NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q sales 27 June 2017. This is high-end Pascal architecture notebook card based on 16 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR5X memory clocked at 10.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 320.3 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 55.05 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Code name
GP104
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
27 June 2017
 

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1290 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1468 MHz
 
Transistor count
7,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
234.9
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
7,516 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 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 size
large
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1080 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 type
GDDR5X
 
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
10008 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
320.3 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
G-SYNC support
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
+
 
CUDA
6.1
 
Multi-Projection
+
 
Multi Monitor
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
Vulkan
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
55.05
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
387951.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
114542.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14287.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
18219.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
23540.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
39562.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
197.00
 
 
Passmark
10207.00
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
58.70
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 5 (2018)
low / 720p
103.00
 
medium / 1080p
91.00
 
high / 1080p
89.00
 
ultra / 1080p
85.00
 
4k / 2160p
34.00
 
Fortnite (2018)
low / 720p
258.00
 
medium / 1080p
188.00
 
high / 1080p
127.00
 
ultra / 1080p
109.00
 
4k / 2160p
33.50
 
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
low / 720p
121.00
 
medium / 1080p
95.00
 
high / 1080p
77.00
 
ultra / 1080p
62.00
 
4k / 2160p
20.20
 
Ark Survival Evolved (2017)
high / 1080p
56.60
 
ultra / 1080p
38.60
 
Assassin´s Creed Origins (2017)
low / 720p
71.00
 
medium / 1080p
66.00
 
high / 1080p
62.00
 
ultra / 1080p
58.00
 
4k / 2160p
35.00
 
Destiny 2 (2017)
low / 720p
124.00
 
medium / 1080p
122.00
 
high / 1080p
122.00
 
ultra / 1080p
115.00
 
4k / 2160p
32.00
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
131.70
 
medium / 1080p
101.40
 
high / 1080p
91.05
 
ultra / 1080p
54.55
 
4k / 2160p
34.10
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
high / 1080p
81.40
 
ultra / 1080p
73.20
 
4k / 2160p
35.10
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
low / 720p
125.00
 
medium / 1080p
111.00
 
high / 1080p
103.50
 
ultra / 1080p
80.40
 
4k / 2160p
27.10
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
high / 1080p
168.50
 
ultra / 1080p
141.00
 
4k / 2160p
47.40
 
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
low / 720p
206.00
 
medium / 1080p
144.00
 
high / 1080p
128.00
 
ultra / 1080p
107.00
 
4k / 2160p
35.50
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
high / 1080p
130.00
 
ultra / 1080p
113.00
 
4k / 2160p
49.00
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
high / 1080p
88.80
 
ultra / 1080p
49.00
 
4k / 2160p
29.60
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
78.20
 
ultra / 1080p
66.50
 
4k / 2160p
43.40
 
Doom (2016)
high / 1080p
134.00
 
ultra / 1080p
128.00
 
4k / 2160p
53.90
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
high / 1080p
92.00
 
ultra / 1080p
87.00
 
4k / 2160p
41.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
ultra / 1080p
172.00
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
high / 1080p
125.00
 
ultra / 1080p
109.60
 
4k / 2160p
43.60
 
The Division (2016)
high / 1080p
108.50
 
ultra / 1080p
85.40
 
4k / 2160p
41.65
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
131.00
 
ultra / 1080p
113.00
 
4k / 2160p
46.60
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
high / 1080p
86.70
 
ultra / 1080p
66.70
 
4k / 2160p
34.90
 
Dota 2 (2015)
4k / 2160p
114.00
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
high / 1080p
201.50
 
ultra / 1080p
174.00
 
4k / 2160p
67.85
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
278.60
 
medium / 768p
201.60
 
high / 1080p
118.00
 
ultra / 1080p
63.55
 
4k / 2160p
44.50
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
486.50
 
medium / 768p
461.90
 
high / 768p
419.20
 
ultra / 1080p
230.40
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q from AMD is Radeon RX 470 Mobile, which is slower by 18% and lower by 29 positions in our rating.

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