Given this is an Nvidia title and uses several Nvidia technologies, it's not too surprising that this is one of the bigger gaps between the 1060 and 480, favoring the Nvidia card by around 20 percent. If the results in Ashes were surprising, The Division is basically the reverse of those. Instead, he's fast enough, smart enough, and perhaps most importantly, he won't break the bank. Parallax Parallax occlusion mapping Stones 136 fps 198 fps Much better peak texture detail. The 1060 and other Pascal cards also seem to benefit a lot from their improved delta color compression, with minimum fps typically much higher than the other cards. Far Cry Primal is another taxing game, with many high-end cards failing to break 60 fps even at lower resolutions. Performance As expected, the Nvidia 1060 consistently beat both the Max-Q and the 1050 Ti system.
In terms of frame rates, Ashes at our selected settings is the most demanding game in our test suite, with only three cards breaking the 60 fps mark at 1080p. Compared to 1050 Ti, the 1060 is 60 percent faster. I have read that there are two types of 1060's in those laptops. Even the Fury X is surpassed by the 1060, though again I need to see about retesting…. Ashes tested using the Extreme preset.
The 1080 max q seems to run a bit warm under the 40db requirements Nvidia set in place. So I've stuck with the prior release. This device has no display connectivity, as it is not designed to have monitors connected to it. If you are wondering — is a Max-Q notebook right for you — you have to look for the answer according to your needs. The 1050 Ti Inspiron 15 managed to top our 30-fps playability threshold with a score of 35 fps.
Depends on the money you want to expend and the games and resolutions you want to handle. The 980 also has its second largest lead over the 1060 in Metro, beating it by nearly 15 percent. The first notebooks to feature a Max-Q graphics card are already on the market and one of them is the latest version. The frame buffer size is adequate and any extra memory wouldn't add any extra performance. However, there's also no question about those three cards being some of the most expensive graphics solutions currently available. Tome Raider 2013 tested using the Ultimate preset.
Unless you need the extra battery life or portability the max q brings go for the normal version. That efficiency quotient also lends itself to an overall quieter laptop, since less power consumption and more efficient performance leads to smaller, quieter fans. Those with deeper pockets can look to his older siblings with their rippling muscles and ooh and aah, but muscles aren't everything. I need so that you could play fashionable titles and stay the pc for no less than 4 years. Even more impressive to me is that Nvidia is essentially this round, so if you're looking for a gaming notebook that can hang with the desktops, we're closer than ever to performance parity—just be prepared for a bit of sticker shock if you go mobile, though remember you do get an integrated display, keyboard, speakers, and touchpad. Age Newest 54+ Months 22+ Months Much more recent. In between our initial preview and this final review, we've had a few changes in our benchmarks.
Vulkan performance is currently worse on all cards I've checked. Otherwise there's not much new to discuss. Meanwhile, the 1050 Ti inspiron 15 delivered a playable 31 fps. All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. We are going to answer these two questions today. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus motherboard compatibility , additional power connectors power supply compatibility. The Alienware 13 earned a score of 6.
Maybe if they have more experience in thin gaming laptop manufacture like Razer, they could manage it but Aero line started i think just last year with Aero 14 970m as early 2016 Blade competitor, remember as Linus introduced it as poor man Blade But now they make quite big challenge. With these settings, we achieved around a 15 percent improvement for performance across our test suite. That depends largely on what you're currently running and whether you're unhappy with the performance it offers. I would go for a 1060 for 1080p at max or a simple 1050 no-ti for lower resolution or settings. For instance, the Alienware 13 notched 32 frames per second on the Rise of the Tomb Raider test on Very High at 1920 x 1080. It also depends a great deal on how much you're willing to spend on a graphics card.
However, ultimately, it all depends on the notebook's cooling system. Is it true or all of those laptop 1060's are Max-Q versions? Note that we also had to set the fan speed to 90 percent to keep things stable, which isn't really something we'd recommend for long-term use, though we'd expect some of the custom 1060 cards to handle such settings with relative ease. Switching over to the Grand Theft Auto V test, the Alienware 13 obtained 49 fps, just barely keeping ahead of the Max-Q Inspiron 15, which hit 44 fps at bay. Our test bed continues to be a Core i7-5930K 4. The cpu isn't tha even that important anymore. But a thin notebook usually has problems with the cooling system. The Alienware 13 maintained its lead on the Hitman benchmark, scoring 63 fps compared to the Max-Q Inspiron 15, which obtained 55 fps.
Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Nvidia claims that the 1060 is 10 to 15 percent faster than its Max-Q iteration. There's one big problem with the above 'value based' charts: They're only looking at the cost of the graphics card; what about people looking to build a new system? It's all about the video card, and saving money on the cpu let's your spend more on the video card. Fallout 4 tested using the Ultra preset. The Max-Q Inspiron 15 delivered 31 fps, while the 1050 Ti version posted 22 fps. First off, apologies for the delay in getting this full review posted. Last in the list, The Witcher 3 is another demanding game where many cards fail to break 60 fps at the chosen settings—and if you want to make it even more taxing, turning on HairWorks typically knocks another 15-20 percent off the frame rates.
Both in benchmarks and in real-life scenarios it performs 10 to 15% worse than the regular edition, however, there are some exceptions like Rise of the Tomb Raider or Unigine Heaven 3. Overall, in terms of balancing cost and performance, Max-Q is the way to go. You can even ramp up the graphics settings to high if you are ok with playing with lower than 60 fps average. In either case, I'd suggest setting your sights on 1080p Ultra or 1440p High, or you're likely to end up with some stuttering. Here is my current build: Thanks for any responses. Looking to the future, however, upcoming games may leverage some of the hardware features baked into Pascal to extract more performance.