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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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Higher effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz vs 8,008 MHz Around 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 6,605 GFLOPS vs 5,783 GFLOPS Around 15% better floating-point performance
More shading units 2,560 vs 1,920 640 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 120 40 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 206.4 GTexel/s vs 180.7 GTexel/s Around 15% higher texture rate
Front view of GeForce GTX 1070

Reasons to consider the
Generic GeForce GTX 1070

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Higher clock speed 1,506 MHz vs 1,290 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,251 MHz More than 60% higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 96.4 GPixel/s vs 82.6 GPixel/s More than 15% higher pixel rate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,683 MHz vs 1,468 MHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q  vs 1070 

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 1070
96.4 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 1070
180.7 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
6,605 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1070
5,783 GFLOPS

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

gpu

GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q  vs
1070 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GP104 GP104
Clock speed 1,290 MHz 1,506 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,468 MHz 1,683 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 1.5 GHz 8 GB

raw performance

Shading units 2,560 1,920
Texture mapping units 160 120
Render output processors 64 64
Pixel rate 82.6 GPixel/s 96.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 206.4 GTexel/s 180.7 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 6,605 GFLOPS 5,783 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q  vs
1070 
Memory clock speed 1,251 MHz 2,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 10,008 MHz 8,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5

noise and power

TDP 150W 150W

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