Nvidia Preps Max-Q versions GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Maha Guru

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    Would love to have a super thin laptop with 1050Ti. and Ryzen processor.
     
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    ye max-q is a marketing thing which can be enabled on any god damn gpu ever by limiting fps and lowering details, it has 0 hw components so the "enabling" of it is just laughable

    https://www.howtogeek.com/327019/what-is-nvidia-max-q/

    https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/nvidia-max-q-faq

    so basically you buy a gtx 1080 laptop which you limit to 30fps and low details and now it wont draw power or need cooling like a gtx 1080 would which gets you a laptop with a 1080 gpu that performs like a 1060 gpu, but now its quieter :D i mean... lol
     
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    Evildead666 Master Guru

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    It doesn't lower the details.
    Nvidia chips have a very good AUto-Clock feature, that is used to automatically clock sky high on Desktop GPU's, where the thermal headroom exists.
    These MAX-Q designs, are just set to not go above a certain power consumtion/Thermal threshold, so they will not boost anywhere near the Non-MAX-Q versions, but will still probably be within 10-20% of them in Performance.
    Basically, sell the same card with a different BIOS, for a slightly cheaper price (maybe).
     

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    Depending on specific models the core speed is dropped 18% to even 40%, turbo slightly less. Performance drop is generally more like 25 - 30%.
     
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    That's where Power Efficient Game Settings come into play. In order to keep everything at optimal performance, Nvidia is using the information it mined from 400 popular games and has chosen the settings that offer the best balance between smooth frame rates, sharp details and low GPU power usage.

    ok, maybe it doesnt lower the details by default but it does want to do that with Power Efficient Game Settings if enabled

    all in all its BS "technology"
     
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    I'm not sure what it's called, but Nvidia does have a tech that lowers the Resolution in certain parts of the screen, or the whole screen, to keep the frame rate up, and that will lose details, yes.
    Thats not the Max-Q though ;)
     

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