NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q

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 Super Max-Q

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q design is the power saving variant of the mobile GeForce RTX 2080 Super with reduced clock speeds, performance and of course power consumption. It is intended for thin gaming laptops and based on the same TU104 chip with 3,072 shaders, 8 GB GDDR6 memory and a 256 Bit memory bus.

Currently it looks like there are three variants with a TGP of 80, 85 and 90 Watt. The clock speed ranges from 735 - 975 MHz for the base clock speed and 1080 - 1230 for the boost.

With the refresh, Nvidia also reworked the Max-Q technologies for more efficiency. Low Voltage GDDR6 (lower clocked but more headroom for the GPU) and improved regulator efficiency should improve the performance per Watt. Two new optional features can also be implemented by the OEM. Max-Q Dynamic Boost is able to shift power from the CPU to the GPU on a per frame basis to increase overall performance. Furthermore, the laptop manufacturer can also implement Advanced Optimus with a dynamic display switch (hardware) to enable Optimus, G-SYNC and high refresh rate displays (up to 4K 120 Hz).

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 Super Max-Q 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

Due to the lower clock rates, the Max-Q variant is clearly slower than the mobile RTX 2080 Super. In our benchmarks with the first devices, the performance is very similar to the old RTX 2080 Max-Q and only on a level with the non Max-Q RTX 2070. Therefore, the performance is ideal for 1440p gaming at max details for demanding games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Control or Borderlands 3. Less demanding games like F1 2019 can be played in 4k with maximum settings. Detailed gaming benchmarks can be found at the end of this page.

The power consumption of the card is between 80 - 90 Watt TGP and therefore significantly lower than the RTX 2080 Super Mobile (150 - 200 Watt).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce RTX 2000 Series
NVIDIA Titan RTX compare 4608 @ 1.35 - 1.77 GHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) compare 4352 @ 1.35 - 1.55 GHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) compare 3072 @ 1.65 - 1.82 GHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) compare 2944 @ 1.52 - 1.71 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compare 3072 @ 1.37 - 1.56 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compare 2944 @ 1.38 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.77 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) compare 2304 @ 1.41 - 1.62 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.14 - 1.38 GHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 3072 @ 0.98 - 1.23 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q compare 2944 @ 0.74 - 1.1 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1.32 - 1.62 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 2560 @ 0.93 - 1.16 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compare 2304 @ 0.89 - 1.19 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compare 1920 @ 0.96 - 1.2 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q compare 1920 @ 0.98 - 1.19 GHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
NVIDIA Titan RTX compare 4608 @ 1.35 - 1.77 GHz384 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) compare 4352 @ 1.35 - 1.55 GHz352 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop) compare 3072 @ 1.65 - 1.82 GHz256 Bit @ 15500 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) compare 2944 @ 1.52 - 1.71 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile compare 3072 @ 1.37 - 1.56 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile compare 2944 @ 1.38 - 1.59 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) compare 2560 @ 1.61 - 1.77 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) compare 2304 @ 1.41 - 1.62 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compare 2560 @ 1.14 - 1.38 GHz256 Bit @ 14002 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 3072 @ 0.98 - 1.23 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q compare 2944 @ 0.74 - 1.1 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile compare 2304 @ 1.22 - 1.44 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop) compare 2176 @ 1.47 - 1.65 GHz256 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) 1920 @ 1.32 - 1.62 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q compare 2560 @ 0.93 - 1.16 GHz256 Bit @ 11000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q compare 2304 @ 0.89 - 1.19 GHz256 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compare 1920 @ 0.96 - 1.2 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q compare 1920 @ 0.98 - 1.19 GHz192 Bit @ 11000 MHz
CodenameTuring TU106N18E-G3
ArchitectureTuringTuring
Pipelines1920 - unified3072 - unified
Core Speed1320 - 1620 (Boost) MHz975 - 1230 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz11000 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 02.04.2020
Transistors13600 Million
Notebook Sizelarge

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy - GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
53.1 pt (55%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Score
7878 Points (44%)
min: 7475     avg: 8204     median: 8075 (45%)     max: 9051 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy Graphics
7732 Points (40%)
min: 7372     avg: 8210     median: 8331 (43%)     max: 8979 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics
424149 Points (67%)
min: 443119     avg: 465029     median: 468363 (74%)     max: 483604 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
305160 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
44523 Points (59%)
min: 32880     avg: 42751     median: 44534 (59%)     max: 53680 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
107083 Points (53%)
min: 101976     avg: 126108     median: 127741 (63%)     max: 140750 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
16267 Points (42%)
min: 17053     avg: 18565     median: 18578.5 (48%)     max: 20173 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
19338 Points (39%)
min: 19655     avg: 21743     median: 21902.5 (44%)     max: 23649 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
333335 Points (44%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 22018     avg: 22982     median: 22982 (59%)     max: 23946 Points
min: 20888     avg: 23821     median: 24119 (62%)     max: 26066 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 26413     avg: 27163     median: 27162.5 (46%)     max: 27912 Points
min: 26292     avg: 29663     median: 29636.5 (50%)     max: 32995 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. total + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
125706 Points (66%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
34679 Points (51%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Unigine Valley 1.0 - Unigine Valley 1.0 DX
91.2 fps (47%)
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 snx-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 showcase-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 mediacal-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 maya-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 energy-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 creo-01 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 catia-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp12 3dsmax-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 sw-04 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 snx-03 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 showcase-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 medical-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 maya-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 energy-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 creo-02 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 catia-05 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
specvp13 3dsmax-06 + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Offscreen
368 fps (84%)
GFXBench - GFXBench Car Chase Onscreen
217 fps (82%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
2586 Samples/s (26%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
5655 Samples/s (20%)
ComputeMark v2.1 - ComputeMark v2.1 Result
14375 (31%)
16221 (35%)
Power Consumption - Furmark Stress Test Power Consumption - external Monitor *
295 Watt (54%)
161 Watt (29%)
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Power Consumption - The Witcher 3 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
289 Watt (48%)
149 Watt (25%)
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Power Consumption - Witcher 3 Power Consumption *
min: 140     avg: 150     median: 146.1 (32%)     max: 170 Watt
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Clock Speed - GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
min: 1215     avg: 1371     median: 1387.5 (72%)     max: 1506 MHz
Clock Speed - GPU Clock Speed Furmark
819 MHz (41%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop) → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q → 114% n=22

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- 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.

med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
98.1 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
95.5 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
80.5 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
54.2 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
27.8 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
95.4 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
80.7 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
67.1 fps  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
46.9 fps  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
21.5 fps  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
79  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
64  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
55  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
42  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
24  fps
Dirt 5

Dirt 5

2020
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
86  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
68.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
40.6  fps
QHD 2560x1440
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
35.2  fps
4K 3840x2160
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
26.4  fps
med. 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
101 fps  fps
high 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
87.4 fps  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop):
45.3 fps