1080 max q vs 1070 for VR game development

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by bigmojo, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. bigmojo

    bigmojo Newbie

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    Hello everyone, I just have a question about your thoughts on which is the better choice if I wanted to do VR game development work on a laptop.

    I've seen extensive benchmarks and comparisons, some showing that both are very similar while others show some larger performance gaps, but those have primarily been synthetic and gaming benchmarks.

    When it comes to game development will the comparison show different results? Will one or the other prove to be better suited for the job?
     
  2. Vistar Shook

    Vistar Shook Notebook Evangelist

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    Because of the big price difference, the 1070 is a better value, since it will perform similar to the 1080MQ when overclocked.
     
  3. bigmojo

    bigmojo Newbie

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    Are there any advantages to having gddr5x vs gddr5 for purposes of game development?
     
  4. Vistar Shook

    Vistar Shook Notebook Evangelist

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    I don´t think there will be any noticeable difference.....but to get the best performance you should opt for a full 1080, not the MQ....certainly not worth the same price for the performance decrease.
     
  5. bigmojo

    bigmojo Newbie

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    If only 1080 laptops didn't weigh a ton...I do plan on taking my laptop with me to and from school.
     
  6. hfm

    hfm Notebook Virtuoso

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    EVOC 16L-G-1080 / Eurocom Tornado F5 are only 6.5lb. that's about as good as it gets for a 1080 unless you go maxQ

    EDIT: Honestly, for school purposes, I'd sacrifice some power and get something thin-and-light with gobs of battery life. You can use iGPU on the go (I wouldn't settle for anything less than 7hrs so you don't have to cart a power adapter around) and have a 1060 dGPU so you can plug in and game. That's just me though. I wouldn't bring this EVOC to school/work with me it needs to sit next to an outlet at all times basically.
     
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  7. bigmojo

    bigmojo Newbie

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    Thanks for our advice. I'll take a look into the choices out there. I recently had a chance to play around with the asus zephyrus at a computer shop and it really feels amazing to see and feel IRL lol
     
  8. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    The GTX 1080 Max-Q performs very similarly to a GTX 1070 (non-Max-Q) as noted ...really not worth the premium. The GTX 1080 Max-Q is perhaps 10 percent faster on average.

    The GTX 1070 Max-Q, on the other hand, performs within about 10 percent of a GTX 1070 (non-Max-Q). So maybe look at something like the Gigabyte Aero 15X. Very portable machine with good battery life.

    The Asus Zephyrus has awful battery life, BTW.

    Charles
     
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