 1280x720
125  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
111  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
103 104 ~ 104 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
79 81.8 ~ 80 fps    + Compare
3840x2160
27.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2

2017
ultra 1920x1080
124  fps    + Compare
3820x2160
125  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
high 1920x1080
136 149 ~ 143 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
85.3 88.4 ~ 87 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Rocket League
high 1920x1080
228 235 ~ 232 fps    + Compare
3840x2160
103  fps    + Compare