NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 999 - 1189
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2018
Performance 14.92
Graphics card Technical data and tests
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q


NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q sales 3 January 2018. This is Pascal architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 112.1 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating288
Value for money3.80
GPU code nameN17P-G0 Max-Q
Market segmentLaptop
Release date3 January 2018 (3 years ago)
Price now$1085 of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)
Value for money

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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores640of 14080 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Core clock speed999 - 1189 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1139 - 1328 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors3,300 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate53.12of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance1,700 gflopsof 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed7000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth112.1 GB/sof 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1050 Max-Q 14.92
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Unigine Heaven 3.0
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

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GTX 1050 Max-Q 5223

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 1050 Max-Q 5650

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 1050 Max-Q 7154

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTX 1050 Max-Q 26081

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark using Unigine, a 3D game engine by eponymous Russian company. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. Version 3.0 was released in 2012, and in 2013 it was superseded by Heaven 4.0, which introduced several slight improvements, including a newer version of Unigine.

GTX 1050 Max-Q 70

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1050 Max-Q 318811

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GTX 1050 Max-Q 3960

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:


Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 37
Battlefield 5 46
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 36
Far Cry 5 37
Far Cry New Dawn 39
Red Dead Redemption 2 25
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30

High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 31
Battlefield 5 40
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27
Far Cry 5 34
Far Cry New Dawn 37
Metro Exodus 19
Red Dead Redemption 2 13
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16
Battlefield 5 37
Far Cry 5 31
Far Cry New Dawn 34
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 17
Metro Exodus 11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 16

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10
Far Cry 5 22
Far Cry New Dawn 24

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9
Metro Exodus 7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 13

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6
Far Cry 5 11
Far Cry New Dawn 12

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 560 Mobile, which is faster by 1% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX 560 Mobile Radeon RX 560 Mobile

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M GeForce GTX 965M
AMD Radeon RX 560 Mobile Radeon RX 560 Mobile
AMD Radeon RX 550X Mobile Radeon RX 550X Mobile
AMD Radeon RX 5300M Radeon RX 5300M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 Radeon RX Vega 7
AMD Radeon RX 5500M Radeon RX 5500M

User rating

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