GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q vs 1070 Mobile

Aggregate performance score

We've compared GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, covering specs and all relevant benchmarks.

GTX 1070 Mobile
2016
8 GB GDDR5, 120 Watt
28.49
+7.8%

1070 Mobile outperforms 1080 Max-Q by a small 8% based on our aggregate benchmark results.

Primary details

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking181189
Place by popularitynot in top-100not in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation36.0214.23
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)Pascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameN17E-G2N17E-G3 Max-Q
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date1 September 2016 (7 years ago)30 May 2017 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$389.99 no data

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

GTX 1070 Mobile has 153% better value for money than GTX 1080 Max-Q.

Detailed specifications

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores20482560
Core clock speed1443 MHz1101 - 1290 MHz
Boost clock speed1645 MHz1278 - 1468 MHz
Number of transistors7,200 million7,200 million
Manufacturing process technology16 nm16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)120 Watt90 - 110 Watt
Texture fill rate210.6234.9
Floating-point performance6,738 gflops7,516 gflops

Form factor & compatibility

Information on GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 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 sizelargelarge
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsno dataNone

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated video RAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5X
Maximum RAM amount8 GB8 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed8000 MHz10000 MHz
Memory bandwidth256.3 GB/s320.3 GB/s
Shared memory--

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs
G-SYNC support++

Supported technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready++

API compatibility

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.46.4
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL1.21.2
Vulkan1.2.1311.2.131
CUDA6.16.1

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 1070 Mobile 28.49
+7.8%
GTX 1080 Max-Q 26.44

1070 Mobile outperforms 1080 Max-Q by 8% based on our aggregate benchmark results.


Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTX 1070 Mobile 11000
+7.8%
GTX 1080 Max-Q 10207

1070 Mobile outperforms 1080 Max-Q by 8% in Passmark.

3DMark Vantage Performance

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1070 Mobile 34389
GTX 1080 Max-Q 39562
+15%

1080 Max-Q outperforms 1070 Mobile by 15% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1070 Mobile 22576
GTX 1080 Max-Q 23540
+4.3%

1080 Max-Q outperforms 1070 Mobile by 4% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1070 Mobile 17237
GTX 1080 Max-Q 18192
+5.5%

1080 Max-Q outperforms 1070 Mobile by 6% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1070 Mobile 101041
GTX 1080 Max-Q 114542
+13.4%

1080 Max-Q outperforms 1070 Mobile by 13% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GTX 1070 Mobile 338057
GTX 1080 Max-Q 387951
+14.8%

1080 Max-Q outperforms 1070 Mobile by 15% in 3DMark Ice Storm GPU.

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Mobile 81
GTX 1080 Max-Q 97
+20.2%

1080 Max-Q outperforms 1070 Mobile by 20% in SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase.

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1070 Mobile 78
GTX 1080 Max-Q 122
+56.6%

1080 Max-Q outperforms 1070 Mobile by 57% in SPECviewperf 12 - Maya.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD101
−1%
102
+1%
1440p57
−8.8%
62
+8.8%
4K44
−11.4%
49
+11.4%

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
+9.3%
40−45
−9.3%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75
−4%
78
+4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 69
+53.3%
45−50
−53.3%
Battlefield 5 111
−4.5%
116
+4.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80
+48.1%
50−55
−48.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
+9.3%
40−45
−9.3%
Far Cry 5 93
−2.2%
95
+2.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 101
−16.8%
118
+16.8%
Forza Horizon 4 118
−5.1%
124
+5.1%
Hitman 3 76
+43.4%
50−55
−43.4%
Horizon Zero Dawn 176
+64.5%
100−110
−64.5%
Metro Exodus 111
−19.8%
133
+19.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 86
+22.9%
70−75
−22.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 100−105
−71%
171
+71%
Watch Dogs: Legion 61
−8.2%
66
+8.2%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
−4.4%
71
+4.4%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 58
+28.9%
45−50
−28.9%
Battlefield 5 99
−5.1%
104
+5.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 74
+37%
50−55
−37%
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
+9.3%
40−45
−9.3%
Far Cry 5 77
+0%
77
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 80
−11.3%
89
+11.3%
Forza Horizon 4 222
−8.1%
240
+8.1%
Hitman 3 64
+121%
29
−121%
Horizon Zero Dawn 156
−30.1%
203
+30.1%
Metro Exodus 85
−11.8%
95
+11.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 83
+18.6%
70−75
−18.6%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 100−105
−32%
132
+32%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 108
−9.3%
118
+9.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 149
+101%
70−75
−101%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 56
+3.7%
54
−3.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 50
+11.1%
45−50
−11.1%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 56
+3.7%
50−55
−3.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 45−50
+9.3%
40−45
−9.3%
Far Cry 5 65
+4.8%
62
−4.8%
Forza Horizon 4 97
−9.3%
106
+9.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 99
−8.1%
107
+8.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 100−105
−12%
112
+12%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 60
−6.7%
64
+6.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 42
−14.3%
48
+14.3%

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 77
+10%
70−75
−10%

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 64
−12.5%
72
+12.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 65
−10.8%
72
+10.8%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40
−7.5%
43
+7.5%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 37
+42.3%
24−27
−42.3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 54
+50%
35−40
−50%
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
+11.8%
16−18
−11.8%
Far Cry 5 61
−8.2%
66
+8.2%
Forza Horizon 4 76
−10.5%
84
+10.5%
Hitman 3 42
+31.3%
30−35
−31.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 71
−7%
76
+7%
Metro Exodus 62
−8.1%
67
+8.1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 65−70
−24.6%
81
+24.6%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35−40
+12.1%
30−35
−12.1%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30
+57.9%
18−20
−57.9%

1440p
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 59
+34.1%
40−45
−34.1%

4K
High Preset

Battlefield 5 31
−12.9%
35
+12.9%
Far Cry New Dawn 31
−3.2%
32
+3.2%
Hitman 3 27
+28.6%
21−24
−28.6%
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
+14.3%
27−30
−14.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24
−12.5%
27
+12.5%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 39
−15.4%
45
+15.4%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24
−8.3%
26
+8.3%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21
+50%
14−16
−50%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 22
+46.7%
14−16
−46.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%
Far Cry 5 21
+5%
20
−5%
Forza Horizon 4 52
−5.8%
55
+5.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 41
−12.2%
46
+12.2%
Metro Exodus 35
−8.6%
38
+8.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 16
+33.3%
12−14
−33.3%

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 30
+30.4%
21−24
−30.4%

This is how GTX 1070 Mobile and GTX 1080 Max-Q compete in popular games:

  • GTX 1080 Max-Q is 1% faster in 1080p
  • GTX 1080 Max-Q is 9% faster in 1440p
  • GTX 1080 Max-Q is 11% faster in 4K

Here's the range of performance differences observed across popular games:

  • in Hitman 3, with 1080p resolution and the High Preset, the GTX 1070 Mobile is 121% faster.
  • in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, with 1080p resolution and the Medium Preset, the GTX 1080 Max-Q is 71% faster.

All in all, in popular games:

  • GTX 1070 Mobile is ahead in 34 tests (47%)
  • GTX 1080 Max-Q is ahead in 37 tests (51%)
  • there's a draw in 1 test (1%)

Pros & cons summary


Performance score 28.49 26.44
Recency 1 September 2016 30 May 2017
Power consumption (TDP) 120 Watt 90 Watt

GTX 1070 Mobile has a 7.8% higher aggregate performance score.

GTX 1080 Max-Q, on the other hand, has an age advantage of 8 months, and 33.3% lower power consumption.

Given the minimal performance differences, no clear winner can be declared between GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile and GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q.


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