NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 for desktops is a fast mid range graphics card in the GeForce Turing line-up. It uses a TU106 chip with 1,920 shader, 45 ROPs, 120 TMUs, 240 KI-cores and a 192 Bit memory bus that connects 6 GB of GDDR6 (clocked at 7 GHz leading to 14 GHz effective and 336 GB/s).

 The mobile variant of the RTX 2060 bears the same name, but offers considerable lower clock speeds (see our RTX 2060 laptop page).

Features

NVIDIA manufacturers the TU106 chip on a 12 nm FinFET process and includes features like Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and Real-Time Ray Tracing (RTRT), which should combine to create more realistic lighting effects than older GPUs based on the company's Pascal architecture (if the games supports it). The RTX 2060 is also DisplayPort 1.4 ready, while there is also support for HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) and H.265 video en/decoding (PlayReady 3.0).

Performance

The average RTX 2060 should be on par with a Radeon RX Vega 64 and between the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 / 1070 Ti. Therefore, the RTX 2060 is most suited for 1920x1080 to 2560x1440 in demanding games.

Power Requirements

NVIDIA specifies that the RTX 2060 should consume a maximum of 160 W and therefore clearly higher than the old GTX 1060 rated at 120 Watt.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 for laptops is the fastest mobile graphics card for notebooks in early 2019. It is based on the desktop RTX 2080 but with reduced core speeds (-7% Boost, -9% Base). The memory appears to be similar clocked and sized. Therefore, the RTX2080 offers 2,944 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 memory connected by a 256 bit interface (14 GHz, 448 GB/s).

A more power efficient "Max-Q" version is also planned with further reduced clock rates.

Features

NVIDIA manufacturers the TU104 chip on a 12 nm FinFET process and includes features like Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) and Real-Time Ray Tracing (RTRT), which should combine to create more realistic lighting effects than older GPUs based on the company's Pascal architecture (if the games supports it). The RTX 2080 is also DisplayPort 1.4 ready, while there is also support for HDMI 2.0b, HDR, Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) and H.265 video en/decoding (PlayReady 3.0).

Performance

The mobile RTX 2080 should perform a bit slower than the desktop RTX 2080 and therefore definitely faster than the old GTX 1080 for laptops. Therefore, it should be able to run all demanding games in 4k with maximum details. Raytracing features however may reduce framerates a lot.

The power consumption of the card was reduced from 215 Watt for the desktop RTX 2080 to 150 Watt. However, it is still only suited for thick and heavy gaming laptops. For thinner and lighter designs, the Max-Q variant of the RTX 2080 is intended that can be configured at 80 or 90 Watt (at much lower clock speeds).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce RTX 2000 Series
NVIDIA Titan RTX compare 4608 @ 1350 - 1770 MHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) compare 4352 @ 1350 - 1545 MHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) compare 3072 @ 1650 - 1815 MHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) compare 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compare 3072 @ 975 - 1230 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1605 - 1770 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) compare 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compare 3072 @ 1365 - 1560 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compare 2560 @ 1140 - 1380 MHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q compare 2944 @ 735-990 - 1095-1230 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1470 - 1650 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 2560 @ 930 - 1155 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compare 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compare 1920 @ 960 - 1200 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q compare 1920 @ 975 - 1185 MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
NVIDIA Titan RTX compare 4608 @ 1350 - 1770 MHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) compare 4352 @ 1350 - 1545 MHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) compare 3072 @ 1650 - 1815 MHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) compare 2944 @ 1515 - 1710 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile 2944 @ 1380 - 1590 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q compare 3072 @ 975 - 1230 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1605 - 1770 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) compare 2304 @ 1410 - 1620 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compare 3072 @ 1365 - 1560 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compare 2560 @ 1140 - 1380 MHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q compare 2944 @ 735-990 - 1095-1230 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1215 - 1440 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1470 - 1650 MHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1320 - 1620 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 2560 @ 930 - 1155 MHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compare 2304 @ 885-1080 - 1185-1305 MHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compare 1920 @ 960 - 1200 MHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q compare 1920 @ 975 - 1185 MHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameTuring TU106N18E-G3 TU104
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Pipelines1920 - unified2944 - unified
Core Speed1320 - 1620 (Boost) MHz1380 - 1590 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz14000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory6144 MB8192 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 12_1, Shader 6.4DirectX 12_1
technology12 nm12 nm
FeaturesDLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi MonitorNVLink, DLSS, Raytraycing, VR Ready, G-SYNC, Vulkan, Multi Monitor, 650 Watt system power recommended
Date of Announcement06.01.2019 06.01.2019
Transistors13600 Million
Notebook Sizelarge

