NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Max-Q) vs GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) – performance, gaming and temperatures

Notebooks with NVIDIA’s new Max-Q design graphics chips are starting to hit the market and everybody are excited to see if they are worth it. a few days back we compared the GTX 1060 (Max-Q) to the regular edition GTX 1060 (Laptop). What we saw was basically what NVIDIA claimed – 10-15% lower performance both in synthetic benchmarks and real-life gameplay but lower temperatures too.

Now it is time to compare the Max-Q GTX 1060 to the lower class GTX 1050 Ti to see whether they will be on par or the more affordable notebooks with a GTX 1050 Ti are still a better value.

For our testing, we are using the newest edition of the HP Omen 15 to represent the GTX 1060 (Max-Q) and the Lenovo Legion Y520 as our GTX 1050 Ti machine.

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