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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q

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Better floating-point performance 6,605 GFLOPS vs 3,594 GFLOPS Around 85% better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 8,008 MHz Around 25% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher texture rate 206.4 GTexel/s vs 112.3 GTexel/s Around 85% higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 2,560 vs 1,280 Twice as many shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 160 vs 80 Twice as many texture mapping units
Higher pixel rate 82.6 GPixel/s vs 67.4 GPixel/s Around 25% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile

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Higher clock speed 1,404 MHz vs 1,290 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,251 MHz More than 60% higher memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,670 MHz vs 1,468 MHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 80W vs 150W More than 45% lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q  vs 1060 Mobile 

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
82.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
67.4 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
206.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
112.3 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

render output processors GPU commponents responsible for transform pixels as they flow between memory buffers

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q  vs
1060 Mobile 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GP104 GP106
Clock speed 1,290 MHz 1,404 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,468 MHz 1,670 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,560 1,280
Texture mapping units 160 80
Render output processors 64 48
Pixel rate 82.6 GPixel/s 67.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 206.4 GTexel/s 112.3 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 6,605 GFLOPS 3,594 GFLOPS


GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q  vs
1060 Mobile 
Memory clock speed 1,251 MHz 2,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz 8,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 192 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 6,144 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5

noise and power

TDP 150W 80W


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