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
55.4 pt (62%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
7878 Points (45%)
min: 8501     avg: 9604     median: 9617 (55%)     max: 10704 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
7732 Points (41%)
min: 9411     avg: 10046     median: 9854 (52%)     max: 10992 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
424149 Points (78%)
min: 428856     avg: 464228     median: 458810 (84%)     max: 510435 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
305160 Points (42%)
min: 164011     avg: 262640     median: 262640 (36%)     max: 361269 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
44523 Points (67%)
min: 27465     avg: 46374     median: 44306.5 (66%)     max: 60073 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
107083 Points (55%)
min: 72806     avg: 136271     median: 139346 (71%)     max: 168006 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
16267 Points (54%)
min: 18856     avg: 20754     median: 20746 (69%)     max: 23195 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
19338 Points (45%)
min: 22504     avg: 25211     median: 25436 (59%)     max: 27319 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
333335 Points (44%)
min: 164755     avg: 339226     median: 407069 (54%)     max: 445854 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 22018     avg: 22982     median: 22982 (59%)     max: 23946 points
min: 20224     avg: 26032     median: 25504 (66%)     max: 29759 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 26413     avg: 27163     median: 27162.5 (46%)     max: 27912 points
min: 31826     avg: 35286     median: 34897 (59%)     max: 38809 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
125706 Points (66%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
34679 Points (65%)
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Extreme HD DirectX 1920x1080
91.2 fps (50%)
SPECviewperf 12
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Solidworks (sw-03) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-02) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Showcase (showcase-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Medical (medical-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Maya (maya-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Energy (energy-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Creo (creo-01) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Catia (catia-04) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
3ds Max (3dsmax-05) 1900x1060 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
SPECviewperf 13 Solidworks (sw-04) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Solidworks (sw-04) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Siemens NX (snx-03) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Siemens NX (snx-03) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Showcase (showcase-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Showcase (showcase-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Medical (medical-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Medical (medical-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Maya (maya-05) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Maya (maya-05) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Energy (energy-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Energy (energy-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Creo (creo-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Creo (creo-02) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Catia (catia-05) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
Catia (catia-05) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
3ds Max (3dsmax-06) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Ref. Match 64Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
GFXBench - Car Chase Offscreen off screen
385 fps (88%)
GFXBench - Car Chase Onscreen on screen
144 fps (54%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Room GPUs-only
2586 Samples/s (26%)
3371 Samples/s (35%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - Sala GPUs-only
5655 Samples/s (38%)
7527 Samples/s (51%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
14375 Points (32%)
18239 Points (41%)
Power Consumption - FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor) 1280x720 *
295 Watt (67%)
207 Watt (47%)
Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra 1920x1080 *
289 Watt (62%)
205 Watt (44%)
Power Consumption - Witcher 3 ultra - Power Consumption *
min: 207     avg: 257     median: 254.1 (56%)     max: 339.5 Watt
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1590     avg: 1700     median: 1725 (90%)     max: 1830 MHz

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) → 100% n=35

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile → 127% n=35

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Flight Simulator 2020

Flight Simulator 2020

2020
low 1280x720
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
79.1 fps  fps
117%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
92.3 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
68.6 fps  fps
115%
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile:
79 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
51.6 fps