Nvidia 1070 vs 1080 Max-Q – Laptop Graphics Comparison Benchmarks

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In this video we’ll compare the performance difference between two laptops running an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 with Max-Q design. The 1080 with Max-Q is newer and in theory more powerful, but by how much, and is it worth paying extra for in a laptop? We’ll perform some gaming benchmarks and see how well each graphics card does in a series of tests to help you choose between the 1080 with Max-Q or 1070 for your next laptop, or help you decide if upgrading from the 1070 to 1080 with Max-Q is worth it.

In this test we’ll be benchmarking the following games:
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
Watch Dogs 2
The Witcher 3
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
Shadow of Mordor
DOOM

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12 Comments

  1. I was looking at the 1080 Max-Q Alienware 15, and while it looks impressive spec wise, the CPU is going to hold it back in most cases, also an issue is power draw where you’re only provided a 240W external power brick, and I feel it’s the same with the 1070 laptops.

  2. how about a comparison when overclock both. I guess the difference might be even lower as the 1080 is power limited.

  3. I have MSI GT62vr 6re with GTX 1070 on tom clancy ghost recon Ultra setting 57FPS.

  4. I was picking between the 2 laptops. How convenient. Thanks for the video. Going for the 1070

  5. the point of the max q design is to cut down on heat and noise. The max-Q 1080 should be around a desktop 1070 but much quieter.

  6. 4:20, I wouldn't say a 1070 or 1080 max-q is overkill for 1080p 60HZ gaming; it increases longevity. In a few years with new games, they would need all that GPU power to keep satisfactory FPS at high detail settings.

    One benefit of getting say a 1070 max-q over a regular 1060, is more video RAM, and if thermal headroom allows, you could overclock that 1070 max-q to make it closer to a regular 1070. Same thing with a 1080 max-q, but why not just overclock the 1070 more, since no more RAM on the 1080 or 1080 max-q.

  7. Hey Jarrod the 7700hq and 7820hk which is better for gaming and what you think about the new omen x laptop

  8. Hello. Firstly, money are not a problem for me and I decided to purchase a gaming laptop due to the fact that I travel for work. I'm deciding to buy the Alienware 15 with the gtx 1080 inside, but I read on some forums that It's not worth the money. What I'm looking for is a laptop which I can use for the next years without compromises for gaming performance and to use at high/ultra settings from 1440p to 4k resolution. I need a 15" monitor due to the dimensions, and I found a beautiful aesthetic in Alienware , so I prefere to avoid the MSI. So, gtx1070 or 1080 for my gaming laptop?

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