The Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti with Max-Q design, announced in January 2017, is a power-efficient mainstream GPU for laptops based on the Pascal architecture. In contrast to the faster models, the GTX 1050 employs the GP107 chip, which is manufactured at Samsung in a 14 nm process.
A Brief Discussion Of The New Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
However, the clock is not the only difference between the GTX 1050 Ti and the regular GTX 1050 Ti. The Max-Q drivers were optimized for efficiency (rather than performance; only for Max-Q models), there are optimized voltage converters for 1V operation, high-end cooling methods, and a 40 dB fan noise limit (with clock adjustments to ensure this at all times).
The GP107 chip is manufactured by Samsung in a 14 nm FinFET process and includes support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP), and improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). Our dedicated Pascal architecture article contains a complete list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs.
The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti’s performance can vary greatly depending on the cooling performance of the laptop. According to Nvidia, the Max-Q variant should be 10 to 15% slower than a regular GTX 1050 Ti for laptops. As a result, the GPU is best suited for Full HD and high-quality settings in 2016 games.
3. Power Function
The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with Max-Q design is rated at 40 to 46 Watt, which is significantly lower than that of a standard GTX 1050 Ti for laptops (53 Watt). As a result, the Max-Q GTX 1050 Ti is also appropriate for thin and light laptops.
More Features Of The Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Let us take a look at some other features of this card:
|Pipelines||768 – unified|
|Core Speed||1151 – 1290 – 1290 – 1417 (Boost) MHz|
|Memory Speed||7000 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||128 Bit|
|Max. Amount of Memory||4 GB|
|API||DirectX 12_1, OpenGL 4.5|
|Power Consumption||40 – 46 Watt|
|Features||Multi-Projection, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor|
|Date of Announcement||03.01.2018 = 1725 days old|
Let us see how well this card performed on some very popular games:
1. Dirt Rally 2.0
low 1280×720 133 fps
med. 1920×1080 56fps
high 1920×1080 44fps
ultra 1920×1080 27fps
All tested laptops are playable in high detail settings.
low 1280×720 67fps
med. 1920×1080 40fps
high 1920×1080 34fps
ultra 1920×1080 30fps
All tested laptops are playable in detail settings medium.
3. Far Cry New Dawn
low 1280×720 86fps
med. 1920×1080 49fps
high 1920×1080 45fps
ultra 1920×1080 42fps
All tested laptops are playable in ultra-detail settings.
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The new Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q seems to be performing very well on high-end games. It is able to deliver around 40fps on an average on ultra settings on very heavy games. Whether or not you should get this card is on you. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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