Nvidia 1060 vs 1070 Max-Q – Laptop Graphics Comparison Benchmarks
Overclocking was performed for any of these tests and gsync was disabled. The main difference between the two laptops is, of course, the one is running your standard nvidia geforce gtx 1060, while the other laptop has an nvidia geforce gtx 1070, with max q design. The specs between these two graphics cards are a little different, with the main differences being that the max cute and 70 has more pure cores than the temp 60, but it also runs at lower clock speeds, which is how its able to run cooler and quieter. Nvidia. Note that the base and boost clocks depend on the particular laptops thermal and electrical system design, so essentially one laptop with a max q graphics card may perform differently to another laptop that also has max q. Graphics. With that in mind, let's take a look at our benchmarks and find out how each of these cards perform will cover both real world gaming benchmarks. First, then, the results of some benchmarking tools. All games were tested with the 1080p resolution using all available setting levels rise of the Tomb Raider was tested using the built in benchmark with DirectX 12. The differences between the two are much larger at higher settings with the max Q 1070 performing around 20, better than the 10 60 at max settings, but just 5 better at minimum settings player unknowns. Battlegrounds was tested with the latest 1.0 version. Using the replay feature. The 10 60 was actually coming out slightly ahead in all settings, except ultra where the max q10 7e was performing about 14, but all battlefield one showed similar results where the max q10 7e was only ahead at Ultra settings.
While the 1070 moves up as we drop down in settings, watchdogs 2 is a fairly resource intensive game, but it doesn't really need a high frame rate to enjoy and ran well even at max settings with either laptop on average. The max q10 70 is only performing around three percent better, so not much difference at all. Ghost Recon was tested with the built in benchmark tool and is another resource intensive game and the max Q 1070 is performing around 17 percent better than the 1060 Year. In The Witcher 3, the max Q 1070 is needed if you want 60 FPS at max settings, but this game runs great, even without high frame rates and the max Q 1070 will give you a 24 percent improvement over the 1060 Year shadow of war using the Built in benchmark shown a fair improvement of around 28 percent of max settings. However, this drops down at lowest selling levels resulting in a 12 percent improvement. If we consider all level averages, overwatch was quite interesting in my testing. The 1060 actually performed a fair bit better than the max Q 1070, and this seems to happen in the other eSports titles that I've tested so I'm thinking. These games must really prefer the higher clock. Speed of the 1060 csgo is another example where the 1060 was ahead again, although not quite as much this time around. However, the 1 lows were better with the max Q. 1070 dota 2 ran well on both laptops.
Although I'm testing with a fairly intensive replay here and once again, the 1060 was slightly ahead of the max Q 1070, as we saw in Urfa watch in csgo, although less so of a difference here, doom usually performs pretty well, regardless of graphics, power and I've tested. It using polkan at max settings the max Q 1070 performs around 23 percent better than the 1060, although at low settings there's only a 3 difference before we go into the benchmarking tools, I'll just quickly note that so far the performance improvement over the games tested is A 5 increase for the max Q 1070 over the 1060. But if we don't include those eSports titles which seem to favor the 1060, then the max acute and 70 performs just under 12 battle. So the difference isn't really that big. But it really seems to depend on the game now on to the benchmarking tools, while a useful indicator note that these results are less practical compared to the real world gaming tests previously shown, as synthetic tests seem to scale much better than real games in the heaven Benchmark the difference between the two graphics cards is a fair bit bigger compared to the games and it's the same in the valley benchmark. Although the differences are a little closer together, I've also tested the latest superposition benchmark from Unigine and again as a similar increase with the max q 1070. Finally, I've tested five strike in times by benchmarks from 3dmark, which showed a similar increase on average.
From these benchmark tools, the max acute and 70 is performing around 25 better than the 1060, so a fair bit higher than the actual games. As expected, the max q10 70 came out ahead of the 1060 in the majority of tests. However, there was some interest in cases where the 1060 came at ahead, either at lower settings or all settings in the eSports titles. During testing, I noticed that the max q10 70 in the laptop I was testing sudden around twelve hundred and fifty megahertz, regardless of the temperature. So a little under the advertised boost clock speeds, despite running somewhat cool at 70 degrees. So, just something important to note, which could be a result of the specific laptop I tested with as higher clock speeds, would likely increase the results and push the max q10 70 a bit further ahead of the 1060. However, as mentioned previously, not all max q laptops are equal, so without having more laptops to test with and get an average. This is the best I could do if you've already got a laptop with the 10 60. Is it worth upgrading to the max q10 70? Although the performance seems to depend greatly on what you'll actually be playing, I generally say no as depending on the game, they trade blows fairly, often and upgrading would involve buying a completely new laptop, a fairly expensive process. If you're looking at buying a new laptop and trying to decide between either of these, then it depends more on the games you're wanting to play with them.
However, the max q10 70 seems to be available in thinner and lighter laptops. Now let's talk about the battery life system, noise and thermals, both laptops at a4, sell 55 watt hour battery and the same cooling system. So we should be able to compare these fairly accurately. As for the battery life, while playing The Witcher 3 and medium settings with both laptops kept to 30 FPS with invidious battery boost, the max q10 7e lasted just a couple of minutes longer than the 1060 laptop under full load. Both laptops total system noise, sudden around 50 decibels and the 1060 was actually a little warmer, so the max q10 70 in general is performing a bit better at slightly better temps while making about the same amount of fan noise, but this will depend on the laptop. So take these results with a grain of salt. I hope that these benchmarks have shown you the real world differences in perform between the nvidia, 1060 and 1070, with max q, laptop graphics cards and helped you choose between them. Let me know down in the comments which graphics card you'll be getting in your next laptop and why and leave a like if you found the information useful thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.