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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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Lower TDP 150W vs 180W More than 15% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1080

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,607 MHz vs 1,290 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 8,228 GFLOPS vs 6,605 GFLOPS Around 25% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 102.8 GPixel/s vs 82.6 GPixel/s Around 25% higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 257.1 GTexel/s vs 206.4 GTexel/s Around 25% higher texture rate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,733 MHz vs 1,468 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed

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

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 1080
102.8 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 1080
257.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
6,605 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1080
8,228 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


GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q  vs
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GP104 GP104
Clock speed 1,290 MHz 1,607 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,468 MHz 1,733 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,560 2,560
Texture mapping units 160 160
Render output processors 64 64
Pixel rate 82.6 GPixel/s 102.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 206.4 GTexel/s 257.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 6,605 GFLOPS 8,228 GFLOPS


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

noise and power

TDP 150W 180W


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