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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 4,977 GFLOPS Around 35% better floating-point performance
Slightly higher clock speed 1,290 MHz vs 1,215 MHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Higher texture rate 206.4 GTexel/s vs 155.5 GTexel/s Around 35% higher texture rate
More shading units 2,560 vs 2,048 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 128 32 more texture mapping units
Higher turbo clock speed 1,468 MHz vs 1,379 MHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q

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Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,251 MHz More than 60% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 115W vs 150W Around 25% lower TDP

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

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 Max-Q
77.8 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 Max-Q
155.5 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
1070 Max-Q 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GP104 GP104
Clock speed 1,290 MHz 1,215 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,468 MHz 1,379 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,560 2,048
Texture mapping units 160 128
Render output processors 64 64
Pixel rate 82.6 GPixel/s 77.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 206.4 GTexel/s 155.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 6,605 GFLOPS 4,977 GFLOPS


GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q  vs
1070 Max-Q 
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 115W


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